I believe that 3R's should ground all educational endeavors. Those 3R's are: Relationships, Reflection, and Respect. I also believe that every individual should have the chance to reach his/her greatest potential and that every person can learn mathematics if it is taught in a conceptual manner.
ECED 451 TEACHING MATH IN EARLY CHLDHD (Spring 2020)
Introduces and explores mathematics teaching as it relates to children birth through grade 3. Attention is given to developmentally appropriate instructional strategies that align with state and national standards. Focuses on pedagogical strategies that promote conceptual understandings and the use of materials that are theoretically and developmentally appropriate for the learning of mathematics. Emphasizes research, diversity, assessment, technology, literacy and mathematics integration. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 356, ELED 302, 320, 350, 398. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ELED 390 STUDIES IN ELEMENTARY EDUC (Spring 2020)
Focused study of a particular topic, trend and/or issue relevant to elementary education. May be taken twice under different course titles. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
ELED 406 TEACHING MATH IN ELEM CLSRMS (Spring 2020)
Emphasizes the teaching of mathematics to students in grades 1-6. Focuses on developmentally appropriate instructional strategies that align to national standards and promote conceptual understandings. Attention is placed on the teaching and learning of mathematics as it relates to research, theory, pedagogy, content, diversity, assessment, technology, literacy and integration. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 320, 330, 340, 350, 398. Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 356, 366, ELED 330, 499. Three hours per week with enhancement.
I enjoy working with local teachers and their students as they engage in mathematical pursuits. I love teaching lessons in local classrooms and lending out manipulatives to enhance the educational experiences of those learning mathematics.