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School of Teaching and Learning faculty attend, present at NAEYC Professional Learning Institute

Posted on July 05, 2017

Layna Cole, Marilyn Labrensz, and Erin Gillett attended the NAEYC Professional Learning Institute in San Francisco, June 11-14. While there, they presented a paper and a poster at the meeting of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. Their paper, Community-Based Professional Development: Crossing Boundaries to New Territories, described our three-year process of establishing an ongoing community of practice with area preschool teachers and directors. The poster described MSUM’s role in creating Minnesota’s Early Childhood Education Transfer Pathway.

Interest in Child Development Led This Year’s Probstfield Teacher of the Year to Education

Posted on June 01, 2016

Liz Fritel’s experience growing up with younger twin siblings led to her interest in early childhood education.

“It was interesting how two children the same age from the same family were completely different. That is when I knew I wanted to learn more about how children grow and learn,” said Fritel, a kindergarten teacher at Probstfield Elementary and this year’s Probstfield Teacher of the Year.  Read the rest of this entry →

Gillett and Labrensz presented at kindergarten conference

Posted on April 22, 2015

Erin Gillett and Marilyn Labrensz, Early Childhood Education, presented at the Minnesota Kindergarten Association conference April 18. Their session, P.L.A.Y. in K: Play, Literacy And Young children in Kindergarten, shared the many ways teachers can foster the literacy and oral language development of kindergartners through dramatic play experience.

Vacancy notices

Posted on March 26, 2014

Three (3) MSU Moorhead Vacancy Notices (attached) were recently posted via NEOGOV to our website.

Instructor, Early Childhood Education
1427F-Early Ed Vacancy Final Version



Librarian: Public Services
1443FL-Librarian Vacancy

Assistant Professor, Literacy
1422P-Asst Prof Literacy Vacancy

Layna Cole elected as president of Minnesota Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators

Posted on April 19, 2013

Layna Cole, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the School of Teaching and Learning, has been elected by her statewide peers as president of the Minnesota Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators.

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