Beth Van Meeteren

As Director of the Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa, I work to advocate for best practices in educating young children from birth through age 8. The Regents' Center houses the Center for Early Education in STEM or CEESTEM.

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IA

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Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education

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Recent Posts by Beth

Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:31 PM in Time for science
When I taught first grade, I integrated STEM and had STEM centers alongside the literacy centers where I provided open-ended materials for children to investigate force and motion, energy, and life science concepts. The children's investigations in the STEM centers allowed many opportunities for language experience activities where children the children's quest for knowledge led to an intrinsic de...

Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:05 PM in Free 1st Grade Science Sites??
Take a good long look at this blog for quality early childhood resources that are respectful of what young children can do, and guide educators in facilitating an atmosphere that allows for children to investigate their world. It is much better than a lot of the "science for amusement and showmanship" that serves to entertain rather than nurture budding scientists. http://nstacommunities.org/blog...

Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:04 PM in Science in Kindergarten: What Does It Look like, Sounds like?
Take a good long look at this blog for quality early childhood resources that are respectful of what young children can do, and guide educators in facilitating an atmosphere that allows for children to investigate their world. It is much better than a lot of the "science for amusement and showmanship" that serves to entertain rather than nurture budding scientists. http://nstacommunities.org/blog...