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Dr. Nancy Latham

Associate Professor
Early Childhood Program Coordinator
School of Teaching & Learning

About

Current Courses

C&I595Professional Writing for External Funding

C&I277Social Studies for Early Childhood

C&I273Early Literacy Methods I

C&I278Issues & Practices in Early Childhood Education

C&I514Professional Writing for External Funding

C&I402Reflective Educator

C&I277Social Studies Methods in Early Childhood Education

C&I278Issues & Practices in Early Childhood Education

C&I595Professional Writing for External Funding

C&I402Reflective Educator

C&I277Social Studies Methods in Early Childhood Education

C&I595Doctoral Seminar

C&I278Issues & Practices in Early Childhood Education

C&I275Math & Science I

C&I402Reflective Educator

C&I277Social Studies Methods in Early Childhood Education

C&I283Clinical/PDS Supervision

C&I314Learning Environments & Assessment

C&I283Social Studies Methods in Early Childhood Education

C&I283Clinical/PDS Supervision

C&I283Social Studies Methods in ECE

Social Studies Methods in Elementary Education; Teacher as Change Agent (Olivet)

Social Studies Methods in Elementary Education; Teacher as Change Agent (Olivet)

Social Studies Methods in Elementary Education; Teacher as Change Agent (Olivet)

C&I283Social Studies Methods in Early Childhood Education

Education

Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction

Illinois State University
Normal, IL
2004

MS Education

National Louis University
1995

BA

Carson Newman College
Jefferson City, Tennessee
1988

Awards & Honors

Outstanding College of Education Teacher of the Year

Illinois State University
2010

Induction into the Million Dollar Club

Illinois State University
2009

Outstanding External Service Award

Illinois State University, College of Education
2004

Sorenson Outstanding Dissertation Award Nomination

Curriculum & Instruction, Illinois State University
2004

Research

Grants

Building academic foundations for at- risk young children through accessible early childhood teacher preparation
Illinois Board of Higher Education HECA Grant
Building academic foundations for at-risk young children through accessible early childhood teacher preparation
U.S. Department of Education, Early Childhood Professional Development Grant
Building leadership in school libraries: Continuous renewal through tiered professional development
IMLS
Early Reading First Pre-Proposal
U.S Department of Education
Families Learning About Reading Experiences
The Barbara Bush Family Literacy Foundation
Performance based reading assessment of middle grade teachers: A multifaceted approach to scale development
U.S Department of Education
Success in mathematics, art, and reading through integrated modeling to prepare art confident teachers (SMART IMPACT). Department of Education: Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Project.
Summer Institute for Elementary Teachers: Inter-Connecting the arts through Children's Literature
Division of Education Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Summer Institute for Elementary Teachers: Inter-Connecting the arts through Children's Literature. Division of Education Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Summer Institute for Elementary Teachers: Inter-Connecting the arts through Children's Literature. Division of Education Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
A cross sectional view of ECE teachers’ mathematics self-efficacy
Families learning about reading experiences (FLARE)
University Research Grant
Early Childhood Fine Arts Project.
ISU Research and Scholarship Development Program Grant
Identifying indicators for teachers’ persistence in high needs schools: A longitudinal project involving 2000 graduates
University Research Grant
Leadership to integrate the early learning continuum
McCormick Foundation
Early Childhood Fine Arts Project
Illinois State University Research and Scholarship Development Program Grant
Early Childhood Teachers' Ability to identify divergent thinking in their students
University Research Grant
Institutes for Elementary School Mathematics and Science Teachers: A Partnership for Developing Teacher Leaders
U.S. Department of Education CFDA 84.366B- NCLB Title
Understanding teacher candidate’s math self-efficacy and perceptions of their ability to teach math
University Research Grant
Early Childhood Fine Arts Project
Illinois State University Research and Scholarship Development Program Grant
Examining illustrations in children’s literature for body image messages
University Research Grant
Providing a lens for professional development school research: Why teacher candidates choose a professional development school model versus a traditional model
University Research Grant
The effects of a PDS classroom intern on student achievement
Illinois State University IMPACT Grant, College of Education
The effects of a PDS classroom intern on student achievement
Illinois State University IMPACT Grant, College of Education
Academic indicators as a predictor of elementary teachers’ persistence in education employment
University Research Grant
Teachers for all children. Transition to teaching: Bilingual teacher preparation project
U.S.Department of Education
Early Childhood Education Partnership
Illinois Board of Higher Education (HECA)
Engaging young children in developmentally appropriate outdoor learning environments: Environment development and teacher training
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Building a child centered learning environment for young children.
Illinois Department of Health and Human Services
Minority student support program for secondary students.
Illinois Board of Higher Education
Head Start base grant, expansion grants, and special projects grants
Department of Health and Human Services

Presentations

Mathematics and Teaching Efficacy of Early Childhood and Elementary Education Pre-Service Teachers
Annual Conference for the School Science Mathematics Association
November 2011
Comparing Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Teaching Self-Efficacy of Early Childhood and Elementary Education Pre-service Teachers
Canada International Conference
The missing piece of teacher education
Critical Issues in Education Conference
Teacher candidate attitudes that influence preparation choice: Traditional versus professional development school options
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Conference
The effects of teacher preparation model on persistence in elementary education employment: A longitudinal study of 1,500 graduates
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Conference
Early childhood teachers’ perceptions and fears about mathematics instruction
Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) National Conference
Early childhood and middle school teachers’ ability to identify divergent thinking in their students
Association for Childhood Education International National Conference
The effects of teacher preparation model on persistence in elementary education employment
Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium
Socializing the young reader: The representation of fatness in Caldecott winners
Popular Culture Association Conference
Early Childhood Education Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions and Fears About Math Instruction
Association for Childhood Education
March 2009
Teacher candidate attitudes that influence teacher candidate choice: Professional development school versus traditional student teaching options
2nd Pacific Rim Conference on Education
The effects of teacher preparation model on persistence in elementary education employment: 1997-2007
2nd Pacific Rim Conference on Education
Teacher candidate attitudes that influence teacher candidate choice: Professional development school versus traditional student teaching options
National Conference of Professional Development Schools
Linking Pre-Service Teachers' Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Mathematics Teaching Self-Efficacy to Their Mathematical Knowledge
Natonal Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Annual Meeting
November 2008
The effects of teacher preparation model on persistence in elementary education employment
National Conference of Professional Development Schools
April 2008
Early Childhood Teachers' Ability to identify divergent thinking in their students
American Education Research Association Annual Meeting
Administrative & Programmatic Uses of Livetext
Annual Livetext Conference
Early Childhood Teachers' Ability to identify divergent thinking in their students
National Association of Gifted
Early Childhood Teachers' Ability to identify divergent thinking in their students
Oxford Early Childhood Education Roundtable
Building community through teacher education liaisons
Annual Livetext Conference
Using Livetext as a faculty organization and program administration tool
Annual Livetext Conference
July 2006
Do Professional Development Schools Reduce Teacher Attrition? Evidence from a Longitudinal Study of One Thousand Graduates
National AACTE Conference
The history of electronic portfolios at ISU
National AACTE Conference
Towards a model of assessment of interns in professional development schools: A path for reform
National AACTE Conference
Teacher candidate barriers to professional development school participation: How school-university partnerships can improve accessibility
National Holmes Partnership Conference
The learning environment as a classroom management tool in early childhood environments
Olivet Nazarene University Annual Early Childhood Conference
Basics of the Institutional animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
annual Midwest National Council University Research Administration Conference
Family Day Care Provider Training Series
Learning Tree Inc. Monthly training series for early childhood teachers
Hands on Science activities for young children
Northern Illinois Lutheran Teachers Association Conference
The learning environment: A tool of positive discipline
Capital Area Association for the Education of Young Children Mid-Western Conference
The learning environment as a tool of positive discipline
Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference
A comparison of teacher preparation program models and participant’s understanding and application of developmentally appropriate adult-child interactions
National Louis University Early Childhood Leadership Institute
County-Wide Teacher’s Institute, Early Childhood Track
Kindergarten Teacher Training & Support
Creating and Implementing Prop Boxes
Regional Child Care Resource & Referral Conference
The Learning Environment as a Tool of Positive Discipline
Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference
Transitions for young children
Olivet Nazarene University Community Child Care Conference
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