Creative Work

In my current professional role, I contribute to the creation of ECE related content in a variety of formats. This includes writing blog posts, tip sheets, creation of video learning modules, infographics, and other types of content.  I am fortunate to work with a very talented team that includes content specialists, an editor, a librarian, web developer, and translators in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Working in a team is an invaluable source of creative energy, knowledge, and diverse perspectives.

I consider my work creating content connected to my identity as a teacher educator. My goal is to help translate ECE content into understandable and accessible formats for diverse learners and create content in that can be easily used by other teacher and family educators in their work. Below are some links exemplars of the work to which I have contributed to as a content specialist.

Illinois Early Learning Project: Early Learning Moments: This series was created with the Illinois Early Learning Project Team. Each Early Learning Moment includes a video introduction, information about the subsection being covered, suggestions for creating an environment to support children’s development, an annotated video that demonstrates and discusses the strategies teachers used to support children’s development, and a series of questions to help you assess whether your everyday environment and interactions support the development of the children under your care.

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse: I write regular contributions to this newsletter. The topics I contribute to include infant-todddler development and early intervention services. These contributions are in the form of short articles and EI Notes, which are tip sheets targeted towards parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers.  If you would like a list of the articles I have lead-authored to date, please email me.