Curriculum

Education



  • M.A.T. – Universtiy of Pittsburgh – Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • B.A. – Grove City College

Experience

  • Westminster College Faculty- Lectuer Education Department                                      2012-present
    • Early Childhood Education
  • Westminster College Adjunct Faculty – Education Department                                       2011-2012


  • Westminster College Preschool Lab (accredited by NAEYC) – Head Teacher                   1990-2012          

     

  • Wilmington Area School District, New Wilmington, PA
    • Substitute Teacher K-8 and Homebound Tutor                                                                1985

 

  • Michael Reese Hospital - Hyde Park Preschool, Chicago, ILL
    • Pre-kindergarten Instructor                                                                                            1984

 

  • Winchester-Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA                                             
    • Kindergarten Instructor                                                                                                   1982

 

  • Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School, Pittsburgh, PA
    •  Intermediate Team Instructor (grades 3-5)                                                                  1981


Publications



  • Reed, D., Behr, D. (2005).  Ten written contributions.   The Giant Encyclopedia of Science Activities, Gryphon House, Inc.  Beltsville, Maryland.
  • Medvin, M. B., Reed, D., Behr, D., Spargo, E. (2003). Using technology to encourage social problem solving in preschoolers. Learning in school, home, and community: ICT for early and elementary education, pp 13-20. Norwell, Mass: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Medvin, M.  B., Reed, D. M., Behr, D. S. (2003). Computer training for preschool teachers: Impact on computer self-efficacy, values, and anxiety. Resources in Education, ED 468 114.
  • Reed, D., Behr, D. (2000).  Seven written contributionsThe Giant Encyclopedia of Art Activities, Gryphon House, Inc.  Beltsville, Maryland.
  • Reed, D., Behr, D. (1996).  Three written contributionsThe Giant Encyclopedia of Circle Time Activities, Gryphon House, Inc.  Beltsville, Maryland.


Recent Presentations


  • February, 2012  Drinko Center for Teaching and Excellence, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA;  Behavior and Disabilities Curriculum in Early Childhood
  • October, 2011  Audio Visual Week at Westminster College,  New Wilmington, PA; Connecting Cultures: The Westminster Preschool/Korea Collaborative Technology Project
  • September, 2011 PaCIE Conference , Harrisburg, PA;  Developing a Cultural Exchange Partnership between Westminster College Preschool Lab and Yerang Preschool
  • June 2008-2013. Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA;  Summer Science/Art Camp for Young Children
  • February, 2011 District kindergarten teachers and community early childhood teachers, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA; Transitioning to Kindergarten Parent Workshop
  • February, 2008 Penn State Cooperative Extension of Lawrence County, New Castle, PA; Successful Family Partnerships
  • October,2007 sponsored by PAEYC for program directors, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA; NAEYC Accreditation Panel