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Dr. DeAnna Laverick is a former elementary school teacher. Her experiences include teaching kindergarten and sixth grade, along with being a reading specialist in the elementary school grades. At IUP, Dr. Laverick primarily teaches graduate and undergraduate courses related to literacy.
Dr. Laverick has co-edited with Dr. Mary Jalongo Transitions to Early Care and Education: International Perspectives on Making Schools Ready for Young Children. She has written book chapters on topics that include early literacy, technology in early childhood education, and creativity. Additionally, Dr. Laverick has published journal articles on topics that include children’s transitions to new school experiences, using technology to promote literacy, artist residencies to support early childhood preservice teachers’ knowledge of arts-based teaching, using children’s literature to support children’s transitions, and the impact of graduate coursework on a teachers’ use of technology.
Dr. Laverick is currently writing a Springer Brief on mentoring in higher education. Dr. Laverick has made several conference presentations on topics that relate to early childhood education, creativity and arts-based teaching, technology in education, and literacy.
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