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Beth Menninga

Project Coordinator


menn0027@umn.edu

Beth Menninga is a Project Coordinator at CEED, working on professional development efforts including design and delivery of training, promotion of coaching and mentoring, and reflective practice in the content areas of early mathematics, infant/toddler development and early literacy. Her prior experiences include coordinating Numbers Work!, an early math initiative of The Saint Paul Foundation; coordination of an early literacy professional development initiative; leading a statewide initiative to bring quality training on infant and toddler care to scale; providing training and consultation for programs and educators; and directing and teaching in child care centers serving low-income children and families.

Beth holds an Early Childhood Diploma from Seneca College, a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and M.A.Ed from Hamline University. She sees her work with young children, families and early childhood educators as a commitment to social justice.

Selected Publications

  1. Heidemann, S.,Chang, C.J., Hewitt, D., & Menninga, E. (2007). “Sustaining Change in Every Classroom.” Exchange/Child Care Exchange. November 2007.

  2. Heidemann, S., Chang, C.J., & Menninga, E. (2005). When teachers are learning, children are too: Teaching teachers about assessment. Young Children 60 (3): 86–92.

Selected Presentations

  1. Menninga, B., & Vesta, A. (2017, April 20). Going to great lengths: Investigating measurement. MNAFEE Family & Early Childhood Education Leadership Conference, St. Cloud, MN.

  2. Speckman, K. & Menninga, B. (2017, April 20). Seeds, STEM and the scientific process. MNAFEE Family & Early Childhood Education Leadership Conference, St. Cloud, MN.

  3. Speckman, K. & Menninga, B. (2017, March 17). Seeds, STEM, and the scientific process. Presented at the Early Childhood Educator's Conference, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN.

  4. Stone, K., & Menninga, E. (2017, February 3). Minnesota's Relationship­-based Professional Development Competencies and Credential. Annual meeting of the Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children. St. Paul, Minnesota.

  5. Heidemann, S. & Menninga, B. (2016, October 12).  Managing phases of teacher growth in the midst of instructional change: Learn, Practice, share and model. Early Childhood Investigations Webinar. 

  6. Menninga, B.; Fribley, J. & Born Selly, P. (2016, August 24).  Reaching standards in literacy, math and science through curiosity-focused Interactions. Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls, MN.

  7. Menninga, Beth (2016, August). A square is a special kind of rectangle. 16th Annual Communities Collaborative Brain Development Conference, Mahnomen, MN.

  8. Menninga, Beth. (2016, July 21). Developing a Minnesota credential for relationship based professional development practitioners. MnAEYC/MnSACA Summer Leadership Institute, Bloomington, MN.

  9. Menninga, Beth. (2016, June). What's all this about trainer competencies? Presented at the Trainers' Summit in Roseville, MN.

  10. Menninga, B., & Born Selly, P. (2016, April 8). Promoting curiosity through math and science interactions. Minnesota Association for Family and Early Education's (MNAFEE) annual conference in St. Cloud, MN.

  11. Menninga, B. (2016, January 29). Playing with numbers, shapes and space. Presented to Early Childhood Family Services staff, Rochester Public Schools, Rochester, MN.

  12. Menninga, B., Heideman, S., & Chang, C. (2015, November 21). Sleep, creep and leap--The art of developing intentional teachers through training, coaching and reflection. National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida.

  13. Menninga, Beth. (2015, August 18). Supporting early math skills: A key to kindergarten readiness. Presented as part of the Visible Child Initiative training series in St. Paul, MN.

  14. Menninga, Beth. (2015, July 21). Supporting early math skills: A key to kindergarten readiness. Presented as part of the Visible Child Initiative training series in St. Paul, MN.

  15. Menninga, B. (2015, July 16). A square is a special kind of rectangle. Presenting at the National Association for Family Child Care's annual conference in Bloomington, MN.

  16. Chang, C., Heidemann, S., & Menninga, B. (2015, June). Sleep, Creep and Leap - The Art of Developing Intentional Teachers. Presented at the NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, New Orleans, LA.

  17. Hawley, V., Bailey, A., & Menninga, B. (2015, June). Moving from conceptual framework to real world application is not always easy: writers and trainers use the universal multicultural instructional design framework to support reciprocal teaching and learning. Presented at the NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, New Orleans, LA.

  18. Menninga, B. (2015, April 16). Welcome to early mathematical experiences. Presentation at the Minnesota Association for Family and Early Education (MNAFEE), St. Cloud, MN.

  19. Kussman, L., & Menninga, B. (2015, January 31). Introducing the Minnesota Infant Toddler Credential. Presentation at the MnAEYC/MnSACA Conference, St. Paul, MN.

  20. Menninga, B., & Ostendorf, K. (2015, January 31). Advancing our profession: What will it take? Presentation at the MnAEYC/MnSACA Conference, St. Paul, MN.

  21. Chang,C., Heidemann, S., Menninga, B., & Moomaw, S. (2014, November 8). Numbers do Work! Using coaching and assessment to improve math instruction in diverse early childhood settings. Presented at the NAEYC 2014 Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

  22. Heidemann, S., & Menninga, E. (2014, January). A square is a special kind of rectangle: Exploring space and shapes with young children. Presented at the MnAEYC/MnSACA Conference, St. Paul, MN.

  23. Chang, C., Heidemann, S., & Menninga, E. (2013, November). Advancing equity in early childhood by uncovering the myths that keep racism in place. Presented at the NAEYC Conference, Washington, D.C.

  24. Chang, C., Heidemann, S., & Menninga, E. (2013, June). Better together: Translating developmentally appropriate practice into coaching relationships with teachers. Presented at the NAEYC Professional Development Institute, San Francisco, CA.

  25. Menninga, E., & Moomaw, S. (University of Cincinnati). (2013, April). Mathematics Curriculum-Based Assessment and Instruction in Low Income Preschools. Presented at the Early Mathematics Instructional Issues Roundtable, AERA Conference, San Francisco, CA.


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