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Linda Probert

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My expertise is in Literacy for K-2 children and Kindergarten education. I am passionate about working with teacher candidates as they learn to teach young children in developmentally, active, and creative ways. My research interest is the importance of play in children's school experience.

Started at Bethel

1997

Education

  • Ashland University - B.S. in Education, 1980
  • University of Northern Iowa - M.A. in Reading, 1987
  • Nova Southeastern University - Ed.D. in Higher Education, 2005

Biography

I have been a teacher since 1980! The first 15 years were as a kindergarten and first grade teacher in Iowa. The remaining years have been here at Bethel University in the Education department. I live in Alexandria, MN, am married, and we have 4 children. Three attended and graduated from Bethel, the 4th attends Liberty University in Virginia.

Courses Taught

CAS and CAPS/GS

  • Introduction to the Liberal Arts
  • Introduction to Education
  • Kindergarten Education
  • Language and Literacy Development for Young Learners K-3
  • SPED620 Reading Foundations

Presentations

I speak at several Early Childhood conferences each year. In the past I have shared about Indoor Play, Outdoor Play, Literacy, and Academic Language.

Certificates and Licenses

Iowa Teaching License

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

International Literacy Association (ILA)

 

 

Hobbies and Interests

I love being outdoors in all seasons--except winter! I am a runner, walker, and biker. We are enjoying our granddaughter!

Areas of expertise

My expertise is in Literacy for K-2 children and Kindergarten education. I am passionate about working with teacher candidates as they learn to teach young children in developmentally, active, and creative ways. My research interest is the importance of play in children's school experience.