Stephanie VanHouten, a December 2017 graduate of the AUM MEd with a professional concentration in the Reggio Emilia Approach was selected to give a Ted Talk at TedxDayton on October 12. Her talk centered around the Reggio Emilia Approach and the current view of young children in the American educational system.
As Stephanie stated, “A teacher wears many hats. One that I honor most is advocate. I will stand on that stage and fight for the education that ALL students deserve. Let’s give kindergarten back to the children!”
Stephanie completed her BA in Early Childhood Education with licensure at AUM prior to enrolling in her MEd program. She is a kindergarten teacher at Parkwood Elementary in Beavercreek, OH.
TEDx is a program of local, independently organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TedxDayton offers a combination of videos and live speakers to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. View a recording of TedxDayton here. VanHouten’s talk begins at 5:07.