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Valerie Bang-Jensen, Consulting Author

Valerie Bang-Jensen, Consulting Author

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Speaking Topics

  • Reading like a scientist: Explore how the crosscutting concepts and children's literature are natural partners for learning
  • The seven crosscutting concepts: A primer for newcomers
  • School gardens are ripe for literacy: Integrating reading, writing, and gardening
  • Exploring the crosscutting science concepts in school gardens

Speaker Profile

Valerie Bang-Jensen is Professor of Education at Saint Michael's College. She earned her A.B. at Smith College and MA, M.Ed., and Ed.D. degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University. Valerie has taught in K-6 classrooms and library programs in public and independent schools in the U.S. and Paris, and was the district elementary writing coordinator in Ithaca, New York. She serves as a consultant for museums, libraries, schools and gardens for children. Valerie's areas of interest include children's literature, nonfiction, and connections between literacy and first-hand experiences. Valerie can be found on Twitter at @VBangJensen.

Grades: K–8