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Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education

518 W. Locust St.
AH200
Davenport, Iowa

563-333-6107

BenekeSalleeJ@sau.edu  

Teaches courses related to early childhood and early childhood special education certification.

Dr. Beneke uses insight from her many years of experience as a certified early childhood educator to inform her instruction. She is a certified CLASS observer and provides training in the Project Approach and leads an annual student-professor trip to Reggio Emilia, Italy.

 

Education and Training

PhD, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Special Education

M.Ed., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Curriculum & Instruction

BSS, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa
English, Sociology

 

Courses Taught

ECE 350 Math Education for Young Children
ECE 365 Early Childhood Development
ECSE Management of Young Children
EDUC 205 Introduction to the Teaching Profession
ECE 307 Science for Young Children
ECSE 311 Assessment of Young Children
ECSE 420 Developmental Curriculum and Methods
ECE 308 Social Studies for Young Children
ECE 440 Student Teaching in Early Childhood

 

Recent Publications

Beneke, S. (1998). Rearview mirror: Reflections on a preschool car project. Champaign, IL: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

Beneke, S. (2000). Implementing the Project Approach in part-time early childhood education programs. Early Childhood Research and Practice, 2. Retrieved September 19, 2009 from http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v2n1/beneke.html

Beneke. S. (2004). Rearview mirror: Reflections on a preschool car project.[motion picture]. Champaign, IL: Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative.

Beneke, S. (2012). Authentic assessment, pre-service training, and professional development. Little Prints, 6, 6-7.

Beneke, S., & Leff, J. (Producer/Writers) & Dial, M. A. (Director). (2006). Work sampling-IL: Part I, developmental guidelines and checklists [Video]. Macomb, IL: STARnet, WIU.

Beneke, S., & Leff, J. (Producer/Writers) & Dial, M. A. (Director). (2006). Work sampling-IL: Part II: Focus on the portfolio [Video]. Macomb, IL: STARnet, WIU.

Beneke, S., & Leff, J. (Producer/Writers) & Dial, M. A. (Director). (2006). Work sampling-IL: Part III: Focus on the Summary Report and Conferencing with Families [Video]. Macomb, IL: STARnet, WIU.

Beneke, S., & Leff, J. (Producers/Writers) & Dial, M. A. (Director). (2005). Oral language: The heart of the early childhood program [Video]. Macomb, IL: STARnet, WIU.

Beneke, S., & Ostrosky, M. (2009). Teachers' views of the efficacy of incorporating the Project Approach into classroom practice with diverse learners. Early Childhood Research and Practice. Retrieved September 19, 2009, from http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v11n1/ostrosky.html

Beneke, S., Ostrosky, M., & Katz, L. J. (2006). Let's give ‘em something to talk about: The language arts/science connection. In E. Horn & H. A. Jones (Eds.), The Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series 7: Early Literacy (pp. 87-98). Missoula, MT: DEC.

Beneke, S., Ostrosky, M., & Katz, L. J. (2008). A fresh look at calendar time. Teaching Young Children, 2, 14-17.

Beneke, S., & Ostrosky, M., & Katz, L. J. (2008). Calendar time for young children: Good intentions gone awry. Young Children, 63, 12-16.

Beneke, S., Ruther, G., & Fowler, S. A. (2009). An early childhood program matrix: Pulling the pieces together for Illinois. Early Childhood Research and Practice, 11, Retrieved September 19, 2009, from http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v11n1/beneke.html

Beneke, S., & Shugart, C. (Producers/Writers) & Dial, M. A. (Director). (2006). All children can explore and discover: Science activities for home and school. [Video]. Macomb, IL: STARnet, WIU.

Helm, J. H., & Beneke, S. (Eds.). (2003). The power of projects: Meeting contemporary challenges in early childhood classrooms-Strategies & solutions. New York: Teachers College Press.

Helm, J. H., & Beneke, S., & Steinheimer, K. (2007). Windows on learning: Documenting young children's work, 2nd edition. New York: Teachers College Press.

Worsley, M., & Beneke, S., & Helm, J. H. (2003). The pizza project: Planning and integrating math standards in project work. In D. Koralek (Ed.), Spotlight on young children and math (pp. 35-42). Washington D. C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Worsley, M., Beneke, S., & Helm, J. (2003). The pizza project: Planning and integrating math standards in project work: Young Chldren, 58, 44-49.

 

Service

Community

2011-2012 Member of Board of Directors of the Quad Cities Association for the Education of Young Children (QCAEYC)

State

2012-2013 President-Elect of the Illinois Division for Early Childhood of the Council of Exceptional Children (IDEC)

2012-2013 Co-chair of Professional Development Committee of the Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC)

2011-2012 Vice-President of the Illinois Division for Early Childhood of the Council of Exceptional Children (IDEC)

2011 Sponsorship Chair for the biannual Illinois statewide Sharing a Vision Conference

2011 Co-organizer of Illinois-Iowa Bi-State Project Group Meeting held on St. Ambrose Campus

2005-2011 Planning Committee member for Annual IASCD Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Conference