Linda Platas Receives Excellence in Teaching Award!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The College of Health & Social Sciences (CHSS) presented its annual Faculty Excellence Awards at the Fall Opening Meeting on August 20th, 2020. Dr. Linda Platas (CAD) was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty!

Platas has taught nine courses in child development, curriculum, early childhood education, professional development, research and public policy in the Department of Child & Adolescent Development. Her experience includes 14 years of working directly with children and families as a teacher and director of an early childhood program.

Internationally, she has worked on preschool and early primary grades population-level child assessment and classroom observation instruments. She has also worked with ministries of education in low-resource countries on school readiness, curriculum development, early math and literacy assessments, and classroom quality measurement.

She serves as an expert in international meetings on early mathematics and literacy development for UNESCO, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, and other non-governmental organizations. She is also a member of the Expert Panel that developed the Early Grades Math Assessment (EGMA) for USAID, the Technical Advisory Group for Child Development and Learning for UNESCO, and the Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education (DREME) Network.

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