Laura Grandau, Ph.D.
Laura Grandau was previously an assistant professor of education at Lake Forest College, and she has a background in child development, teacher education, and mathematics development in early childhood through elementary school. Her research has focused on children’s thinking, teacher learning, and instructional leadership. She also taught young children for many years and has served as lead teacher, special education assistant, and curriculum coordinator. She completed her Ph.D. at University of Wisconsin-Madison in curriculum and instruction with a dual focus on teacher education and mathematics teaching and learning.
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin
Teacher Education Presentations
(2018, February.) Developing our curious minds: A focus on math and science. Presentation at the Collaboration for Early Childhood Annual Symposium
(2018). Using picture books to help children see and talk about math all around them. Presentation at National Association of the Education of Young Children National Conference.National Association for the Education of Young Children
(2017). Developing Our Eyes and Ears for Mathematical Thinking in the Early Years. Keynote at the Wisconsin Mathematics Council Annual Conference, Early Math Educators Summit, Green Lake Conference Center.View Link
, Karen Fuson. (2017). Supporting Teachers to Systematically Analyze Students’ Strengths and Struggles and Identify Next Instructional Moves. Presentation at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual conference.National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics View Link
(2017). Developing and Sustaining Teachers’ and Students’ Curiosity: A Key Contributor to Success in STEM Disciplines. Presentation at the Early Childhood STEM Conference. Pasadena, California.Early Childhood STEM Conference View Link