SALISBURY UNIVERSITY    Salisbury, Maryland



Dr. Dean's Projects:

Children's Literature Festival 2009

2009 Green Earth Book Award Winners
One of the 2009 Winners:
           Helen Ward


           Int'l Opportunities

Summer '09: Ireland and Wales. View Itinerary

For more information, email pkdean@salisbury.edu

NZ.OZ.SUMMER 2008!  PPT   

Int'l Opportunities
(PPT-all ED. Int'l programs)
Children's Literature (Video)
Internships (Video)


Hey Little Ant Contest         

Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) website


Chipman Center
Lesson plans from ECED325

In Fall 2007, teacher candidates in early childhood education joined with elementary education social studies classes to study the history of the Chipman Culture Center in Salisbury, MD, and prepare lessons for local teachers. The building, built in 1838 by freed slaves, was the first church built for African Americans on the Eastern Shore of MD.

More ECED photos

Kendra Finck interning in Kindergarten

     Reggio Emilia, Italy PPT
January 2007: ReMida Conference, affiliated with the Reggio Emilia Educational Program. ReMida focuses on reusing materials, giving items "a second life". Reggio Emilia is one of the top recognized educational programs in the world.



Director of Early Childhood Education
Coordinator of the Creative Arts Minor
Check out her Faculty Page

Dr. Patricia Dean received her Ph.D. from Penn State University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphases on Language and Literacy Education and Early Childhood Education. Prior to her relocation to Salisbury, MD in 2002, Patricia resided in northwestern Pennsylvania where she taught Pre-K, K, 1st & 2nd Grade, and Gifted Education (Grades 1 through 12) for many years. 

                                     Green Earth Book Award

Dr. Dean is a member of the selection committee for the Green Earth Book Award (GEBA). This prestigious award is given to outstanding children's literature authors and illustrators. Dr. Laura Marasco, a member of the nonprofit organization Newton Marasco Foundation (NMF), proposed the idea  to promote environmental stewardship through children's literature. In 2007, one of the awards was given to Graeme Base, Australian author and illustrator. Click on the link for more information about GEBA ,NMF and to view the 2007 and the 2008 winners

International Experiences

Children's Literature
Wally and Marlin at the Ngutana-Lui CulturalCentre, Brisbane, Australia
Melbourne, AUstralia Author Leigh Hobbs, studio visit

             Blue Lagoon in Iceland                               Fredericksborg Castle in Denmark     

Presenting-European Reading Congress-Berlin, Germany;   Reunion-Assateague      

Internships in Beijing, China
Western Academy of Beijing
Click link to left for more information



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