Dr. Schmidt, a first year professor at Iowa Wesleyan University collaborates with Van Allen’s First grade team, as she completes professional development hours in our classes. Dr. Schmidt teaches Elementary Science Methods, Elementary Math Methods, Foundations of Education, and Introduction to Elementary Education, as it is a professional joy for students to be joined by such a knowledgeable educator.
Dr. Schmidt helps teach during our MTSS time, which is where both First Grade classes are split up into groups to do small group instruction. Each small group gets differentiated instruction to meet the needs of that group of students. Dr. Schmidt also helps co-teach in first grade and the students love having her lessons and help.