Bweikia Steen

Kia Steen is an Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University, where she also serves as the Early Childhood Internship Coordinator. Her research focuses on exploring developmentally appropriate practices that promote social, emotional, and academic success among children of color during the early years. Steen received her Doctorate of Education in International and Multicultural Education (IME) from the University of San Francisco.

  • Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University
  • Early childhood internship coordinator
  • Focuses on exploring developmentally appropriate practices that promote social, emotional, and academic success among children of color during the early years
  • Doctorate of Education in International and Multicultural Education (IME) from the University of San Francisco
Bweikia Steen

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  1. Strategies To Help Young Black Girls Thrive
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    Strategies To Help Young Black Girls Thrive

    Early childhood education expert Bweikia Steen will discuss research related to the preschool-to-prison pipeline, specifically focusing on African American girls. You will learn practices to promote positive social-emotional and academic development during the early years.

    What You'll Learn

    • What does research reveal about young, Black females’ challenges?
    • What developmentally appropriate strategies will help African American girls?
    • How can the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework help?
    • What steps can you take to counter the preschool-to-prison pipeline?
    • What practices should you use to promote social-emotional development?
    • Why is it essential to intervene quickly while students are young?
    • How does adultification harm your students?
    • What roles should administrators and teachers play to solve this problem?

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