Faculty & Staff Profiles

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Jill Klefstad

Ed.D.
School of Education

Office: 117 Heritage Hall
Phone: 715/232-2345
Email: klefstadj@uwstout.edu

Education

Doctorate Curriculum and Instruction/Critical Pedagogy
2005 University of St. Thomas St. Paul
M.S. Home Economics: Certification 1-3 grade
1993 University of Wisconsin-Stout
B.S. Early Childhood Education
1980 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI.

Licensures

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
080 PRE-KINDERGARTEN
113 FIRST THRU THIRD GRADE

Scholarly Activities

Publications   

Klefstad, J., (2014). Teachers and Parenting, In G. Olson & M. Fuller (5th edition), Home and School Relations (Chapter 5). Pearson Publishing

Klefstad, J. & Martinez, K., "Using Multicultural Children's Literature to Promote Cultural Awareness and Appreciation." Young Children. November 2013.

Klefstad, J. & Hoel, A. "Inquiry and Reflection Engages Student Voice." International Journal of Business and Management Invention. August 2013.

Klefstad, J., Klefstad, E. & Duffy, A. "The Mind of Inquiry Expounds in an Environment of Inquest." Young Children. November 2012. Accepted yet chose to withdraw the publication as requested by Young Children due to submission of previous article.

“Eight Tips for Engaging Student Voice”. Klefstad J., Future Education Association.
FEA Communiqué. August 2008.

Klefstad, J., (2008). “Transforming Student Motivation and Learning through Critical Incident Questionnaires. White Paper. American Educational Research Association. March 2008.

Klefstad, J., (2008). "Teacher Reflection". Highreach Learning Volume 2, Issue 1. January 2008. 

Herr, J., & Klefstad, J., “Scissor Skills”. Highreach Learning February 2007.

Klefstad, J., (2006). "Do You See What I See?Highreach Learning
Volume 1, Issue 1. November 2006. 

Klefstad, J., (2006). "Listen Children and You Will Hear.Highreach Learning
Volume 1, Issue 1. November 2006.  

Klefstad, J., (1995). "Cooking in the Classroom." Young Children.
September 1995.

Presentations

International Presentation

  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, October 2011, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "Should Colleges Require Reading?" with K. Thomas, J. Schumacher & J. Grant, "Critical Thinking in the Disciplines: Can We Affect It?" with D. Riordan & D Stanislawski
  • Hawaii International Conference.  January 2005.  Honolulu Hawaii “Pedagogy of possibilities: The new regime of knowledge”. 

National Presentations  

  • National Association of the Education of Young Children. November 2013. Washington, D.C. "Oh the Places We'll Go: Who We Teach, What We Teach, and How We Teach are Part of the Journey, not the Destination, in Early Literacy and Social Studies."
  • National Association of the Education of Young Children, November 2012, Atlanta, Georgia, "Inquiring Minds Want to Know."
  • National Association of the Education of Young Children, November 2010. Anaheim, California, "Increasing Cultural Awareness in Early Childhood Classrooms through Multicultural Children's Literature."
  • Lilly Teaching and Learning Conference, September 2010, Traverse City, Michigan, "The Secret De-Coder Ring."
  • Lilly Teaching and Learning Conference, September 2009, Traverse City, Michigan, Critical Friends of CXV (115) Years: Creating eXtraordinary Learning Environments that Engage Students."
  • Association of Teacher Educators. February, 2009. Dallas, Texas. “From awareness to action: transforming pre-service students’ perspectives to teach in a global society”
  • National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. November, 2008.  Dallas, Texas. “Transforming student motivation and learning through critical incident questionnaires”.  
  • National Association of the Education of Young Children. November, 2008. Dallas, Texas. “Poem, poem, do not go away, come again another day: How to address the five essential elements of reading instruction through poems, rhymes, and chants”.
  • American Educational Research Association. March 2008. New York, New York. “Transforming student motivation and learning through critical incident questionnaires”.
  • Lilly Teaching and Learning Conference. October 2007. Traverse City, Michigan. “Critical incident questionnaires: Promoting lifelong learners in students and teachers”.
  • National Association of the Education of Young Children. November 2006. Atlanta Georgia.  “The world of social studies: Integrating key concepts into the curriculum of a democratic kindergarten classroom”.
  • National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. June 2006.  San Antonio, Texas. “Developing critical reflection for pre-service education students: Strategies to improve pre-service students professional performance”.
  • National Association of the Education of Young Children. December, 2005. Washington D.C. Co-presenter with Dr. Judy Herr and Ms. Melissa Seehaver.
  • National Association of the Education of Young Children. November 2004. Anaheim, California. “Leapin into literacy: Partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Stout and Eau Claire School District”.          

Regional  Presentations

  • North Dakota Association of the Education of Young Children. September 2008. Fargo, N.D. “Leaping into Literacy”.
  • Children Our Future. November 2007. Bloomington Minnesota. “The world of social studies: Integrating key concepts into the curriculum of a democratic classroom for young children”.  
  • Children Our Future. November 2005. Roseville, Minnesota.“Please teach me to read: Using environmental print as first steps to reading”.
  • Children Our Future-4th Annual ConferenceNovember 2004 (State) Invitation. Woodbury, Minnesota.  Keynote Address: “Twelve Gifts of Birth”.

Local Presentations

  • UW-Stout Early Childhood Conference. April 2008, April 2005. “Environmental print-Is this reading?”.
  • UW-Stout Early Childhood Conference.April 2008.  “Poem, poem, do not go away, come again another day: How to address the five essential elements of reading instruction through poems rhymes and chants”. Co-presented with Dr. Kimberly Martinez.  
  • UW-Stout Early Childhood Conference. April 2007.  “The World of social studies: Integrating key concepts into the curriculum of a democratic kindergarten classroom”.  
  • UW-Stout Early Childhood Pre-Conference. April 2007.  “Literacy development and literacy for four year olds”.    
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout SoTL. April 2007. “Fostering student engagement: Critical incident questionnaire”.
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout Teaching Learning Center Gala of Learning. August 2006.  “Empowering students through critical reflection”.
  • UW-Stout Research Day May 2006. “Developing critical reflection for pre-service education students: Strategies to improve pre-service students’ professional performance”.

Advisement

Supervision of Early Childhood Student Teachers: 12 per year

40 Early Childhood Advisees per year: advise students of courses to take and questions regarding program plans

Professional Development Plans(PDP)-Advise and approve approximately 10 PDP’s per year from initial educators in Wisconsin

Grants

DeRusha T.; Klefstad, J. & Martinez, K. (March, 2008). Using Multicultural Children’s Literature to Promote Cultural Awareness and Appreciation. R.R. Donnelley Corporation. January 2009.

DeRusha T.; Klefstad, J. & Martinez, K. (March, 2008). Using Multicultural Children’s Literature to Promote Cultural Awareness and Appreciation. University of Wisconsin-Stout Faculty Initiative Grant: Proposal Writing Cohort Grant, $1000.00

Hopkins-Best, M.; Klefstad, J. Co-PI (2008) A University and School Partnership Model for Advanced Beginning Teacher Mentoring and Support PK-16 Initiative, $49,096. UW-System Grant. Proposal Funded.

Klefstad, J., Lawler, M., (2008). A Framework for Professional Development for pre- and post service early childhood teachers (Birth-8) to accommodate needs of children with special needs. School of Education Grant. Proposal Funded $6203.00.

Klefstad, J. (2007). Transforming Student Motivation and Learning through Critical Incident Questionnaires, Professional Development Grant-UW-Stout. Proposal Funded.$1440.00.

Professional Services

National

National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. Manuscript Reviewer. Collaborating with Early Childhood Pre-service Teachers in Teacher Research and Formal Dissemination. October 2008.

Corwin Press.Manuscript Reviewer.Creating a Learning-centered Kindergarten. November 2006.

National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. Manuscript Reviewer. April 2006.

State

Professional Development Plan Reviewer. December 2005-present. Department of Public Instruction, Pilot Program for Professional Development Plans. February 2003-2004.

Local

Advising Student Wisconsin Education Association Group: StWEA

Experts List:

Early Childhood Education, Education/Higher Education issues, Mentoring Teachers. December 2007-present.

University Educational Activities Committee. August 2007-present.

Laptop training and deployment of computers. August 2005 - August 2008.

Stout Career Link Mentoring Program. September 2005-present.

Positive Action Committee. September 2005-present.       

Admissions and Credit Appeals Committee. August 2004-present.

Student Disciplinary Hearing Committee. August 2003-August 2005.

College and School of Education Service

CEHHS Curriculum Committee. Fall 2008-present.

School of Education Search Committee: Early Childhood Faculty position-Co-chair. January 2006-May 2008.        

School of Education Search Committee: Reading position. October 2005- April 2006.      

Early Childhood Area Governance Committee Representative. September 2005-2008.

Program Advisory Committee MemberFood Systems & Technology.December 2003-present.       

Program Advisory Committee Member M.S. Family Studies and Human Development. November 2003-present.

Community Service

Prairie Farm Schools Climate Committee Member, May 2007-present

Career Day. Prairie Farm Middle School. May 2006. The Art of Teaching

Prairie Farm Curriculum Committee. December 2005-present

Advisor for Youth in Christ Group- United Lutheran Church. Prairie Farm 2004-present

Prairie Farm Parent Teacher Organization Board Member.September 2000-2002.

Collaborative Initiatives

Campus

Klefstad, J., Lawler, M., (2008). A Framework for Professional Development for pre- and post service early childhood teachers (Birth-8) to accommodate needs of children with special needs. School of Education Grant. Proposal Funded $6203.00.

Nakatanni Teaching and Learning Center: Engagement Project, Fall 2008.

PK-16

Hopkins-Best, M.; Klefstad, J. Co-PI (2007-2008) A University and School Partnership Model for Advanced Beginning Teacher Mentoring and Support PK-16 Initiative, $49,096. UW-System Grant. Proposal Funded.

Klefstad, J., (2002). Portfolio Paradigms: Implementing Portfolios in Teacher Education Programs. Funded. PK-16 Initiative $50,000

Awards and Recognitions

Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-Stout. Student Association, April 2007

Outstanding Teacher of the Year, University of Wisconsin-Stout. College of Human Development, Family Living and Community Educational Services, April 2000.

Early Childhood Conference Presenter, University of Wisconsin-Stout, April 1999.

Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Nominee, University of Wisconsin-Stout.. College of Human Development, Family Living and Community Education Services, April 1999.

Elementary Teacher of the Year, Boyceville, WI. 1987-1988.

Recognition

Jax Teaching Award, Nominee, University of Wisconsin-Stout, School of Education, March 2007.

Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Stout, December 2006.

Academic Staff Regents Award for Excellence, Nominee, University of Wisconsin-Stout, April 2004.

Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Nominee, University of Wisconsin-Stout

College of Human Development, Family Living and Community Educational Services, April 2001.

Alpha Phi Foundation Professor of the Year, Nominee,University of Wisconsin-Stout, September 2001.