Kathryn Short, Ed.D.
Professor of Education Program Director, Early Childhood Studies Fellow, CBU Leadership Institute
Office Phone: (951) 343-4765 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, Room B232 Office Hours: Spring 2020 Wednesdays: 10 am-12 pm; 3:30-5:30 pm
|Ed.D.||Education||University of Southern California|
|M.S.||Curriculum and Instruction||California Polytechnic State University at Pomona|
|B.A.||Liberal Studies||California State University at Fullerton|
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, UC Irvine
Undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Child Development,
Psychology and Kinesiology
Courses Currently Teaching:
Cognitive Development in Infancy and Early Childhood
Cross Cultural Perspectives of Children including Children with Disabilities
Administration of Early Childhood Programming II
ECH 495 Early Childhood Practicum
Perceptual-Motor Development in Infancy & Early Childhood
Social & Emotional Development in Infancy & Early Childhood
Assessment in Young Children including Children with Disabilities
Spiritual Development in Young Children
Learning Environments for Young Children including Children with Disabilities
Consultation and Collaboration in Early Childhood Intervention
STEM Curriculum Integrated with the Arts
Research Seminar in Early Childhood including Early Childhood Intervention
Administration of Early Childhood Programming I
LDR 350 Communication Principles for Leadership
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
The use of robotics with children with autism spectrum disorder
The benefits of kinesthetic learning with second language learners and children with disabilities
Crucial conversations - dialogues that effective leaders know how to hold
Trauma & toxic stress
Children's drawings focusing on God
Child Growth and Development
Creative Learning Experiences for Young Children
Health, Safety and Nutrition
Movement and the Child
Rhythms and Dance
Science Methods - Preschool - 2nd Grade
The Child as Victim
Curriculum Development for Diverse Populations
English Language Preparation Course for Intern Teachers
Methods of Bilingual, English Language Teaching
Teaching and Cultural Diversity
Voice, Diversity, Equity and Social Justice
Curriculum Theory and Development
Planning and Presenting Through the Visual Spatial, Musical and Kinesthetic Curriculums
Science Methods, K-8th grade
Student Teaching Seminar for Elementary Teachers
Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Teachers
Research, Presentations, & Publications
Short, K.A. (2019 Fall/Winter). An examination of the effect of the use of NAO, a humanoid robot as a communication tool for preschool children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, 8.2, pp. 52-67.
Engaging in Crucial Conversations
Short, K. (2001). An analysis of teachers' perceptions of an instructional method for English language acquisition using music and singing paired with movement. Diss. University of Southern California, (UMI Microform 3054805)
Short, K. (2004). Pre-K P.L.A.Y. - Exploring the world around me. Placentia, CA: PYLUSD.
Short, K. (2002). The importance of music making in a child's development. On Kimbo Educational: Activities & News [on-line}. Available: www.kimboed.com.
Short, K. (2002) Nurturing a child's mind -Strengthening motor development [An educational guide for Jump-start action songs by Ronno]. New Jersey: Kimbo Educational.
Short, K. (2002). English language and vocabulary development through P.L.A.Y. Brea, CA: KSP.
Pica, R. & Short, K. (1999). Moving across the curriculum. TEPE, 10, 15-17. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics
Rosengard, P., McKenzie, T., & Short, K. (1995). SPARK physical education for primary grades. San Diego, CA: SDSU Foundation.
Short, K. (1995). J.U.M.P.: Join us moving please. Brea, CA: KSP
Short, K. (1995).S.H.O.E.S.: See how our energy shows. Brea CA: KSP.
Short, K. (1995). Jumpbands (comprehensive kit for fun fitness). Brea, CA: KSP
Short, K. (1995). InterACTIONS. Arlanta, GA: Sportime International.
Short, K. (1994). A head start to heartsmart. Atlanta, GA: Sportime International.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (partial list):
Short, K. "Making connections: Vocabulary development through music and movement." Orange County Reading Association Spring Meeting. Fullerton, CA: 2007
Short, K. "English language and vocabulary development through P.L.A.Y." California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC): Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA: 2006.
Short, K. "Pre-K P.L.A.Y. - On track to academic success." San Diego Preschools, San Diego, CA: 2006.
Short, K. "Language development in action." California Reading Association (CRA): Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA: 2003.
Short, K. "Making connections: Putting the pieces together through brain-based learning, cross-curricular themes, the theory of the multiple intelligences and higher order thinking skills." No Child Left Behind: Maximizing Students' Potential to Achieve Standards: Annual Meeting. Cascade-Redding School District, Redding, CA: 2003.
Short, K. "English language development through the power of P.L.A.Y." California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE): Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, Ca: 2001.
Short, K. "Multiple intelligences and P.L.A.Y." Near East South Asia Council of Oversea Schools (NESA): Annual Meeting. Cairo, Egypt: 1999.
Short, K. "Multiple intelligences and P.L.A.Y". International Congress for Education: Keynote Address. Neuchatel, Switzerland: 1998.
Short, K. "Integrating a movement-based approach with the kindergarten content standards." Southern California Kindergarten Conference (CKA): Annual Meeting. Burbank, CA: 1998.
Short, K. "Integrating a movement-based approach to learning." Third Annual West Coast Conference on the Study of Multiple Intelligences. University of Riverside, Riverside, CA: 1997.
Short, K. "Integrating movement into all content areas using the applied theory of the multiple intelligences." International Association for the Child's Right to Play (IPA): Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX: 1997.
Clements, R.; Pica. R.; Short, K. & Carson, L. "FUNdamental teaching strategies for early childhood education." American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD): Annual Meeting. St Louis, MO: 1997.
Short, K. "Integrating music and movement across the curriculum." Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA): Annual Meeting. Lubbock, TX: 1997.
Short, K. "Cooperative learning through kinetic connections." California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, (CAHPERD): Annual Meeting. Santa Clara, CA: 1996.
Short, K. "The evolution of physical education darwinism." California Adapted Physical Education (CAPE): Annual Meeting. Ontario, CA: 1994.
Short, K. "Kinesthetic learning: Up on your feet and out of your seat!" Early Childhood/Elementary Physical Education Section of CAHPERD: Annual Meeting. Sacramento, CA: 1994.
Short, K. "Education through the physical." Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS): Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany, 1993.
Short, K. "Music and movement: A learning partnership." CAHPERD and California Music Educators Association (CMEA), Monrovia, CA: 1993.
Short, K. "Education through the physical." National Conference on Physical Activity for Exceptional Individuals: Annual Meeting. Long Beach, CA: 1991.
Short, K. "Class management strategies." National Adapted Physical Education Conference (APE): Annual Meeting. Greensboro, NC: 1991.
Church Membership & Activities
Yorba Linda Friends Church, Yorba Linda, CA
Small Life Group
Community Service & Involvement
Early Childhood Studies Club Advisor
Point Person for higher Education with First Five Riverside, Quality Start, Help Me Grow
Symposium on Trauma and Toxic Stress in Infants and Young Children
Interests & Hobbies
Being with my close friends and family especially my three grandsons
Cooking and Entertaining
Going to the beach
USC Football (Go Trojans!)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. - Galatians 5: 22-23, NASB
“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman. For I have accepted God’s idea of me, and my whole life is an offering back to Him of all that I am and all that He wants me to be.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman