Educator Development IL Practice
Title
Early Childhood Applied Practice Manager
Organization
HighScope Educational Research Foundation
Shannon Lockhart headshot

Shannon Lockhart is an Early Childhood Applied Practice Manager for the HighScope Educational Research Foundation where she has worked with both the research and early childhood departments for over 30 years. Shannon is an experienced early education professional with dedication and commitment for providing high quality early childhood experiences for birth to five globally. She is grounded in child development, curriculum, theory, and research. Her expertise includes development in curriculum, training, coaching, and observation based assessment (child and program) as well as adult and professional learning. She is a HighScope Certified Trainer and Teacher.

Throughout her 30 years of working at HighScope, Shannon has assisted and co-led numerous research projects (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement Preprimary Project, Eastern Caribbean and UNICEF project; Head Start Quality Research Center Project, Michigan School Readiness Project; development of the infant-toddler and preschool Child Observation Record Assessment; development of the infant-toddler and preschool Program Quality Assessment).  Currently she is responsible for the design and development of innovative resources for improving HighScope’s curriculum (birth to 5), and adult and professional learning services both nationally and internationally with HighScope’s international institutes. She also trains educators nationally and internationally.

Shannon holds a Master’s Degree in early childhood education and has been an adjunct professor for Rochester College and Oakland University for 10 years. She has been a guest lecturer to several colleges and universities; keynote speaker in Columbia, Mexico and Michigan and conducts early childhood workshops across the United States and internationally. She is an author of various articles, videos, and publications.

In 2018, Trust for Learning graciously asked HighScope to participate in the important work of the Ideal Learning Roundtable. ILR’s Ideal Learning Principles are integrally aligned with the HighScope Curriculum and as a member of the ILR, Shannon has participated in its active work and continues to integrate the Ideal Learning Principles within the work of the HighScope Foundation as well as collaborating with other early childhood organizations to further the movement of providing Ideal Learning experiences for all children.

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