Catechetics Conference 2022 – Dana Winters

Dana Winters on Methodology

At the Institute for Ministry Formation Catechetics Conference 2022, Dana Winters addressed the 2020 Directory for Catechesis on Methodology.

Dana Winters, Ph.D., is the Rita McGinley Executive Director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College. Her extensive field research from interviewing prisoners to shadowing crossing guards, from observing Head Start teachers and developing coaches in early childhood systems has informed the co-development of the Simple Interactions approach to support children, families, and their helpers. Dr. Winters describes and affirms the essential and relational practices of professionals across early education and intervention, out of school time learning, healthcare, family engagement, and more. She is an experienced applied researcher who has served as co-principal investigator and program evaluator for consecutive NSF-funded early childhood research and intervention projects in the areas of early literacy, social emotional development, and early mathematical learning. She leads numerous foundation and government project grants to improve early childhood systems and family engagement practices. Dr. Winters serves as a UNESCO Faculty Fellow in Children and Youth Studies, collaborating with faculty around the world in the advancement of empathy development and adult-child relationships across developmental settings. She received her Ph.D. in administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

You can watch Dana’s complete talk as well as the other talks from the IMF Conference on Catechesis 2022 by clicking on the link below.

About the Conference

The Institute for Ministry Formation hosted an online Conference featuring the 2020 Directory for Catechesis.  Experts from across the nation participated in 16 talks on understanding and implementing various aspects of the Directory for Catechesis.  The teaching from these experts is outstanding and you can access the full videos for your ongoing study on Catechetics.  You can survey the full content of the conference through the IMF Mighty Network by clicking here.