Annapurna Ganesh, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Early Childhood Education

Education Studies

Office: TC 50 - Room: 111

480-461-7305

480-844-3180 (fax)

Notices

The Early Childhood Program is hosting a Tech Coaching Hour each day Mon - Sat beginning on 1/19 with individualized support for technology related questions related to Canvas, the virtual meeting platforms (Google Meets, WebEx, Cranium Cafe...) Google drive, Student Email, Student Center, etc. See the linked flier for a link to join the sessions and for the schedule. 

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Online

Online

   
By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment

For the Spring 2021 semester my virtual office hours will be held via Cranium Cafe  <https://mesacc.craniumcafe.com/annapurnaganesh>
Please email at <annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu> to set up appointments other than during my listed office hours. 

 

Profile

As a faculty member and director of the early childhood education program at MCC, I oversee the early childhood program at MCC. We have an incredible team of adjunct faculty who teach in the program. Apart from support the adjunct faculty I am striving towards increasing program partnerships with community organizations, and facilitating scholarship opportunities for students in the program. We currently have two scholarships that fully cover tuition, textbooks and course fees for students in the early childhood program. All early childhood classes at MCC use Open Educational Resources (OER). 

I also facilitate the Educators Academy workshops for our department. Through the academy we offer free workshops for practising and preservice teachers on a variety of topics. <https://sites.google.com/site/mcceducatorsacademy/>

In the Spring semester each year our department hosts the Annual Family Fun Fair/ Fun with Fathers event. This event is held on the first Sat of the month of April and is a day filled with activities for children. Family Fun Fair is our initiative to celebrate young children and also acknowledge parents and caregivers of young children. 

 

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

EED255 Portfolio Development and Writing for the Profession 3 Credits
Portfolio development, completion, and presentation. Self-assessment and educational short-term and long-term planning, professional development, writing and critical learning included.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in completion of twelve (12) credit hours of EED Early Education coursework and permission of Program Coordinator.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30520
Dobson Campus
Instructor Office
Field Based
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: Class 30520 EED255 should be taken along with either EED 260 or EED 261 internship courses. Contact department at 480-461-7904 to request permission code and for more information.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Fall Flex Start 2022

EDU291 Children's Literature 3 Credits
Review of folk and modern literature from a variety of world cultures, including application of literary criteria to folk and modern literature for children. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30677
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022
Mo
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Class Started

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 30677 Students may contact instructor at: annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu

EED200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3 Credits
Overview of early childhood education (birth to age eight) in American society, including current issues and responsibilities. Emphasis on issues of professionalism, ethics and program types. Opportunities for students to explore potential career paths. Includes field experience. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31238
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
09/08/2022 - 12/16/2022
Th
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 31238 Students may contact instructor at: annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Spring 2023

EED255 Portfolio Development and Writing for the Profession 3 Credits
Portfolio development, completion, and presentation. Self-assessment and educational short-term and long-term planning, professional development, writing and critical learning included.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in completion of twelve (12) credit hours of EED Early Education coursework and permission of Program Coordinator.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29921
Dobson Campus
Instructor Office
Independent Study
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

8 of 8
Seats Available

Notes: Course taken along with either EED 260 or EED 261 internship courses. Contact Department at 480-461-7904.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Spring Flex Start 2023

CFS176 Child Development 3 Credits
Study of the science of human development from conception through adolescence. Includes observation skills, parent and adult roles in the lives of children, and contemporary issues. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28578
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
02/02/2023 - 05/12/2023
Th
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

22 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28578 Students may contact instructor at: annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

CFS205 Human Development 3 Credits
Explores the growth and development process over the human life span. Research and theoretical approaches; physical, cognitive, social, and personality development from birth through adulthood and death. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28586
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

21 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 28586 Students may contact instructor at: annapurna.ganesh@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

Degrees

Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies, Curriculum & Instruction, Early Childhood Education (Aug 2004)
College of Education, Arizona State University
Dissertation: Bubbling In: Standardized testing in second grade

M.Ed Elementary Education, specialization in Early Childhood Education (Dec 1997)
College of Education, Arizona State University
Thesis: Multicultural Education - The needs of children from diverse cultural backgrounds

B.A. Psychology, Economics & Sociology (May 1991)
Bangalore University, India

Awards

2010 Professor of the Year Mesa Chamber of Commerce
2009 Nominee: Employee Recognition Award Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
February 2009 Employee of the Month Mesa Community College
2005 - 2006 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award College of Education, University of Houston
2005 - 2006 Faculty Development Initiative Program (FDIP) A Award Office of Academic Affairs, University of Houston
2004 Nominee: Student Centered Award Office of Student Affairs, Arizona State University
1997 Nominee & Runner Up: Outstanding Student Teacher College of Education, Arizona State University

Certificates

English as a Second Language Endorsement
Assessment & Supervision of Instruction Certification
Certified "Collaborative Literacy Intervention Project" (CLIP) Specialist
Arizona Standard Elementary Teaching Certification
Arizona Substitute Certification

 

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