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Maureen Dwyer

Maureen Dwyer

OWL Fellow

Maureen is an educator and researcher with Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill, NC. She is currently working on the development of the museum's new learning framework, aligning the museum’s mission, vision, and values with planning for the museum’s expansion and programming. This work is rooted in innovation and best practices for experiential learning and informed by both state needs and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Maureen was a classroom teacher for 25+ years, including over a decade implementing the PBL with young learners at Duke School in Durham, NC. and is a certified Project Approach staff developer with PATEN (Project Approach Teacher Education Network). Maureen has also taught Autistic children and children with learning differences in early childhood and elementary programs, and is passionate about integrating learning about sustainability, empathy, and altruism with children, with the overarching goal of cultivating communities of kindness where children can then learn how to act with empathy and compassion toward themselves, their communities, and the world around them. She loves the excitement and synergy that develops as children explore project work together. Maureen has an M.Ed. in special education and literacy studies and a B.A. in Early Childhood Education.

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