Child Development Presentation Summer 2014

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Child Development Presentation Summer 2014

  1. 1. Child And Adolescent Development
  2. 2. Purpose of the Session •To consider the significance of understanding child development in the context of teaching and learning •To become acquainted with significant developmental theories •To understand a general overview of developmental trends in children ages 5 - 18
  3. 3. Elements Shaping Instruction School Mission Physical Environment The Curriculum TheTeacher
  4. 4. So who are the children we teach? https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/apps-and-preschoolers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul9c-4dX4Hk http://www.ted.com/talks/thomas_suarez_a_12_year_old_app_developer http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation-profile-virginia-video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BMYTD-n26s
  5. 5. Cognitive Development • Piaget •Children develop in predictable stages •Thinking develops from concrete to abstract •Vygotsky •Scaffolding •Zone of Proximal Development •Self Regulation
  6. 6. Current Research on the Brain & Intelligence • Howard Gardner •Intelligence isn’t fixed •Intelligence is expressed in many ways •Center for the Developing Child, Harvard University •Development of Neuro pathways •Brain Plasticity •John Medina •Strategies to promote optimal brain development
  7. 7. Resources for Cognitive Development  For more onVygotsky - http://www.toolsofthemind.org/philosophy/vygotskian- approach/  For an overview of Piaget’s theories - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxo8zkgd07E  For more on Howard Gardner & Multiple IntelligencesTheory - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2QtSbP4FRg  More on Multiple Intelligences - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wkFGXqJxas  Book on MI –Thomas Armstrong (2009), Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
  8. 8. For More on Brain Research & Learning  http://www.edutopia.org/brain-based-learning-key-largo- school-video  For a list of excellent articles - http://www.edutopia.org/article/brain-based-learning- resource-roundup  Book on maximizing brain growth & development – John Medina (2014), Brain Rules  Social Emotional Learning &The Brain - http://www.edutopia.org/richard-davidson-sel-brain-video
  9. 9. Personal and Social Development
  10. 10. Moral Development
  11. 11. Growth Mindset
  12. 12. For More on Social Emotional Learning  For information on SEL Classroom Management- http://www.edutopia.org/stw-sel-classroom-management- resources  Resources for developing a thriving social emotional classroom community (elementary grades)https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/ and (middle grades) http://www.originsonline.org/developmental-designs  For a list of excellent articles on growth mindset- http://www.edutopia.org/resilience-grit-resources  Growth Mindset Curriculum - http://www.stepitup2thrive.org
  13. 13. Physical Development  Age 5 – Age 10 – development of motor skills, need approximately 10 hours sleep, difficulty balancing high & low periods of energy, muscle coordination is uneven and incomplete, eyes reach maturity  Ages 10 – 14 – onset of puberty, rapid growth in height & weight, uneven development among peers, need 9 – 10 hours of sleep  Ages 14 – 18 – boys still reaching adult height, shift in ratio of body fat to muscle mass
  14. 14. For More on Physical Development  http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages- stages/gradeschool/puberty/Pages/Physical- Development-of-School-Age-Children.aspx  Article - A Fit Body Means a Fit Mind - http://www.edutopia.org/exercise-fitness-brain-benefits- learning  Article - Active Bodies Lead to Active Minds - http://www.edutopia.org/teaching-physical-activity  Article – Teaching Kids About Healthy Eating & Avoiding Obesity - http://www.edutopia.org/blog/tackle-obesity- schools-students-healthcorps
  15. 15. DEFEND | CONNECT | INFORM The mission of SAIS is to provide leadership, accreditation services and professional development resources that will strengthen member schools as they fulfill their missions. W W W . S A I S . O R G PO BOX 369 | ALPHARETTA, GA 30009

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