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Ecd 115 lesson 2   rev f12
Ecd 115 lesson 2   rev f12
Ecd 115 lesson 2   rev f12
Ecd 115 lesson 2   rev f12
Ecd 115 lesson 2   rev f12
Ecd 115 lesson 2   rev f12
Ecd 115 lesson 2   rev f12
Ecd 115 lesson 2   rev f12
Ecd 115 lesson 2   rev f12
Ecd 115 lesson 2   rev f12
Ecd 115 lesson 2   rev f12
Ecd 115 lesson 2   rev f12
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Ecd 115 lesson 2 rev f12

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  • 1. ECD 115 Kim Sutton Instructor Observation and Assessment of the Young Child1
  • 2. Lesson 2 Engaging Families in the Process Strategies2
  • 3. Six Key Practices for Effective Observation 1. Make observation a routine part of your work 2. Engage families in the observation process 3. Use strategies that match your purposes 4. Observe as objectively as possible 5. Document your observations 6. Reflect on and use your observations3
  • 4. Did You Know? • Parents are their children’s “first teachers” and are the experts on their child. • Research suggests that parents’ observations are reliable and valid. When they are combined with teachers’ observations, the perspectives of parents help develop a more complete picture of children across settings.4
  • 5. Be Open To Learning From Families • When families share their observations, we develop a more complete and accurate picture of the child. • Let families know that you value their observations and participation in ongoing authentic assessment.5
  • 6. Create Opportunities for Families to Share • Give families concrete examples of the kinds of information you would like them to share. • Make portfolios accessible to families and invite them to contribute. • Place a basket at sign-in for families to drop off photos and notes for the teachers.6
  • 7. Six Key Practices for Effective Observation 1. Make observation a routine part of your work 2. Engage families in the observation process 3. Use strategies that match your purposes 4. Observe as objectively as possible 5. Document your observations 6. Reflect on and use your observations7
  • 8. Observation Might Help You … • Plan curricula and learning activities • Document childrens progress • Share information with families • Complete an assessment instrument • Let children know that you value their work • Share the good work of your program with the community8
  • 9. Examples – How Purposes Should Influence How You Observe Purpose of Observation Ways You Might Observe Plan curriculum and teaching You might observe children participating strategies in activities and jot down ideas for new activities and changes in the environment Measure and describe You might have an item in mind from a childrens progress particular assessment tool and watch for children to demonstrate their level of mastery Inform families about their You might look for a specific aspect of a childrens learning child’s learning that the parents told you is of interest9
  • 10. Observations Planned or Spontaneous Planned Spontaneous Sometimes we Other times, we intentionally plan our observe spontaneously observations for in response to specific purposes. something that is When we do this, we happening in the might plan how, when, classroom that we want and where we will to capture and learn observe about10
  • 11. Homework Assignment – Lesson 2 • Look carefully at the picture in the previous slide. • Open a new Microsoft Word document. • Describe what you see. SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS VIA THE LESSON 2 LINK IN THE DROPBOX.12

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