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Observation Tutorial


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Observation Tutorial

  1. 1. Jessica Rainey AET/545 Dr. Linda JustusNovember 19, 2012
  2. 2. In this training you will : Learn to write clear and objective observations Use written observations to add and extend daily activities in the classroom Use written observations to complete assessments
  3. 3.  Qualityobservations can be made at any time throughout the day Makesmall notes through out week, record all at once
  4. 4.  Criteria for On-Target child development based on Early Learning and Development Standards in Infants, Toddlers Pre Kindergarten, and School-Age children Free Play Structured Activities Outdoor or Gross Motor Play Meal Times & Self-Care Practices
  5. 5.  Subject Skillor Action The setting or scenario if it aids in description of the skill or action Objective Direct quotations if possible
  6. 6. In this video clip: Observe the child with the Dino-Mite shirt After the video: ~ Write one observation about the child in the video
  7. 7. Two children were rolling their cylinders across the table repeatedly to see who’s would go the furthest.The child was cheering on his friend while they were rolling cylinders across the table during small group time.
  8. 8. In this video clip: Observe the child with the blue shirt After the video:  Write one observation about the child in the video
  9. 9. 1.The child climbed up the slide without help, then slid back down.2. The child flapped his arms when the car reached the bottom of the tower.3. The child played ball tracks with a peer for 2 minutes without interruption.
  10. 10.  How to Extend Activities:  Brainstorm  Add enhancing items to activities or center  Develop open-ended questions to enhance discussions about activities.  Align activities with standards used in classroom Why extend?  Develop interests  Develop skills
  11. 11.  Video 1:  Using rolling pins with play dough  Sort & Classify things that roll  Provide various size cylinders for children to explore Video 2:  Help children build roads and different towers for the children to use in car center  Explore how the small balls roll on other surfaces, including various textures. Video 3:  Incorporate items from lesson theme into Home Center to extend theme  Make a “Favorite Foods” chart for the classroom  Practice using plastic knives during meal time
  12. 12.  When completing assessments:  Checklists  Rating Scale Using a standard rating scale to determine to what level of competency the children can complete or demonstrate a particular skill. One example of a rating scale would be:  Does the child demonstrate ______ skill ?  Possible Answers: Not Yet, Occasionally, Proficient, Mastered
  13. 13. Observation is crucial to the continuous development of children!