Preschool Program Portfolio Lesson Plan


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This leson plan is on developing a portfolio and writing a lesson plan for preschoolers for a Child Development Class.

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Preschool Program Portfolio Lesson Plan

  1. 1. Susan Hart
  2. 2. <ul><li>Development of A Preschool Program </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>—High School Elective – Child Development II </li></ul><ul><li>—9-12 Graders </li></ul><ul><li>—Topics Addressed: All Aspects of Development, Child Care & Lesson Planning </li></ul><ul><li>—Length of lesson: 14 days including at least 5 in the MAC Lab </li></ul><ul><li>—Web 2.0 Tools Used: </li></ul><ul><li>— </li></ul><ul><li>— (beta) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Students will apply knowledge learned of the developmental stages of a preschooler in the development of a preschool program. They are to design a curriculum that will help the preschoolers develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. </li></ul><ul><li>—Culmination of student’s participation in local preschool program </li></ul><ul><li>—In place of final exam – true assessment of all knowledge learned about preschoolers and preschool program </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Students will develop their own preschool program for their final project in Child Development II. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will also write a themed lesson plan </li></ul><ul><li>Project can be done in Word or as a PowerPoint Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Program must include assigned activities </li></ul><ul><li>Project must be done using technology!!! </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Timeline – Day One </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher will hand out completed projects from previous classes for visual understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher will hand out Preschool Activity Check List with requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements will be discussed for understanding of project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Web 2.0 tools – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will be told that there are additional resources on teacher’s Eboard site </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Day Two (in MAC lab) </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be directed to teachers’ page on the social bookmarking site </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher has listed some resources for the project and as students find others they will be added to site. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be told they need to have 3-5 resources and 3 must be their own. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will also be shown teacher developed webquest for the project with additional resources and description and procedure for portfolio. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will begin project using the activity handout provided </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Students will continue working on project until completion </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher will help students with their portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher will collect check lists each day to check on student progress </li></ul><ul><li>If necessary, more time in the computer lab will be booked so that students can complete their portfolios in school </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Students will be given the necessary tools to complete the samples assigned with the project </li></ul><ul><li>Students will use crayons, markers, glitter, construction paper, scissors, etc. to construct sample name tags & art projects for portfolio </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Teacher will review with students previous unit on writing a lesson plan </li></ul><ul><li>Students will review sample lesson plans previously done in class in collaboration groups as a guide </li></ul><ul><li>Students will write their own lesson plan using the research done in the computer lab </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plan is to be based on a pre-school activity center or a theme (Spring, President’s Day,etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson is to be turned in on final due date chose by teacher (approximately 3 days later) </li></ul><ul><li>Student presentation of Portfolio & Lesson Plan </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>KNOWLEDGE </li></ul><ul><li>Students work will show prior knowledge gained in class </li></ul><ul><li>Students work will show mastery of the topics of child development and preschoolers </li></ul><ul><li>Students success at having mastered the information will be evident upon completion of their portfolio and the tasks given </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>COMPREHENSION </li></ul><ul><li>Evident when students will have translated knowledge into new context (portfolio) </li></ul><ul><li>Students will have to interpret information found and compare and contrast it for use in portfolio </li></ul><ul><li> APPLICATION </li></ul><ul><li>Students will apply prior knowledge to new situation </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Pre-school Activity Handout Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Completed Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Themed preschool Lesson Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Completed Preschooler observation forms from preschool visits </li></ul><ul><li>Different tasks support different learning styles and levels </li></ul><ul><li>Rubric </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Internet research of preschools and preschool development enhances student’s learning by being active participants in the learning process. </li></ul><ul><li>Students use of web 2.0 tools such as and (beta) encourages effective student use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Students are involved in the decision making process as they can choose to do their project in Word or as a PowerPoint Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Technology used is appropriate for high school students </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Projector for PowerPoint Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Printer </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools - & (beta) </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>Reserve time in computer lab </li></ul><ul><li>Teach unit on lesson plan writing </li></ul><ul><li>Copy handouts – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preschool Activity Center Assignment Checklist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson Plan Outline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preschooler Observation For </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did Internet search on to determine ease of use (EASY!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posted Child Development Project resources to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange for use of projector on presentation day </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>Standard 1 – Students can provide a safe and nurturing environment for themselves and others. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students understand the stages of Child Development and apply this knowledge to activities designed to enrich the physical, social, mental, and emotional development of a young child. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is evident when students plan a daily program of balanced activity for preschoolers based on knowledge and understanding of patterns of child growth and development. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>Standard 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Students will know the basic principles of home and community safety. They can provide a safe and nurturing environment for themselves and others. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students demonstrate the principles of safe and healthy child care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is evident when students: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the normal ranges of differences among children the same age and respond appropriately to the different abilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriately interact with younger children entrusted to their care </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>1. Creativity and Innovation- Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products using technology. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products or processes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. create original works as a means of personal or group expression </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Communication & Collaboration- Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interact, collaborate and publish with peers, experts or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 21. <ul><li>3. Research and Information Fluency- Students apply tools to gather, evaluate and use information. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on appropriateness to specific tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project </li></ul></ul>
  20. 22. <ul><li>5. Digital Citizenship -Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A.advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B.demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C.exhibit leadership for digital citizenship. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>6. Technology Operations and Concepts - Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a. understand and use technology systems. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. select and use applications effectively and productively. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c. troubleshoot systems and applications. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies. </li></ul></ul>
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