ece205 | undergraduate

Developmentally-effective Learning Environments

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This course examines developmentally-effective strategies used to create a positive and active early childhood learning environment for young children, birth through age 8. Topics include classroom management techniques, motivational strategies for young children, family/school relationships, instructional planning and assessment, and arranging an effective learning space. Participants develop a classroom management plan for an early childhood setting.

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Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Classroom Management Techniques in the Early Childhood Setting

    • Create a classroom management plan for an early childhood setting.
    • Identify appropriate behavior and safety standards for young children.
    • Analyze the relationship between expectations and behaviors for young children.
    • Develop classroom rules that support a safe and effective learning environment that fosters mutual respect for all.
    • Analyze the influence that relationship of family, culture, and society have on early childhood classroom management.
    • Develop strategies for managing off-task behaviors.
    • Demonstrate communication skills that support children in solving problems and making good or appropriate choices.

    Enhancing Student Motivation to Learn in Early Childhood

    • Develop learning activities to engage and motivate children.
    • Identify types of motivation, including intrinsic and extrinsic, that support student engagement while learning.
    • Discuss ways to incorporate student interests in daily activities.
    • Identify appropriate types of play in the classroom.
    • Develop centers that meet learning standards for young children.

    Communicating with Family Members in the Early Childhood Setting

    • Analyze and discuss approaches to family engagement and involvement in student learning.
    • Describe strategies for engaging parents in setting developmentally-appropriate rules and consequences at home.
    • Identify effective communication strategies to use with families.
    • Plan an activity to support a home–school connection.
    • Identify and discuss the benefits of family involvement.

    Incorporating Effective Instructional Planning and Assessment in Early Childhood

    • Demonstrate an appreciation for diversity to include adaptations and modifications of instructional planning to meet the individual needs of young children.
    • Describe the appropriate use of adaptive or assistive technology to support young children’s full access to the school community (such as materials, media, or technology).
    • Discuss different forms of formal and informal assessment in the classroom.
    • Identify the effective uses of observation as a form of assessment.
    • Create learning activities that employ technology.

    Arranging an Effective Learning Environment in the Early Childhood Setting

    • Design an effective and safe classroom environment that makes the best use of space.
    • Design a safe and effective outdoor play environment.
    • Design learning centers that focus on using different modalities.
    • Examine early childhood setting designs that minimize negative behaviors.
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