ece205 | undergraduate
Developmentally-effective Learning Environments
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Arranging an Effective Learning Environment in the Early Childhood Setting
- 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.
- Design an effective and safe classroom environment that makes the best use of space.
Incorporating Effective Instructional Planning and Assessment in Early Childhood
- Identify the effective uses of observation as a form of assessment.
- Create learning activities that employ technology.
- 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.
Classroom Management Techniques in the 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.
- Create a classroom management plan for an early childhood setting.
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.
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