ECE: 4 Use Best Practices in Teaching and Learning
A. You plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities across domains B. You provide culturally responsive materials and activities C. You adapt activities to meet children’s individual needs D. You apply play-based curriculum E. You use developmentally appropriate care giving routines as curriculum F. You incorporate positive guidance techniques G. You plan developmentally appropriate environments
While taking the Art, Music and Language Arts course, I created many activities across many domains. The final assignment was a powerpoint. It included all of the activities I had prepared throughout the class. The theme was Halloween and includes activities in literacy, music and art. Having the opportunity to create these items and present them helped me to become confident in creating developmentally appropriate activities and teaching them.
While taking the Curriculum Planning course, I created a dramatic play prop box. This activity was very fun and has been used many times since this class. The powerpoint shows all of the items that I made and included in a veterinarian themed activity.
During my third Practicum while working in special education at an elementary school, one of my assignments was to create goals and objectives for the student. I created a goal that would use his daily routine as part of the curriculum. I feel this document provides my ability to use daily routines as a learning outcome for a student.
During my fourth Practicum I worked in a kindergarten classroom. One of my goals was to improve inappropriate behaviors amoung students. I documented a particular incident that occurred in my second journal. This excerpt from the journal shows my ability to show positive guidance in a difficult situation.
While taking the Curriculum Planning class, one of the assignments was to create an environment for both an infant and preschool classroom. I created a very detailed powerpoint showing the developmental domains by area. This also included a summary of my design. I feel this artifact shows my knowledge and ability to provide developmentally appropriate environments in different types of classrooms.