Observation Course | Syllabus

Observation of Preschool Children Syllabus (Please note that the Observation course does not count toward the 24 ECE/CD units of core courses, but may count toward the Child Development Teacher Permit.)

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10

 

Online Orientation

Objectives

Required Reading

Learning Games

Discussion

Share a little about the kind of work you do, the advantage of taking this course online, challenges you might have in completing this course, and what you hope to gain from this online experience. Respond to at least one of your classmates.

go to Top



Overview of Portfolio Assessment

Objectives

Required Reading

Learning Game

Fact or Fiction Game

Journal Assignment--reflection on learning

Discussion

Post thoughts/experiences on how portfolios might be useful in your program.



Objective Observations

Objectives

Required Reading

Learning Game

Discussion



Anecdotal Records

Objectives

Required Reading

Learning Game

Journal Assignment--Reflection on Learning

Discussion

The café assignment for this module is to view three video clips and post anecdotal records for each child using the guidelines suggested in the chapter.



Work Samples, Photos and More

Objectives

Required Reading

Learning Game

Photos and Work Samples Game

Discussion

For each learning, identify a form of documentation other than objective narrative that can help form a more complete picture of that child's development. Post suggestions in the Café.

 



Checklists and Other Quantitative Tools

Objectives

Required Reading

Learning Games

Journal Assignment--Reflection on Learning

Discussion

Are you already using some of these tools in your program? Are you thinking now of including additional quantitative tools? Please post experiences, suggestions, and plans in the Café.

Go To Top



Organizing an Observation System

Objectives

Required Reading

Learning Games

Which one is wrong?

Discussion

Post a description of an effective system, including recording tools, storage systems and a plan for organizing time to be able to collect and organize the information.

Go to Top



Involving Families and Children

Objectives

Required Reading

Learning Games

True or Not True Game

Journal Assignment--Reflection on Learning

Discussion

Do you already use families and children as resources for evaluating children’s growth and development? Have these readings given you new ideas? Please visit the Café to share your own experiences, challenges and thoughts with peers.

Go To Top



Implications of Findings for Individual Children

Objectives

Required Reading

Learning Games

Written Assignment


Go To Top

Implications of Findings for the Group

Objectives

Required Reading

Learning Games

Written Assignment

Using a summary report for a group, please:

Go To Top