E01 Careers in Early Childhood Education
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otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct
English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your
response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the “Assignment
Format” page located on the Course Home page for specific format
Using the major objectives identified in one of the four
curricula discussed in Lesson 5 (HighScope, Creative Curriculum, Core
Knowledge, or Tools of the Mind), create a short learning opportunity for a
5-year-old child in the kindergarten class that you teach.
- Begin by identifying three
objectives that you might use for instruction.
- Once you have determined
your objectives, determine what adaptations to the curriculum and to the
environment you might make in order to reach these objectives.
- Next, write a plan of what
special learning opportunities will prompt the child to explore and discover
new ideas and that support reaching the three objectives chosen.
As a teacher, think about how technology could be used to
help children in a preschool class understand the following three concepts:
Understanding Change, Cause-and-Effect Relationships, and the Idea of a System
(that a whole is composed of related parts that affect each other).
- Choose one of the three
concepts, and develop a sequence of three lessons that focus on the
concept you have chosen.
- Describe each of the three
lessons. Make sure to incorporate the questions below by including your
answers to each when describing the three lessons.
- How will you
intentionally plan for student learning?
- What activities will
children engage in?
- What materials will be
- How will you know if your
students understand the key concepts?
Imagine that you are a teacher’s aide in a classroom of
2nd-grade children (7- to 8-year-olds). In each of the following situations,
describe the following.
- What emotions the children
involved might be experiencing
- How you would use the
strategies presented in the textbook to help the children become more
aware of their own feelings and the feelings of others
- How you would help them
cope effectively with the situation
- Manual and Damien are
playing in the sandbox. Manuel wants Damien’s shovel, so he takes it.
Damien begins to cry, but Manuel continues to play, unaffected. Damien
comes running to you, saying, “He took my shovel!”
- Latoya has been standing
watching the others climbing the rock wall. It seems as if she’d like to
join in, yet makes no move to do so.
- Tommy has a dilemma. He
was just invited to a movie with Chuck, but his best friend, Mohammad, has
not been asked to come and asks him to spend the night on the same date.
Ethics is one of the most fundamental qualities of a
competent early childhood educator.
Individuals have their own personal views about what they think is right
or wrong and how they should behave. Examine the National Association for the
Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct (httpss://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/PSETH05.pdf)
and create a concept web identifying the core values, ideals, and principles of
an educator, in your own words. Include your personal views. (Refer to page 325
in your textbook for an example of a concept web.)
Please refer to the
rubric on the following page for the grading criteria for this assignment.