Teaching Resources

This month’s selection from the EarlyEdU Alliance® multimedia resources is a spotlight on Play. These resources are available to use in your teaching or professional development activities. Access to the complete library is available to EarlyEdU members only. Please consider joining the EarlyEdU Alliance.

The Teacher’s Role in Play (Download)

The Teacher’s Role in Play (Download)

The Teacher’s Role in Play

Deborah Leong, PhD, discusses the key role of educators in helping young children become mature players. In this 4-minute video, Dr. Long shares ways educators can set up environments that are conducive to play and help children build the background knowledge about the world around them.

Teaching Play (Download)

Teaching Play(Download)

Teaching Play

In play, young children develop communication and social skills and learn to engage in the environment in meaningful ways. In this 4-minute video, Erin Barton, PhD emphasizes the importance for educators to teach complex play skills to children, especially children with disabilities.

These video excerpts are available for a short time on this website.
For permanent access or the ability to view more of our resources, please consider joining the EarlyEdU Alliance®.

EarlyEdU Alliance® Highlights Webinar Series

Month Date Link
November 11/7/2019 Register now: Transition to Kindergarten: Implementing Effective Transition Practices from Head Start to the Kindergarten Classroom
October 10/3/2019 Practice-Based Coaching, overview and highlights of this new online course
September 9/5/2019 Using Peer Learning Groups and Providing Effective Feedback
August NA No Webinar
July 7/11/2019 The New EarlyEdU Alliance Media Library
Discover Resources to Support Quality Teaching Practices. Join our library designers for an introduction to the new media library. The resources are vast, but the search is simple. Explore library features that will allow you to find free, relevant materials for your courses, presentations, and professional development.
June 6/6/2019 Custom Coaching Companion: A Customized Video Uploading and Annotation Tool to Increase and Enhance Coaching
May 5/2/2019 Higher Education Teaching Practices: Using video to support learning, connection, and community online
April 4/4/2019 Family Engagement
March 3/7/2019 Discover Circle Time Magazine Season 2: Positive March 3/7/2019 Behavior Support (PBS)
February 2/7/2019 Preschool Development Grant: Resources to Support Early Childhood Systems Work

These and additional resources are available on the ECLKC.
For future reference, bookmark these in your browser.

Nature-Based Learning and Development for Teachers

Playing in nature is fun and meaningful for children. This 6-minute video shows how educators can use the natural world as a learning tool to enhance children’s development.

These learning modules are highlights of higher education courses from the EarlyEdU Alliance®. Trainers and instructors can use these four modules for professional development or higher education classes. The modules range from one-and-half to three hours long.

Module One

Emotional Literacy

Module Two

Building Skills in Two Languages

Module Three

Using Interactive Media in Early Learning

Module Four

Mindulness: A Resilience Practice

Module Five

Family Engagement

Faculty Finds

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