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
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.
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.
EarlyEdU Alliance® Highlights Webinar Series
|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|
|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|
|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|
Past Highlights Webinar Series
|December||12/6/2018||Learning Languages: Resources to Support Language Development in Young Children|
|November||11/1/2018||Close up on Assessment: Competency based course work to support effective assessment in early care and education|
|October||10/4/2018||Family Engagement Course Overview|
|September||9/6/2018||Resilience and Wellness: Using EarlyEdU courses and modules to support the early care and education workforce|
|August||8/2/2018||EarlyEdU Multimedia Resource Library|
|May||5/3/2018||Culturally Responsive Teaching: Faculty Resources, Reflections, and Redesign|
|April||4/5/2018||Learning Lessons from Utah: Providing Coursework Through PD Systems in Partnership with IHEs|
|March||3/1/2018||Explore the Multimedia Guidebook for Transforming the Early Education Workforce|
|February||2/1/2018||Deep Dive: Child Observation and Assessment|
|November||11/2/2017||EarlyEdU Highlights: Coaching Companion for State Professional Development Systems|
|October||10/5/2017||Discover Coaching Companion|
|August||8/3/2017||Membership, Modules, and More|
|May||5/4/2017||It Takes a Village: A Team Approach to Supporting Online Students|
|April||4/6/2017||CEELOâ€™s Role in Supporting an Extraordinary Professional Workforce for Young Children|
|March||3/2/2017||Explore the Active in Interactive Learning|
|February||2/2/2017||Modules and More|
These and additional resources are available on the ECLKC.
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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.
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