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ERIC Number: ED458981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 132
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87659-270-1
Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum. A Self-Directed Teacher's Guide.
Miller, Linda G.; Albrecht, Kay
This teacher's guide accompanies "Innovations," a comprehensive, interactive curriculum for infants from birth to 18 months. The "Innovations" program is based on the view that curricula for young children should involve thinking and planning for everything that can contribute to child development as well as the teacher's relationship with the child and family. The 38 learning modules are designed to be used by an individual teacher with the support of a mentor or supervisor and provide over 40 hours of professional development. The learning modules are: (1) "Welcome and Purpose of Training"; (2) "Get Acquainted with 'Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum'"; (3) "Personal Goals for Training in Teacher's Guide"; (4) "Developmental Tasks"; (5) "Innovations in Observation/Assessment"; (6) "Innovations in Child Development"; (7) "Innovations in Interactive Experiences"; (8) "Innovations in Teaching"; (9) "Innovations in Parent Partnerships"; (10) "Innovations in Environments"; (11) "Activities and Experiences"; (12) "Webbing"; (13) "Planning Pages"; (14) "Possibilities"; (15) "Dramatic Possibilities"; (16) "Sensory and Art Possibilities"; (17) "Curiosity Possibilities"; (18) "Literacy Possibilities"; (19) "Music Possibilities"; (20) "Movement Possibilities"; (21) "Outdoor Possibilities"; (22) "Project Possibilities"; (23) "Parent Participation Possibilities"; (24) "Concepts Learned"; (25) "Resources"; (26) "Prop Boxes"; (27) "Picture File/Vocabulary"; (28) "Books"; (29) "Rhymes/Fingerplays"; (30) "Music/Songs"; (31) "Toys and Materials (Gathered and Bought); (32) "Using Anecdotal Observations"; (33) "Putting It All Together To Plan for Teaching"; (34) "How To Use Forms To Document Children's Learning, Events, and Interactions"; (35) "Conferencing with Parents"; (36) "How To Use Parent Postcards To Support Families"; (37) "How To Continue Professional Development"; and (38) "Completion of Training." The guide's appendix includes a self-evaluation checklist, the child observation/assessment form, and additional forms. (KB)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For "Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum," see ED 448 931. For related Innovations documents, see PS 029 942-943, and PS 029 945.