ERIC Number: ED481224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Little Prints, 2002.
Little Prints, v2 n1-2 2002
Providing the early childhood (EC) community with a timely, actionable information about the Illinois State Board of Education's early learning initiative, "Little Prints" is a newsletter highlighting best practices among EC programs, representing the interests of and issues of EC professionals engaged in the education and care of children from birth to age 8, and working with other EC publications to inform the broader EC community of the links that bind individual programs into an essential continuum of EC services. This document consists of the two issues of the newsletter for 2002. Issue 1 focuses on the use of technology in early childhood education, highlighting the progress made since the first large-scale project to use computers in education. This issue also summarizes findings from two decades of study at Western Illinois University on how best to employ technology as a learning tool in early education, describes NAEYC's technology forum, and features two case studies of technology use in special education settings. Also included is a list of resources available to EC teachers and caregivers in need of information on the use of technology with young children. The second issue focuses on assessment techniques as the next step in the state's Early Learning Standards, highlighting specifically the work sampling system of assessment. The issue describes Illinois' version of the Work sampling system, highlights three key components of the system, features one educator's experience using this assessment and developer Samuel Meisels' perspective on the method, and includes a case study of the system at work in an public school early childhood program. (HTH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Technology Uses in Education
The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning, 1855 Mt. Prospect Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018. Tel: 847-803-3565; Fax: 847-803-3556; Web site: http://www.thecenterweb.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois