ERIC Number: ED517298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Trainer's Guide to Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs [CD-ROM]
Joseph, Gail E.; Sandall, Susan R.; Schwartz, Ilene S.
Brookes Publishing Company
An essential teaching companion for instructors of pre-K educators, this convenient CD-ROM is a vivid blueprint for effective inclusive education using the popular "Building Blocks" approach. Following the structure of the bestselling textbook, this comprehensive guide helps teacher educators provide effective instruction on the three types of "Building Blocks" inclusion strategies (see box). Ideal for use with preservice or inservice early childhood educators, this CD-ROM gives trainers everything they need to enhance their teacher preparation sessions: (1) 8 engaging audio-visual presentations with optional audio narration; (2) a new module (not in the textbook) on planning successful inclusive classrooms; (3) video clips of teachers and children demonstrating successful curriculum modifications and adaptations; (4) a complete package of printable, photocopiable handouts and forms from the "Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs" textbook; (5) helpful presentation notes that can be used as a general guide or a more explicit script during professional development courses; (6) group activities that prepare pre-K teachers to solve challenges and promote learning in inclusive classrooms; (7) more strategies on inclusion and assessment that aren't in the textbook; and (8) explicit instructions on how to use the forms in the book. With this comprehensive trainer's guide, professional development leaders and college professors can be confident they're delivering effective instruction on the "Building Blocks" model--and preparing pre-K teachers to create high-quality inclusive classrooms.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Textbooks, Group Activities, Faculty Development, Teacher Educators, Computer Peripherals, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Special Needs Students, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Faculty, Teaching Guides
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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