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ERIC Number: EJ755706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Project-Based Learning and Early Learning Standards: Making the Connection
Jones, Robin
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n174 p8-11 Mar-Apr 2007
As Universal Pre-K efforts sweep the nation, so does the development of state standards that define the skills and the knowledge that young children should be developing. The goal of these standards is to ensure the school readiness of all students. While the goals mentioned in this article are taken from the New Jersey Department of Education's Standards of Quality, the concept of integrating skills into developmentally appropriate practices applies to any and all early learning standards. The author presents steps in the process of using a project-based approach to meet the standards. The first step in designing a project is to choose a topic to investigate. Next, is to create a topic web. After identifying subtopics and determining the value of the topic as a project, the teacher will begin to form ideas and activities for the project. Then, the teacher introduces the project to the children. Finally, teachers should assess not only if the children enjoyed the project, but also ensure that the goals and standards were met.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey