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Hello, I am currently a Pre-K Co Teacher in an Elementary school as I complete my Master's program. My Undergrad is in Childhood Ed Grades 1-6.
My Topic and Purpose
This mini course is about Pre-K learning centers and how students can be hands on while learning. In this course you will learn about how to first transition students into centers. This is crucial as students as young as 3 are first experiencing
Scope of Learning Outcomes and Content
This is the outline of my mini course.
Module 1- Introduction to Safety in a Pre-K classroom
Module 2- Transitioning students into centers with safety and fun.
- Turn taking
- the benefits of being nice
Module 3- Benefits of Hands-On learning in Pre-K centers
Module 4 - Learning outside of centers
Module 5 - Dedicated carpet time
(MOD 4) Add text here to analyze what types of knowledge/skills/attitude your mini-course means to develop. (This description will set a general direction and scope for your project. More detailed learning objectives and unit topics till be defined after you have done needs assessment and analysis of the learner.)
- Group work/activity in each module
- Short 2-3 quiz in each module for check for understanding
- Pre-K simulations
(MOD 5) Report findings from your needs analysis to clarify the gap of knowledge/skills that exists related to your mini-course topic. See the chapter of Shambaugh & Magliaro (1997) Needs Assessment provided in Mod 5. You may use a literature review or/and survey to inform your analysis of the current reality, the "ideal," and the gap in between.
You may use the following subheadings to organize your report in this section (feel free to adjust as you need).
- The educational problem or opportunity
- The learners/participants involved (be brief here; more detailed analysis to be added in the following section)
- Analysis of gaps in term of know vs. need to know (reality vs. ideal)
- Existing efforts to address this gap
- Intent statement: how will this mini-course help your participants address their needs?
Analysis of the Learner and Context
Learner is taking this course in high school during child development. There is a Pre-K program at this high school and students must know how the children entering this pre-k program will play in the centers. High school students in grades 10-11 will be the participants. No knowledge on early childhood or centers. Some knowledge on children. Most of these students will be pursuing nursing or teaching in the future. The setting will be the early childhood (child development) classroom in the Fall semester. They will spend 2-3 months on this course and depends on pacing. Resources: Pacing guide for instructor that will be provided to the learners in a different format. (MOD 5) Write here your more detailed analysis of your learner and the context in which they will learn using this mini-course. Who are the participants (learners)? Prior personal/cultural experiences, knowledge and skills, or interests they have? In what settings will they use this mini-course to learn? How much time will they spend? What resources will they need?
(MOD 6) Define course-level target objective (not the learning units yet). The objectives need to describe what the learner will be able to perform/do as the result of learning with this course. Consider the important learning gains and consider how the participants may demonstrate it or use it to do something authentic. Communicate the objectives using clear, performance-based terms, such as:
After completing this mini-course, learners will be able to: Understand child development skills needed in Pre-K classroom given instruction on Pre-k centers which includes, fun play and safety with video examples and demonstrations on playing safe while learning and having fun.
(MOD 7-8) For each course-level target objective, consider 1) what the participants need to know in order to achieve this objective (e.g. the prerequisites that enable or support the objective); 2) what specific learning content and activities may address the prerequisites and target objectives. Then consider how the learning contents and activities will be organized into a process of learning through several learning units (e.g. 3-5). See example Task Analysis).
(MOD 7-8) Upload a visual map to show the sequence of learning units, each with its own objectives and activities. The units should work coherently to support the achievement of the ultimate objectives of the whole mini-course. Use this map to guide the creation of the actual learning units while adapting it when needed. The key idea is to fine-tune the objective-content/process-assessment alignment.
This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.
Unit 1: Intro to Safety and how it is incorporated in the classroom (add title and link)
Unit 2: Transitioning students into centers with safety and fun. (add title and link)
Unit 3: Benefits of Hands-On learning in Pre-K centers xxx (add title and link)