Winthrop EDCI 336 - Curricular Decisions (19 pages)

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Winthrop University
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Edci 336 - Young Children: Insuring Success
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Curricular Decisions EDCI 336 November 1 2007 Things to consider Removing barriers Social learning Build on strengths Foster attainment of skills Motivating Materials Appeal to interests and experiences Appropriate physical characteristics Motivating Materials Understood cognitively and socially Appropriate for groups Well constructed durable safe Developmentally Appropriate Materials Real Flexible Representative or symbolic Open ended Diverse Materials for children with disabilities Enhanced sensory characteristics 2 3 Enhanced physical characteristics Materials for children with disabilities Enhancement by teachers Accessibility Learning Centers Making choices Developing social skills Integrating skills Learning Centers Allowing functional use of skills Natural repetition of skills Using motivating materials Types of Learning Centers Level of structure Level of open endedness Level of cognitive opportunities Types of Learning Centers Level of physical opportunities Level of social communication opportunities Planning for Learning Centers Assessment Balance skill development Learning Centers Importance of interactions Children Adults Materials Integrated Thematic Units Form of curriculum planning Multiple areas of development addressed simultaneously Topical Integrated Thematic Units Flexible way of addressing IFSP or IEP goals see Table 7 5 Integrated Thematic Units Selecting topics Broad Consider IEP IFSP objectives Interest Materials resources Staff s interests Previous methods Massed drill and practice Lack of generalization Rationale for Centers 1 Skills learned in multiple settings and times Opportunities to practice skill in real life settings 2 Related skills can be addressed simultaneously Rationale for Centers 3 Child s strengths can be built upon 4 Curriculum based on child s interests preferences



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