April 4, 2020
Join Lorrie Baird for this 3-Part Series being offered all together on a Saturday!
Observation isn’t a new idea for us in our field. We all know that observation is an important part of our practice. Have you ever asked yourself… If children are interested in everything, how do I know what to observe? What are children really learning as they play? How do I know what to look for? If you have, you are not alone. This session will delve into observation as way of research, a way to see competencies of children, and a way to grow a practice of listening. We will also explore how our observations can be used as a way to grow our practice.
Observing, documenting and interpreting children’s learning is among the most critical skills an educator can develop. Documentation brings visibility to the teaching and learning process and deepens our understanding of each other. It can help educators build intentionality in their decisions, develop closer relationships with children and families, and support authentic assessment. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about various forms of documentation and protocols to consider when developing documentation.
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