DAP & Teacher Decision Making (On Demand)
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Early childhood educators are called on to make complex decisions every day for each child in their care. In this course, discover how the core considerations of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) apply to all aspects of educators’ decision-making in their work to foster each child’s optimal development and learning.
Hear from DAP thought leaders, Sue Bredekamp and Barbara Willer, as they reflect on the importance of the core considerations to teacher decision making. Then, listen as Rahshita Lowe-Watson, an educator, details how the core considerations inform her decision making in the classroom every day.
To apply your knowledge and deepen your understanding of the three core considerations this learning module includes:
- An excerpt from Day to Day the Relationship Way, by Donna Wittmer and Alice Sterling Honig to focus on how to make intentional decisions in an infant-toddler setting.
- An excerpt from Transforming Teaching, by Marie Masterson which highlights DAP in a preschool setting.
- A discussion with Rahshita Lowe-Waston as she shares how she maintains developmentally appropriate practice in a public-school Kindergarten classroom.
- Review the history of developmentally appropriate practice.
- Understand the three core considerations.
- Learn how to apply this decision-making process to your teaching as you implement developmentally appropriate practice.