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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Quick and Easy Notes: Practical Strategies for Busy Teachers

With so many required assessments, it’s understandable why the word itself may bring up negative feelings for teachers. But understanding the different types of assessment and how you can use them to support your reflection and planning is important.

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Authored by: Celeste C. Bates, Stephanie Madison Schenck, Hayley J. Hoover
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Assessing Opportunities to Support Each Child: 12 Practices for Quality Inclusion

Over the past two decades, research on early childhood inclusion has enabled a greater understanding of how we can best support the learning needs of young children with identified disabilities in early childhood classrooms.

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Authored by: Camille Catlett, Elena P. Soukakou
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Anecdotal Records: Practical Strategies for Taking Meaningful Notes

High-stakes, summative assessments are used to gauge student learning against a standard or a benchmark (Afflerbach 2016; Ferguson 2017) and are sometimes used to make significant educational decisions about children.

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Authored by: Celeste C. Bates, Stephanie Madison Schenck, Hayley J. Hoover
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Mini-Course: Classroom-Based Assessment (On Demand)

Classroom-Based Assessment is an online mini-course for teachers of preschool children. In this course, you will learn about evidence-based assessment, as well as observation and documentation within the classroom.
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January 1, 2018

Spotlight on Young Children: Observation and Assessment

Find inspiration to intentionally develop and implement meaningful, developmentally appropriate observation and assessment practices to build responsive, joyful classrooms.

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Authored by: Holly Bohart, Rossella Procopio
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Spotlight on Infants and Toddlers
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January 1, 2011

Spotlight on Infants and Toddlers

Practical ways to support infants and toddlers

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Authored by: Derry Koralek, Linda Groves Gillespie
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2017

Deepening Families’ Understanding of Children’s Learning in Centers

If families understand all that occurs in center activities and play, they will be able to support their children’s learning during play activities at home—to be learning partners with their children.

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Authored by: Faye Dismuke, Nichole Parks, Judy Jablon
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