The following DAP snapshot and reflection touches on how one teacher built on preschool children’s funds of knowledge in the context of their neighborhood environments to enrich their science curriculum.
Laura Purvis Cynthia Parker Virginia Diez
Media literacy education is much more than coviewing or teaching children how to decode a few media texts, question advertising claims, or stay safe online. It’s about opening the world—and all its possibilities—to them.
Place-based education uses local cultures, heritage, landscapes, opportunities, and experiences to create a curriculum in which literacy, mathematics, social studies, science, and arts learning occur in the context of place.
Rich and sustained conversations in the classroom provide opportunities to learn about and practice using new vocabulary, to grapple with new ideas, and to contribute to longer-term knowledge and skills.
Research suggests that preschoolers’ early mathematics learning—including spatial-thinking skills—is related to later success in both reading and math. Here are some tips for supporting your preschooler’s spatial thinking!
Ashley Lewis Presser Jillian Orr Mollie Levin
Mathematics activities can contribute to later success in both math and reading, but activities focused on math and spatial learning can also be really fun and playful for young children—and for their teachers!
Ashley Lewis Presser Danae Kamdar Ximena Dominguez