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Learning for Young Children

Learning for Young Children


Our brains are wired to perceive patterns and structure in the world around us. Young children especially need structure to feel secure and be ready to learn. Yet our brains also are continually seeking something new! Too much of the same things causes our brains to get bored - and too many new things can cause confusion or chaos! Discover how to give young children the structure that they need to set up a strong foundation for learning, and how to add new activities and ideas in ways that nurture their hunger for learning.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2011 / (Grades 7-Adult) / 20 minutes

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Working with English Language Learners in the Preschool Setting details English language learners development, working with families of english language learners and integrating content learning with English language learners.

DVD (With CD-ROM) / 2011 / Approx. 60 minutes

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Set up your classroom environment and create intentional learning opportunities for children. This DVD includes video clips showing preschool children engaged in early learning and problem solving, teacher interviews, classroom planning sessions, directions for making learning materials, and PowerPoint presentations for instructors.

Chapter One: Art as an Open-ended Process.
Chapter Two: Universal Design and Art Education
Chapter Three: Art and the Integrated Curriculum

DVD / 2009 / 84 minutes

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Italian physician Maria Montessori developed the Montessori method in the early 1900s while observing that children learn best when engaged in purposeful activity. Dr. Montessori inspired a movement that enabled children to teach themselves through sensory-rich, hands-on materials, nurture and love. Montessori's philosophy and practices have since been spread and influenced the educational landscape. Discover the ways in which Montessori classrooms differ from the traditional school setting in this enlightening documentary. Observe different levels of Montessori, including infants, toddlers, early childhood, and elementary, and how each utilizes the Montessori method. Find out:
  • Characteristics of a Montessori classroom
  • How children teach themselves
  • What is most appealing about Montessori?
  • What are sensitive periods?
  • The role of the teacher in Montessori
  • How conflict is handled

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2009 / (Grades 6-Adult) / 17 minutes

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    Interacting with meaningful print builds a foundation for future literacy skills. Watch as teachers use interactive reading, writing centers, interactive reading charts, and environmental print as they incorporate language arts throughout the classroom. You will not only see these activities implemented in the classroom, but also how teachers plan and connect activities to language arts standards.

    Chapter One: Quality Literature is the Foundation for Interactive Reading
    Chapter Two: Knowledge of Print Awareness & Emergent Writing Guides Planning
    Chapter Three: Planning for Intentional Teaching Opportunities Throughout the Classroom

    DVD / 2008 / 90 minutes

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    How do children develop mathematical concepts, and how can you as a teacher use this knowledge to guide your planning? Can reflection help you modify your classroom environment and instructional strategies? Can you intentionally integrate mathematics throughout the early childhood classroom?

    Chapter One: Knowledge of Mathematical Development Guides Planning
    Chapter Two: Teacher Reflection Informs Planning
    Chapter Three: Planning for Intentional Teaching Opportunities

    DVD / 2008 / 67 minutes

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    Young children need hands-on experiences to construct concepts about physical science. Teachers in this video provide a variety of physical science activities that meet science standards and extend those activities to promote higher level thinking. Children's levels of scientific thinking and the scientific process as it relates to developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum are highlighted. You will also see how science can be integrated throughout the classroom.

    Chapter One: Children's Development of Scientific Knowledge Guides Planning
    Chapter Two: Teacher Reflection Informs Planning
    Chpater Three: Integrating Science Throughout the Classroom

    DVD / 2008 / 83 minutes

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    Creating an environment that supports social studies concepts can be challenging. This DVD focuses on setting up an early childhood classroom for a community of learners, as well as incorporating history standards for preschoolers in developmentally appropriate ways.

    Chapter One: Creating an Environment that Supports Social Studies Content
    Chapter Two: Fostering a Classroom Community
    Chapter Three: Building a Foundation for History

    DVD / 2008 / 84 minutes

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    To prevent children from being left behind, educators must create goals that are integrated into the skills -building process, not just based on rewarding success.This program illustrates the impact of both approaches on young learners, monitoring their levels of motivation and confidence. Showing how learning -oriented students take on projects based on a desire to expand their abilities - while performance -oriented kids shy away from anything truly challenging - the program demonstrates the importance of autonomy, or letting a child explore his or her own choices. One experiment highlights the negative effects of intrusive parental pressure.

    Note: Only available in the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia and Japan

  • Highly recommended by Educational Media Reviews Online.

    DVD / 2006 / 42 minutes

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    When a child is promised some kind of prize - such as candy, a toy, or money - for completing a task successfully, his or her drive to succeed often surges. But what effect does such carrot -dangling have on long -term motivation and progress? This program explores the relationship between rewards and human development, contrasting performance goals with learning goals. Simple observational experiments with babies, toddlers, and elementary - and middle -school students demonstrate that immediate gratification often leads to lower motivation and skill development - while focusing on the learning process and its more subtle rewards creates better academic results.

    Note: Only available in the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia and Japan

  • Highly recommended by Educational Media Reviews Online.

    DVD / 2006 / 46 minutes

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    Who better for students to learn from about Early Childhood careers than professionals who are enjoying successful careers? Interviews with a variety of high-energy, engaging professionals who work with children will illustrate the range of choices for students today. Students will hear from a variety of professionals including a:
  • Kindergarten Teacher;
  • Head Start Associate Director of Operations;
  • Public Health Nurse;
  • In-Home Childcare Provider;
  • Elementary School Principal;
  • Montessori School Director; and
  • Pediatrician.

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2004 / (Grades 9-12) / 17 minutes

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    With Elena Bodrova, Ph.D. and Deborah Leong, Ph.D.

    We have always wanted all children to read and write fluently. But with our growing dependence on computer based communication and the return of public interest in early schooling, much attention is being paid to the attainment of literacy. Fortunately, some of this interest has resulted in careful research into what skills, understandings and attitudes are necessary prerequisites for success in the primary grades.

    Filmed in several multicultural preschool and kindergarten classrooms, this film reviews the underlying cognitive, social and physical requirements for all formal education and then presents the literacy specific understandings and skills that are being widely cited, but not always adequately described. Along with instructive visuals from these classrooms, serious scholarship and clever graphics are combined to introduce students to current concepts and the specialized vocabulary pertaining to the development of literacy. Rejecting the "either/or" approach of the reading wars, this video presents an integrated vision of how the precursors of literacy grow from appropriate experiences provided by thoughtful adults to the children in their care.

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2000 / 30 minutes

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    Presented by Margaret Mooney

    With renewed emphasis on reading, many primary teachers still struggle with teaching reading. Margaret Mooney brings her expertise from New Zealand and the United States. To ensure that all students acquire literacy, teachers must develop greater competency by
  • Learning new skills for teaching beginning readers.
  • Discovering the value of an integrated reading and writing approach.
  • Exploring methods where phonics are well infused into the reading curriculum.
  • Seeing outstanding classrooms and highly skilled teachers in both New Zealand and North America.
  • Understanding the teaching of reading is to weave together an observation, assessment, planning, demonstrations, and guidance.
  • Making informed decisions for students to be able to recreate meaning.

    3 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD) / 1998 / 136 minutes

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    Using animation and jargon-free narration, this charming film summarizes what is currently known about learning from brain research, cognitive development research and contemporary educational practice. Designed to be used as an introduction to discussion of school and teaching practices, this film also serves as an introduction to the study of learning in introductory education and psychology classes.

    Animation depicts the firing of synapses, the growth of dendrites and the concept of the brain plasticity, making the point that learning is as basic a human activity as breathing or eating. Factors that lead to school success are presented in a model that reflects the work of Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky without mentioning them by name. This video can thus serve as a starting point for a range of audiences interested in educational matters but leery of jargon-filled expositions

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 1997 / 23 minutes

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    The First Steps video training series teaches simple techniques that nurture children's language development. From wonderfully entertaining scenes of infants and toddlers engaging with their families and caregivers, viewers learn how to strengthen young children's communication skills gently and intentionally and to make the most of the critical early learning window.

    Each DVD presents a complete 15- to 20-minute instructional video followed by interactive practice exercises that reinforce learning. Ideal for training home visitors, early intervention specialists, and parent trainers who work with children ages birth¡V3.

    Volume 1:
  • Beginning Language Connections reveals how adults' responsive interactions are a critical link in children's language learning processes.
  • Reading the Child's Message focuses on babies' and toddlers' nonverbal communication, with special attention to stress and special needs.

    Volume 2:
  • Talking With Young Children teaches how to use "Information Talk" to provide language for what a child is seeing, doing, thinking, or feeling.
  • Building Conversations models techniques for drawing children into the turn-taking rhythm of conversations, even when they are nonverbal.

    2 DVDs (With CD-ROM, Viewer's and Facilitator's Guides) / 120 minutes

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    A child at play is having fun¡Xand learning core cognitive, language, social¡Vemotional, and motor skills at the same time. The Play Power video training DVD shows adults how to encourage and support children's play for meaningful learning. Intended for adults who work with children ages 1?¡V6 years.

    1, Child's Play, shows how children at play continually experiment, discover, and stretch to learn more.

    2, Time Together, teaches how to join play, keep children involved, and encourage the natural process of learning that's part of every play experience.

    DVD (With CD-ROM, Viewer's and Facilitator's Guides) / 43 minutes

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