Discovering Nature with Young Children: Trainer's: Part of the Young Scientist Series

Discovering Nature with Young Children: Trainer's: Part of the Young Scientist Series

by Ingrid Chalufour, Karen Worth

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605543239
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publication date: 10/01/2003
Series: Young Scientist Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Ingrid Chalufour has designed and conducted training programs for staff in child care, Head Start, public schools, and social service agencies for more than 35 years. Karen Worth is a graduate-level instructor in the early childhood education department at Wheelock College.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
The Young Scientist2
Overview of the Trainer's Guide2
Planning an Effective Professional Development Program3
Getting Started6
Basic Workshops9
1.Introduction to Discovering Nature with Young Children10
2.Getting Ready23
3.Overview of Open Exploration31
4.Focused Exploration of Animals41
5.Overview of Focused Exploration49
6.Focused Exploration of Plants59
Advanced Workshops81
7.Creating a Culture of Inquiry About Nature84
8.Deepening Children's Science Understandings90
9.Using Books to Extend Science Learning103
10.Assessing Children's Science Learning109
11.Encouraging Representation114
12.Using Children's Representations as Teaching Tools124
13.Facilitating Science Talks133
14.Making and Using Documentation Panels144
Guided Discussions177
Promoting Teacher Growth through Mentoring185
Resources191
Key Instructional Strategies191
Video Vignette Log194
Sample Guided Discussion Plans197
Guided Discussion Planning Form200
Assessing Teacher Growth202
Evaluating Science Teaching205
Science Teacher Observation Synthesis209
Science Teacher Development Plan210
References211
Index213

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