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Teaching Parents to Do Projects at Home: A Tool Kit for Parent Educators / Edition 1

Teaching Parents to Do Projects at Home: A Tool Kit for Parent Educators / Edition 1

by Judy Helm


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900807745501
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 04/16/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part IIntroduction to Family Projects and the Tool Kit
The Project Approach for Parents3
Using the Units of Study5
Parent Workshop Organization7
Getting Started7
Ideas for Involving Families with Limited Income8
Sample Workshop Agendas10
Unit 110
Unit 212
Unit 313
Unit 414
Recruitment Flyer15
Evaluation Form17
Part IIUnits of Study: Talks, Activities, and PowerPoint Presentations
Overview of Units20
Unit 1Getting Ready for Project Work21
Talk: Why Do Projects with Your Children?21
PowerPoint Presentation: Flowchart of Family Projects23
Activity: Reading Project Summaries26
PowerPoint Presentation: Setting the Stage for Learning35
PowerPoint Presentation: Featured Project-Maude the Dog Project37
Unit 2Selecting a Topic and Beginning Investigation41
Talk: What Makes a Good Project Topic?41
Activity: Choosing the Best Topic43
Activity: Reporting on Children's Interests48
Activity: Using a Web to Find Out What Children Know49
PowerPoint Presentation: Featured Project-The Race Car Project50
PowerPoint Presentation: Introduction to Investigation and Representation53
Unit 3Investigation and Representation56
Activity: What Phase Are You In?56
Activity: Sketching Keys60
Activity: Representation Experience for Parents61
Talk: Stages of Representation62
Talk: Principles of Coaching68
Activity: Effective Coaching During Project Work71
PowerPoint Presentation: Featured Project-The Mexican Bakery Project75
PowerPoint Presentation: Featured Project-The Bus Project78
Unit 4Sharing and Celebrating Projects82
PowerPoint Presentation: Celebrating the Learning82
Activity: Documenting Children's Learning During Project Work84
PowerPoint Presentation: Featured Project-The Horse Project87
Activity: Reflecting on Project Work90
Activity: Sharing of Project Documentation93
About the Authors95

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