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Authentic Assessment, Observation I: The Eyes Have It
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produced by Ula Woronko, in Authentic Assessment (Chicago, IL: Learning Seed, 2004), 25 mins
This module explores a variety of authentic assessment techniques used in preschool settings to document the growth of young children in their classrooms. Teachers discuss the system they have set-up with their team members to observe children in their classroom. They also address the importance of respect by obse...
produced by Ula Woronko, in Authentic Assessment (Chicago, IL: Learning Seed, 2004), 25 mins
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Authentic Assessment, Parents: Our Most Important Resource
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produced by Ula Woronko, in Authentic Assessment (Chicago, IL: Learning Seed, 2004), 27 mins
The module begins with an education coordinator sharing information regarding assessment at a Parent Meeting. The process of developing the portfolio, the formal checklist and the parent report form is explained. In the second part of the video, a pre-school child is observed by a teacher in the classroom. The tea...
produced by Ula Woronko, in Authentic Assessment (Chicago, IL: Learning Seed, 2004), 27 mins
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Authentic Assessment, Setting the Stage
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produced by Ula Woronko, in Authentic Assessment (Chicago, IL: Learning Seed, 2004), 24 mins
The first module in the series presents today's most updated thinking on the assessment of young children. The validity of Authentic Assessment techniques to chart children's growth and development versus the use of standardized testing will be discussed. This module sets the stage for understanding how children a...
produced by Ula Woronko, in Authentic Assessment (Chicago, IL: Learning Seed, 2004), 24 mins
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Authentic Assessment, Training and Support Is the Key
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produced by Ula Woronko, in Authentic Assessment (Chicago, IL: Learning Seed, 2004), 25 mins
Education Coordinators and Directors discuss the importance of initial and on-going training for their staff and themselves. They describe how they were instructed in the curriculum assessment model which they use. They also describe how they share this information with their staff and provide support and training...
produced by Ula Woronko, in Authentic Assessment (Chicago, IL: Learning Seed, 2004), 25 mins
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Emergent Literacy, Activities in a Print Rich Environment
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directed by Larry Walcoff; produced by Larry Walcoff, in Emergent Literacy (Chicago, IL: Magna Systems, 2001), 30 mins
Activities In A Print Rich Environment This module shows teachers reading picture books to children in groups and individually. Children are seen demonstrating their understanding of stories through dramatization and puppet plays. The video continues with a look at children engaged in a variety of activities whic...
directed by Larry Walcoff; produced by Larry Walcoff, in Emergent Literacy (Chicago, IL: Magna Systems, 2001), 30 mins
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Emergent Literacy, Origins and Skills
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directed by Larry Walcoff; produced by Larry Walcoff, in Emergent Literacy (Chicago, IL: Magna Systems, 2001), 30 mins
Origins And Skills In this module, the term Emergent Literacy is defined and illustrated with examples of children exploring reading and writing, moving along a continuum from less to more skillful use of language, print and handling books. Teachers discuss their understanding of the meaning of emergent literacy...
directed by Larry Walcoff; produced by Larry Walcoff, in Emergent Literacy (Chicago, IL: Magna Systems, 2001), 30 mins
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Emergent Literacy, Teacher Strategies and Assessment
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directed by Larry Walcoff; produced by Larry Walcoff, in Emergent Literacy (Chicago, IL: Magna Systems, 2001), 30 mins

Teacher Strategies And Assessment

This module begins with the presentation of children's books preferred by the teachers and children. The criteria for selection of books is discussed. Functional uses of literacy are seen in the picture and word charts which acquaint children with daily schedules, daily chores, cl...

directed by Larry Walcoff; produced by Larry Walcoff, in Emergent Literacy (Chicago, IL: Magna Systems, 2001), 30 mins
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Emergent Literacy, The Role of Parents and Teachers
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directed by Larry Walcoff; produced by Larry Walcoff, in Emergent Literacy (Chicago, IL: Magna Systems, 2001), 30 mins
The Role Of Parents And Teachers In this module, we see parents and children interacting in a variety of undertakings which encourage the development of literacy through a variety of examples. The module then shifts to the classroom where teachers demonstrate the specific strategies they use that are designed to...
directed by Larry Walcoff; produced by Larry Walcoff, in Emergent Literacy (Chicago, IL: Magna Systems, 2001), 30 mins
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Guidance and Discipline Series, Curriculum
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produced by Magna Systems, in Guidance and Discipline Series (Chicago, IL: Learning Seed, 1994), 36 mins
Teachers accept children of all backgrounds into their classrooms, and they’re delighted to do so. However, sometimes it might seem as if there just isn't any way to give all these kids what they need to excel. But don't despair! In fact, it is possible to design a curriculum which can at once address the needs...
produced by Magna Systems, in Guidance and Discipline Series (Chicago, IL: Learning Seed, 1994), 36 mins
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Guidance and Discipline Series, Learning Environment
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produced by Magna Systems, in Guidance and Discipline Series (Chicago, IL: Learning Seed, 1994), 37 mins
The most fundamental way to avoid discipline issues is by carefully creating a structured environment which eliminates common flashpoints. Viewers learn how by designing (and sticking to!) a schedule, they can reduce the potential for conflicts and guide young children to develop their self-confidence and self-hel...
produced by Magna Systems, in Guidance and Discipline Series (Chicago, IL: Learning Seed, 1994), 37 mins
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