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1 CurriculumAssessmentProfessional DevelopmentFamily Connection The Creative Curriculum ® System for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning

2 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 2 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Learning Objectives Explain why observation is a critical part of effective teaching. Discuss the qualities of useful observation notes and other documentation of childrens development and learning. Write objective observation notes. Identify the levels of childrens knowledge, skills, and behaviors with regard to particular objectives and dimensions. Use what you learn by observing to plan for each child and the group.

3 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 3 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Reflecting on Current Practices How do you develop weekly plans? How do you choose experiences for your group? How do you make sure that you meet each childs strengths and needs? How do you observe children? How do you assess children?

4 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 4 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Caring and Teaching Creating a classroom community Guiding childrens behavior Teaching intentionally and responsively Assessing childrens learning

5 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 5 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® The Four-Step Assessment Cycle Observe and Collect Facts Analyze and Respond Evaluate Summarize, Plan, and Communicate

6 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 6 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Observation is critical to planning and individualizing instruction. Individualizing Planning

7 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 7 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Collecting Facts: Observe and Document Observe children with curricular objectives in mind. Document only what you see and hear. Observe children at different times and in different places throughout the day. 1 Collect facts 3 Evaluate 4 Summarize, plan, and communicate 2 Analyze and respond

8 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 8 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® What we see depends mainly on what we look for. Sir John Lubbock

9 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 9 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Why do you observe children? Four reasons: 1.Im curious about children and want to understand them better. 2.I want to get to know each child and build a positive relationship with him or her. 3.I want to find out about each childs development and learning. 4.I want to teach more responsively.

10 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 10 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Writing Observation Notes Include: descriptions of gestures and other actions quotations descriptions of facial expressions descriptions of creations Avoid: labels (shy, creative) intentions (wants to) evaluations (good job) judgments (beautiful, sloppy) negatives (cant, wont)

11 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 11 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Evaluating Observation Notes Objective June 5 Luis put plastic tortillas on a plate and said, Now theyre ready. Then he handed the plate to Joanna, who was sitting at the table in the dramatic play area.

12 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 12 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Evaluating Observation Notes Objective and Subjective June 5 During choice time, Sara was trying to write her name at the writing table. I asked her to name the letter I pointed to (the A). She shrugged her shoulders. I asked her whether it was an A or a B. She said, A.

13 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 13 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Evaluating Observation Notes Objective June 5 Today during breakfast, Christopher sat at my table and said, "I go to Wilsons and buy new shoes. Look, do you like them? Brandon no get new shoes.

14 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 14 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Evaluating Observation Notes Subjective June 5 Wyatt politely asked May to give him a chance to use the plastic phone. May angrily gave Wyatt the phone and stomped away.

15 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 15 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Writing Observation Notes Watch the video. Write a brief observation note. Select an objective/dimension related to what the child says and does. Read the progression of development and learning for that objective/dimension. Select the level of the progression that describes the childs knowledge, skills, and behaviors.

16 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 16 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Identifying Levels of Development and Learning Review the progression of development and learning. Watch the video clip. Rate the childs knowledge, skills, and behaviors as they relate to that progression.

17 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 17 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Observing to Teach Responsively Observation is essential to responsive planning and teaching. Before you develop responsive plans for individual children and the group, you need to draw conclusions about their development and learning. Those conclusions inform your immediate response and your later planning decisions.

18 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 18 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Putting It All Together Responsive Plans Observe purposefully. Respond in supportive ways. Think about what you learned about each child.

19 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 19 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® What is responsive planning? Teachers must observe children purposefully, think about what they learn about each child, and respond in supportive ways. You must always be open to following childrens interests and to addressing their strengths and needs.

20 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 20 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Responsive Planning includes the learning environment, includes the structure of each day, addresses content area learning, includes a range of teaching approaches, and includes input from families.

21 Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning 21 © 2012 by Teaching Strategies, LLC. All rights reserved. The Creative Curriculum ® for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Resources for Planning

22 CurriculumAssessmentProfessional DevelopmentFamily Connection The Creative Curriculum ® System for Preschool and Teaching Strategies GOLD ® Observation: The Key to Responsive Planning


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