PROGRAM PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (10 Hours) LEVEL 3-4
Planning for Success: Identify Learning Group
Each class will be filled with a unique group of students. Each student will have a different set of goals and milestones to reach, though you will probably have a few children working toward the same goals and learning objectives at one time. This collection of individuals will become their own small group for teacher led instruction and support for that particular learning objective. You may find that you have a different collection of students for each of the goals and objectives you have selected and created learning activities.
- Children who are learning phonics or some other academic proficiency
- Children who need support in self-regulation or executive function support
- Children who are working on toileting proficiency, or other self-care proficiency
- Children with a physical or emotional challenge
This approach is different from the usual circle or gathering time where information or an idea is introduced to the whole group as a provocation for child directed learning and exploration.
A provocation is when a teacher is deliberate in providing materials, equipment or media that may inspire children to expand and explore the provocation on their own terms. It is the children that guide and direct the inquiry.
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