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  • Shadows: Learning Environments

    Watch a center-based educator set up thoughtfully planned learning environments to engage children in the PEEP science curriculum Explore Shadows. Learning centers that are intentionally designed can spark children’s curiosity and motivate them to experiment, test, and investigate. Learn a variety of professional development standards, including strategies that build upon children’s interests and backgrounds, ways to engage and communicate with them, and how to use project-based learning to generate excitement and deeper learning. This resource is part of the Peep and the Big Wide World: Professional Development Collection.

    Grades: 13+
  • Shadows: Individualized Instruction

    Watch a center-based educator plan activities and learning environments from the PEEP science curriculum Explore Shadows while tailoring her teaching to children’s individual needs, abilities, and interests. Responding to children’s varied ages, developmental stages, and learning styles is critical to effective teaching. Learn a variety of professional development standards, including differentiated instruction, strategies that build upon children’s interests and backgrounds, and ways to engage and communicate with them. This resource is part of the Peep and the Big Wide World: Professional Development Collection.

    Grades: 13+
  • Shadows: Documentation and Reflection

    Watch a center-based educator record children’s discoveries from the PEEP science curriculum Explore Shadows through drawings, charts, photos, and other documentation. Documentation is important because it helps children reflect on and learn from their experiences exploring science. Learn a variety of professional development standards, including discussion and questioning techniques, methods to engage and communicate with children, strategies to encourage parental involvement, and ways to promote early reading and writing. This resource is part of the Peep and the Big Wide World: Professional Development Collection.

    Grades: 13+
  • Shadows: Science Talk

    Watch a center-based educator engage her preschool children in science talk as the group participates in hands-on activities from the PEEP curriculum Explore Shadows. When children explore science, they need to talk about their work just as scientists do—asking questions, making comparisons and predictions, and sharing and discussing results. Learn a variety of professional development standards, including discussion and questioning techniques, ways to engage and communicate with children, how to use project-based learning to spark their curiosity, and strategies that build upon children’s interests and backgrounds. This resource is part of the Peep and the Big Wide World: Professional Development Collection.

    Grades: 13+

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