This open textbook was created with the support of an ALG Textbook Transformation Grant. Topics include art integration, music integration, physical education / dance integration, and the theoretical foundations of arts integration in education
Capstone course is to expose students to the broad range of professions and “real world” opportunities in practice, policy, and advocacy focusing on children and to examine, in-depth, the theory and research underpinning the perspectives on children reflected in these different contexts. In so doing, the course aims to make a critical link between the academic skills and knowledge students acquire as part of the major in Children and Youth Studies, and its application in the many professional areas, government agencies, and non-government organizations whose primary orientation is children and young people.
This course is designed to address the National Science Education Standards vision of instruction that should enable all students to successfully interact with the natural world. These principles include, (1) Science for all students, (2) Learning science is an active process, (3) School science reflects the intellectual and cultural traditions that characterize the practice of contemporary science, and (4) Improving science education is part of systemic education reform.
Open Textbook created by Brenda Alward through an Innovation Grant at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan.
In this upper elementary mathematics education assignment, the prospective teachers gain hands-on experience in measuring distances in feet and inches, calculating areas, and converting distance and area measurements. Moreover, they solve a real-life situation by choosing the most economical tiles for their kitchen. This last part (3) of the assignment develops critical thinking and expressing one's thought processes. Part 3 can be used as an in-class discussion, which further promotes reasoning skills.
Assignment for Teaching Emergent Bilinguals at Kingsborough Community College
Children are inherently musical. They respond to music and learn through music. Music expresses children’s identity and heritage, teaches them to belong to a culture, and develops their cognitive well-being and inner self worth. As professional instructors, childcare workers, or students looking forward to a career working with children, we should continuously search for ways to tap into children’s natural reservoir of enthusiasm for singing, moving and experimenting with instruments. But how, you might ask? What music is appropriate for the children I’m working with? How can music help inspire a well-rounded child? How do I reach and teach children musically? Most importantly perhaps, how can I incorporate music into a curriculum that marginalizes the arts?
This book explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated approach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning, and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children’s lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Additionally, the book explores ways of applying music-making to benefit the whole child, i.e., socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and linguistically.
Assignment for Social Science in Childhood Education at Kingsborough Community College
This playlist and handout include works by (and various quotations and media related to) Toni Cade Bambara.
- Arts and Humanities
- Elementary Education
- Higher Education
- Language Education (ESL)
- Special Education
- English Language Arts
- Composition and Rhetoric
- Reading Literature
- Speaking and Listening
- Criminal Justice
- Ethnic Studies
- Political Science
- Social Work
- Women's Studies
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- Christina Katopodis
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