Project based Inquiry Units for Young Children

Project based Inquiry Units for Young Children

Explains how stories and informational texts can be used to promote research and inquiry in children from preschool through grade two.

Author: Colleen MacDonell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781586832179

Category: Computers

Page: 124

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Explains how stories and informational texts can be used to promote research and inquiry in children from preschool through grade two.
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Welcoming Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms

Welcoming Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms

MacDonell, C. (2007) Project-based Inquiry Units for Young Children: First Steps
to Research for Pre-K-2. Worthington, OH: Linworth. Walling, D.R. (1993) English
as a second language: 25 questions and answers. Fastback 347. From EBSCO ...

Author: Edna Murphy

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847695035

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Teachers in multilingual classrooms have been working for some years to improve their repertoire of ways to address the needs of very young children who enter school not speaking the language of instruction. The work of 22 seasoned teachers and administrators in international schools all over the world, this book contains a wealth of information for classroom teachers, enabling them to face a new school year with confidence, and for administrators to understand more clearly what is involved in the teaching of young children who do not yet understand the school’s language. Written by teachers well experienced in addressing the needs of this young and vulnerable group, this book will come as a boon to new teachers presented with a multilingual classroom for the first time.
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School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Based upon the SUNLINK Weed of the Month project , it begins by address ing
the rationale behind the process , as well as many excuses for ... Project - Based
Inquiry Units for Young Children : First Steps to Research for Grades Pre - K - 2 .

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ISBN: UOM:49015003141752

Category: Children's libraries

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Handbook of Research Based Practice in Early Education

Handbook of Research Based Practice in Early Education

Constructing a powerful approach to teaching and learning in elementary social
studies. ... Theory and Research in Social Education, 29, 582–616. ... Project-
based inquiry units for young children: First steps to research for grades pre-K–2.

Author: D. Ray Reutzel

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462511006

Category: Education

Page: 458

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Written expressly for early childhood educators, and those who support their professional development, this handbook distills essential knowledge about how to help all PreK-3 learners succeed. Leading experts describe doable ways to create effective learning environments and implement instructional practices with a strong evidence base. Engaging vignettes illustrate discussions of such topics as differentiated instruction, response to intervention, the Common Core standards, social and emotional learning, assessment, and teaching across the curriculum. Each chapter links cutting-edge research to practical applications, examples, and professional development activities.
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No School Library Left Behind

No School Library Left Behind

On the secondary level , the collection may focus on specific mathematical A
topics or individuals who had an impact on the study of mathematics . A variety of
reading ... Project - Based Inquiry Units for Young Children . Worthington , OH ...

Author: Carl A. Harvey, II

Publisher: Linworth Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015073626429

Category: Education

Page: 106

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Provides advice for school media specialists on how they can best comply with the current mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act, focusing on such topics as technology inplementation, data collection, student literacy, and their own leadership role.
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Library Literature Information Science

Library Literature   Information Science

R. Iannapollo Logan , D. M. Dynamic art projects for children . 2005 SLJ v52 ... J.
Foster MacDonell , C. Project - based inquiry units for young children . ... S.
Shaver Machin , D. and Campbell , M. J. Design of studies for medical research .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105129021296

Category: Information science

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An index to library and information science literature.
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

12 ' 44 Playing at school = Juego en la escuela / by / por Joanne Mattern ; (
translators , Tatiana Acosta and Guillermo ... 13 ' 6 Project - based inquiry units
for young children : first steps to research for grades pre - K - 2 / Colleen
MacDonell .

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ISBN: UOM:39015066180426

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

School Library Management

School Library Management

Colleen MacDonell is currently working at the Raha International School in Abu
Dhabi a Dhabi and is author of Project - Based Inquiry Units for Young Children :
First Steps to Research for Grades Pre - K - 2 , ( Linworth Publishing , Inc . , 2007
) ...

Author: Judi Repman

Publisher: Linworth Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015073626437

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Presents a collection of articles on such topics as planning, budgets, collection development, facilities, circulation, and technology.
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Negotiating Critical Literacies With Young Children

Negotiating Critical Literacies With Young Children

In 1995, for example, Lisa Maras and Bill Brummet initiated what they thought
would be a generative unit of study on life cycles. ... vote was organized
regarding whether to return to the life-cycle agenda or to take on the presidential
elections as an inquiry project. ... This newfound curriculum was no longer based
on predetermined, prepackaged units of study but on the things that mattered to
the children.

Author: Vivian Maria Vasquez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135640316

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Vivian Vasquez draws on her own classroom experience to demonstrate how issues raised from everyday conversations with pre-kindergarten children can be used to create an integrated critical literacy curriculum over the course of one school year. The stra
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Learning from Young Children in the Classroom

Learning from Young Children in the Classroom

Setting out begins this journey , and the research question matures as the
teacher researcher collects , organizes , and begins to analyze data . There are
parallels between the focusing of a teacher research project and the focusing of a
project - based curricular unit . Teachers new to projectbased work face the need
to make their curriculum child - centered and wonder how to select project topics
that ...

Author: Daniel Meier

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070744514

Category: Education

Page: 199

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Learning from Young Children in the Classroom: The Art and Science of Teacher Research.
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New Society

New Society

RESIDENTIAL CARE RESEARCH PROJECT BASED IN LIVERPOOL Research
Assistant Wanted To join a research unit in Liverpool , which is surveying
residential provision for children and factors effecting ' need and demand for this .

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ISBN: IND:30000093226730

Category: Great Britain

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Categories: Great Britain

The Education Committees Year Book

The Education Committees  Year Book

CHILD DEVELOPMENT STUDY : RESEARCH UNIT INTO PROBLEMS JOINT
PROJECT OF INDUSTRIAL ... Gibbs , KCMG Director B. W. M. Young , MA This
project involves a major study of child development to be based in part on infor
The ...

Author: Association of Education Committees

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3094248

Category: Educatio

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Categories: Educatio

Don t Leave the Story in the Book

Don t Leave the Story in the Book

Drawing from 30 years of teaching and professional development experience, this book offers a roadmap for using children's literature to provide authentic learning.

Author: Mary Hynes-Berry

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807771778

Category: Education

Page: 217

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Drawing from 30 years of teaching and professional development experience, this book offers a roadmap for using children's literature to provide authentic learning. Featuring a storytellers voice, each chapter includes a case study about how a particular fiction or nonfiction work can be used in an early childhood classroom; a series of open-ended questions to help readers construct their own inquiry units; and a bibliography of childrens literature. This book provides a unique synthesis of ideas based on constructivist approaches to learning, including the importance of positive dispositions and learning communities, the nature of higher order thinking, and the relationship between methods such as guided inquiry in the sciences and balanced literacy.
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Cases on Inquiry through Instructional Technology in Math and Science

Cases on Inquiry through Instructional Technology in Math and Science

Project,. Kim-Jang: Building Relationship with Korean Tradition and the Nature
Mee-Ryoung Shon Morehead State ... One of the notable lesson units is Kim-jang
, integral to the Korean culture, which engages children, families and the ...

Author: Lennex, Lesia

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466600690

Category: Education

Page: 676

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There exists a wealth of information about inquiry and about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), but current research lacks meaningfully written, thoughtful applications of both topics.Cases on Inquiry through Instructional Technology in Math and Science represents the work of many authors toward meaningful discourse of inquiry used in STEM teaching. This book presents insightful information to teachers and teacher education candidates about using inquiry in the real classroom, case studies from which research suggests appropriate uses, and tangible direction for creating their own inquiry based STEM activities. Sections take the reader logically through the meaning of inquiry in STEM teaching, how to use technology in modern classrooms, STEM projects which successfully integrate inquiry methodology, and inquiry problem solving within STEM classrooms with the aim of creating activities and models useful for real-world classrooms.
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Active Experiences for Active Children

Active Experiences for Active Children

The experiences in this book are meaningful because they: · are grounded in children's interests and needs in their here-and-now world. · have integrity in terms of content key to science. · involve children in group work, investigations ...

Author: Carol Seefeldt

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132659557

Category: Education

Page: 191

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Part of a series of texts, Active Experiences for Active Children: Science, Third Edition, is unique to the market by providing a theoretical foundation for teaching science to preschoolers and primary-grade children alongside meaningful, standards-based, constructivist, hands-on learning "experiences" to guide teachers in their practice. Organized around the National Science Education Standards and the Benchmarks for Science Literacy, the textconsists of clear, concise, usable guides for planning meaningful learning experiences in science for children in childcare settings, preschool programs, Head Start and other federally funded programs, and kindergarten. Primary-grade children should be engaged in active experiential learning as well, and each experience is extended to the early primary grades (grades 1-3). The experiences in this book are meaningful because they: · are grounded in children's interests and needs in their here-and-now world. · have integrity in terms of content key to science. · involve children in group work, investigations, or projects based on inquiry learning. · have continuity: One experience builds on another, forming a complete, coherent, integrated learning curriculum for young children as well as connecting the early childhood setting to children's homes and communities. · provide time and opportunity for children to think and reflect on their experiences. · provide the teacher with the opportunity to document and assess children's learning. Organized to address a variety of audiences, the text is formatted in two parts: Part One offers a foundation for young children and science; Part Two offers thematic based units full of resources for teachers, teacher strategies, and inquiry-based experiences for children. The content has been expanded in the third edition to include a new chapter on engaging children with the natural world (Chapter 14), references to the most recent reports on science education from the National Academies, updated and expanded lists of books and Web sites for children and adults, and new activities. This highly- readable, user-friendly series text is formatted with an engaging, conversational style that will connect and resonate with its varied readers.
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Teaching Children Science

Teaching Children Science

A Project-based Approach Joseph S. Krajcik, Charlene Czerniak, Charlene M.
Czerniak, Carl Berger. SELECTING AND OBTAINING RESOURCES out the unit -
children keep observations of their insects , checklists that focus on process skills
... They engage in inquiry to learn about the metamorphoses of various insects .

Author: Joseph S. Krajcik

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: UOM:39015049983060

Category: Education

Page: 338

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This brand-new elementary science methods text uses an innovative applied approach and is authored by three leaders in the field. The text takes a constructivist approach and practices this approach by engaging students in reflective thought and investigations.Project-based science engages young learners in exploring authentic, important, and meaningful questions of real concern to students. Through a dynamic process of investigation and collaboration and using the same processes and technologies that real scientists use, students work in teams to formulate questions, make predictions, design investigations, collect and analyze data, make products and share ideas. Students learn fundamental science concepts and principles that they apply to their daily lives. Project-based science helps all students regardless of culture, race, or gender engage in science learning.The book is packed with numerous examples so that the reader can easily understand points that are made throughout the book. Each chapter has activity boxes with experiments that exemplify the project-based approach. The book provides useful tips, charts, diagrams, and tables that illustrate how to get children doing investigations. The text's dynamic teaching methods match all of today's major science education reports including The National Science Education Standards, Project 2061: Science for All Americans, and Benchmarks for Science Literacy.
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Annual Meeting Program

Annual Meeting Program

Valerie - Lee Chapman , North Carolina State University Research as Aesthetic
Contemplation : The Role of the ... Technion ; William Bobrowsky , University of
Michigan Student learning in a biology project based science unit : How can
good ... Rebecca Schneider , University of Toledo ; Robert Geier , University of
Michigan Learning in a Project - based Human ... of Illinois , Urbana - Champaign
Predicting Changes in Achievement - Related Beliefs : An Examination of
Children ' s ...

Author: American Educational Research Association

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113127737

Category: Education

Page:

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Math Science for Young Children

Math   Science for Young Children

In order to better understand the use of inquiry , the National Research Council
has produced a research - based report , Inquiry and ... s National Science
Education Standards ( 1996 ) and the American Association for the Advancement
of Science ' s ( AAAS ) Project 2061 ... Although aspects of all or many of these
themes can be found in most teaching units , models and scale , patterns of
change , and ...

Author: Rosalind Charlesworth

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114548865

Category: Education

Page: 658

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Math and Science for Young Children, 5e is a unique reference that focuses on the integration of math and science with the other important areas of child development during the crucial birth through eight age range. It also carefully addresses the ever changing and significant national standards of the following organizations: The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the National Research Council (NRC). A valuable resource for the student learner, working professional, as well as the involved parent, Math and Science for Young Children, 5e is the most current volume of information of its' kind available on the market today.
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Resources in Education

Resources in Education

ED 391 571 Issues in Project - Based Science Activities : Children's
Constructions of Ocean Software Games . ... ED 398 068 Mathematics Teacher
Development : Lessons Learned from Two Collaborative Action Research
Partnerships .

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ISBN: OSU:32435055878078

Category: Education

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Early Childhood Curriculum

Early Childhood Curriculum

The original purpose of the model was to serve at - risk children from poor
neighborhoods in Ypsilanti , Michigan , in 1962. ... From the beginning of the
intervention model , Weikart developed a research project to compare the
progress of children in the project with that of ... the Language Training
Curriculum ( the Direct Instruction Model ) , and the Unit - Based Curriculum ( the
Nursery School Model ) ...

Author: Sue Clark Wortham

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: PSU:000049383263

Category: Child development.

Page: 495

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This book uses the most current interpretations and applications of classic theories as a basis for understanding how to develop early childhood curriculum and instruction for children ages 0-8. The author stresses the need for readers to understand the foundations of their programs prior to developing and using quality curriculum and teaching. Known for its solid theoretical focus and child-centered approach, it serves as a specific guide to implement a quality program in early childhood classrooms. The Changing Role of the Teacher in Developing Curriculum for Diverse Populations; Historical and Theoretical Bases for Appropriate Programs in Early Childhood Settings; The Need for Quality Programs in Early Childhood Education; Developmental Characteristics of Young Children from Birth to Eight Years: Implications for Learning; Organizing Infant-Toddler Programs; Infant-Toddler Curriculum: Birth to Age Two; A Developmental Model for Preschool Programs; Preschool Curriculum: Ages Three to Five: Language and Cognitive Development; Preschool Curriculum: Ages Three to Five: Social and Physical Development; A Model for Programs for Children Ages Five to Eight; The Transitional Curriculum: Ages Five to Eight: Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science; The Transitional Curriculum: Ages Five to Eight: Social Studies and Physical Education; Teaching in the Real World.
Categories: Child development.