NYSED Office of Early Learning Video Series: A Guide for Educators Serving Children in Prekindergarten through 2nd Grade
NYSED Office of Early Learning Video Series: A Guide for Educators Serving Children in Prekindergarten thru 2nd Grade
The NYSED values play as an instructional strategy in the early childhood classroom. The video series includes examples of purposeful, play-based instructional strategies that assist children in developing critical foundational skills. In the early grades, it is particularly important for educators to recognize and provide a balance between individual and group needs, active and quiet times, teacher-directed and child-selected activities, and English and home language development. Teachers influence what and how children learn by creating an environment that reflects developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate practices and instruction. Intentional planning provides a framework for learning that is culturally and linguistically responsive, playful, interactive and interdisciplinary.
This six video series is designed to support educators, administrators and other stakeholders in the development of best practices when serving New York State’s diverse young learners in high quality early learning environments. You can also access the videos HERE.
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