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Contents Foreword, by Lilian G. Katz Acknowledgments Introduction Using an Authentic Assessment System Understanding the Project Approach Learning from the Reggio Emilia Preschools Introducing Our Schools Overview of the Second Edition PART I LEARNING ABOUT DOCUMENTATION 1. The Value of Documentation Applying What Is Known About Children¿s Learning Why Document? The Promise of Documentation 2. Windows on Learning: A Framework for Decision Making A Window on a Child¿s Development A Window on a Learning Experience A Window on for Teacher Self-Reflection 3. The Documentation Web: Providing a Map for Documentation Different ways to document Understanding the Documentation Web Using the Web to Increase Variation 4. Narratives: Telling the Story The Story Collecting Stories Determining Content by the Audience Tapping the Power of Narratives: The Mailbag Story 5. Observations of Performance and Progress: Watching the Child Developmental Checklists Anecdotal Notes Notes on Dispositions The Project Approach and Observation Technology and Observation 6. Individual Portfolios: Capturing Children¿s Competence Understanding the Use of Portfolios Collecting Specific Leaning Area Samples Collecting Individual Work Samples Other Portfolio Items Electronic Portfolios 7. Individual and Group Products: Seeing Is Believing Pictures Written Language Products Verbal Language Products Webs & Lists Performing Arts Constructions 8. Self-Reflections of Children: Thinking About Thinking Reflecting on Their Own Words Statements about Dispositions Records of Conversation Growth in Knowledge and Skills Listening to Document Standards Child Documentation PART II DOCUMENTATION IN ACTION: WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? 9. Documentation for Guiding Instruction: The Movie Theater Project The Birth of the Movie Theater Project Raw Documentation Guides Decision Making Using Documentation to Identify Prior Knowledge, Misconceptions and Questions Field Research and Documentation Learning from Product Documentation Creating and Using Documentation during Movie Creation and Production Learning from Documentation of Children¿s Dramatic Play: The Operation of the Movie Theater Sharing Documentation through a Culminating Event: Our Movie Premiere Reflections on the Movie Theater Project¿s Documentation 10. Documentation for Teacher Growth Decision Making The Window on a Child¿s Development The Window on a Learning Experience The Window for Teacher Self-Reflection Putting Together a Teacher Portfolio Looking at Documentation Collaboratively Making Reflection a Priority 11. Documentation as Assessment: Building Credibility Defining Assessment Current Pressures for Accountability and Performance Assessment Evidence is Used to Understand and Improve Learning Assessments Use Multiple Sources of Evidence Gathered Over Time Assessments Are Appropriate for Ages and Other Characteristics of Children Being Assessed Assessment Evidence is Gathered from Realistic Settings and Situations that Reflect Children¿s Actual Performance Assessment Instrucments Are in Compliance with Professional Criteria for Quality Staff and Families Are Knowledgeable About Assessment PART III HOW TO DOCUMENT 12. Organization and Presentation of Documentation Getting reading to document Preparing Children toDocument Doing the Documenting Organizing Displays of Documentation Setting Aside Time for Reflecting and Documentation Teaching with Integrity Chapter 13 Teacher Materials Introduction Getting Ready for Documentation Developing a Portfolio System Individual Portfolio Items to Be Collected Individual Portfolio Item Collection Record Portfolio Sharing Plan Plan for Documenting and Sharing Students¿ Achievement of Curriculum Goals and Standards Plan for Documenting a Learning Experience Planning Forms for Documenters Documenting Individuals¿ Work during a Group Activity Recording Verbal Language Record of Verbal Language Record of Verbal Language Teacher Reflection Journal Photo Analysis Professional Learning Community Tuning Protocol Documenting Student Achievement through Learning Experiences Student Achievement through Learning Experiences Opening Windows: Plan for Displaying/Presenting Documentation Windows on Learning Sharing Forms Window on an Individual Child Window on a Learning Experience Window on a Teacher¿s Self-Reflection Project Summary Learning Experience Summary What is Documentation? How to View a Project Display Reflections on Our Sharing of the Children¿s Work References Index About the Authors
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Project method in teaching.
Early childhood education -- Documentation.
Portfolios in education.