Table of contents for Windows on learning : documenting young children's work / Judy Harris Helm, Sallee Beneke, & Kathy Steinheimer.

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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.
School reports.