[R-0218] S4. Instructional Planning

Citation: Results Matter-Colorado. (2011). Aurelius Reading at Naptime. Video. Retrieved from https://www.cde.state.co.us/resultsmatter/aureliusreadingatnaptime or enter “Aurelius Reading at Naptime” in your search window.

Abstract: In this 4:52 minute video, Cecelia Sargeant, a preschool teacher, describes how she uses cameras to assess her students’ progress and build positive relationships with their parents. The video shows Aurelius, a child on the autism spectrum, reading at naptime. As he is reading, he begins to compare stories in two picture books. Ms. Sargeant explains that she videotaped him for five minutes, then took the footage, condensed it, and put it onto Aurelius’ online portfolio. She is able to share the video with Aurelius’ mom when she stops by the classroom for a visit. This video is part of the Results Matter Video Library-Early Care and Education retrieved from http://www.cde.state.co.us/resultsmatter/rmvideoseries.

Integration: The information presented in this video fits well with content presented in the early childhood courses Child, Family and Community; Curriculum Planning; Educational Technology; and Language and Literacy Experiences.

Content Focus: Assessment; Autism Spectrum; Child and Family Outcomes; Child, Family and Community; Coaching; Communication; Creating Trusting Partnerships; Curriculum Planning; Documentation; Educational Technology; Family Engagement; Formative Assessment; Language and Literacy Experiences; Parent; Parent-Professional Collaboration; Reflection; Self-Assessment; Strengths-Based Approach; Teacher Skills

Notes: This video provides an example of the importance of effective documentation of student progress. Have students enter “The Power of Documentation in the Early Childhood Classroom” in a search window to access a March, 2008 article in Young Children on this topic. After they have read the article, have them self-assess their skills related to each stage of the documentation process found on page 92.