[R-0050] S5. Assessment

Citation: Wagner, J. (2016). Differentiating in an early childhood inclusion classroom. Video. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ269cd05Rw or enter “YouTube differentiating in an early childhood inclusion classroomin your search window.

Abstract: This 7:42-minute video, created by a graduate student in early childhood education, addresses the importance of differentiation in an early childhood inclusion classroom. She defines differentiation as “the teacher reacting responsively to a learner’s needs.” (Tomlinson, C.A., & Allan, S.D., 2000). This process includes both formal and informal assessment of students. Not only are strategies for differentiating included in this video, but pictures providing examples from an inclusive Pre-K class are presented.

Integration: The information presented in this video fits well with content presented in the early childhood courses Curriculum Planning, Introduction to Early Childhood Education, and Language and Literacy Experiences.

Content Focus: Assessment; Center Learning; Curriculum Planning; Differentiation; Early Childhood Education; Inclusion; Language and Literacy Experiences; Observation

Notes: Strategy 1 in this video is “classroom arrangement into centers.” In small groups, have students create at least three centers presenting a topic in diverse ways to address the varying learning styles of children in an inclusive early childhood program.