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Review on the Creative Curriculum prezi by Rebecca Carlson

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Amna Almehairi

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The Creative Curriculum
What are the main ideas
Who is the lead author of CC?(History)
Diane Trister Dodge, is the lead author of the Creative Curriculum
Some people called it the Dodge curriculum in relation with the founder of the curriculum.
What are the component for the CC for preschool?
What are the CC philosophy?
Teaching children to be creative, confident thinkers by offering:

1-hands-on exploration
2-discovery and investigation
3-critical thinking skills
4-foster confidence
5-support different types of learners
What are the 5 guidelines for effective teaching?
Amna Almehairi
supervised by: Dr. Sadiq Midraj

CC history
CC objective
CC preschool component
Philosophy of the CC
Theoretical bases of the CC
Guidelines for effective teaching
CC Assessment
CC daily routine
Advantages and Disadvantages of the CC
What are the differences in the five editions of CC? (History)
Establishing interest areas for learning

Organizing interest areas and teacher's rooms to be more effective while learning

Demonstrate the CC fundamental philosophy, and objectives.

Start using research methodology to convince the new requirement and explore new academic features for better learning.

Emphasize five volumes that develop teachers professional knowledge of best practice.
The curriculum integrated the five edition
(known as The Foundation)
with a collection of daily resources.
What about today's edition? (History)

The Foundation
: research-based curriculum, includes theories to help teachers in providing appropriate teaching practice and setting rich classroom environment

Daily Resources:
provide detailed guidance for teachers that include six teaching guides provide, additional instructional tools and plans to support children learning.

Intentional Teaching Cards:
is cards that offer a detailed description of playful and engaging activities that can be implemented by the teacher considering inclusive instructional strategies that meet differentiation concept.

The Teaching Strategies Children’s Book Collection:
is a collection of books that

include classic tales, nonfiction titles for high quality read-aloud.

What are the educational theory the CC influenced by?
leans heavily towards Constructivism.
Close attention to room arrangement and interest areas based on :

Dewey theory
#Children learn best in a stimulating environment that is designed according to the interests and experiences of the children in the classroom

Piaget theory:
#by handling many different materials, children learn to observe, compare, sort, and sequence.
#Children knowledge grows as they experiment, make discoveries, and modify their current thinking to incorporate new insights.

 Creating a caring community of learners

 Teaching to increase development and learning

 Planning curriculum to achieve important goals

 Assessing children’s development and learning

 Establishing reciprocal relationships with families

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Jones, Candy, Dodge, Diane Trister,Heroman, Cate. (2006). A trainer's guide to the creative curriculum for preschool. Washington, DC: Teaching Strategies.

R. (2014, November 20). The Creative Curriculum. Retrieved March 22, 2016, from https://prezi.com/2epxrpdnds7e/the-creative-curriculum/

The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool. (2013). Retrieved March 25, 2016, from https://teachingstrategies.com/content/pageDocs/Creative_Curriculum_Touring_Guide.pdf

The Creative Curriculum For Preschool 5th Edition - Ebooks Pdf Download. (n.d.). Retrieved March 25, 2016, from http://ebookall.biz/pdf/title/the-creative-curriculum-for-preschool-5th-edition.html

Erik Erikson. (n.d.). Retrieved March 26, 2016, from http://www.simplypsychology.org/Erik-Erikson.html

Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. (n.d.). Retrieved March 24, 2016, from http://www.niu.edu/facdev/resources/guide/learning/howard_gardner_theory_multiple_intelligences.pdf

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Mighty Minutes™:
are songs, chants, rhymes, games, and short activities that help turn every minute of the day into a learning opportunity.

(used anywhere, any time)

Intentionally teach

(language, literacy, math, science, social studies, or physical skills)

during “in-between” times

such as

when teachers are preparing to go outside or gathering children for large- group time

What are the component for the CC for preschool?
The curriculum is based on other theorist's theory such as:

believe that children learn best by:
Interacting with others through:
( playing that teach self-regulation), (team works that teach indirect literacy).

Emphasize the need of scaffolding for young learners as the tool of developing children learning levels.

believe that children go through different stages of their social- emotional development that needs care, love, understanding and effort from adults and the surrounding.

believe that learners have different learning styles and teachers should implement variety of activities that provide inclusive education and meet individuals needs

Gold Assessment
Evaluating children based on planed objective,
situations, circumstances and observations.

Research-based assessment support effective learning.

(Effective teaching, observing, scaffolding, planning, teaching or reteaching, observing and
The CC objectives
The creative curriculum focused on developing children's in 4 particular areas which are:
Cognitive development
Physical development
Social-Emotional development
Language development
These area or objectives can be developed through indoor and outdoor activities such as: art activities, dramatic acting activities, musical activities, outdoor activities associated with water, sands and crafts etc.
Daily routine:
Advantages and Disadvantages based om my point of view
Inclusive curriculum
Base on many children developmental theories
Rich learning environment
Families are engaged in learning
Flexible and based on children interest

profitable curriculum
Based on books
May not be available for all children in this way it is not inclusive

Children go through some routine through the day,
and that can be through some known activities or strategies and organization such as:

Taking attendance
Group circle
Center time
Transition time
Reading time
outdoor playing time
snacks time
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