This course presents opportunities to develop strategies for teaching and integrating language arts, social studies, math, science and technology in the K-grade 2 classroom in accordance with standards posed by New York State, NCTE, NCSS, NCTM, NSTA, and ISTE. Instructional approaches addressed will include cooperative learning, literature-based instruction, direct instruction, inquiry-based approaches, service learning, and the project approach, appropriate to the developmental levels of this age group as suggested by NAEYC and CEC program standards. Literacy development in the content areas will be covered. Strategies to support diverse learners will be considered and implemented in field experiences. The integration of technology as a teacher resource and as an instructional tool will be covered. Appropriate formal and informal assessment tools will be included within the context of unit and lesson plans. A 20-hour supervised field experience is required for this course, regardless of program. Students must obtain fingerprint clearance prior to beginning field experiences. Preferred prerequisite: ECE 538 or ELE 580.
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