ECD315 Week 2 Sharing Curriculum with Families
Week 2 – Assignment
Sharing Curriculum with Families
If we want the families of the children we work with to be involved in their learning, we must take time to communicate with them about how we plan and design our curriculum. One effective way to do this is to invite families to a presentation to learn about how you approach curriculum. For your assignment this week you will do just that.
To prepare for your assignment,
- Please refer to the Week Two Guidance for further tips and examples that will support your success on this assignment.
- Read Chapter 5: Curriculum as a Collaboration with Families and the Community in your course text.
- Read the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment, section 2: Ethical Responsibilities to Families (p. 3-4)
- Review the
for help as you create your presentation.
- Review the optional resource How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation (Links to an external site.).
Assignment Directions: Imagine that you have been asked by your administrator to develop a presentation for families to explain your approach to planning curriculum. Your presentation must include the following:
- One slide that clearly states the age group your curriculum plan is designed for.
- One slide that sets the purpose for your presentation by explaining the importance of a collaborative approach to working with families regarding the curriculum.
- One slide that briefly summarizes the philosophy of curriculum planning that you use (Montessori, Reggio, Waldorf, etc.). Refer back to your Week One Journal: Your Curriculum Philosophy for support.
- One slide that explains the history and research that supports your philosophy of curriculum planning. Refer back to your Week One Discussion: The Evolution of Curriculum for support.
- One slide that discusses how you use early learning and academic standards to drive your curriculum. Refer back to your Week Two Discussion: Developing Learning Objectives for support.
- One slide that synthesizes how you differentiate your curriculum to meet the needs of diverse learners. Refer back to Week Two Discussion: Developmental Curriculum for support.
- One slide that examines the professional and ethical practices related to working with families when planning contemporary curriculum for diverse learners. Refer back to Week One Discussion: Contemporary Curriculum Planning.
- One slide that summarizes how you will use play as a part of your curriculum. Refer back to your Week Two Discussion: Developmental Curriculum for support.
- One slide that explains how you will keep families informed about curriculum throughout the year.
The Sharing Curriculum with Families presentation
- Must be nine to eleven slides in length (not including title and reference slides) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
- Must include a separate title slide with the following:
- Title of presentation
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must use at least three scholarly resources (Links to an external site.) in addition to the course text.
- The BA ECDDI Research Guide is a resource that has been developed to assist you in completing the library research required for this assignment. Click on the button titled ECD 310 from the homepage of the research guide to gain access to additional resources that can support you with the development of your assignment.
- Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Please refer to the In-Text Citation Guide (Links to an external site.) for further assistance.
- Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Please refer to the APA References List (Links to an external site.) resource for further assistance.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.