Teaching Self-Expression with Ezra Jack Keats (Social)
2 Hours Professional Development Online
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Teaching Self-Expression with Ezra Jack Keats
Washington STARS credit: Curriculum & Learning Environment (2 hours)
Most students are able to use mobile devices such as tablets to complete courses. However, each device is different, and an individual's skill level with the device may determine their success with using a mobile device. Use of an iPad, tablet, or cell phone is at your own risk.
2 Clock Hours
Ezra Jack Keats wrote and illustrated many books in his literary career using a distinctive artistic style. Keats also began creating pieces of children’s literature from what he knew, which was inner city children from many backgrounds and ethnicities. His book, The Snowy Day featuring an African American protagonist came out in 1962 which was a turbulent time for Civil Rights in America. Keats’ books featured predominantly African American children in inner city settings which both caused a stir and opened up dialogue for diversity and common challenges that children face. Using Ezra Jack Keats books in an early childhood setting lends itself to support social and emotional development, respectful interactions between peers, and self-expression.
CDA Criteria for this Course
CDA Content Area: Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Development (2 hours)
Course Difficulty: Level 2 - This course has entry level vocabulary that most students should be able to easily become familiar with. Assignments include peer discussion boards, open-ended and multiple choice questions.
- State the importance of teaching respect for diversity
- Discuss how teaching diversity changes with age groups
- Analyze several CDA competency standards with respect to lesson plans and activities
- Explain the importance of creative and self-expression for young children
- Laptop or PC
- Most students are able to use mobile devices such as tablets to complete courses. However, each device is different, and an individual's skill level with the device may determine their success with using a mobile device.
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- Internet Explorer is no longer supported by Microsoft, and you may have issues if you use it to take training.
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