Using Literature to Support Diverse Families (Social)
2 Hours Professional Development Online
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Using Literature to Support Diverse Families
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.
CDA Criteria for this Course
CDA Content Area: Building Productive Relationships with Families (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.
Children’s literature is a tool used in many early childhood and school-age programs for various purposes. Typically, literacy skills are the foundation of implementing certain children’s books, but there are more options. Consider the diverse families that you know and work with and how a literature rich environment, that supports diversity, can help all of the children in your classroom thrive! This course will approach the concept of using literature to support diverse families, provide some sample lesson plans, consider best practice standards, and include peer discussions to enhance participant learning.
- Discuss methods and strategies for supporting diverse families through children’s literature specifically
- Discuss other strategies used for supporting diverse families
- Describe how supporting a child’s sense of belonging in the classroom community can also support diverse families
- State how to use an activity that uses children’s literature to continue supporting diverse families throughout a longer span of time
- Explain how children’s social interactions can help to support their sense of belonging in the classroom
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- 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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