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Center Launches Educational Video Series

The Center for Early Childhood Education is pleased to announce the e-clips project, an effort to provide early childhood professionals with tips and ideas they can implement in their own classrooms. e-clips are brief professional development videos that teachers and child care providers can access electronically from the Center's website. Educators can elect to receive email notification of new e-clip releases.

Each e-clip features an expert describing how early childhood professionals can use the latest research to enhance children's learning. Interviews with classroom teachers and footage from preschool classrooms illustrate how educators can put theory into practice and capture authentic early childhood classroom experiences. Supplementing each ­e-clip are suggested readings, additional on-line resources, and discussion questions to support conversations within instructional teams or in staff meetings.

How to Use e-clips

While many early childhood professionals will view and reflect on ideas presented in e-clips independently, the Center encourages educators to view e-clips in a group setting, such as in a staff meeting or during classroom planning periods. The video clips are designed to support educators in reflecting on their current teaching practices and in imagining possible changes they can make in their classrooms to implement research-based strategies.

e-clip #1: Five Predictors of Early Literacy

  Bouley reading.jpgThe first e-clip features Dr. Theresa Bouley, and expert on early childhood language and literacy at Eastern Connecticut State University. To view the clip and access supplemental materials, go to http://www.easternct.edu/cece/e-clips_LiteracyPredictors.htm. Viewers are encouraged to provide feedback on the video by clicking on the feedback link directly below the video.