Ch 10: Professional Development & Organizations in Early Childhood Education

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This self-paced chapter offers an engaging look at professional development and organizations in early childhood education. Review fun lessons and take mini quizzes to strengthen your comprehension as you aim to successfully implement this knowledge as a student, career professional or educator.

Professional Development & Organizations in Early Childhood Education - Chapter Summary

Professional development is important to the success of individuals closely linked with early childhood education. This chapter explores professional development methods, activities and trends. It also explores various organizations designed to help educators and professionals work with and positively impact young students. Choose any number of lessons to review, and assess your comprehension by taking short quizzes and a practice exam. Enjoy around-the-clock access via any computer or mobile device. When finished, you will be able to:

  • List and describe qualities of an effective teacher
  • Explain the importance of teacher professional development and describe development activities
  • Discuss professional development options for preschool teachers
  • Define and discuss methods of reflective teaching
  • Detail how to use data to inform instruction
  • Share ways to keep up with trends in education
  • Examine the role of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Provide details about the NAEYC code of conduct
  • Describe the National Education Association (NEA) and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and discuss their membership requirements
  • Discuss benefits of field-specific professional organizations in education

12 Lessons in Chapter 10: Professional Development & Organizations in Early Childhood Education
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Becoming an Effective Teacher

1. Becoming an Effective Teacher

Understanding the principles and theories of educational psychology is essential for teachers but simply understanding is not enough. Future teachers must embrace sound educational principles and seek opportunities for growth throughout their careers. This lesson will focus on the qualities of an effective teacher, including pedagogical content knowledge awareness, reflective teaching and action research.

Teacher Professional Development Activities

2. Teacher Professional Development Activities

In this lesson, we will discuss why professional development is essential for teachers and types of professional development activities. We will also briefly cover state requirements and paying for professional development.

Preschool Teacher Professional Development

3. Preschool Teacher Professional Development

Preschool teachers have an increasingly complex and important role in early childhood development. Where do they go to continue developing their professional skills? This lesson takes a look at professional development for preschool teachers.

What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods

4. What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods

Find out what reflective teaching is and how to apply it in your teaching practice. Learn basic methods of reflective teaching. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Using Data to Inform Instruction

5. Using Data to Inform Instruction

This lesson highlights how data is used to improve student achievement through instruction, assessment, analysis, and re-teaching. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

How to Keep Up with Trends in Education

6. How to Keep Up with Trends in Education

In this lesson, we will look at several ways teachers can stay up to date on trends in education. We will discuss topics such as attending professional development, taking a college class, joining a professional organization, among others.

National Education Association (NEA): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism

7. National Education Association (NEA): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism

The National Education Association (NEA) is a major force in the world of American education. Watch this lesson to find out what the NEA is, what it does, what its core values are, who can become a member, and how to join.

Role of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)

8. Role of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)

In this lesson, we explore the formation and role of the Association for Childhood Education International, one of the most high-profile children's advocate organizations in the world today.

American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism

9. American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) provides many benefits to its members across the country. In this lesson, we'll explore the AFT, including how to join, the structure of the organization, and its mission and work across the United States.

Role of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

10. Role of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

In this lesson, we'll explore the role and history of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, one of the country's foremost advocates for early childhood education.

NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct

11. NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) sets forth standards of ethics for its members to follow. In this lesson, we'll examine their code of ethical conduct, including the core values, major areas of ethics, and the statement of commitment.

Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education

12. Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education

Joining a professional education organization can provide educators with all sorts of benefits. But how can a teacher find an association in his or her content area? Watch this lesson for the benefits of field-specific organizations and how to find one.

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