Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

ECE 111 - Methods and Materials for Teaching

Course Description

This course will prepare the student to develop and implement an active learning environment for children in Pre-k to 4th grade that incorporates classroom design, learning activities that support physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and inquiry based teaching strategies. Classroom design, play, and teacher/child interactions will be integral topics in this course.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Effectively apply the principles of developmentally appropriate practice, constructivism, socio-cultural theory, activity theory and play in developing active learning experiences.
Implement multiple approaches to learning and teaching.
Utilize supportive practices in teacher/child interactions
Design classrooms that demonstrate appropriate use of indoor and outdoor space.
Design classrooms that are inclusive for diverse learners including differences in age, development, culture and linguistics.
Develop and implement effective classroom management strategies.
Utilize Pennsylvania’s early childhood learning standards in developing learning experience
Select, provide and evaluate materials and create new materials consistent with learning standards.
Explain the connection between materials, learning standards and instruction.
Differentiate teaching strategies to promote positive outcomes for each child, including the use of assistive technology for children with disabilities.
Evaluate and analyze developmentally appropriate use of technology with young children including electronic picturebooks, applications and software.
Integrate curriculum and assessment to create a learning project for preschool age children that applies developmentally appropriate teaching strategies including lesson planning, room design, differentiation and technology.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Information Technology (TC) when taken with ECE 112, ECE 121, ECE 130, ECE 140 and ECE 201

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ECE 140