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For this Performance Task Assessment, you will act as the director of an early childhood center who observes a preschool classroom with the goal of helping the teacher, Ms. Long, recognize and improve the ways she is creating a positive classroom community through her classroom environment; daily schedule, routines, class meetings, and transitions; and interactions and intentional strategies to build trusting relationships. You will review a PowerPoint that presents a day in Ms. Long’s preschool classroom. Then you will complete a Director’s Log, noting how the environment, routines, and interactions support a positive classroom community and heathy social-emotional development and offer recommendations for improvement.
Professional Skills: Written Communication is assessed in this Competency.
Your response to this Assessment should:
· Review the PowerPoint Presentation: “Snap Shots: Observing a Day in Ms. Long’s Preschool Classroom.”
· Use the information provided in the PowerPoint as your information about Ms. Long’s Classroom.
· Complete and submit the “Director’s Observation Log.”
Your response to this Performance Task should reflect the criteria provided in the Rubric and adhere to the required length.
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PROMOTING POSITIVE CLASSROOM COMMUNITIES THAT FOSTER HEALTHY SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Ms. Long is a new preschool teacher who is committed to providing children with a positive classroom community and a sense of belonging. She wants to make sure her classroom environment, daily schedule, and adult interactions and intentional strategies work together to support positive behaviors and foster healthy social-emotional development. After a month into the school year, Ms. Long asks you, the director of the preschool, to observe her classroom. She has asked that you focus your observation on how she is doing in each these areas, highlighting where she is doing well and providing her with suggestions for improvement. You are thrilled with the professional way she has asked for your input and look forward to the process.