Presenting Outdoor and Indoor Play
Presenting Outdoor and Indoor Play In this assignment, you will design outdoor and indoor play areas using photos you take yourself or from the Web. You will develop a slide presentation showcasing your play areas and a rationale for each piece of equipment/other materials you select based on early childhood principles, guidelines, and standards related to the role of play. NOTE: You will submit a draft of your slide presentation to the Module 4 discussion where you will provide and receive peer review. Course Objectives Develop an early childhood curriculum framework reflecting developmentally appropriate practices and aligning with specific learning areas. Apply state and national standards, principles, and guidelines for early childhood education across content areas in alignment with developmentally appropriate practices. Evaluate the role of play in early childhood development. Directions: 1) Save and print the Module 4 Application. 2) In preparation for the assignment, review these Module 4 readings: Olsen, H. (2013). Creating and enriching the quality and safe outdoor environments. Dimensions of Early Childhood, 41(3), 11-17. Spencer, K. H., & Wright, P. M. (2014). Quality outdoor play spaces for young children. YC: Young Children, 69(5), 28-34. Mullick, A. W. (2013). Inclusive indoor play: An approach to developing inclusive design guidelines. Work 2013 Supplement, 1(44), 5-17. 3) Develop a 10-slide PowerPoint or Prezi presentation of an outdoor play area and an indoor play area of your own design. 4) Include a title slide and a references slide in APA (6th edition) format. 5) Use photos of equipment and other materials you take yourself and/or find on the Web. 6) In the slide text, provide a rationale for each selection based on guidelines and principles for outdoor and indoor play cited in the research literature. If state and national standards reference indoor and outdoor play requirements, use those as well. 7) Submit a draft of your slide presentation to the Module 4 Discussion by Wednesday at 11:59 PM PT. Provide feedback to at least one classmate by Thursday at 11:59 PM PT and a second classmate by Saturday at 11:59 PM PT. 8) As applicable, use the peer feedback to revise your slide presentation. 9) Follow the directions to submit your final slide presentation.
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