For this Performance Task, you will adopt the role of the director of Scribbles Early Learning Program. The head teacher in the preschool classroom has invited you to analyze their use of culturally responsive strategies and then offer your thoughts on their areas of strength and what they can do regarding areas that need improvement.
Professional Skill: Written Communication is assessed in this Competency.
Submission Length: 5-6 pages, including a Checklist and Reflection
Your response to this Assessment should:
Review the document “Scribbles Preschool Classroom Description.” This description summarizes what you, as the director at Scribbles, observed in the preschool classroom as well as any additional information you gathered from teacher interviews.
Complete the Preschool Culturally Responsive Environment and Curriculum Checklist based on the Scribbles Preschool Classroom Description.
Note: Assume that if you have not identified specific characteristics/strategies, etc., they are areas that need improvement.
Based on your completed “Preschool Culturally Responsive Environment and Curriculum Checklist” complete the Director’s Reflection: Preschool Culturally Responsive Practices template, which will include your thoughts to share with the teachers.
Your response to this Performance Task should reflect the criteria provided in the Rubric and adhere to the required length. This Assessment requires submission of two files, a completed Preschool Culturally Responsive Environment and Curriculum Checklist and a completed Director’s Reflection: Preschool Culturally Responsive Practices.
Before submitting your Assessment, carefully review the rubric. This is the same rubric the assessor will use to evaluate your submission and it provides detailed criteria describing how to achieve or master the Competency. Many students find that understanding the requirements of the Assessment and the rubric criteria help them direct their focus and use their time most productively.
Access the following to complete this Assessment:
Scribbles Preschool Classroom Description
Preschool Culturally Responsive Environment and Curriculum Checklist
Director’s Reflection: Preschool Culturally Responsive Practices
Culturally Responsive Practices: How Are We Doing at Scribbles Early Learning Program?
As the director of Scribbles Early Learning Program, you are committed to ensuring the development and learning of each and every child within your program. Your program utilizes a culturally responsive curriculum as a tool for supporting children’s healthy development and learning. Recently, the head preschool teacher asked for your help. She and the other teachers in the classroom are excited about the culturally responsive practices they have in place but they are also aware that they could be doing more. She hopes that you will observe the class and then meet with them to better clarify their strengths in this vital area and also suggest opportunities for improvement.
You are thrilled to have been approached in this way and share your enthusiasm for what the teachers have been doing and this opportunity for all of you to grow. You explain that you will observe their classroom over a couple of days and take notes on what you see. You will bring along a Preschool Classroom Environment and Curriculum Checklist that focuses on culturally responsive practices to fill out when you observe and also ask the teachers additional questions to fill in needed information. Based on what you have observed and the checklist, you will then write up your thoughts to share with them.