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Ingrid Chalufour

Biography: Ingrid Chalufour is lead developer of Foundations of Science Literacy and senior curriculum developer at Language, Literacy, and Early Learning at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). She has decades of experience designing outstanding instructional materials for teachers who serve children birth to eight. Ingrid holds a master's degree from the University of Maine.

Ingrid Chalufour's Books

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  • Discovering Nature with Young Children Teacher's Guide

    Authors: Ingrid Chalufour, Karen Worth, Education Development Center, Inc.
    Product Code: 407001
    ISBN: 978-192961038-9

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    Let's do real science! Discovering Nature with Young Children is an inquiry-based curriculum that builds on children's natural curiosity about the living world.

    The curriculum guide helps you prepare yourself and and your classroom for a new approach to science learning. It then assists you in planning open and focused explorations, ranging from indoor terraria to outdoor animal searches and habitat discussions. You will also learn how to better observe, assess, and document the children's learning.

    This curriculum is designed to help children learn:

    — Essential scientific reasoning skills, such as hypothesis, inference, prediction, and estimation
    — Important language and literacy skills as they communicate their findings, participate in discussions, and represent their experiences
    — Crucial math skills as they count, measure, sort, categorize, and compare the many plants and animals in their surroundings

     
  • Discovering Nature with Young Children Trainer's Guide

    Authors: Ingrid Chalufour, Karen Worth, Education Development Center, Inc.
    Product Code: 406901
    ISBN: 978-192961039-6

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    Read a sample chapter of this book!

    This indispensable guide helps trainers and administrators introduce teaching staff to the complete Discovering Nature with Young Children curriculum—from planning to implementation. It features an introduction to scientific reasoning for adults, workshops to prepare teachers to use the curriculum, and strategies for supporting teachers through mentoring and guided discussions. The guide also includes detailed charts, forms and reproducible overheads for extended study and reflection. Softbound, 232 pgs.

    "As a passionate explorer of nature with young children, I welcome this thoughtfully designed guide to support teachers in their own discoveries with children. It clarifies the myriad details of planning and discussion and documentation that can enable young children and their teachers to re-create, in developmentally appropriate ways, what scientists really do."
    —Elizabeth Jones, faculty, Human Development, Pacific Oaks College, coauthor of Emergent Curriculum and The Play's the Thing

    "Teachers walked away from the workshops feeling confident that they could implement the curriculum, and they left excited, too. Science was always weak in our program. In fact, it rarely occurred. But now you can see science everywhere."
    —Tina Heily, EPIC Head Start, Yakima, WA

    "The teachers really enjoyed the workshops. Looking at science like this is new for them and I feel that their excitement transferred to the classroom which, in turn, made the children more interested and excited—both boys and girls."
    —Minoo V., Cisco Systems Bright Horizons, Milipitas, CA

    —I found it really easy to follow. Everything was very clear. Anybody could use it. The teachers didn't lose interest. They really like the hands-on parts, and they were very engaged in the reflective discussions."
    —Elaine Woo, Seattle Public Schools

    "I see evidence of teachers applying what they learned during the workshops. Teachers are writing down children's observations. The children dictate, notice and wonder."
    —Julie Cross-Steele, Museum School, Fort Worth, TX

    "These materials were very, very helpful. As the instructor, I knew just what to do."
    —Cindy Addis, Thompson Early Childhood Center, Seattle, WA

    "When I read through the workshops, they looked so good, I decided we needed to do them all!"
    —Mindy Barbakoff, Childspace Day Care Center, Philadelphia, PA

    "This comprehensive, inquiry-based curriculum builds on the 3-5 year-old child's natural curiosity about nature."
    Skipping Stones magazine

     
  • Discovering Nature with Young Children Trainer's VHS Set

    Authors: Karen Worth, Ingrid Chalufour, Education Development Center, Inc.
    Product Code: 409001
    ISBN: 978-1-929610-40-2

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    This comprehensive trainer's set provides an in-depth look—and visual tour—of the complete Discovering Nature with Young Children curriculum. The trainer's guide takes trainers through the curriculum step-by-step with discussion plans, sample charts and forms, and extensive resource suggestions. The full-color trainer's video contains eight real-life vignettes of the curriculum in use in the classroom.

    "As a passionate explorer of nature with young children, I welcome this thoughtfully designed guide to support teachers in their own discoveries with children. It clarifies the myriad details of planning and discussion and documentation that can enable young children and their teachers to re-create, in developmentally appropriate ways, what scientists really do."
    —Elizabeth Jones, faculty, Human Development, Pacific Oaks College, coauthor of Emergent Curriculum and The Play's the Thing

    "Teachers walked away from the workshops feeling confident that they could implement the curriculum, and they left excited, too. Science was always weak in our program. In fact, it rarely occurred. But now you can see science everywhere."
    —Tina Heily, EPIC Head Start, Yakima, WA

    "The teachers really enjoyed the workshops. Looking at science like this is new for them and I feel that their excitement transferred to the classroom which, in turn, made the children more interested and excited—both boys and girls."
    —Minoo V., Cisco Systems Bright Horizons, Milipitas, CA

    "I found it really easy to follow. Everything was very clear. Anybody could use it. The teachers didn't lose interest. They really like the hands-on parts, and they were very engaged in the reflective discussions."
    —Elaine Woo, Seattle Public Schools

    "I see evidence of teachers applying what they learned during the workshops. Teachers are writing down children's observations. The children dictate, notice and wonder."
    —Julie Cross-Steele, Museum School, Fort Worth, TX

    "These materials were very, very helpful. As the instructor, I knew just what to do."
    —Cindy Addis, Thompson Early Childhood Center, Seattle, WA

    "When I read through the workshops, they looked so good, I decided we needed to do them all!"
    —Mindy Barbakoff, Childspace Day Care Center, Philadelphia, PA

    "This comprehensive, inquiry-based curriculum builds on the 3-5 year-old child's natural curiosity about nature."
    Skipping Stones magazine

     
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