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Gaye Gronlund, MA

Biography:

Gaye GronlundGaye Gronlund, MA, is an early childhood consultant and trains educators, administrators, and policy makers across the country. She is a former preschool, kindergarten, and primary teacher of both regular and special education. Gaye holds a master's degree in adult learning and early childhood education.

Visit her Website: www.gayegronlund.com.

Gaye Gronlund, MA's Books

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  • Focused Portfolios: A Complete Assessment for the Young Child

    Authors: Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Bev Engel, Gaye Gronlund, MA
    Product Code: 510101
    ISBN: 978-192961007-5

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    Focused Portfolios sample Author Interviews

    This book helps you assess children's progress in four areas (Favorites, Friends, Family, and Developmental Milestones). It includes a complete introduction to the Focused Portfolios™ method, many step-by-step examples, and all the forms for portfolio collection.

    Especially designed for inclusive classrooms, this text is perfect for beginning or experienced teachers. It's also an excellent parent communication tool.

    See also Focused Early Learning.


    "Designed for teachers of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in group care and family child care, Focused Portfolios is a comprehensive—yet easy-to-use—system to document children's growth and learning for the purpose of assessment and curriculum planning.
    320 pages, softbound.
    "The authors give detail on collecting the documentation, including such points as how to fit documentation into a busy day, presenting the portfolio in parent conferences, and using documentation to plan curriculum that supports children's current development, extends their interests and passions, and challenges them to achieve milestone behaviors and skills."
    Young Children

     
  • Early Learning Standards and Staff Development: Best Practices in the Face of Change

    Authors: Gaye Gronlund, MA, Marlyn James MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Marlyn James MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Marlyn James MA
    Product Code: 135301
    ISBN: 978-1-933653-31-0

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    Read the Table of Contents and a sample chapter.

    One of the few staff development books on early learning standards, this resource will assist directors and trainers in guiding early childhood staff to fulfill learning standards—without compromising best practices. Written by respected consultants Gaye Gronlund and Marlyn James, it includes activities for reflecting on issues, such as how much teachers should direct each type of classroom activity, and helps staff developers assist teachers in strengthening their observation and documentation skills.

    A DVD features vignettes of the observation exercises and a CD-ROM offers PowerPointT training aids and activity handouts. Softbound, 208 pgs.

     
  • Developmentally Appropriate Play: Guiding Young Children to a Higher Level

    Authors: Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA
    Product Code: 540375
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-037-5

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    Download the dramatic play forms.


    Enhance the depth and richness of children's play. Developmentally appropriate play is complex, long-lasting, and all-engaging for children. It requires facilitation and guidance, thoughtful planning, and attention to the environment and materials. Developmentally Appropriate Play follows the new Developmentally Appropriate Practice guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and includes information to help you:

    • Identify and plan purposeful play
    • Guide children to make choices
    • Interact with children to enhance play
    • Provoke children into more complex play
    • Add representation to further enrich play
    • Incorporate standards into play



    Age Focus: 3-6. Softbound, 240 pgs.

    e-book available

     
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