Resident Teachers work with Mentor Teachers and Pedagogical Support Faculty, including the Studio Teacher, to deepen practices around Observation, Documentation, and Assessment.
Jacie Engel, Studio Teacher, offers the following verse to explore the children’s experiences while visiting the studio.
The older infants in room 3 recently visited the studio, encountering light projected onto fabric.
To go inside, into, within, to cross over and through- these movements of curiosity plot new points of reference that expand our understanding of self as part of, and within the world. It’s magic, this world. Because we find that it includes not just the unknown and the mystery. It resonates with this possibility- here, there, and for what’s on “the other side”. We find that this world includes me... And it includes you. We’re here together!
Let’s play with our togetherness. Can we hide ourselves? Who is hidden, Me or you? Or both? Let’s find each other, and relocate our awarenesses. A spontaneous game. An improvisation of innate connection. We know how to play it.
We pause… I can’t see you. You can’t see me. But I know you’re there. I feel you. And the anticipation… I’m here, you’re there… Let’s find each other again…
The course, Observation, Documentation, and Assessment is one of the introductory courses offered through both the Residency and Online Master’s Program. To view course descriptions and learn more about applying to join the Teacher Eduction Program, visit the website.
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