Sarah Lee, an early child special educator in Los Angeles School District, illustrates how her inclusive classroom team collaborated to support all children and families during the pandemic through distance learning and the transition back to the classroom.
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In this video, early childhood special educator Veronica Khalil and general education teacher Gwendolyn Terry illustrate the strategies they use in their Los Angeles Unified School District classroom to complete the DRDP. The authentic assessment strategies they used during distance learning are also useful during in-person classroom learning.
The results of the DRDP assessment help us better understand children’s learning and development, plan instruction, and share information with families. In order to produce confident results, the DRDP must be used with a number of essential steps in place.
The ECTA Center Preschool During the Pandemic series illustrates how the fields of early education and early childhood special education have been successfully supporting preschoolers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Episode 13, a new, two-part video was just added to the series.
Episode 13 - Authentic Learning in Remote Preschool
During the COVID-19 pandemic, programs are providing services through a range of options, including in-person, distance learning, or a blended approach. Those using distance learning or a blended approach have fewer opportunities to observe children and collect other documentation to confidently rate the DRDP. The strategies described in this document enable assessors to observe children and collect documentation during distance learning.