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Results Matter Video Library - Practices Here and There

 

We wish to thank the families and early childhood education teams who have partnered with us to create the videos in the Results Matter Video Library. CDE produces these videos for professional development activities and obtains voluntary written permission from all parties who appear in these video clips.

How to Access the Videos

You can watch the clips online or download QuickTime versions of the videos for use in professional development activities. To download the Apple QuickTime .MOV file, select the DOWNLOAD VIDEO link located below each video. NOTE: If you download any of the video files you will need to install a media player that will play QuickTime files such as Apple QuickTime Player or the VLC Media Player.

Limitations on Video Use

  1. You may not use any of the videos on this site for commercial purposes.
  2. You may not edit, alter, transform or build upon any of the videos on this site.
  3. You may not post a copy of any of the videos on this site to any web site.

NOTICE

These videos were produced and posted to this website with voluntary written permission from all parties who appear in the videos including program staff, volunteers and parents/guardians on their own behalf and that of their children.

These videos are NOT extracted in any form from child assessment records, but rather were produced by CDE for professional development activities.

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  The Sunshine Bus Preschool on Wheels Program Engaging Children and Families (Runtime: 9:23)

A sequel to “Gus The Bus – Preschool on Wheels” (see below), this video illustrates how the Aspen Community Foundation, Garfield Re-2 School District, and a host of community partners produced a second Preschool on Wheels to serve families who live in isolated areas. The focus of this story is on family engagement, described by a number of families who participate in the program. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Friendship, Inclusion, and Learning (Runtime: 7:25)

This story is about a beautiful friendship that blossomed between two young girls in a preschool classroom. The children’s parents and teacher describe how the friendship helped both girls progress in learning important social and academic skills. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Photographer of the Day - Engaging Children and their Families (Runtime: 7:46)

This video tells the story of how a preschool teacher created a “photographer of the day” classroom job for the children. The child’s photos are shared the following day with the other children who reflect on the images and with families who get to see their children’s experiences during the school day. The teacher and a parent describe the benefits of this activity for the children, their families, and the teacher. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Videos From Parents - Enhancing Family Engagement (Runtime: 9:58)

This video illustrates a few ways that a preschool teacher uses video to promote family engagement. The teacher invites families who can’t schedule time to be in the classroom to take and share video clips of their occupational and community lives. The children share these videos with their classmates and the teacher integrates the clips in thematic units. The teacher also shares videos of the children with their parents. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Using Text Messaging to Strengthen Family-School Relationships (Runtime: 8:12)

This video illustrates how a preschool teacher uses text messaging to help families clearly and quickly understand what their children are learning in the classroom, how they are learning, and ways that they can support their children to learn at home. The teacher, a parent, and the school principal share their perspectives on the use of cell phones and text messaging to build relationships. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Family Engagement With TS GOLD (Runtime: 8:38)

This video, the first of a two-part series, features a teacher and a parent describing key family communication features and benefits in TS GOLD. The second video, “Aiden's Parent-Teacher Conference” illustrates the use of TS GOLD during an actual parent-teacher conference. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Aiden's Parent-Teacher Conference (Runtime: 11:53)

This video is the second of a two-part series. The first video, “Family Engagement with TS GOLD,” features a teacher and a parent describing family communication features and benefits in TS GOLD. This video begins with brief interviews with the teacher and parent discussing the importance of parent teacher conferences. The video then shows about ten minutes of an actual parent-teacher conference. The conference highlights how the teacher uses several features of TS GOLD during the conference and illustrates how the teacher describes the ways that families can participate in TS GOLD. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Collaborating to Support Aiden (Runtime: 12:14)

Because of an immune disease and the risk of infection, Aiden was not able to be near other children. This inspiring video illustrates how a homebound interventionist and a preschool teacher collaborated to enable Aiden to attend a typical preschool classroom through video conferencing. The story illustrates a number of themes, including collaboration between general and special education, teaming, the importance of reflection, family engagement, friendships, uses of technology, modifying instructional practices to include all children, administrative support, and IEP meetings. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Using The Project Approach In a Spanish-Speaking Preschool Classroom (Runtime: 10:09)

This video illustrates a variety of themes and practices as the teacher discusses Spanish-speaking classrooms, The Project Approach, family engagement, community engagement and support, and having high expectations for all children. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Gus the Bus - Preschool on Wheels (Runtime: 9:32)

This video tells the story of how a community foundation and school district partnered to create a preschool on wheels and provide early education services to children living in isolated areas. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Using Technology to Enhance Instruction and Family Engagement (Runtime: 9:44)

This video illustrates how a preschool teacher uses a variety of technologies, including computers, iPads, iPods, a Promethean Board, and a media sharing site, to enhance instruction for children and engage their families. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Ruairi Goes To Preschool (Runtime: 11:52)

This video tells a heartwarming story in which a family, a preschool teacher and her staff, a state TA provider, and a school principal worked together to enable a young girl with significant medical issues to attend a preschool classroom through video conferencing. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Reflections of a First Year Teacher (Runtime: 6:44)

First year preschool teacher Ashley Hamand describes how she was video recorded for an entire school day, and reflects on what she learned when she watched and shared the clips with others. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Thompson Family Circles: All About Relationships (Runtime: 10:39)

This video describes and illustrates this program of Thompson School District. The Thompson Family Circles reaches out to families with young children before they begin preschool, providing a parenting support that is bilingual, relationship-based, and playful. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Using Video for Reflection and Coaching at SD27J Preschool (Runtime: 5:47)

This clip describes how video is being used as a foundation for self-reflection and coaching at SD27J Preschool in Brighton, Colorado. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Example of Using Video for Coaching at SD27J Preschool (Runtime: 7:54)

This video illustrates the principles presented in "Overview of The Incredible Years at SD27L Preschool." It was recorded during one day in one classroom and includes scenes of Dinosaur School during group time, children using problem solving strategies during play activities, and interviews with a child, a teacher, and a parent. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Aurelius Reading at Naptime (Runtime: 4:52)

This clip tells the story of how a preschool teacher used digital video and other technologies to help document and assess a young boy's notable skills and share the information with the child's family. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Overview of Dialogic Reading at SD27J Preschool (Runtime: 6:07)

This video describes how teachers in SD27J Preschool in Brighton, Colorado use this approach to interactive reading. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Example of Dialogic Reading at SD27J Preschool (Runtime: 4:15)

This video illustrates a dialogic reading group. (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Overview of The Incredible Years at SD27J Preschool (Runtime: 4:15)

This video illustrates how teachers in SD27J Preschool in Brighton, Colorado use The Incredible Years, also known as "Dinosaur School." (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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  Example of The Incredible Years at SD27J Preschool (Runtime: 7:52)

This video illustrates how teachers in SD27J Preschool in Brighton, Colorado use The Incredible Years, also known as "Dinosaur School." (CLOSED CAPTIONING IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS CLIP.)

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Disclaimer Notice: The videos found on this page highlight practices used by programs that participate in the Results Matter Video Project. The Colorado Department of Education provides these videos because of their potential interest or usefulness to the early childhood education community or the general public. However, by providing this video documentation, CDE is not endorsing any particular product, practice, service, provider or institution, nor does it necessarily endorse the views expressed or facts presented in these videos. In addition, neither CDE nor any of its employees makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information that appear in these videos.

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