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Results Matter Video Library - Practices Here and There - Page 1
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 these video files you will need a free media player that will play video files such as VLC Media Player or UMPlayer on both PCs and Macs. QuickTime Player is also recommended for Macs but not PCs.
Limitations on Video Use
- You may not use any of the videos on this site for commercial purposes.
- You may not edit, alter, transform or build upon any of the videos on this site.
- You may not download and re-upload a video file on this site to any website. However, you may use the YouTube share option to link to or embed the video on another website.
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.
- Marcia Blum, Preschool Special Education Specialist - Email Marcia Blum
(Click on a category below to view a list of videos)
These clips were developed to be used in professional development activities to give early care and education providers an opportunity to practice observation and documentation skills.
The Benefits of Using Authentic Assessment in a Child Care Program (Runtime: 2:23)
The Results Matter Expansion Project Step By Step (Runtime: 6:52)
This video illustrates how the Colorado Department of Education’s Results Matter Expansion Project supported a child care center to begin using Teaching Strategies GOLD™. The director of the program and two teachers discuss and illustrate the transition process and the benefits for children, families, and teachers.
Engaging Families with Video at Parent-Teacher Conferences (Runtime: 7:48)
In this video, Anna La Torre, an ECE Teacher, illustrates how she shares a video of children’s development and learning with their parents at parent-teacher conferences. Anna and two parents describe the benefits of sharing video for teachers, families, and children.
Preschool Home Visits - Making the Time to Build Relationships (Runtime: 5:12)
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.
Friendship, Inclusion, and Learning (Runtime: 7:25)
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.
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 a 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using The Project Approach In a Spanish-Speaking Preschool Classroom (Runtime: 10:09)
Gus the Bus - Preschool on Wheels (Runtime: 9:32)
Using Technology to Enhance Instruction and Family Engagement (Runtime: 9:44)
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.
Reflections of a First Year Teacher (Runtime: 6:44)
Thompson Family Circles: All About Relationships (Runtime: 10:39)
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