Foundational Skills & Interdisciplinary Instruction

These modules on interdisciplinary instruction specifically address the unique needs of students developing foundational literacy and math knowledge and skills.
 
Foundational Skills & Interdisciplinary Instruction

Play-based and project-based pedagogies are common interdisciplinary models in early childhood education.  However, best practice often requires direct instruction of knowledge and skills.  On the surface, these two ideas seem to contradict.  In reality, they are powerful practices when combined.  Watch this introductory video to learn more.

Have more questions about foundational skills? 

DoE Early Learning Foundational Skills 

DoE Play-based Programming (PK-1st grade)

 

Literacy Foundations

 

Early Learning Foundational Skills: Literacy
Math Foundations

Video

 

Early Learning Foundational Skills: Mathematics
Additional Resources
Video

How to take care of the environment (TK) (PBLWorks)

Articles

Kids Can Learn More From Guided Play Than From Direct Instruction Report Finds

Innovative Practice: 5 Strategies for the Early Learning Classroom

Books

Worldwise Learning

The Curious Classroom

A Moving Child is a Learning Child

 

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