As I mentioned in my previous post, for this master's class, I have to pick a website and really comb through it over the next 8 weeks (ok really 7 now). I chose NAECTE.http://www.naecte.org
I started going through it this week and I'm a little disappointed in my choice. Some of the material is locked, unless you're a member of NAECTE. However I was, after a little digging, was able to find their last newsletter and find a few free articles in their Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education.
So far there have been 2 items that have peaked my interest:
1. They have a call of manuscripts for their Fall 2016 issue where they are soliciting educators to write on Preparing Early Childhood Teachers for Infant Care and Education. I have always enjoyed writing, and now as my writing has increased to include the realm of early childhood, this potential opportunity intrigues me. I'm unsure if I'll go for it or not, but it at least gives me something to look into more.
2. An article on an experiential play lab in an early childhood classroom. This article just adds to the notion that I've been learning lately that play in general is good for early childhood, but facilitated play is more beneficial.
I'm hoping that these few nuggets I found will help me to continue to dive deeper into this website and find even more beneficial nuggets of information.