CD173 Curriculum for Young Children: Math, Science, and Technology

This course explores how to create and implement curriculum for young children, with a focus in the areas of math, science and technology. It also pays special attention to their integration with other areas of study and with everyday experience. The underlying philosophy of this course is that people learn better when engaged in making and designing their own meaningful projects; therefore, we will become designers of curriculum and technological tools to be used in the classroom. We will also observe how children play with these materials and we will learn how to use on-line tools to document the learning experience. This course has three pillars: observation and evaluation of math, science and technology curriculum in the classroom, design of innovative curriculum and technological environments, and documentation of the experience using new technologies.