MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch "gaaaa" slowly turn into "water." Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn. Deb Roy studies how children learn language, and designs machines that learn to communicate in human-like ways. On sabbatical from MIT Media Lab, he's working with the AI company Bluefin Labs. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 20-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.
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This article discusses developmental milestones on children as they grow into early childhood. It also gives parenting tips that can help the parents with their children as they go through preschool. As well as those, it gives the importance of safety for the child and healthy body tips.
***LOGIN REQUIRED*** The Careers in Education Course is designed to prepare students for professional or learning support positions in education, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Students study human development, standards, regulations and codes, positive guidance and counseling techniques, age-appropriate and grade-appropriate learning strategies, learning theories, and standards-based curriculum and instructional design. Students can apply and practice their knowledge and skills at a variety of elementary and secondary sites. The course prepares students for entry into college or university teacher-training programs.
***LOGIN REQUIRED*** This concentration level course is a study of the physical, perceptual, cognitive, personality, and language developmental stages of children from conception through adolescence, including the principle theories of development and their application. The need for an understanding of how children develop and what influences their development is an important component of contributing to the demands of our complex society. Students will develop an understanding of children and the developmental process through readings, case studies, observations, individual research projects and group project work. Active class participation is enhanced by limited community classroom placement under the guidance of a mentor teacher. All students are required to observe and/or participate in settings and classrooms at the preschool/primary/elementary or middle/junior high levels at the end of the Spring semester.
Highlighting major new developments in the field, this updated edition of Discovering Psychology offers high school and college students, and teachers of psychology at all levels, an overview of historic and current theories of human behavior. Stanford University professor and author Philip Zimbardo narrates as leading researchers, practitioners, and theorists probe the mysteries of the mind and body. Based on extensive investigation and authoritative scholarship, this introductory course in psychology features demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations, current research, documentary footage, and computer animation. This series is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter. A video instructional series on introductory psychology for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs and coordinated books.
This joint position statement of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Council
of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) highlights a set of principles for effective early math instruction.
This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced and the role gametes in fertility and, when things go wrong, infertility is explained. We then discuss the early development of a new individual, along with some thoughts on women's experience of pregnancy.
This course is designed to provide early childhood education professionals with the knowledge and skills to assess their own level in terms of the eight core competencies, across the infant-toddler, preschool and out-of-school age range. This survey course consists of eight learning modules. Each module is based on one of the eight core competencies: 1) understanding growth and development of children and youth, 2) guiding and interacting with children and youth, 3) partnering with families and communities, 4) health, safety and nutrition, 5) learning environments and curriculum, 6) observation, assessment and documentation, 7) program planning and development, and 8) professionalism and leadership. Includes Powerpoint audio lectures, syllabus, and self-assessments. This course can be used for self-documentation of professional development hours.
The significance of relationships between the parents and teachers of preschool and kindergarten children is well established. Teachers and schools are presumed to be responsible for lack of parent-teacher collaboration. Early childhood teacher education programs recognize this and offer support related to parents and families.
This Science NetLinks lesson is the first of a two-part series aimed at introducing students to the different stages of physical growth and development in human beings from birth to 18 years of age. Through the use of student interactives, this lesson helps students become better aware of all the natural physical stages of growth children experience in the first five years of life.
These guidelines are intended to support educators in critically examining the role of online
assessment in their teaching, and to provide different strategies and tools that can be used for online
assessment, thereby empowering educators to make informed decisions about how they use ICT for
This guide offers fun activities for parents to use during everyday routines to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop skills needed for success in school and life. The booklet also describes behaviors and changes parents can expect to see during these three developmental stages.
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.
Early Childhood Development (ECD) spans from the moment of conception until the beginning of primary school, and includes physical well-being, and cognitive, linguistic, and socio-emotional development. Investing in ECD leads to happier children, more equal societies, and prevents higher costs further down the road.
This 6-minute video provides an overview of The Science of Neglect: The Persistent Absence of Responsive Care Disrupts the Developing Brain, a Working Paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child.
- Early Childhood Development
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- Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
Incredible Real Photography of the journey from a sperm to human baby- Developing in the womb photography by Lennart Nilsson
All photographs are real , clicked by real conventional cameras with macro lenses, an endoscope and scanning electron microscope These beautiful photographs of the fetus growth in the womb is Incredible and wont let you blink your eye untill the video is over.
Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson spent 12 years of his life taking pictures of the fetus Developing in the womb. These incredible photographs were taken with conventional cameras with macro lenses, an endoscope and scanning electron microscope. Nilsson used a magnification of hundreds of thousands and “worked” right in the womb. His first photo of the human fetus was taken in 1965.
Sperm in the Fallopian Tube..!!
An egg cell..!!
The fallopian tube
Two sperms are contacting with the egg cell
The winning sperm
The sperm 5-6 days.The clump has developed into a blastocyst, containing many more cells,and has entered the womb
8 days.The human embryo is attached to a wall of the uterus
The brain starts to develop in the human embryo
24 days.The one-month-old embryo has no skeleton yet.There is only a heart that starts beating on the 18th day
5 weeks.Approximately 9 mm.You can now distinguish the face with holes for eyes,nostrils and mouth
40 days.Embryonic cells form the placenta.This organ connects the embryo to the uterine wall allowing nutrient uptake,waste elimination and gas exchange via the woman’s blood supply
Eight weeks.The rapidly-growing embryo is well protected in the foetal sac
10 weeks. The eyelids are semi-shut. They will close completely in a few days
16 weeks.The foetus uses its hands to explore its own body and its surroundings
The skeleton consists mainly of flexible cartridge.A network of blood vessels is visible through the thin skin
18 weeks.Approximately 14 cm.The foetus can now perceive sounds from the outside world
20 weeks.Approximately 20 cm.Woolly hair, known as lanugo, covers the entire head
6 months.The little human is getting ready to leave the uterus.It turns upside down because it will be easier to get out this way
36 weeks. The child will see the world in 4 weeks
Sperm in the Fallopian Tube..!!
An egg cell..!!
Miracle Of Life, Human Hybrid
baby developing in womb photography
baby growth in womb photography
Human baby growth
photography by Lennart Nilsson
cell developing in womb
This course is an introduction to cognitive development focusing on children's understanding of objects, agents, and causality. It develops a critical understanding of experimental design. The course discusses how developmental research might address philosophical questions about the origins of knowledge, appearance and reality, and the problem of other minds. It provides instruction and practice in written communication as needed for cognitive science research (including critical reviews of journal papers, a literature review and an original research proposal), as well as instruction and practice in oral communication in the form of a poster presentation of a journal paper.
This course will provide opportunity to use the Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines to support your work with infants and toddlers. The first three years of life area a time of rapid brain development and learning. This time is critically important for infants and toddlers as they develop foundations for learning. The purpose of the Early Learning Guidelines (ELG) for Infants and Toddlers is to provide a comprehensive view of the development of infants and toddlers while documenting experiences that support this development.
eports from the States to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data Systems provide national statistics on reported suspected maltreatment. Teachers, police officers, lawyers, social services staff, and other professionals provide information to child protective services agencies. These referrals lead to investigations determining if a child was maltreated or is at-risk of maltreatment, and establish whether an intervention is needed. Case-level data include information about the characteristics of referrals, the children involved, the types of alleged maltreatment, risk factors of the child and the caregivers, the services that are provided, and the perpetrators.