Front Porch Series: Broadcast Calls
Join the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) the fourth Monday of each month from 1-1:45 p.m. ET for a broadcast call on research and implications for practical application. Guest presenters include well-known researchers and other leaders. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Next Broadcast Call
An Introduction to the Project Approach: How and Why
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 | 1 - 1:45 p.m. ET
Dr. Sallee Beneke, Assistant Professor, St. Ambrose University
The Project Approach is a set of teaching strategies that enable teachers to guide children through in-depth studies of real-world topics. Children are given chances to use their current strengths and to develop new knowledge and skills. As they participate in projects, they can feel highly motivated and actively involved. Projects provide opportunities for teachers to support young children’s learning in ways that are developmentally appropriate.
Broadcast call participants will learn to identify key components of the Project Approach; incorporate its use with a comprehensive curricula; and see examples of the Project Approach in action.
Speaker Dr. Sallee Beneke
Dr. Sallee Beneke is an associate professor of early childhood education at St. Ambrose University. Dr. Beneke teaches courses in typical and atypical development, early childhood curriculum, and early childhood methods. She provides consultation and trainings on the Project Approach, authentic assessment, inclusion, and early childhood math and science. She is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences. Dr. Beneke has authored or co-authored four books, and written articles on the Project Approach.
Last Updated: February 12, 2014