This class was taken in Spring 2020 with Dr. Mary Tackett. During this course, we learned about the three stages of child development: early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. Dr. Tackett taught us these stages by explaining how children develop physically, cognitively, and socially during those times. For every unit, we would complete reflection tasks based of the materials being taught that week. These reflection tasks included making pamphlets, essays, and power points.
Overall, this class was my favorite this semester. I want to be an elementary school teacher, so learning about how children in the age group I want to teach develop is incredibly important. I enjoyed this class so much that I looked into minoring in child development at Longwood. I feel very fortunate to have taken this course, and will certainly use the knowledge I gained about child development for years to come.
The artifact below is a power point for the semester-long research project assigned to our class. The topic I chose was RTI, or response to intervention, which is a well-researched method of providing help to struggling students. During this project I not only learned about RTI, but also about the importance of making sure that every instruction given to students is high quality.