National Board Resources for Early Childhood Generalist Certification

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  I received my National Board Certification in the area
of Early Childhood Generalist in November of 2004. In my quest for this certification I have come across
a wealth of knowledge right here on the internet. Below you will find web sites that
are correlated to the entries as well as websites with writing tips and misc. candidate  resources.

Good luck on this wonderful journey


 ENTRY 1 - LITERACY
ENTRY 2 - SOCIAL STUDIES/ART
ENTRY 3 - SCIENCE/MATH
WRITING TIPS
General CANDIDATE RESOURCES
National Board of Professional Teaching Standards official Website
Additional Assessment Center Resources

 
If you know of any more great sites to add please  me





LITERACY RESOURCES


Early Literacy Advisor

Language and Literacy Development

Learning to Read and Write - Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Issues in Literacy Development

Reading First

Supporting Children's Literacy Development Before Kindergarten

The LEARNS Literacy Assessment Profile

Bank Street's Guide to Literacy


Family Involvment sites
Children's literacy Development - Suggestions for Parent Involvement
            
Family Literacy Project

National Center for Family Literacy
           


Phonemic Awareness Sites


Literature For Literacy

Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic Awareness Activities

Phonemic Awareness Assessment Tools

The K-Crew's Balanced Literacy Page


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Entry 2 Social Studies/Art Resources

ART RESOURCES SOCIAL STUDIES RESOURCES
Arttango Kindergarten Lessons
and the National Art Standards

The Artists Tookit

Visual Arts Standards K-4

Welcome to the Arts

Division of Education - Content Standards: Fine Arts

ARTSEDGE: Standards

ArtsEdge: Home
Teaching Citizenships 5 Themes

Social Studies Lesson Plans

National Council For the Social Studies - Standards

National Standards for Social Studies Teachers

Teaching Social Skills

The Lesson Plans Page - Social Studies

Can Teach
 
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Entry 3 Science/Math

BIG IDEAS IN SCIENCE
Big Ideas in Science

Big Ideas in Science ( a different page)

National Science Education Standards

National Science Standards

The Major Themes of Science


INQUIRY RESOURCES


Learning Science Through Inquiry - This is a collection of an 8 video workshop on using inquiry teaching in your classroom. All of the videos can be viewed online for free when you register (also free) This video series really helped me to "see" what inquiry is and what it looks like and sounds like. it has been an invaluable resource There is also workshop materials that go along with the video series that can be obtained at the following web site: Workshop materials

Foundations Vol. 2  - An Introduction to Inquiry

Inquiry and Problem Solving - Guidance for Teachers

Inquiry in Kindergarten

Inquiry Based Science - What Does It Look Like

Mathematics and Science Education Center - Science Inquiry Model

PBS Scienceline

The Project Approach


GENERAL SCIENCE/MATH RESOURCES

Can Teach

ENC Online

IDEAS

Living Things - Families

Math and Science Digital Filing Cabinet

Mathematics and Science Education Center

NSTA - National Science Teacher Association -Elementary Science Classroom

Science Netlinks

Sites for Learning Science

SEDL


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Writing Tips

Writing Skills

Wizzlewolf Writing for National Boards

Transistion Words and Phrases

Transition Words Chart

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Candidate Resources

NBPTS Early Childhood Chatboard at Teachers.net

Yahoo Groups  EC_GEN (this group is a must for anyone attempting National Board Ceritification)





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Additional Assessment Center Resources

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Health/Safety/PE
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