“The Storybook Journey” video series.
Sue McCord, educator and former director of the University of Colorado’s Child Learning Center, leads us through her magical approach to organizing children’s learning around in-depth explorations of stories and all their possibilities in two half-hour videos. By anchoring a curriculum in a single story over an extended period, teachers can offer children opportunities to experiment, grow, and overcome challenges in new and exciting ways.
Part 1, entitled “Into the Wind,” follows the staff and students of Friends ‘n Fun Children’s Center in Lafayette through a six-week exploration of Gilberto and the Wind.
Part 2, entitled “The Stories We Live,” follows two different preschools, one using many versions of the Three Little Pigs, the other using Mem Fox’s Tough Boris, as they integrate home/school experiences, help children connect with each other, and even venture into life’s greatest fears and deepest mysteries Co-Produced by The Price Initiatives at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Both videos in the series are also sold in a single DVD.