DAP in Action: Share Your Own Snapshot and Reflection

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Submit your Vignette
Share your passage about an engaged learning moment that you think reflects the spirit of DAP and engaged learning. Note: total word count of Vignette, Connections to DAP, and Self-Reflection combined should be less than 1500 words.
Create a Descriptive title such as: "Why Are We Doing This? A Conversation with Preschoolers About Similarities and Differences"; "Scribble Is Never Just a Scribble: Art, Story, and Process in a Classroom of 2s and 3s"; etc.
Describe the learning experience. What were the learning goals? What happened? What did the children learn? How did the teacher adapt their practice in response to the children? This section should be about 600-1000 words. Be sure to include dialogue from the experience if relevant.
Describe the connections to DAP. Please be sure to reference specific areas of the position statement.
Describe your thoughts about the experience. What did you observe and notice? What did you learn? What questions arose?
Please list the references or resources mentioned in your experience, if any.
Please upload a photo, video, or other visual of your story. File size may be up to 50 MB.
Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf docx mov.
Please select the age range of the children depicted in your example. To select more than one option, please use Cmd+Click or Ctrl+Click.
Please select the setting of your joyful learning story. To select more than one option, please use Cmd+Click or Ctrl+Click.
I give NAEYC the right to publish my story on the NAEYC.org blog. This field is required.
By sharing your story and/or photos, you are representing that you have written permission from each person in the video and/or photos, and if a child, written permission from the child's parent or legal guardian, to post the video and/or photos and use the likeness of such person therein. By posting the video and/or photos, you grant NAEYC the right to use the video and/or photo and/or any portion thereof in any manner it so chooses, including, without limitation, posting or sharing the video on NAEYC's website, Facebook page or Twitter account.