SECD online resources are ideal for remote learning and can be used in a variety of ways:
For your own professional development, by delving into a variety of early years topics. For tips on finding what you’re looking for, see “Getting Started Tip Sheet” For some examples of ways to explore topics, see these SECD Topic Guides: Inclusion, Observation and Documentation, and Understanding Play.
For new staff member orientation, by using SECD for self-study to provide an orientation and essential information, see “Using SECD Child Development Primer for Staff Orientation”
For staff training, by selecting topics to encourage critical thinking and discussion. For suggestions for early learning and child care professionals, see “Using SECD Resources for Professional Development”. For suggestions for health care providers, see Using SECD Resources for Professional Development for Health Care Providers. Note: while these documents outline plans for group learning, you can easily adapt it for remote or individual learning – for example, have individuals review selected material on their own and then discuss with others in a virtual/online meeting forum.
For online teaching, by having students access the resources as their “textbook.” For tips and suggestions, see “Using SECD as a learner resource”. This is an excerpt from the SECD Facilitator Guide below.
For parent education, by sharing information and showing the video examples to parents/clients, see “Using SECD for Parent Education” (Expanded Sept 2019 – includes suggestions for PRENATAL parent education). Note: while this document outlines plans for group learning, you can instead share the content suggestions with parents to explore on their own.
Are you a first time user?
Feuille de conseils – Comment avoir accès au portail du Manitoba pour la Science of Early Child Development
(Revised June 2020, based on APA 7th ed. and with revised authorship)
Are you using SECD for teaching /presenting?
Note: See page 26 in the Facilitator Guide for tips on “Using SECD for online sessions”
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the SECD Facilitator Guide above send your request, including your name and mailing address to: ResearchHSCS@RRC.CA
Would you like an easy way to let others know about these resources?
More tools and tip sheets are in the works. Do you have an idea? Contact us at: ResearchHSCS@RRC.CA