Jen Gilken’s Profile

Faculty
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Jen Gilken
Department
Teacher Education
Academic Program
Child Care/Early Childhood Education, A.S.

Courses

ECE 309 Toddler Curriculum and Development

ECE 309 Toddler Curriculum and Development

This course is a continuation of ECE 209, focusing on the theories, methods and materials of early childhood education for toddlers (ages eighteen months to thirty-six months). The following topics are explored in depth: social, emotional, cognitive, physical and self-help development of toddlers; basic principles of toddler care giving, including providing culturally sensitive and consistent care; arrangement of the learning environment and developmentally and culturally appropriate experiences to promote toddler growth and learning; the role of parents and establishing partnerships with families.

ECE 411 Early Childhood Practicum II – Spring 2023

ECE 411 Early Childhood Practicum II – Spring 2023

This course is designed to develop practical and evidence-based knowledge for teaching literacy and enable students to demonstrate competencies teaching young children. It requires supervised participation in an assigned early childhood education setting and attendance at a weekly seminar. Students will explore principles, methods, and materials for teaching emergent literacy within a developmentally appropriate, interdisciplinary and culturally responsive curriculum. Current research regarding speaking, listening, reading and writing experiences of young children will be critically examined. Practical classroom experiences will provide opportunities for students to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behavior working with young children and their families, and build a comprehensive understanding of balanced literacy in early childhood classrooms. Students will design, implement and evaluate activity-based literacy learning experiences for young children with diverse learning styles and needs, with strong emphasis on child centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning and assessment, and knowledge of curriculum content areas.

ECE 211 Curriculum for Young Children 1 – Fall 2022

ECE 211 Curriculum for Young Children 1 – Fall 2022

This course is an introduction to the theories, methods and materials of curriculum planning in early childhood education (Preschool – Grade 2), with an emphasis on providing developmentally and culturally appropriate learning environments and experiences that encourage creativity in young children. The following topics are explored in depth: the intellectual and emotional importance of fostering creativity, the role of play in learning, the design of effective arts-based learning environments; the role of visual arts, music, movement and language arts/emergent literacy in developing children?s cognitive, social-emotional, physical, language and self-help skills. Course work includes workshops in planning and implementing creative arts experiences for young children.

ECE 411 Early Childhood Practicum II – Fall 2021

ECE 411 Early Childhood Practicum II – Fall 2021

This course is designed to develop practical and evidence-based knowledge for teaching literacy and enable students to demonstrate competencies teaching young children. It requires supervised participation in an assigned early childhood education setting and attendance at a weekly seminar. Students will explore principles, methods, and materials for teaching emergent literacy within a developmentally appropriate, interdisciplinary and culturally responsive curriculum. Current research regarding speaking, listening, reading and writing experiences of young children will be critically examined. Practical classroom experiences will provide opportunities for students to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behavior working with young children and their families, and build a comprehensive understanding of balanced literacy in early childhood classrooms. Students will design, implement and evaluate activity-based literacy learning experiences for young children with diverse learning styles and needs, with strong emphasis on child centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning and assessment, and knowledge of curriculum content areas.

Communities

CUNY ECSE Associate Degree Programs & Career Development Pipelines for Aspiring NYC Educators

CUNY ECSE Associate Degree Programs & Career Development Pipelines for Aspiring NYC Educators

Community for CUNY Development of ECSE Associate Degree Programs and Career Development Pipelines for Aspiring NYC Educators grant funded by OSEP

Teacher Education Department

Teacher Education Department

This community is for all members of the Teacher Education Department — students, faculty, and staff from all programs (early childhood education, childhood education, bilingual education, and secondary education.

Summer 2022 Anti-racist Pedagogy Seminar: Transforming the Classroom

Summer 2022 Anti-racist Pedagogy Seminar: Transforming the Classroom

The Anti-racist Pedagogy Project is committed to increasing faculty and staff knowledge and awareness of the issues of overt, systemic and institutional racism, implicit bias and microaggressions and supporting the awareness and implementation of anti-racist pedagogical practices across disciplines at BMCC.

Projects

Early Childhood Education Program Handbook

Early Childhood Education Program Handbook

This site contains the Early Childhood Education Program Handbook

Jen Gilken ECE portfolio

Jen Gilken ECE portfolio

This is the master copy of the Early Childhood Education major e-Portfolio template