Learning to Objectively Observe Kids (LOOK)
The LOOK Project involves the development and testing of a consultation model for early childhood education teachers to help meet the needs of children who display challenging behaviors in the classroom. This model involves innovative features, including a video library, on-line learning modules, and guided video review. The LOOK consultation approach uses evidence-based assessment tools, such as the Individualized Classroom Assessment Scoring System (inCLASS) observation and Adjustment Scales for Preschool Intervention (ASPI) teacher ratings, to guide selection and implementation of evidence-based practices. Once developed and piloted, the LOOK model will be evaluated in a quasi-experimental study to examine impacts on teacher knowledge, skills, and attitudes, teacher behavior, and children's social and academic outcomes.
Project Status: 2012 - 2015
Funding Source: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Principal Investigators: Jason Downer, Amanda Williford, Rebecca Bulotsky-Shearer (Miami)
Partners: University of Miami
Associated Faculty and Staff:
Jason T. Downer Professor of Education, Program Area Director, Clinical and School Psychology, Director, CASTLAmanda P. Williford Research Associate Professor, Associate Director for Early Childhood Education, CASTLAnn Shargo Lhospital Research ScientistWanda Weaver Research ScientistKathy Neesen Research Scientist, Instructional Technology DirectorMatthew C. Semanik Multimedia/Web DeveloperKate Matthew Research Specialist Senior