INREAL & STORYBOOK JOURNEY DVDs

Obtain videos on the history and application of the INREAL and Storybook Journey programs developed by local CU authors, produced by Landlocked Films of Boulder and co-produced by The Price Initiatives. Each DVD series includes a full user's guide in downloadable PDF format. SEE VIDEO STILLS FROM DVD BELOW

Storybook Journey DVD cover  
Storybook Journey DVD

Storybook Journey DVD Series In this two-part DVD, Sue McCord, respected 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 of their possibilities. Storybook Journey uses a single story as the basis for an interdisciplinary preschool curriculum spanning weeks at a time. By engaging kids at ever deeper levels through varied repetitions of the story, teachers offer children opportunities to experiment, grow, and overcome challenges in new and exciting ways. Part I, titled Into the Wind follows four master teachers who lead their preschool through a six-week exploration of Gilberto and the Wind. Part II, 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 mysteries. The DVD includes a printable PDF Companion User's Guide. Also see more background information on Storybook Journey series and the author, Sue McCord. Video clip also available. 

INREAL DVD cover  
INREAL DVD

To order the INREAL DVD, go to: http://www.landlockedfilms.com/Order%20a%20Video.htm INREAL DVD Series This two-part DVD presents an innovative, child-centered approach to children's language development. Part I, Earning the Right: the Story of INREAL recounts how educators at CU helped spark a revolution in early childhood education focused on speech and language. CU's "INREAL" training program was instrumental in breaking out of the confines of the behavior-modification regimens of the 1960s and into a more child-centered, observation-based, humane teaching program. This video captures the origins of INREAL through interviews with its founders, and examines how the method has matured into a multi-disciplinary approach to educating young children and training educators at CU's Child Learning Center. Part II, The Dance of Conversation: Strategies for Encouraging Children's Language Development, is a lyrical illustration of specific conversation strategies adults can use to encourage authentic interactions with children that enhance their language and learning. The included Companion User's Guide describes the philosophy behind these strategies, suggests practical exercises and activities to practice the strategies, and includes a bibliography for further reading. The DVD includes a printable PDF Companion User's GuideSee more background information on the INREAL series, The Dance of Conversation: Strategies for Encouraging Children's Language Development and Earning the Right: the Story of INREAL. Video clip also available. 

Video Clip from Dance of Conversation  
Video Clip from Dance of Conversation
Video Clip from Dance of Conversation  
Video Clip from Dance of Conversation
Video Clip from Dance of Conversation  
Video Clip from Dance of Conversation
Video Clip from Dance of Conversation  
Video Clip from Dance of Conversation
Video Clip from Dance of Conversation  
Video Clip from Dance of Conversation
Video Clip from Dance of Conversation  
Video Clip from Dance of Conversation