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Author: Jessica DeViney, Sandra Duncan, Sara Harris, Mary Ann Rody, Lois Rosenberry
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 48, © 2010
A groundbreaking tool that assesses classrooms in a whole new way!
An inspiring environment is essential for helping young children learn. The Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Environments (ROSIE) is an observation rating scale that challenges teachers to examine classrooms in a totally new way: with an eye for what is aesthetically beautiful and inspiring.
Looking through an aesthetic lens of nature, color, furnishings, textures, displays, lighting, and focal points, educators will learn to determine a classroom’s level of aesthetic beauty. ROSIE then provides images and examples to assist in turning learning spaces into inspirational environments in which children can grow and learn.
|Jessica DeViney has been an employee of Children’s Discovery Center since 1993 and is currently the Vice President of Marketing. She lives in Maumee, Ohio.|
Sandra Duncan is the author of several preschool curriculums, teacher resource books, sponsored educational programs, and journal articles, and is a frequent speaker at local, state, and national conferences. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College and a dissertation chair for doctoral students at Nova Southeastern University. She lives in Schererville, Indiana.
Sara Harris is the Creative Director at the Children's Discovery Center where she designs, develops, and purchases equipment for classroom spaces both existing and for new builds. She lives with her family in Maumee, Ohio.
Mary Ann Rody is currently Chief Operating Officer for Children’s Discovery Center, Inc. Before assuming operations for the company, Rody worked as a kindergarten teacher, an administrator, and a human resource manager. She is the president of ToledoAEYC. She lives in Maumee, Ohio.
Lois Rosenberry is the founder of Children’s Discovery Center, a child care company with eight locations serving 1500 children. She has lectured at national conferences, authored kindergarten curriculum, and worked as a child care consultant for private and public organizations. She lives in Holland, Ohio.