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Family and Community Engagement

I needed a little help getting started. Create your philosophy and approach to family and community engagement. Draw from your direct experience working with families. Your philosophy statement and approach should align to a theoretical perspective. You must cite one scholarly source in your philosophy and approach statement.

Lesson Plan for Peers

You are planning a 2 hour training for staff that is an introduction to to cover the model, concepts, technology and some performance results. How would you plan to evaluate your teaching? Provide a description/example of the technique or techniques you would use to evaluate the class.

Alternative assessment strategies

Describe alternative assessment strategies, other than using rubrics, in evaluating student outcomes. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using these types of alternative assessments? Please give specific examples

Math and Science Standards for Child-based Projects

Share three math content standards and three science content standards. Then, develop a project that meets these standards. Describe your project and identify two ways in which this project is developmentally appropriate. Also explain your approach for making your project child-centered.

Formative and Summative Assessment - AfL

I am reviewing critically both types of assessments and evidence/s supporting these and the subsequent impact on the national strategy which sought to promote the use of AfL in England. Therefore, answer the following (approx. 500 words each): a) Establish the difference between, and use of, approaches to assessment b) Criti

Professional Development Programs for Facilitators

Professional development programs for facilitators have been criticized for various reasons; for example, one time workshops, educational trends, lack of relevance, short-lived program, and no follow-up. What are the pitfalls of professional development programs? Present improvement strategies in the form of a best practices out

Assessment and curriculum

Historically, there has been a gap between local curriculum and what appears on nationally-norm, standardized tests. As a result, schools have begun to align local curriculum with those national tests. What are the implications of local versus national curriculum and assessment?

Research based instructional programs

Discuss the disadvantage of developing and implementing instructional programs not based on research. How important is such research? What process must be followed to develop a research-based instructional program?

Important quality criteria for a curriculum guide

Please help answer the following problem about learning standards. What do you consider to be the two most important quality criteria for a curriculum guide? Defend your selection. In addition, identify one criterion that is likely to be missed or could be problematic and explain why.

Trainees' scores on career development courses

Quantitative research question: Do trainees have lower passing scores on career development courses at a deployed location, than those at a home location? Peruse the literature; select 4 or 5 articles that relate to the research question; and read with a purpose to identify gaps in information or ambiguities that help to cl

Peter Loscher Leadership Analysis

With regard to the article, "How Siemens Got Its Mojo Back", featured in Bloomberg Businessweek on January 27, 2011, found at this link, http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_06/b4214018593359.htm I have some questions and could use some help and references to the article and others to support ideas for me to elabo

Face-to-face communication merits

1) Why is face-to-face communication still important in an organization? Or is it? 2) What are the advantages of face-to-face communication in an organization? 3) What are the disadvantages?

Research Methods Project

The primary research question and topic that is of concern for the classroom that will be researched in this paper is how children change over time throughout their academic experiences and to what degree earlier developmental patterns and experiences can predict future growth and development in the child. Need help with the

Summative Assessment Examples

Please help answer the following questions: What are some examples of traditional performance - based summative assessments? What is the importance of varying your assessment modalities?

Social Loafing in the Workplace

1) What is social loafing in the workplace? What problems does social loafing cause and what is its impact on productivity in the workplace? 2) What steps would be recommended for a hotel manager to take to reduce social loafing within the cleaning staff that are responsible for keeping all common areas and guest rooms spotle

Management: Use of positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement

1) Why is it important for managers to always try to use positive reinforcement instead of negative reinforcement? 2) How might using negative reinforcement affect the working relationship or workplace environment? 3) Should negative reinforcement ever be used in today's workplace? Why or why not? 4) Is there any connec

Assessment Methods

Read the Hansen and Brody article entitled, "Solving Problems through Action Research." (see attached). Specifically pay attention to the various data collection methods. Also think about how other action researchers have collected data. Think about your instructional problem and your research question, my research question bei

Assessment for individual learning and quality improvement of instruction

Read the article entitled, "Assessment in Work‐Based Learning: Investigating a Pedagogical Approach to Enhance Student Learning." (see attached) According to Brodie and Irving (2007): As teachers [...], we need to ensure that students will know: - What learning is (learning implies change)—learning theory; - How to

Family and community services specialization

According to Moss and Noden (1994), classroom teachers who decide to investigate questions that they have generated about teaching and learning engage in action research when they raise questions about their practices, test out assumptions, and evaluate the results. Action research gives educators an opportunity to reflect, make

Defining Performance Improvement

What is your own definition of performance improvement, based on your experiences? Why have you selected this definition? How does it relate to HPT? What are the distinguishing features that underlie the performance improvement process? According to our text, ""Human performance technology is the study and ethical practice

Instructional interdisciplinary unit to teach elementary social studies

I need to design an instructional interdisciplinary unit to teach elementary social studies. It must include one week's worth of lesson plans. Introduction to the 'Theme This section' must describe: a. The target population; the characteristics of the learners for whom the activity is planned b. The prerequisites (If necess

The Value of Learning Standards

For this discussion, please share your own ideas and insights about how early childhood educators may communicate with others regarding learning standards as well as how to communicate the purpose and value of Learning Standards to parents. Discuss how children, teachers, programs and parents benefit from Learning Standards. Inc

Physical Development Standards

For this discussion, please choose either a focus on fostering fine motor or gross motor skill development. Develop a curriculum/activity plan designed to foster either fine motor or gross motor development in two (2) year old children. Include your implementation plan and assessment plan for the activity and an analysis of how

Mathematics Learning Standards

Children show interest and curiosity in counting and grouping objects and numbers. Discuss how preschool learning areas can support mathematical learning standards. How would you arrange and equip the block, dramatic play, manipulative and art learning areas to support the above learning standard?

Early Learning Standards in Education

a. Does Illinois have identified learning standards for early childhood education? b. What are the benefits of identified Early Learning Standards? c. Are there barriers presented by early learning standards in an early childhood education program? d. How do you see yourself using early learning standards in curriculum planni

Data, Assessments, and How to Make an Assessment Plan

- When making an assessment plan, how would I identify the standards of learning for parents and student in language that would be easy to understand? What are students to know and be able to do? Include what the learning targets will be measuring. - How would one develop descriptions of what it means to meet the standard for

Areas to Investigate for Assessing the Academic Standards.

Please help me with the following: Visit the interactive map on the U.S. Department of Education website or conduct an internet search to locate the website for your state Department of Education (Illinois). Research the academic standards in your state for a first, second or third grader. Identify three areas that you feel y