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Audiovisual Technology

Using Audiovisual Technologies You are the director of instructional technology at a local middle school. Recently, several teachers have come to you for help in incorporating audiovisual technologies into their instruction. You decide to create a tutorial for them. You have two options for completing this assignment. 1. O

Social Impacts on Adult Learning

How do you think age-related stages of ego development, social roles, life events, racial and ethnic identities, gender, and sexual orientation impact learning in the field of adult learning?

Contextual Instruction

Contextualized Instruction consists of three levels; teaching (strategy), curriculum (culturally relevant materials) and policy (specifically in collaboration with parents and communities). Create an activity/lesson that will address all three levels. The activity/lesson should draw on what the students may already know from hom

Culturally Responsive Skills

Amatea (2013) suggests when teachers acquire culturally responsive skills for assessing parent engagement and facilitating parent participation, parents are more likely to become active within the school community. Research your local school district. (Or use the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website - http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/m

Partnership

Review Figure 7.2, Need-Based Model of School-Community Service Delivery in the attachment. The school is the center of a series of partnerships with the local community. Give examples relative to your school/community (Or use the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website- http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/mediaroom/aboutus/Pages/FastFac

Responding to Crisis of Stress

As a teacher, you need to be familiar with the various types of stressors than can precipitate a crisis for both students and families. Reflect on the many types of crisis or stress a student or a student's family may be experiencing. Review Figure 5.1 in the attachment, choose one (1) Horizontal Stressor and discuss how you w

Healthcare by Example

How realistic is it to expect health care workers to model mental, physical, and spiritual health? If Americans tend to be overweight, under-active workaholics who experience burnout, why should health care workers be any different? It's is not imperative that healthcare workers represent the picture perfect example of health

Compassion Fatigue

Often caretakers find themselves on the edge of fatigue as a result of their work that is exhausting and demanding. Work-on-family conflict and family-on-work conflict are intertwined and can have disastrous impacts upon the performance of workers and their care for patients or also damage relationships within the family unit. T

Case Study: Risk Facts, Services, and Resources for a Family

Use the case example of the Simmons family found in the attachment and complete the following: Determine the risk factors for this family. Recommend services or resources for this family. Think specifically about how the school can assist this family. Is there any information you would like to have about the family?

Reflection on Bullying

Can you share your personal thoughts and inputs on bullying? . I have a very very long article from the library that I am sending you. Let see at we can use from it as one of my references... Read the following essay, written by Antonio, a fourth-grade student. The Bully in the Mirror Antonio, 4th Grade

Assessment and Enrichment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL-p6twWd8c&feature=player_embedded What type of assessment is happening in this video? Explain how the assessment should be used for further instruction? What happens if there are some children that may require enrichment assignments?

Understaning the FBA

I need assistance, as I am having trouble with understanding FBA. After reading the presentation Functional Behavior Assessment (http://www.behavioradvisor.com/FBA.html), respond to the following case and questions: Scenario: Johnny is a third grade student with ADHD and has an IEP. He continues to hit other students on the

Accommodations and Modifications

I need assistance in explaining Accomodations and Modifiactions. Based on the NICHCY article Supports, Modifications, and Accommodations for Students (http://nichcy.org/schoolage/accommodations), what is the difference between accommodations and modifications? In the student scenario below, write a detailed plan for individu

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Differentiated Instruction

Please help me improve the following definitions: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): A scientific approach to understanding behavior and how it is affected by the environment. Behavior refers to all kinds of actions and skills (not just misbehavior), and environment includes all sorts of physical and social events that might c

Reading Comprehension: Theoretical Basis and Instructional Techniques

Please help with these questions. Include reference citations within the paragraphs to support reflections. Include a reference list and specific citations from professional literature consulted. 1. What is the theoretical basis of comprehension? 2. How can knowledge of text structures be used to improve reading comprehensio

Teacher Collective Bargaining

Teacher unions maintain that collective bargaining promotes professionalism of the teaching profession and results in higher quality instructors for students. Do you agree or disagree? State and support your reasons with research.

Key Family System Processes

Four aspects of family life are described that have been strongly tied to student academic achievement, and they are (a) family beliefs and expectations, (b) family patterns of emotional connectedness, (c) family organizational patterns, and (d) family patterns around learning. Choose one of the key components and add at least

Prevention of Bullying

Bullying is a prevalent issue during middle childhood. Watch The Power of One - School Video Sample. Choose one of the situations presented: Diego, Timmy, or Kendra Briefly describe the situation. Offer suggestions that can be put into place by the teacher, school, and the parents (at least one for each). Use the following sour

Prophet, Priest, and King as an Educator

Based on the textbook reading, do you believe that it is possible to fulfill the role of prophet, priest, and king as a teacher? Please support your response with the text, other sources, and/or the Bible.

Education for Students with Disabilities

Discuss the importance of inclusion and the access to the general curriculum of students with disabilities. Further discuss how an alternative service placement (that may be segregated from non-disabled students) might be the least restrictive environment for some children and youths. Utilize Ackerman's GUIDE book focusing on I

Disabilities

Discuss the history we have of blaming parents for the disabilities of their children. In what ways have we changed our views? What areas of disabilities do you believe society is often still willing to blame on the actions of the parents? Share any thoughts you may have after watching the Father/Son Athlete presentation. Di

Environmental Factors Contributing to Bullying

Private or Public Bully Think about bullying and young children. Do you think that bullying is more apt to happen in a public school setting or a private school setting? Do you think the setting has any effect on bullying, or is it primarily the child's age? Reflect on a bullying incident that you are aware of. The incident c

Vocabulary, Learning and Reading Comprehension

Define the relationship between vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension for English language learners. What are the implications for instruction and student achievement? Share specific examples.

Assistive Technology Plan

I need some help with an Assistive Technology plan for the classroom that identifies the learner, his/her disability and grade level. What are the characteristics of the students' educational strengths and what would be the students' needs? How would the Student's family be involved in the classroom challenges and the existing

Response to Intervention Presentation

I need assistance, as I do not really understand the whole Response to the Intervention process. Please provide: 1. A definition and description of RTI 2. A description of the four essential components of RTI (based on the National Center on Response to Intervention) 3. An overview of the four implementation phases of R