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The Need for Problem Solving Teams

Could you assist me with this assignment. I am having trouble in this particular course. After reading the article "The Need for Problem-Solving Teams", please respond to the following scenario: Article web address: http://web.ebscohost.com.proxy-library.ashford.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=ddba7e74-3e0a-48c1-b5b4-14b2

Influences of Agents of Socialization

Agents of socialization include parents, siblings, extended family, community, culture, economic environment, religion, child care, school, teachers, peers, formal organizations, sports, mass media, and technology. In an ideal world, these agents would complement one another in order to best influence a child's development. C

Semantic Feature Analysis Chart

Review each of the following nationally recognized programs' websites: Whatever It Takes: Athens, GA (http://www.witathens.org/) Harlem Children's Zone (http://www.hcz.org/) Girl Scouts USA (http://www.girlscouts.org/) Boys and Girls Clubs of America (http://www.bgca.org/Pages/index.aspx) Boy Scouts of America (http:/

Identifying Barriers in Activating Sectors in the Community

Identify the main 'barriers' that you see to activating sectors in your community. What about building consensus? Why? Be specific, but not critical, in your examples. Which of the examples and suggestions in our required readings do you think would be the easiest to implement and would work best in your community? Why?

Los Pen

Profile the kind of empirical evidence at Los Pen that supports the school's transformation. Focus on quantitative data. Based on the statistical data gleaned from the readings what qualitative conclusions would you draw about the efficacy of the many aspects of differentiated parent support?

Community Involvement

Epstein writes, "The way schools care about children is reflected in the way school's care about the children's families." What do you think she means by this? What do you see as the fundamental reason that schools, families and communities need to work together? Also, Abravanel's paper Building Community Through Service-Learn

Reconfiguring American Higher Education in the 21st Century

Using ProQuest, locate two articles about the emergence of global universities (online education). Provide a summary of your articles and the reference links. Discuss the critical findings related to two of any of the following topics: -Demographics and student diversity -Availability and access -Variability of disciplines A

Educational Applications for Neuroscience

How do neuroscientific research findings and discoveries about how the brain learns support differentiation in the classroom? How does insights into the learning process affirm the importance of differentiation? How can research findings be translated into specific teaching strategies used in the classroom?

Reflective journal

Critically reflect on the impact of topics, trends, and events from 1970 to 2000. As a graduate student who may one day teach in higher education, how can you avoid some of the mistakes faculty made from 1970 to 2000? What teaching approaches and/or strategies worked? In addition, how do you feel higher education will change in

1920-1945 educational events

Critically reflect on the impact of topics, trends, and events of the time period between1920 and 1945. Have you met or do you know of anyone who taught during this time? If so, what do they say about the advantages and disadvantages of teaching during this time period? As a future higher education professional do you feel that

Summarizing the Cost of College and How to Better Fund College Education

Summarize the changes in the price of going to college from 1920 to 1945. Consider student employment opportunities and positive influences of the various relief work programs such as the public works projects during this time. How did colleges and universities benefit from them? Do you feel that a similar type of public works p

Higher Education, 1880-1920

Create a timeline of five or more significant events and/or topics that you find interesting and that influenced higher education from 1880 to 1920. In addition, please provide a brief summary for each of your significant events and topics. For example, one significant event could include the Quest for the Great American Uni

America goes to college

The age of university-building was also the golden age of the college. Attending college was popular and fashionable during the time period that ranged from 1890 to 1920. Obtaining a bachelor's degree was a way for newly affluent families to enhance their social position. Summarize the concept of the "Collegiate Ideal" that a

Directive Learning Style

1. Decribe directive learning style. 2. Select two learning theories, one compatible and one not compatible with directive learning style. 3. Why did you select these two theories? 4. How does directive learning style influence your teaching style? 5. What might you do to accommodate the Directive learning styles of learners

Teaching Skills and Student Achievement: Goals and Objectives

What could be a personal goal that would enhance one's teaching skills and improve the student's achievement? What types of objectives might be added to this goal to make it obtainable? These questions and answers will be different for every person and every situation.

Comparing Trends in Education

Compare and contrast two trends in education. Show how each of the trends affects, or possibly in the future will affect, your own professional life; support your ideas on these trends. Consider whether your chosen trends really have a chance of coming to fruition within a reasonable time frame. Discuss how these trends will or

Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

Give a synopsis of what you consider to be the most useful website you found for two of the following categories: - Content collaboration - Curriculum sharing - Media sharing - Virtual environments - Social networking and communication Include: 1. What you found useful and interesting about these websites 2. An analys

Learning for the 21st century

Elaborate on what you have already done to bring the 21st century into your educational setting? What more can you do? What would you like to do if resources weren't an issue? Which technology tools provide support or are most useful for the following 21st century skills? - promoting greater student achievement - increasing

Evaluating Information on the Web

How do you know you can trust and rely on the information you find on the Web? Is it safe to allow students to surf the Web? Address different concerns based on ages of students. What do you think about parental/teacher controls on the Web? Will they interfere with the learning goals, or provide protection for both learners a

What Sets Action Research Apart

What are the differences between action research and other forms of research? Think of a problem that could be addressed using action research methods.

Developing an Assessment Plan for Use in the Classroom Setting

Develop an assessment plan to be used in the classroom setting. 1. Identify the expected learning outcomes and develop performance standards for what meeting the outcomes would look like. 2. Identify triangulated evidence that will be used to show the level of students achievement for the specified outcomes. 3. Develop differ

Assessment Plan

A. What kind of report card is the attached? How do you determine grades, checks, etc.? What factors are included in your evaluations? B. Develop an experimental report card or format for communication of student achievement. Show how you will evaluate the learning targets of your assessment plan.

Synchronous Online Learning Presentation

Provide information for a presentation about synchronous online learning that includes the following: - The advantages and disadvantages of synchronous online learning - Facilitation strategies - Tools that enhance student learning - An instructional audio or video element

Developing a Plan for Using Portfolios in Class

A. Develop a written plan for how you might develop the use of portfolios in your classroom. What kind of portfolio would you use? What would it look like? What would it contain? How would students be involved? B. Describe your current conference format. Develop a plan for involving students in the conference to share their l