Examine the format and the alignment of ELL proficiency standards to the Arizona language arts (listening and speaking, reading, and writing) academic standards. What is the difference between state language arts standards and ELL proficiency standards? Why are both necessary in lesson preparation?
Name two strategies for improving test item reliability in a norm referenced test. Also make recommendations for ensuring reliability and validity for the following test types: - Essay questions - True or false questions - Matching questions - Definition and open ended questions
Search for a scholarly journal article on a model for facilitating self-directed learning; compare and contrast this article to life experiences base on Malcolm Knowles theories.
The viewpoints on Malcolm Knowles' theories of learning and teaching, Andragogy in practice, the premise of individuals, new perspectives on Andragogy, individual differences in adult learners, and the future of Andragogy. 200 words.
Please summarize these theories. Which language acquisition theory do you favor and why? BEHAVIORIST THEORY. You are probably familiar with behaviorism as a major learning theory emphasizing stimulus, response, and reinforcement as the basic elements of learning. For language acquisition, behaviorists hypothesized that childr
Copland and Knapp (2006) noted that a professional learning community values research and sets up cycles to facilitate "schoolwide inquiry into learning and teaching performance and participating in professional inquiry as a colleague." As an educator-researcher, do you agree with the authors that "inquiry into learning" is an e
Please help with the following problem. Identify a landmark case for the education of English language learners and describe the implications it has for classrooms today.
Describe significant legislation that has shaped federal and state policies for language in the United States in the last 30 years. What are the effects of these policies, particularly in the education system? Include a discussion about the English-only legislation that is occurring throughout the United States.
Please explain Educational Action Research [EAR] and how it relates to the effectiveness of teachers.
Please explain "culture of inquiry" or "action research. Provide short descriptions of various action research methodologies and its uses.
Describe a plan including goals and objectives for a student with an emotional disability that teaches positive replacement behaviors.
How would you use positive reinforcement in the classroom environment?
Creating an outline will begin the basis for developing a research proposal. The outline will help you establish your thoughts and guide you to make changes where necessary. By creating this outline, you have a visual that presents a series of questions for the researcher to look at and develop the next series of questions and
Please help answer the following question. What is the role of each government state, federal, and local in education?
Does challenging behaviour have communicative intent for many children with disabilities and represent an attempt on the part of the learner to communicate a need?
Please help answer the following questions. - What knowledge and skills are needed to create a successful, more connected delivery of curriculum? - How does your ability to develop curriculum help you extend and build on 'teachable moments'? - How does your ability to develop curriculum enable you to meet professional and
Portfolio Assessment Assignment 1 Explain the three challenges to validity when using portfolios as assessments, and evaluate the benefits they offer to the learning experience. Assignment 2 The authors state that "there is a temptation to limit the scoring criteria to those qualities of performance that are easiest
Please describe the three leadership styles (authoritative, participative, and delegative). Kurt Lewin established that there are three types of leadership: authoritative, participative and delegative. A good leader will incorporate a little from all three styles, with a general predominant style; a bad leader will only us
Reflect and describe an instance in which you should have or did model appropriate behaviors as a leader. Explain what you learned from this experience within your analysis and recommend methods for self improvement.
Studying organizational leadership presents the opportunity to explore, examine, elucidate, and evaluate your current understanding of leading for excellence. Analyze your current beliefs, assumptions, and understandings of how leaders "...transform values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, separa
"With the proliferation of information and the convenience of access to this vast ocean of information, it is the primary responsibility of the teacher to chart a way through this chaos, to provide order and create the conditions to encourage a deep approach to learning." (Garrison & Anderson, 2005, p. 17) Consider the above
What is the purpose of the response-to-intervention (RTI) approach? What are the benefits of this approach? What are the challenges? Can you think of any way to overcome these challenges? Why it is important to intervene early in a student's learning experience?
What are the steps in test development process? Which step in your opinion is the most important? Why? Note: I am not researching test construction, which as you know, is a step in test development. Please include your references.
The effects of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act on high-stakes testing (HST) has generated controversy amongst educators. In this discussion you will briefly debate the efficacy of NCLB. Conduct research on NCLB using the web, and develop a cohesive and research-based argument against NCLB based on the position you've be
Watch the video "Linda Darling-Hammond on Competing Internationally." Then, explain the current crisis in America with regards to education and assessment. What do you think the cause(s) of this crisis might be? What are the possible implications? Explain your reasoning.
How does gender color one's perspective on the world and relation to society? How are gender and gender-stereotypes perpetuated by schools? What do you think about gender-fluidity?
What are some short-term and long-term decisions and goals when it comes to implementing a professional development plan in an educational organization? You are the chief decision maker in deciding what goals and decisions will be in short and long term using a SWOT analysis.
Describe how PBIS and RTI are used in the prereferral process for special education?
What are some of the differences in evaluation between judgment and non-judgment disabilities? Why does this difference exist, and what could you do to make sure that the difference is minimized?
Identify three actions that could should be taken within a team, and evaluate the effectiveness of these actions using appropriate research. What is your understanding of the scholar-practitioner-leader model?