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How to Outline a Research Proposal

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

Creating a Successful Curriculum

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

Three Challenges to Validity Portfolios

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

Analysis of Leadership Styles

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

Personal Philosophy of Leadership for Excellence

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

Online Learning Experience

"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

Response-to-Intervention Approach

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?

No Child Let Behind (NCLB)

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

Education and Assessment in America

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.

Judgment and Non-judgment Disabilities

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?

Team Effectiveness

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?

Multisystemic Therapy

Describe the principles of MST-CAN and provide an example of how they are implemented in treatment. How is success determined? What are the drawbacks to the approach? What do you think the greatest impediment to success would be? How comfortable would you be using MST-CAN?

Strength-Oriented Action and Strength Message

What do the terms 'strength message' and 'strength-oriented action' mean? What evidence do you see of this concept played out in your local school or organizational setting? What about in your community? What do you see as the predominant role of adults in your community? Are they more focused on strength or risk and de

Instructional and Curriculum Objectives

Discuss at least three differences between instructional and curriculum objectives, also include two institutions governed by differing philosophies. Give examples of five types of performance standards that may be included while formulating instructional objectives.

Example of a Well Known Curriculum Leader

Please provide an example of a well known curriculum leader who brought about a significant change in curriculum, the common barriers to curriculum change, and ways that the leader worked to eliminate them.

Educational Taxonomies

Discuss the scope of educational taxonomies developed by Bloom, Krathwohl, and evaluate their relevance to contemporary curriculum design. Do you think it is significant to curriculum planning and design?

Curriculum, Intruction and Assessment

What is your vision of the way schools should be structured regarding curriculum? Instruction? Assessment? Discuss how you will evaluate your learners and how you will know when your students have learned. How will these philosophical beliefs influence your work as an educator?

Education: Value and Purpose

What do you believe is the overall purpose of education? Why do schools exist? Which of the classic educational philosophies and philosophers are the closest match for you and why? Be specific. What is the role of education in society? What is your role as the teacher? Discuss the most important responsibilities of a

Teacher Leadership

Read the required article Asking the Right Questions (Reason, C. & Reason, L, 2007). Reflect on what you have learned about teacher leadership. How can you implement change within an organization? How do you manage this change outside of a designated leadership position?

Implementing Change

Describe a situation in your past experience where you implemented change or could have implemented change. How could you use this chart to increase the effects of this change? Was this change process a success? Based on your readings, how could you have increased the likelihood of success in this situation? Describe a situation

Differentiating Mathematics Instruction

Read "Differentiating Mathematics Instruction" ( 1. What is differentiation according to this author? 2. Why is this important in math instruction? 3. How does a teacher create and utilize a curriculum which allows for differentiated student

Developing Relationships

Reflect on the following ways you would like to encourage parent involvement: Positive news phone calls, post cards, emails, daily student notes, and parent-teacher conferences.

Parent Support

Some parents may not know how to support their children in school. These parents as children may have had an unsuccessful school experience where they felt frustrated and even ashamed of their personal educational outcomes. Understanding that these parents may not have the knowledge on how to navigate the educational system to t

Students of Diverse Backgrounds

The Moore-Thomas, Day-Vines article explores cultural competence as it relates to effective collaboration and interactions as well as an understanding of the political structures and socio-cultural realities of African American students, families, and their communities. Describe the specific models, strategies, and recommendatio

Personal Reflection

Critically reflect on your work thus far. What have you learned about the uses of differentiated instruction in both the classroom and in professional development? How will you use what you have learned to benefit your organization or an organization that you will work for in the future?