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    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

    Personality Style of Leaders

    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.

    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?

    Test Development Process

    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.

    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.

    Professional Development Plan in an Educational Organization

    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.

    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

    Assessment Strategies for Low and High-Performing Students

    Identify two assessment strategies that may be used to differentiate instruction in a low-performing school. How do these assessment strategies benefit a high-performing student in a low-performing class? Would you use the same assessment strategies in a high-performing class that contained one or more low-performing stude

    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.

    Deductive and Inductive Model

    What are the advantages and the disadvantages of a deductive and an inductive model for curriculum development? Which model do you think is more relevant to high school education?

    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?