Discuss the impact substance abuse has on children and how Motivational Interviewing (MI) may help to reduce the effects it has.
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
What can schools do to involve more parents in the educational process? How would you as a parent build a reliable alliance with your teacher/school?
Why do you think it is important to evaluate information for relevancy, reliability, and bias? What are possible consequences for not conducting this evaluation?
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?
What are two curricular changes that have occured becasuse of assessments?
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?
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
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
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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
Should education serve primarily the needs of the individual, of society, or both? Why? Both! Should schools be more concerned with individual learning differences or with efficient delivery of content? Both! How do inspiring surroundings affect learning? Greatly! How does technology affect learning? Very helpful. A
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?