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Instruction The co-curriculum is designed to complement, augment, and/or advance

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The co-curriculum is designed to complement, augment, and/or advance what is learned in the classroom and your IPPEs/APPEs. At the end of each semester, you will reflect on your experiences and growth in each of our co-curricular pillars. Your reflection should tell the story about how you have developed this semester. Where possible, we hope that you can share how your co-curricular involvement has helped to shape you. While you may or may not have had co-curricular experiences related to each domain, you can still grow in unexpected ways! Or, you can identify future directions where you should grow. Thus, for your assignment, you will reflect on each of the five (5) domains even if you did not attend an event this semester relating to that specific domain. The questions below will stimulate your thinking in this reflection. All reflections must be professionally written with proper grammar and style. Reflections must be a minimum of three pages typed. Please click on the link below for reflection questions and rubric:

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Each student will create an ideal ECEC policy that addresses a problem facing yo

Each student will create an ideal ECEC policy that addresses a problem facing young children. Written in four parts of roughly two pages each, the paper should identify: (i) the nature of the problem the policy seeks to alleviate and indicate the target audience for the policy; (ii) the key elements of the policy or the nature of the intervention being proposed; (iii) the advocacy strategies that would be used to advance passage; and (iv) the actual likelihood of the passage of the policy in the contemporary policy climate. ECEC- Early Childhood Education and Care.

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INSTRUCTIONS Write an analysis of the beliefs of Socrates. You will present the

INSTRUCTIONS
Write an analysis of the beliefs of Socrates.
You will present the individual’s cultural context, analyze the various aspects of the philosopher’s beliefs and actions, present critiques in opposition to the individual, persuasively convey why this individual’s ideas and actions are relevant, and relate implications that may apply to today’s field of education. You will discuss what the individual believed to be the purpose and outcome of education. What long-range impact did the individual hope to make on individuals and society? Though your primary focus will be on beliefs, you may briefly discuss the practices and methods the philosopher implemented. Length: This paper must be at least 1,300 words from the introductory paragraph to the conclusion. This does not count the title page, abstract, or reference pages.
Citations and References: Cite 5 sources throughout the paper and list them on the reference page. One of your sources is required to be the course textbook. Other sources may be course videos, academic journal articles, books, and textbooks from other courses. You may incorporate articles from your Annotated Bibliography Assignment and other course assignments as appropriate. After ensuring that current course materials are cited, you are encouraged to cite sources from other courses, such as textbooks or articles.
Attachments: Paper sample, paper templet, Pre-writing scaffold assignment.

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As a school principal, a foundational understanding of the Individuals with Disa

As a school principal, a foundational understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is essential. The special education director, school psychologist, or special education teacher can share information about their roles and responsibilities that will be valuable to your future professional practice. The insights of your principal mentor regarding his or her involvement with special education programs and students, and efforts to collaborate with IEP teams, families, and students, is equally important.
Allocate at least 2 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Review the requirements for the current IDEA and meet with a special education director, school psychologist, or special education teacher at your field experience site. In the meeting, discuss their responsibilities as well as the responsibilities of principals in meeting the IDEA guidelines and the needs of these students. Conduct a second interview with your principal mentor about their involvement with special education students, including how they work collaboratively with the IEP teams, families/guardians, and students.
After the interviews, compile a list of 5-10 functions required of the principal to meet IDEA guidelines and to best serve and support special education faculty, staff, students, and families. Include 2-3 community resources that can be used by special education teams to access additional information on specific student needs.
Write a 250-500 word reflection on your experiences, incorporating PSEL Standards 5, 7, and/or 8 and describing how you might apply what you have learned to your future professional practice .
While APA style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and PSEL standards should be referenced using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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When planning your unit plan, identify which concepts in science can overlap from one lesson to another.

The unit plan will be aligned to state content standards, in the areas of science and health (fitness, body, physical activity, emotional, and/or motor skills), along with a minimum of two of the following content disciplines: Scientific Method
Physical Science
Life Science
Earth and Space
Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science
The planning process, which includes defining the structure and selecting a theme that encompasses multiple areas of science in one unit, is the first step in preparing a unit plan.
When planning your unit plan, identify which concepts in science can overlap from one lesson to another. You could have more than one standard from different areas of science in each lesson.
Select a K-8 grade level and use the “Science Unit Plan” template to guide you through the necessary steps and components.
For this assignment, complete the following components in the “Science Unit Plan” template: Lesson Title, Brief Summary, and Rationale: Summarize and provide a rationale as to how each lesson can overlap multiple areas of science in one lesson and the scope/intent of the lesson.
State-Specific Standards: List the specific grade-level standards that teach and assess science content areas.
Learning Objectives: Write learning objectives specific to your state standards and the lesson.
Vocabulary: Include the appropriate academic language and vocabulary that is appropriate to each lesson.
Instructional Strategy/Strategies Used: Each chosen strategy should provide opportunities for independent study, active inquiry, collaboration, and/or supportive interaction in the elementary classroom. Use a combination of instructional strategies that are best suited for each lesson and student.
Summary of Instruction and Activities: Write a brief summary of instruction, activities, and learning content of each lesson to connect students’ prior knowledge to key science concepts through application of major standards-based concepts and modes of inquiry.
Differentiation strategies and learning opportunities that effectively address student’ learning needs identified in the “Class Profile.”
Resources and instructional adaptations to support specific differentiation needs, including testing accommodations required to meet students’ needs.
Support students in chosen content, development of relevant skills, and encourage student engagement. Support diverse student needs and learning advancement.
The final part of the “Science Unit Plan” is to include formative evidence-based assessment strategies to gauge student learning for each individual lesson. Using the “Class Profile,” develop an end-of-unit summative assessment andList how you will formatively assess the learning for each lesson.
Description of the summative assessment for the entire unit.
The completion of your “Science Unit Plan” should fulfill all requirements of the unit plan and considerations for the successful instruction of each lesson.Ensure that your unit plan includes:Age-appropriate lessons that incorporate the fundamental concepts of multiple areas of science, based on your state standards, integrated to build student understanding for personal and social application in science.
Integrate major concepts in health education by creating opportunities for development and practice of skills that contribute to positive understanding of physical activity and health education. Instructional strategies that promote understanding and skills of physical activity that foster active, healthy lifestyles and enhanced quality of life for students.
***USETEMPLATE PROVIDED. FILL IN ALL QUESTIONS USE RESOURCES NEEDED.
USE ATTATCHED “CLASS PROFILE” AS WELL

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How do they enhance or facilitate learning, and why are they preferable to more traditional instructional tools?

1. When you attempt to generate scientific thinking with your students, what strategies from this week’s topic Resources fit in your class or your teaching style?
2. Can Christian worldview be integrated into science instruction? If yes, how? Provide examples. If not, explain your reasoning.
3. What is meant by diverse perspectives? How and why is it important to show compassion, justice, and concern for the common good when considering individual differences in developing and teaching lessons to meet the diverse needs of all students? 4. Provide strategies for differentiated instruction when you plan on teaching science. Justify your strategies based on readings in this course.
5. Some students might not have access to technology at home or at school. How might you address the problem of technology access for students? What will you do, personally, to work towards providing equitable access to technology for students? 6. What do you do to align your science instruction with technology standards and the developmental level of your students?
7. What are the differences between formative and summative assessments? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each?
8. What kinds of assessments and assessment processes do you believe to be most valuable when teaching science?
9. What are some technologies that you have used, or have found, that can help facilitate science instruction and engage students? How do they enhance or facilitate learning, and why are they preferable to more traditional instructional tools?
10. In what ways can you make science instruction engaging and interesting in your classroom? What techniques and strategies will you use, and why?

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What inspired you to become an administrator?

Talking with current school leaders about what motivated them to pursue leadership roles and their experiences related to how they address legal dilemmas, select appropriate methods of communication and how handling discipline issues can be beneficial for developing one’s own professional practice.
Allocate at least 3 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Interview three administrators (at least one of whom is a principal) about the following:
What inspired you to become an administrator?
What steps did you take to become an administrator at this school?
What training and support did you receive as a new principal?
What ongoing support do you receive?
How are you notified about changes in district, state, and federal laws/policies?
How do you provide moral direction for the school, and promote ethical and professional behavior among faculty and staff?
What are the most common legal dilemmas you face as an administrator?
Explain your methods for communicating decisions to internal and external stakeholders. Do your methods change if you know that the decision will not be a popular one?
Explain an instance where you had to reverse a decision you made due to unintended outcomes or consequences.
Any other pertinent questions.
Use any remaining field experience hours to observe and/or assist the principal mentor in tasks not related to working with students .
Complete a 250-500 word summary highlighting key aspects of your interviews and describe how you will ethically handle the responsibilities of a school administrator in your future professional practice. Incorporate PSEL Standard 2 and/or Standard 9 into your summary.

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Compose a mini-unit of three ela lesson plans for the general education classroom that incorporates your ela standards for teaching reading comprehension to fifth graders.

Understanding the development and individual differences of students with disabilities allows special education teachers to respond appropriately during instruction, utilizing supportive instructional strategies and technologies to meet student needs. Using assistive technologies, such as alternative and augmentative communication systems, to support instructional assessment, planning, and delivery, is essential to the language development and communication of students with disabilities.
Read the case study below to inform the assignment.
Case Study: Stephanie
Grade: 5th
Age: 10
Stephanie is a fifth grade student who is intellectually disabled and also has a severe language disorder. She is 10-years-old and spends a great portion of her day in self-contained settings. She receives speech therapy from a speech pathologist for a minimum of 30 minutes, four days a week. The rest of the time her language needs are supported by the special education teacher. She does attend a general education fifth grade classroom daily for 60 minutes for English language arts instruction, per her parent’s request. An instructional assistant accompanies her to class.
Stephanie’s oral expression skills are in the below average range. She struggles with oral expression speech, expressive language, and meanings of words. Her speech is limited and she usually has poor decoding and reading comprehension skills. Her reading level is at a low first grade level, reading simple stories with a Lexile level of 275-400. Her favorite book is If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. Stephanie writes very little and relies on the Picture Exchange System as her primary form of communication.
Stephanie attends the fifth grade English language arts class for exposure to more appropriate grade level content and socialization. She requires frequent breaks and one-on-one support from an assistant when participating in the general education setting. The special education teacher and assistant work with the general education teacher and follow the modified curriculum from the state department of education.
For standardized grade-level testing, Stephanie participates in the yearly Alternate Assessment. The assessment is administered orally by the teacher and a proctor is present. The assessment is multiple choice and the administrator can accept eye gazing, finger pointing, and verbal responses to answer questions. The assessment is not timed and the teacher can apply the 10 response rule: If the student does not respond after 10 questions, the teacher can end the assessment.
Assignment:
Use the “ELA Mini-Unit Template” to complete this assignment.
Part 1: Student Goal
Write a measurable reading comprehension goal for Stephanie’s IEP. Within the goal, incorporate an alternative and augmentative communication system to support her communication and learning.
Part 2: Mini-Unit
Compose a mini-unit of three ELA lesson plans for the general education classroom that incorporates your ELA standards for teaching reading comprehension to fifth graders.
For each lesson plan include differentiated activities and assessments for Stephanie that use the AAC system identified in Part 1 to allow her to access the curriculum and address her measurable IEP goal.
Part 3: Rationale
Provide a 250-500 word rationale that explains how your mini-unit instructional choices are developmentally appropriate for teaching the content standards, and how the differentiated activities and assessment will allow Stephanie to meet her goal and fully access the curriculum. Address how your accommodations and differentiation create a supportive learning environment that encourages self-advocacy, increases independence, and emphasizes safe and ethical use of information and technology for Stephanie.
Support your rationale with 2-3 scholarly resources on best practices regarding semantics/language disorders and the use of assistive technology.

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Describe the professional dispositions you possess that influence your beliefs about how children grow, learn, and develop.

In the introduction forum for this course, you shared one sentence about your vision for creating an inclusive environment for all learners that you will work with. A key piece of being able to bring your vision to life is understanding your foundational beliefs about inclusion and how to incorporate those assumptions when working with learners who are exceptional. Your perceptions about these ideas are the pillars of your philosophy of inclusion and exception learning. For your assignment this week, you will use the information you have learned so far about inclusion to begin building your philosophy. In your assignment, Explain your intended career path. Make sure to specifically include the age group you want to work with and your work environment (school, library, preschool, etc.) as it will influence your beliefs throughout your philosophy.
Describe the professional dispositions you possess that influence your beliefs about how children grow, learn, and develop. Make sure to make a connection between your dispositions and your chosen career path. Formulate your definition of inclusion. Make sure to include specific ways that your definition aligns with the age of the diverse learners you will be working with. Refer back to your What is Inclusion? discussion in Week 1 for support when crafting your answer.
Explain your perspective on where we are as a nation with creating inclusive environments that meet the needs of exceptional learners. Make sure to bring in specific examples of how policies and laws have influenced current trends for inclusive environments for your chosen career path. Refer back to your Week 1 discussion, History of Inclusion, for support when crafting your answer.
Summarize the role you feel collaboration should play when supporting exceptional learners in inclusive environments. Make sure that important concepts such as being a critically reflective practitioner, collaborative teaming, and communication styles are included in your summary. Refer back to your What is Collaboration? discussion and Communication Styles Self-Assessment discussion in Week 2 for support when crafting your answer.
Include the following based on your Program of Study:
Program of StudyContent to include
Bachelor of Arts in Child DevelopmentExplain how your own experiences have influenced your philosophy of exceptional learning and inclusion

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Select two apps that you could use to develop an english learner’s reading, writing, listening, or speaking skills.

Explore the Pedagogy Wheel which has 183 apps that can be used in the classroom.
Select two apps that you could use to develop an English learner’s reading, writing, listening, or speaking skills.
Discuss how you can use these apps in an activity to support English learners
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The rubric for grading discussion board is below:
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Criteria
10 points
Produces original ideas and reflections that go beyond summarizing the readings. 10 points
Provides an accurate, relevant, and detailed answer to the questions.
5 points
Submitted on time and well written in a 250 word minimum