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September 5, 2019

Play observation

The Assignment: Observe play in a preschool classroom. (Include the observation site, date of observation, number of children observed and ages). Provide three examples of play. For each example provide: (each example should have a minimum of 7 sentences) *a detailed description of what you observed. *analyze the play and reflect on which type it is- (from our textbook on pages 131-133). *decide which theorist the observed play most closely matches and tell why. Choose from Erikson, Maslow, Piaget or Vvygotsky. In a summary paragraph, minimum of 5 sentences, reflect on any other activities, skills, or interventions the teacher could […]
September 5, 2019

Assessment of Reading

Consider the importance of using a variety of assessments in the teaching of reading. Create a chart that identifies various types of informal, formal, formative, and summative assessments (e.g., DRA, running records, DIBELS) used to assess students reading abilities. Compare and contrast a minimum of five assessments, using the Depth of Knowledge resource for reference.
September 5, 2019

Benchmark English Learning

In planning and instructing ELA content, it is important to be able to create a cohesive unit that encompasses various aspects of ELA including reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills. Part 1: Unit Plan For this benchmark, you will choose one of the three lesson plans you created in this course to build a weeklong unit plan. Complete the “ELA Unit Plan” template to prepare a weeklong English language arts unit plan. Utilize any previously received feedback from your instructor to modify and adjust instruction to meet the diverse needs of “Class Profile” students. For the ELA unit […]
September 5, 2019

Integrating Multimedia efia in ELA

It is important to integrate multimedia into ELA instruction and assessments when applicable in order to enhance the instruction in order to foster active engagement in literacy and create a supportive learning environment. For this assignment, create a 250-500 word digital brochure to give to families to highlight two multimedia tools that can be used to enhance literacy instruction. Your digital brochure should show how these tools would engage students in literacy and accommodate students with diverse needs. For each multimedia tool, include: Title and description How the tool will foster students’ learning and active engagement with the subject matter. […]
September 5, 2019

Social Studies and the Arts Integrated Unit Plan

Throughout this course, you have had the opportunity to research and implement a learning activity that is cross-curricular with social studies and the arts, along with appropriate instructional strategies, questioning strategies, and differentiation. Part 1: Social Studies Unit Plan For this benchmark, you will plan a weeklong unit using the “Social Studies Unit Plan.” The unit plan should include social studies integrated with the visual arts and require students to research a country of their choice. You may adapt any previous assignments and lesson plans in the creation of this mini-unit plan, as long as the lessons form a planned […]
September 5, 2019

Wax Museum Assessment

Creating formative and summative assessments for your assignments is an essential part of guiding instruction for learning. Not only are assessments ensuring that learning is taking place, they are checking for mastery of skills taught. In Topic 4, you created a wax museum project for your students. In order to modify, strengthen, and adjust instruction as students are creating the wax museum project, research and decide how you will formatively assess students. Additionally, create a summative assessment for the students. Part 1: Assessment Plan For this assignment, you will create an assessment plan describing how you will conduct formative assessments […]
September 5, 2019

Marketing Your Program

Course Project: Building Your Early Childhood Program Part 8: Marketing Plan This week you complete the final part of your Course Project by responding to the following scenario: Your Advisory Board has requested that you, as the director of your program, provide a marketing plan consisting of at least two marketing goals, a summary of the unique aspects of your program, and a description of your target audience(s). Your plan should also include several low-budget marketing strategies and several ideal strategies not restricted by budgetary constraints. You write a proposal that consists of the following sections. Basics of My Marketing […]
September 5, 2019

Integrating Social Studies and the Arts

The integrated study of content areas allows for the engagement of students through the purposeful application of content knowledge. Social studies is a content area that can be effectively integrated with multiple aspects of the arts, including visual arts, drama, and performance. Teachers can design meaningful learning experiences that are cross-curricular and guide students in the development of interdisciplinary skills, within content area contexts, establishing a connection that encourages exploration, discovery, and expression. Part 1: Social Studies and Arts Learning Activity Research and examine a variety of teaching and instructional strategies for activities that engage students in complex thinking and […]
September 5, 2019

Create an Executive Summary

Instructions You have had the opportunity to explore issues related to financial aid assistance for students in higher education and how this impacts enrollment management functions. With this information and other experiences you have had both within and outside of this course, you will now prepare an executive summary, acting in a hypothetical enrollment management role, explaining to stakeholders the current state of financial aid and access to opportunities for those interested in pursuing higher education and how this impacts enrollment management strategies at your institution. For this assignment, include the following in your summary: Discuss your findings in a […]
September 5, 2019

Social Studies Differentiation Plan

Differentiation and modifications are an important component of preparing lesson plans that utilize strategies and resources aimed at identified student learning goals. It guides the teacher in creating differentiated instruction to meet the diverse needs of all students. Part 1: Template For this assignment, use the lesson plan information you have already been working with (including any revisions you would like to make) to complete the “Social Studies Differentiation” template that includes: Social Studies and the arts standards and grade level Learning objectives 100-150 word description of the learning activity that integrates social studies and the arts Instructional strategy Using […]
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