Local Cultural Attributes In terms of your cross-cultural experiences, identify one specific culture represented in your location, and describe the characteristics of this culture that may contribute to excellence in the classroom. While determining how the cultural attributes may enhance instruction, describe how these attributes could be turned into instructional strategies. For instance, in the case of a language difference, students could be paired or grouped according to language differences and given exercises that exchange words in each language.
Curriculum Design Assume you are being interviewed for the position of Director of Curriculum Design at your organization or one with which you are familiar. From those explained in the textbook, recommend three sources (science, society, morality, knowledge, or the learner) you believe are essential principles contributing to your philosophy of curriculum design. Provide a rationale to support your response. Analyze the major curriculum designs (e.g., subject-centered designs, learner-centered designs, and problem-centered design) discussed in the textbook. Identify a subject matter, skill, grade level (if K-12), and delivery mode (classroom, online, or computer-assisted). Then, recommend a curriculum design that would […]
Examples and Application of Effective Design From the e-Activity, assume that you are a veteran teacher and have been asked to present a brief presentation at the next in-service training on Bloom’s Taxonomy and its application in the classroom. For the presentation to your fellow teachers, develop three to four learning objectives about the use of Bloom’s Taxonomy that you want the teachers to be able to apply in the classroom. Provide a rationale for the objectives you developed.
Key Elements Review the key elements of a global perspective in this chapter and suggest how a global educator can become imbued with these qualities. As you consider your own qualities, describe the primary one of these 10 key elements that you would like to develop more fully, and create a plan to actualize that quality.
Leadership of Educators Cisco Systems has developed a program to collaborate among four countries (per calendar year) to improve global education leadership. Discuss your view of this corporate contribution to the study and expansion of improved global education. Considering that Cisco has a different agenda from nonprofit organizations that are also dedicated to the cause of developing global educators, determine the difference in approaches that might be apparent.
Curriculum Development From the interview, identify two to three key positions in the development of curriculum in your selected school district (where you work or one with which you are familiar). Describe the roles each person has in the design and development of curriculum. Discuss the goals and constraints they have in designing and developing curricula. Discuss the curriculum design approach that is used. Identify strengths and weakness of the design approach. Discuss how the “Common Core” or other mandated curricula impact the school or district.
Global Education Workshop In Part 2 of the Global Education Workshop, you will finalize the components of the workshop so that you are able to create a workshop design document/research paper that structures the sequence of activities and content of your module. Select any lesson planning tool that works for you or create a special format for this project. Keep in mind your audience and the policy issues that may be important in the community. Be sure to include an evaluation strategy and resources for your participants to explore. Write an 8-10 page paper in which you: Finalize all the […]
American History teacher You are an American History teacher, and you want your students to do more than simply memorize their way through the information you are teaching. You want them to develop their critical-thinking skills, learn to solve problems, make informed decisions, and get involved with lessons. This turns out to be a daunting task, however. The students seem to want you to describe every required detail in assignments; and when you call on students who don’t have their hands raised, the most common response is, “I didn’t have my hand up” or “I don’t know.” In other cases, […]
Mandated Curricula From the e-Activity, discuss the new movement to the Common Core Standards, Race-to-the Top, or state department issued curriculum standards. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of these initiatives that apply to your current or future educational setting.* (*Note: This is a required discussion.) From the e-Activity, analyze at least three of the standards that currently have the strongest influence upon the educational environment in which you work or hope to work in the future. E-Activity(For reference purposes, not to be created)Research the Internet or the Strayer Library, or both, to locate the Common Core Standards, Race to the […]
Early Childhood Education Nature and Nurture Influences on Child Development For this written assignment, read Chapter 1 of your textbook and watch the videos from McDowell and Pollack. The debate regarding nature versus nurture and how it impacts child development has been ongoing for centuries. This debate is concerned with the extent to which particular aspects of behavior are a product of either inherited (i.e. nature) or environmental (i.e. nurture) characteristics. Throughout history, researchers have often envisioned nature and nurture as separate and opposing influences. Today, developmental theorists increasingly agree that nature and nurture are interdependent, working dynamically together, in […]