Role of innovation in business strategy development.

Compare your initial posting with that of your colleague, including insights on innovation as a component of business strategy in a global context.
In what ways do you agree or disagree with your colleague on the global implementation of BOBA’s innovative ideas, and how can this enhance or expand on your evaluation?
Provide a suggestion for an additional example from your research on the role of innovation in business strategy development to better support your colleague’s posting, including a rationale for your suggestion.

Please note that, for each response, you must include a minimum of one appropriately cited scholarly reference.

Explain what the term developmentally appropriate means.

  
Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 5 and 8 in your textbook and review the website Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. As the authors of our text note,
Since its founding in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has been an influence on early education in the United States, but never so strongly as it has been since it began writing position statements in the 1980s. (Estes & Krogh, 2012, p. 98)
One of the position statements that NAEYC created focuses on developmentally appropriate practice. Understanding what DAP is and how it will influence your work with children is critical to being a quality early childhood educator.
To deepen your understanding of developmentally appropriate practice, spend some time exploring NAEYC’s website. Pay particular attention to the section of the website dedicated to Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. While exploring the site, you can learn more about what DAP is, read NAEYC’s position statement on DAP, and learn how DAP can be implemented with different ages of children. When you are finished exploring the site, complete the following:

In your own words, explain what the term developmentally appropriate practice means to you.
Describe at least two personal connections you made with the DAP information you discovered on the NAEYC site.
Summarize three main things you learned from exploring the site. How will they impact your career in early childhood education?

Explain the overall importance of program evaluation in determining the effectiveness of human services delivery.

 
Week 1 Assignment

Milestones in Human Services Evaluation
Since the 17th century, the goal of human services has been to improve the lives of at-risk members of society. If a community need existed, a service was provided. The scope and practice of implementing these programs have evolved over time. For example, since the Great Depression, the concept of social welfare has grown in scope and complexity. Human services programs have always focused on serving and protecting at-risk populations and families, but the variety of human services programs and initiatives has changed. Today, human services programs continue to address a broader set of social welfare issues such as homelessness, HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy, and other issues, as well as to provide rehabilitation settings, support groups, information sessions, and literature. Organizations such as the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) and the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE) have emerged to guide human services professionals and their programs. These organizations provide codes of ethics and certification examinations to increase credibility and accountability in the human services profession. Because of these emerging trends and professional organizations, program evaluation has become increasingly important and has affected the field of human services.
In this Assignment, you will consider the time line of milestones in human services evaluation. You will select one milestone to examine more closely and explore the importance of that milestone in the development of evaluation procedures in human services. You will also analyze the general significance of program evaluation for the effective delivery of human services.
To prepare for this Assignment:

Review the article “The Changing Nature of Accountability in Administrative Practice,” focusing on the history of accountability in human services. Think about the events that have forced the transformation of accountability.
Review the “Introduction to Program Evaluation” time linein the media for this week and select one milestone of interest to you. Consider how the milestone you selected has affected program evaluation in the human services field.

The Assignment (1–2 pages):

Describe the milestone you selected from the time line.
Explain how the milestone has affected the emphasis on evaluation in the human services field and/or has changed the way human services professionals conduct evaluations.
Explain the overall importance of program evaluation in determining the effectiveness of human services delivery.

Describe the challenges for education in critical thinking and moral education.

2 page paper describing the challenges for education in critical thinking and moral education to ensure there is never another Holocaust experience. Specifically, you will cite at least three “silencing LAWS” from the period 1931 – 1939 that show how laws were used to silence the voice of Jews and dissenters through education and the media.

What are some traditional aspects of northern Ecuadorian highland Quichua material culture and music culture?

This is due tomorrow by 10pm California time……if you accept to do you will have this done by the deadline. 
Task: Answer the 5 music questions below. At least 3 sentences for each. 
  1. What are some traditional aspects of northern Ecuadorian highland Quichua material culture and music culture?
2. How is the African-Ecuadorian sanjuán “Me gusta la leche” actually an example of a hybrid music?
3. What are two musical instruments, mentioned and heard in this chapter, whose “ancestors” go back at least two hundred years, in the Andes of South America?
4. How is the Andean music ensemble now truly an international phenomenon?
5. What is the song “El aparecido” about, and how does it fit both within the Nueva Canción movement in Latin America and within larger traditions of Latin American song?
   

Discuss the key ways in which you have used or would use a concept map in order to improve your professional practice.

 At the end of Chapter 6 in the text, Ghaye mentions seven characteristics that support strengths-based reflection. The third characteristic focuses on the importance of questioning with this statement: “We live in the world our questions create.” Provide one (1) real or hypothetical example which supports the statement. Note: When incorporating information from the workplace, be sure to remove all identifying information such as the name of the organization, the names of individual affiliates, and sensitive or proprietary information.

Share a concept map that you created in your previous coursework, and discuss the key ways in which you have used or would use a concept map in order to improve your professional practice. If you do not have a concept map from previous courses, discuss the main ways in which you would apply a concept map within your educational / work environment.

How can the media use its influence to help eliminate barriers to multiculturalism?

 
M6 Assignment 2 Discussion
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Assignment 2: Discussion Question
By the due date assigned, go to the Discussion Area and post responses to the discussion question.
Analyze the impact of the media in any one equity issue in the recent past using real incidents. How can the media use its influence to help eliminate barriers to multiculturalism?
Support your responses with relevant citations, using proper APA format, both from the course materials, as well as outside resources. All discussion questions should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. Be sure to use vocabulary that is relevant to the topic.
Through the end of the module, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. All comments should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area.
All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.
Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsResponse CriteriaProvided an in-depth explanation or analysis of subject or topic.4Used a clear, logical, and organized line of reasoning.4Provided adequate justification and evidence that supports the opinion expressed.4Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.4Used vocabulary relevant to the current modules topics.4Participation CriteriaUsed vocabulary relevant to the current modules topics.4Participated in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with rationale, challenging a point of discussion, or making a relationship between one or more points of the discussion.4Displayed consistent sensitivity when working with individuals from varied backgrounds.4Justified ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other references or personal experience.4Submitted on time; wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.4Total:40 

Define a situation involving an incident or curriculum that exemplifies a barrier to the effective implementation of multiculturalism in schools.

 
M6 Assignment 1 Discussion
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Assignment 1: Analysis: Barriers to Multiculturalism
By the due date assigned, post your response to this assignment as a one-page Word document to this Discussion Area. Make use of the knowledge that you have gained from this module’s readings and your discussions with your peers, to support your views, observations, and findings that you present in your assignment.
Through the end of the module, respond to at least two of your peers’ entries and provide constructive feedback to their postings.
Define a situation involving an incident or curriculum that exemplifies a barrier to the effective implementation of multiculturalism in schools. What can educators, society, and the media do to eliminate these barriers? Formulate at least one strategy for each of these stakeholders.
All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.
Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsDefined a situation exemplifying a barrier to effective multiculturalism in schools.7Defined at least one strategy that educators can use to eliminate this barrier.7Defined at least one strategy that media can use to eliminate this barrier.7Defined at least one strategy that society can use to eliminate this barrier.7Reviewed at least two peer postings and provided constructive feedback.6Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.6Total:40 

Should age be a selection criterion for recruiting teachers?

 
Assignment 1: Case Study Analysis
By the due date assigned, post your response to this assignment as a one-page Word document to this Discussion Area. Make use of the knowledge that you have gained from this module’s activities and your discussions with your peers, to support your views, observations, and findings that you present in your assignment.
Through the end of the module, respond to at least two of your peers’ entries and provide constructive feedback to their postings.
Locate and read the following article from the Argosy University online library:
Essex, N. (2005). What’s Age Got to Do with It?. American School Board Journal, 192(3), 22-24. Retrieved from Education Research Complete database.
Conduct further research in the Argosy University online library and on the Internet to gather more information about the cases of Michael D. Potence and Eugene Eggleston and their implications on school administration and policies. Support your response with adequate citations from the textbook and relevant Web sites. Submit your response in the Case Analysis Rubric.

Should age be a selection criterion for recruiting teachers?
What are the pros and cons of recruiting younger teachers?

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.
Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsAnalyzed the case study and its implications on school administration and policies.8Analyzed whether age should be a selection criterion for recruiting teachers.8Identified the pros and cons of recruiting younger teachers.8Reviewed at least two peer postings and provided constructive feedback.8Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.8Total:40 

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