By the due date assigned, go to the Discussion Area and post a response to the d

By the due date assigned, go to the Discussion Area and post a response to the discussion question. Your responses should be a minimum of two to three paragraphs long. Support your responses with relevant citations, using proper APA format, both from the course materials, as well as outside resources. Be sure to use vocabulary that is relevant to the topic!

The title of this discussion question is the title of the 1861 article by Herbert Spencer. What is the purpose of a curriculum? Is there knowledge that needs to be in the curriculum and other knowledge that does not need to be in the curriculum? In our discussion article, Grant Wiggins argues that we need to rethink our high school curriculum. Spencer noted and Wiggins has examples of how every discipline will argue for the importance of their content. In this course the issue of educational philosophy and learning theory have somewhat dominated each assignment. According to Grant Wiggins, inclusion in the high school curriculum should be based on criteria that come from the mission of the school and that mission is determined by our educational philosophy and the learning theory to which we subscribe. Evaluate and discuss Wiggins’ argument based on your learning in the course about curriculum theory and design and its relationship to educational philosophy and learning theory.

First Assignment – Case 4 This assignment must be done in APA FORMAT. Must be 3-

First Assignment – Case 4
This assignment must be done in APA FORMAT. Must be 3-5 pages long not including the Title Page and Reference Page. The paper must have headings to give move transition and understanding of what the assignment requires. Please No Plagiarism. Please Read and Understand the Instructions. Case 4 Assignment has been attached first. (My concentration is education). 
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Second Assignment – SLP 4 
This assignment must be done in APA FORMAT. IN ORDER TO DO THIS ASSIGNMENT YOU MUST USE THE TWO ARTICLES USED FROM SLP 3 ASSIGNMENT. PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT. I HAVE ATTACHED SLP 3 ASSIGNMENT AFTER SLP 4 ASSIGNMENT. (REMEMBER YOU MUST USE ATRICLES FROM SLP 3 ASSIGNMENT TO DO THIS ASSIGNMENT). No Plagiarism…. Thank You…  

  Instructor Notes:  Please structure your work and support your statements. Wee

 
Instructor Notes:  Please structure your work and support your statements.
Week 3 Discussion 1:  Multiple Intelligences
Initial Post.  The idea of Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences suggests that there are specific intelligences that are inherent in all individuals. The author, however, suggests that a preferred style may not necessarily be the best way an individual learns. With that in mind,
What relevance do you see using the intelligences in your classroom in light of the fact that an individual’s preferred intelligence may not be the best way for them to take in and master new information?  [Caution:  Carefully consider what this question is asking – look again]
Your response
Outside of the classroom, what purpose do the intelligences serve in the way you interact with people at work or with friends?
Your response
References
Your response

   The Purpose of School In the discussion post last week, Sir Ken Robinson sugg

  
The Purpose of School
In the discussion post last week, Sir Ken Robinson suggested that schools are killing creativity.  Seth Goding also challenges us in his TedTalk, Stop Stealing Dreams: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS, to think about what is the purpose of school.  He suggests eight things that will change education and shift our education system, including “there is zero value worth memorizing anything ever again. Anything worth memorizing is worth looking up.” He also shares that “we should measure experience instead of test scores” and “grades are an illusion.” What connections do you see to the ideas that Sir Ken suggested about schools killing creativity?  Are Common Core State Standards. a help or a hindrance in fostering creativity?  How would following Seth Godin’s advice support or inhibit the idea that our students need to be better prepared to compete against others in the global economy?  How would this advice inhibit or improve the ability for students to learn twenty-first century skills? Explain your thinking. 

Instructor Notes:
Week 3 Discussion 2:  The Purpose of School
Please, use the Q & A format to structure your Initial Post and the Guided Responses.

Initial Post. 
What connections do you see to the ideas that Sir Ken suggested about schools killing creativity?
Your response

Are Common Core State Standards a help or a hindrance in fostering creativity?
Your response

How would following Seth Godin’s advice support or inhibit the idea that our students need to be better prepared to compete against others in the global economy? 
Your response

How would this advice inhibit or improve the ability for students to learn twenty-first century skills? Explain your thinking.
Your response

References
Your response

 Common Core State Standards

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Write a seven to eight (7-8) page, three-part Professional Growth Plan in which

Write a seven to eight (7-8) page, three-part Professional Growth Plan in which you focus upon the following areas of personal and professional growth:  

Part 1: Content Knowledge and Resources 
Part 2: Competencies 
Part 3: Reflective Activities   

 For Part 1, use the Internet or the Strayer Library to research professional organizations, grant opportunities, and / or virtual learning communities pertinent to both the theme of your portfolio, and your current or prospective work environment.  

For Part 3, use your textbook, the Internet, and / or Strayer Library to research information on teaching and learning through reflective practice.  

Part 1: Content Knowledge and Resources 1.Select at least two (2) of the professional organizations, grant opportunities, and / or virtual learning communities that you have researched, and analyze the manner in which you would utilize the organizations you selected to support your continued professional development.   2.Predict at least three (3) issues that you believe will be of particular significance within the next decade, or choose three (3) remaining questions that you ponder which relate to both the theme of your portfolio and your current or prospective work environment.  3.Select one (1) of the issues or questions you identified in relation to your theme and work environment, and construct an annotated bibliography of at least five (5) print and non-print resources to consult in the future.   The portfolio theme chosen for this project is ‘Learning in a Digital Age.’  I will focus on the lesson and revelation that online education will continue to have a tremendous impact on the learning process, pedagogy and how universities will begin teaching in the not-too-distant future.The portfolio theme stems from the view that universities will have to shift from the norm of seated students listening to professors in a classroom and begin embracing innovative methods of teaching in the digital age.

Part 2: Competencies 4.Specify the development of your information literacy / research skills throughout your coursework. Provide one to three (1-3) papers / artifacts / examples from previous coursework in order to demonstrate your change(s) and acquired knowledge within this area. Note: If you do not have papers / artifacts / examples, attach the description(s) of your chosen previous assignment(s). 5.Develop a plan for continued information literacy development as part of your personal and professional growth plan. Your plan must include, at a minimum:a.Three to five (3-5) information literacy goals b.Potential means (e.g., organizations and resources that you may utilize) to achieve the information literacy goals   c.Relevant strategies for applying the literacy skills in educational / work environment  6.Specify the development of your writing skills throughout your coursework. 

 7.Create an action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry #6, and toward improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Your plan must include, at a minimum:a.Three to five (3-5) goals b.Three to five (3-5) key steps that you plan to take for further evaluation and continuous improvement c.Potential means (e.g., organizations and resources that you may utilize) to achieve these goals  d.Relevant strategies for applying the plan in educational / work environment   

Part 3: Reflective Activities 8.Ascertain whether or not you met the reflection goal that you established in Week 3 of this course which was that student feedback is essential to my reflection activities because it allows me access to their perceptions, which can present a different, yet valuable perspective simply by the use of questionnaires. The strength in this reflection is how easily it may show varying patterns in my teaching that are received at a maximum or minimal input. A weakness of the student feedback may be that students may not take the questionnaires seriously and begin notating answers just for completion. Peer observation is one of the reflective activities that I engage in because it allows me to receive hands on experience and observation from a colleague who is experienced within the teaching field. This allows me to gain a professional insight from another peer which can enhance or improve any weaknesses that may present themselves within my instructional methods. My reflection goal will be to determine if these two activities are suitable for my classroom or should I examine alternative reflective activities such as keeping a teacher diary or recording lessons. 
Analyze the significant way(s) and extent to which the process of reflection caused you to become a more reflective practitioner.  9.Propose two to three (2-3) measures that you would use in order to strengthen your reflective process. Provide a rationale to support your response. 10.Propose two to three (2-3) ways that you would apply continued reflective activities within your current or prospective work environment. Provide at least one (1) example of such application to support your response. 11.Upload Assignment 2 to your Optimal Resume portfolio. Copy and paste your portfolio’s URL into the comment box of Assignment 2 to submit the assignment to Blackboard.  Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: •Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. •Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.   

For your term paper, you shall identify and itemize an argument presented in a w

For your term paper, you shall identify and itemize an argument presented in a work of popular media. This work of media may be from a novel, poem, song, newspaper, television show, movie, etc. In your paper, you shall identify the argument presented therein, and shall attempt to reconstruct it and then critique it by identifying whether it is deductive, inductive, or abductive. If inductive, is the argument strong or weak? If deductive, is it valid or sound? Is the argument fallacious is any way? In your paper, be sure to cite the source from which you acquired the argument of your critique.
These papers are to be three pages in length in Times New Roman font, 12 point, double-spaced with one inch margins in Chicago-style format with footnote citations; if your paper is not formatted correctly, it will not be accepted due to failure to follow instructions. All submissions must submitted as Microsoft Word attachment (.doc or .docx are acceptable; .rtf, .pdf, .wpf, and other non-Word formats shall not be accepted) into the dropbox herein

  Please  identify an EMPIRICAL article for a research article critique on some

  Please  identify an EMPIRICAL article for a research article critique on some  topic related to educational psychology. You can use the chapter topics  for possible areas of educational psychology to consider. You need to  write a critique that follows APA formatting with a title page and a  References page. The References page must have your article cited  correctly in APA style. Do NOT rely on your word processing citation  generator. It will probably be wrong. Refer to https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  for instructions and examples. PLEASE NOTE: You MUST upload a pdf or a  link to your article to receive credit. Without the article, you will  receive NO credit for this assignment. There is no specific length for  this assignment, but since you need a title page and a References page,  you will have at least three pages. You may write your critique in essay  format or outline format as long as you address all parts of the  assignment.
Possible full-text articles online:
ERIC articles. There are sometimes full-text articles in ERIC.
Frontiers in Education: Educational Psychology.  https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/all/sections/educational-psychology#
 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Journal of Educational Psychology. http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/edu/sample.aspx (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology. http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jedp (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
American Journal of Educational Research. http://www.sciepub.com/journal/EDUCATION (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Additional  sources: If you find an article you like, but it is not available  full-text online, do a Google search for the author. Many will list a  full-text version on their c.v. or web pages. They may also have a page  in ResearchGate where they have the full-text available.
This is due NO LATER than midnight, Thursday, Dec. 7.
Grading Rubric:
Paper Formatting: The paper is ORGANIZED using APA  style (cover page, References page). The paper is formatted using APA  style (Times New Roman/Calibri, double spacing). The article is cited  correctly in APA style.
Problem Statement/Variables: What is the problem the researchers studied? Identify all variables of interest.
Research Methodology: Audience is identified. Who is  the article intended for? Type of article is identified. Give an  overview or summary of the research. Do not copy the abstract.  Participants and data collection are identified.
Data Analysis: Methods of analysis are identified.
Findings/Results: Findings are reported.
Remember: If you are using more than five consecutive words directly from a source, use quotation marks. If you use less than consecutive words together, you do not need to use quotation marks.

  this is due in 2 days on 11/24 THIS IS A TWO PART DISCUSSION. PLEASE WRITE THE

  this is due in 2 days on 11/24
THIS IS A TWO PART DISCUSSION. PLEASE WRITE THEM SEPARATE. I NEED THEM ON DIFFERENT PAGES.  part 1 on a page then part 2 on another

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY EVERYTHING UNDERLINED IS IMPORTANT

READ THE SCENARIO AND ANSWER THE QUESTION

PART 1

Financial Decisions

Imagine that you are on the board of directors of a church-based child care center. After reviewing the budget for next year, you and your fellow board members realize that the center will have to make some tough decisions. 

Budget Cuts:

In order to stay profitable, the center will need to make budget cuts. You are concerned because you know that if salaries do not go up, some teachers may resign. 

On the other hand, if tuition rates increase, some of the families may not be able to afford to stay at the center.

1. How will you and the board go about making these cost-saving decisions?

2. Describe two to three specific strategies to either save or spend money while meeting the needs of the teachers and families.

Using information from Chapter 3 and at least one other source (be sure to cite your source), 

Your discussion post should be at least 200 words in length.( I HAVE ATTACHED CHAPTER 3 FROM THE BOOK PLEASE USE)

PART 2
  
Policies and Procedures

Early childhood education administrators are responsible for setting and maintaining the policies and procedures of the child care center or school.  Using Chapter 3 of the text and at least one other source (be sure to cite your source), choose one of the following policies and one of the following procedures, and explain how you would address the problem. (SEE ATTACHED FILE FOR CHAPTER)
 
Policy (choose one)

a. Sick Policy:  Your center has a policy that children cannot come to school if they have a fever, yet Mrs. Thompson brings her son Tyler to school anyway.

b. Late Payment Policy:  If parents are more than 30 days behind on payments, the child may not attend.  Mr. Miller brings his daughter Sophie to school even though he is 45 days behind in payments.

c. Biting Policy:  Your center abides by the “three strikes” rule for biting.  Connor has bitten children three times, yet his parents plead with you that he be allowed to still attend school.

Procedure (choose one)

a. Daily Health Check Procedure:  Each teacher is supposed to perform a daily health check for each child but Sarah, the Pre-K teacher, repeatedly forgets.  This time, she missed a case of chicken pox which has now spread to several other children.

b. Time Out Procedure:  Teachers routinely use the “time out” method to handle misbehavior in the classroom but Linda, the teacher in the toddler classroom, has been leaving children in the time out chair for long periods of time.

c. Fire Drill Procedure:  During a fire drill, teachers are supposed to keep their children as quiet as possible in order to hear instructions.  Every teacher does a good job with this procedure, except Bill, the Pre-K teacher, who allows children to run and scream during fire drills.

In your discussion post,

a. Explain the difference between a policy and a procedure.

b. Provide two to three examples of each.

c. Outline one to two ideas for implementing or enforcing policies and procedures.

d. Evaluate one to two potential challenges that may arise with your policies/procedures and propose solutions.

Your discussion post should be at least 200 words in length.

PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW