Describe how household patterns in the United States are anticipated to change over the next few years.

Assignment 3: Population Demographics
The American population is changing and these changes will impact the marketing strategies of all companies.
Using the readings for this module, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, complete the following:

Describe how household patterns in the United States are anticipated to change over the next few years.
Examine the impact of such changes on the demand for different goods.

Next, consider the organization that you work in or an organization you have worked in before. Identify how the changing demographics will impact your organization and what they can do to successfully manage these changes.
Support your statements with appropriate examples and scholarly references.
Write a 3–page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.

Describe the common delivery methods of communicating ideas.

 Unit VIII Project Select a product that you like or use. Using this product as a basis, design and write out the steps you would use to create a sales presentation on this product that includes the following components. 1. Write a minimum of two pages based upon steps presented on pages 188–209 in your textbook with specifics related to the product you have selected. Include the elements below in your description. a. Describe the four common delivery methods of communicating ideas. b. Recommend tips for speakers addressing the media. BUS 4040, Communication Skills for Leaders 3 c. Recommend visual and auditory aids. d. Describe the strategies used to enhance the effectiveness of the message. 2. Write a one-page (minimum) business letter (sample on page 219 in your textbook) to your supervisor explaining your campaign. 3. Write a half-page memo (sample page 221 in your textbook) to your coworkers outlining the campaign. 4. Add a one-page summary of what you learned from this writing activity and how it will help you in your future career activities. Include in this section the challenges you faced. Include all of the aforementioned writing pieces in one document, and write a concluding paragraph summing up what you have learned from this writing process. Include any challenges you faced. You may only use your textbook as a resource for this final project. This paper should be a minimum of four pages (not counting the title and reference pages). Use APA style. Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below. 

Please don’t bid unless you know what you are doing.  Read and follow the direction.  

Reference:   Beebe, S. A., & Mottet, T. P. (2016). Business and professional communication: Principles and skills for leadership (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. 

I will upload Pictures of the samples, the teacher want you to use.  

Identify stages of development.

 
This assignment addresses the following NAEYC Standards:

Knowing and understanding young children’s characteristics and needs.  [NAEYC Standard 1a]
Using developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments [NAEYC Standard 1c] 
Knowing about and using observation, docu­mentation, and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches. [NAEYC Standard 3c]
Understanding positive relationships and sup­portive interactions as the foundation of your work with children [NAEYC 4a]
Knowing about and upholding ethical standards and other professional guidelines [NAEYC Standard 6b]
Mastering and applying foundational concepts from general education [NAEYC Supportive Skill 2]
Written and verbal skills [NAEYC Supportive Skill 3]
Making connections between prior knowledgeable/experience and new learning [NAEYC Supportive Skill 4]

Course Competency: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 12
For this assignment, you will observe a child between the ages of birth and 8 years for 3-4 clock hours in a natural setting.  Observations will be for a minimum of 4-clock hours. The ideal situation is to do this assignment in no more than 2 clock hour increments for a minimum of 2 separate visits over a 3 week period of time; however, this is not always possible. It is more important to complete the minimum of 4-clock hours for the observation.
During your observation of the child you will:

Focus on 3 of the child’s developmental areas – physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development and record objective anecdotal notes based on facts of what you see, not your opinion or interpretation.
Your objective anecdotal observation notes will include:

ü  At least 10 objective anecdotal notes for each of the 3 developmental areas (a total of 30)
ü  The date of each observation
ü  A description of the behavior
ü  A description of the environment – including what adults and children were present
ü  Your 30 observation anecdotal notes will need to be typed and submitted with your written report
Sample anecdotal notes:
8:05 a.m., 4/11/12, Child Care Center (Socio-emotional Development)
When Sarah’s mother dropped her off at child care, Sarah cried and reached for her mother when she was walking out the door.
10:30 a.m., 4/11/12, Child Care Center (Cognitive Development)
While playing with Sarah, Miss Jane hid the stuffed teddy bear under the blanket. Sarah did not look for it.
1:45 p.m., 4/11/12, Child Care Center (Physical Development)
Sarah sits without the adult support of her primary caregiver, Miss Judy.
ü  Complete the Child Observation Documentation Form including appropriate signatures. Turn in the Documentation Form with this assignment. Note: you must have both a written signature with a printed name of a parent, director, or site teacher to verify your observation. If you have any questions, ask your instructor.
After you have completed your observations, reflect on your notes, and apply the information you have learned regarding theories and stages of development to your notes to determine the child’s stages of development.   You will need to refer to the following theorists and their theories in your written report (please also feel free to reference other theories presented in your textbook):

Arnold Gesell – detailed normative information on milestones
Sigmund Freud – Psychosexual Theory [id, ego, superego]
Erik Erikson – Psychosocial Theory – [eight life-span stages, stages consist of unique developmental tasks that confront individuals with crisis that must be solved]
Ivan Pavlov – Classical Conditioning [behaviorist] 
B.F. Skinner – Operant Conditioning [behaviorist]
Albert Bandura – Social Cognitive Theory [imitation / modeling]
Jean Piaget – Cognitive Developmental Theory [Sensorimotor, Preoperational, Concrete Operational, Formal operational]
Lev Vygotsky – Sociocultural Cognitive Theory [culture and social interaction guide cognitive development]
Urie Bronfenbrenner – Ecological Systems Theory [child develops w/in a system of relationships microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem, macrosystem]

Next, you will create a 3 page computer generated report that summarizes your findings.  In your report you will:

Identify why you chose this specific child.
Identify what stage the child is at in the area of physical development – based upon theories & stages of development.
Provide at least 2 examples [from your objective observation notes] to support your findings
Identify what stage the child is at in the area of cognitive development – based upon theories & stages of development
Provide at least 2 examples [from your objective observation notes] to support your findings
Identify what stage the child is at in the area of socio-emotional development – based upon theories & stages of development
Provide at least 2 examples [from your objective observation notes] to support your findings
Write a brief summary explaining how you will use what you have learned in your work with young children in support of each of the three area of development.
Provide a computer generated copy of your objective anecdotal notes & all information included in the above description of your notes
Thoroughly explain how the new information you gathered supports ethical responsibilities to children as noted in NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct. Research and select one specific ideal or principle to reflect on: www.naeyc.org/positionstatements/ethical_conduct.

Child Observation Assignment – Sample Write-up Format

Below I have included a sample format that you can use when writing your Child Observation paper:

Introduction:
*summary of child (age, sex)
*dates and times of observations
*settings of observations and people present
*why you selected this particular child

Summary of Child’s Physical Development:
*behaviors / characteristics observed
*identify stages of development – ex. “typical” developmental milestones at this age for fine and gross motor skills
*provide 2 specific examples (from anecdotal notes) to support each stage of development or connection to a specific theory

Summary of Child’s Cognitive Development:
*behaviors / characteristics observed
*identify specific theories / stages of development (ex. Piaget’s Cognitive Developmental Theory, Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory, Information-processing Theory, etc.)
*provide 2 specific examples (from anecdotal notes) to support each theory / stage chosen

Summary of Child’s Socioemotional Development:
*behavior / characteristics observed
*identify specific theories / stages of development (ex. Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory, Freud’s Psychosexual Theory)
*provide 2 specific examples (from anecdotal notes) to support each theory / stage chosen

Conclusion:
*An explanation of how the information that you gathered about physical development can be applied to your work with young children
* An explanation of how the information that you gathered about cognitive development can be applied to your work with young children
* An explanation of how the information that you gathered about socioemotional development can be applied to your work with young children
*Thoroughly explain how the information you gathered supports ethical responsibilities to children as noted in NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct.  Select one specific ‘Ideal’ or ‘Principle’ to reflect on.

Anecdotal Notes:
*Remember, you need a total of 30 (10 for each domain) attached to the end of your paper

Samples:

8:05, 11/10/17, Child Care Center (Socioemotional Development)
When Sarah’s mother dropped her off at child care, Sarah cried and reached for her mother when she was walking out the door.

10:30, 11/10/17, Child Care Center (Cognitive Development)
While playing with Sarah, Miss Jane hid the stuffed teddy bear under the blanket.  Sarah did not look for it.

11:45, 11/10/17, Child Care Center (Physical Development)
Sarah sits without adult support.

*Remember, anecdotal notes are objective.  They are based only on facts of what you see, not your interpretation.

Define evaluation.

  Textbook website   
https://books.google.com/books?id=ydobCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA119&dq=rebus+chart&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjtzMLIzc_UAhVGQyYKHbfGCdYQ6AEIVzAI#v=onepage&q=rebus%20chart&f=false
Read Chapter 14 and answer the following questions:
1.  Define evaluation. 
2.  What two distinct processes do early childhood educators use to help children build lifelong learning skills?
3.  List seven (7) questions you should ask yourself before you begin the evaluation process.
4.  What do program evaluations describe and measure?
5.  Define quantitative evaluation, qualitative evaluation, formative evaluation, process and summative evaluation.
6.  List eleven (11) nationally recognized standards that are commonly used in evaluation of early childhood programs.
7.  Define objectivity, reliability, validity, and bias.
8.  What ethical issues are involved in evaluation? 
9.  Describe each evaluation tool:  survey; questionnaires; checklist; rating scale; anecdotal record; event sampling or frequency count; time sample; portfolio assessment.
10.  List three (3) recommended practices in program evaluation by A Guide to Assessment in Early Childhood: Infancy to Age Eight.
11.  List five (5) questions to ask yourself before interpreting information.
12.  What is the first step in interpreting information gathered?
13.  Define rubric.
14.  What is the intent for using assessment information?
15.  Explain each step of documentation:  why; who to target; what to document; where to document; when to document; how to document.
16.  List four (4) things to consider for authentic documentation of learning.

What is hydrogenation? Why is this done? What are the effects?

 

Complete the “Rate Your Fats and Health IQ” worksheet on page 146 of the textbook  (page 151 in 8th edition).
How much fish are you eating per week? How does that compare to the  recommendation (Dietary Guidelines for Americans)? Why is this  recommended? If you are not consuming the recommended amount, would you  consider adding more to your diet? Is there a fish that you like? If you  are a vegetarian, what foods are you eating as an alternative?
What is hydrogenation? Why is is done? What are the effects?

Why are professional dispositions important?

Directions:

Fill out the attachment by answering the information below.

Throughout your Teaching program, you will be asked to self-assess your professional dispositions. Why are professional dispositions important? Colley (n.d.) states that dispositions are important because of the (1) integrity of the profession; (2) program standards and expectations; (3) mission of the institution; (4) legal responsibility; and (5) career retention and opportunity. What are professional dispositions? The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), through its Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) (2011), provides core teaching standards “that outline what teachers should know and be able to do to ensure every K-12 student reaches the goal of being ready to enter college or the workforce in today’s world. These standards outline the common principles and foundations of teaching practice that cut across all subject areas and grade levels and that are necessary to improve student achievement” (p. 3). Within the 10 standards, there are 43 InTASC critical dispositions for preservice and inservice teachers. These standards and dispositions are part of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standard 1.
In addition to national standards and expectations for professional dispositions for educators, many state departments of education and professional organizations have specific expectations for teacher dispositions. The American Public University System School of Education has created its own conceptual framework and set of dispositions accordingly. You will be asked to self-assess yourself at various points during your program. This information is needed for accreditation purposes, to help you reflect and self-monitor your own disposition development, and to ensure that you think more deeply about related course content that should shape your knowledge, performances, and dispositions. Your self-assessments are not graded, but must be completed in order to pass the course.
References
CCSSO’s Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC). (2011). InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards; A Resource for State Dialogue.  Retrieved from  
     http://www.ccsso.org/documents/2011/intasc_model_core_teaching_standards_2011.pdf
Colley, D. A. (n.d.). Professional dispositions, strategies, and use of data. [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from
     http://caepsite.org/CAEPConf2012Temp/F_G/(F-5_G-5)AssessingProfessionalDispositions-DebraColley.pdf

Analyze traditional theories of assessment.

Assignment 1: Assessment Project – Part 1
Due Week 3 and worth 240 points

https://blackboard.strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/pid-25043798-dt-content-rid-137635685_2/xid-137635685_2   Use this template for assignment 1 ( you will need my login information once you click the link).     ID SU200309957. Pswrd Msp4172612 *it is case sensitive so please use a capital M in the password.

Use the Internet and Strayer databases to research one (1) topic from the list of recommendations the superintendent provided or your own approved topic. Justify your topic selection by highlighting its relevance to your chosen district being able to successfully meet its K-12 assessment goals. Your research should also focus on locating current issues, applications, assessment strategies, and tools related to your selected topic. Once you complete your research, submit this portion of the white paper to your superintendent for review and feedback.

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:

Propose your research topic in which you detail its relevance to meeting one (1) or more K-12 assessment goals in your chosen school district, focusing on a specific grade level, discipline, or target student population (gifted students, students with special needs, etc.).
Examine at least three (3) key political, legal, and / or current issues related to your chosen topic.
Describe at least three (3) specific needs of the students in the school district including students with special learning needs.
Propose at least three (3) applications your topic has to K-12 assessment in your chosen school district.
Provide at least four (4) sources that document detailed information about your proposed topic. The sources must be written within the last five (5) years.
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.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Assess various measures for assessing learners’ progress, including formal, test-based measures, and informal and observational measures.
Analyze traditional theories of assessment.
Evaluate alternate forms of assessment for special populations.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in educational assessment.
Write clearly and concisely about educational assessment using proper grammar and mechanics.

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The superintendent (your professor)  will review the parts of your proposal as you develop each part and provide you feedback. The superintendent/professor expects you to incorporate the feedback into subsequent parts of the proposal for presentation. In your initial meeting with the superintendent, he has provided the following list of sample research topics that could be the focus of your proposal:

• Bias (cultural and gender) in aptitude and standardized tests
• Implications of cognitive science and brain research upon assessment
• Implications of and Changes to No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 with respect to testing
• Alternate assessment methods for special populations (e.g., gifted students, students with learning disabilities)
• Assessing students with disabilities using computer technologies or other innovations (select one or more types of disabilities)
• Implications of National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, Coaches, and Students (NETS) to school districts with respect to program assessment.
• The Implications of the Common Core Standards with relation to your chosen local school district, state education system, or education system on a national level
• Balancing the use of formative or summative assessments in the classroom with required standardized assessments (this is my topic)

Evaluate the validity of the “prophetic interpretation” approach to the letters to the seven churches.

Read Revelation chapter 1-5

Write a 350 word essay on the following topic.

Topic: Prophetic Interpretation

Evaluate the validity of the “prophetic interpretation” approach to the letters to the seven churches. 

 At least 2 scholarly sources are to be researched for the writing of this essay as well as the bible, and they are to be properly cited with current Turabian style footnotes and a bibliography (works cited page).

What is the significance of the number 24?

Read Revelation Chapter 4&5

Write an essay:

 The essay will be a minimum length of 3 pages. At least 3 scholarly sources are to be researched for the writing of each essay, and they are to be properly cited with current Turabian style footnotes and a bibliography (works cited page).
 
All four margins are to be set at 1 inch, the essays are to be double-spaced, and Times New Roman 12-point font must be used. The title is to be typed on the first line of the first page. The body of the essay must begin on the second line following the title. It is not necessary to include the course ID, your name, or the date on the front of the essay.
 
Essay 2: The 24 Elders (chapters 4–5)
 
Who might the 24 elders of the throne room vision represent? What is the significance of the number 24? What clues to their identity are found in their location, their thrones, their crowns, their garments, and their activity?

What does it mean to be created in the image of God?

 After viewing the “Presentation: What does it mean to be created in the image of God?”, please describe one reflection that you had not thought about before.  Each description should be 4–5 sentences. 

 After viewing the “Presentation: Understanding Other Worldviews”, please describe one reflection that you had not thought about before.  Each description should be 4–5 sentences

 After viewing the “Presentation: What is a Worldview?”, give the main idea presented and explain how it has impacted your worldview in 4–5 sentences. 

 After viewing the “Presentation: What does it mean to be created in the image of God?”, give the main idea presented and explain how it has impacted your worldview in 4–5 sentences. 
 
After viewing the “Presentation: What is a Worldview?”, please describe one reflection that you had not thought about before.  Each description should be 4–5 sentences. 

After viewing the “Presentation: Understanding Other Worldviews”, give the main idea presented and explain how it has impacted your worldview in 4–5 sentences. 

Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=70&v=8dOi2fp8Rns
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