3 Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training

Using the resources list (at the end of the assignment tasks), analyse the range of theories, principles and models of reflective practice research and select one to start producing your reflective activities. Begin with a justification of the reasons for selecting the chosen approach, supporting it with evidence from your research. This forms your ‘Personal Learning Journal’. It should be continued throughout the course and you should use it to reflect on a regular basis and for ‘Eureka’ moments. As part of your Personal Learning Journal produce an individual statement to analyse how the development of wider skills can improve student motivation, confidence and achievement. Collect examples from practice to include in your teaching practice portfolio. 5.1 analyse theories and models of refelction and evaluation 5.2 explain ways in which theories and models of reflection and evaluation can be applied to reviewing own practice

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Observation Report Project

This graded assignment will have three related parts. Read all of the directions for the entire assignment before beginning. When you complete your project, you’ll submit information from all three parts of the graded assignment at the same time. Part 1: Preparation and Observations Go to the Focused Observation Playlist by Redleaf Press on YouTube. Review the videos (25 total, approximately one hour) on the list, taking note of as many as four of the following items observed and provide short comments on each area checked. You’ll include and elaborate on at least four (4) observed items from each area of the checklist in part three, the Observation Report. Part Two: Research Regulations for Teachers/Caregivers In addition to reflecting on observations of the program and classrooms, it’s important to know and understand what’s expected by your state licensing agency, such as basic qualifications, training, education, and experience levels. Research your state’s licensing regulations and identify what you need (would need) to qualify for employment in your state, which could include any/all of the following: Child abuse clearances Fingerprint checks Criminal history checks CPR/First Aid training Drug screenings Physical health checks TB test Professional development (ongoing) requirements Other requirements as indicates for your state This information will be included in Part Three, the Observation Report, in Paragraph 7. You’ll need to cite your regulations in APA format, as they’re a resource and should be included on a References page at the end of your essay. Part Three: Writing the Observation Report After you’ve completed your observation checklist, you’ll report what was observed. As with all ECE exams, begin with your Title Page formatted in APA style. (Refer to the Sample APA Title Page on the Early Childhood Learning Resource Center: https://pflibrary.pennfoster.edu/earlychildhoodcenter/college). Format your paper using a standard font such as Times New Roman or Ariel, 12-point type. Set the margins at a standard one inch on all sides. Set your line spacing for double spacing. Because you’ve already provided your information (your first and last name, your student ID number, the examination name and number, the course name and number, and the date of submission) on your Title Page, no running header is necessary. The standard style format for citations, if required, is American Psychological Association (APA). For assistance with proper APA in-text citations and references, please review the APA in ECE – Oh My! webinar and Keep Calm and APA! reference page on the Early Childhood Learning Resource Center. Your completed Observation Report will be written in narrative or essay format consisting of a minimum of 13 paragraphs. Consider the following outline as you begin writing your narrative essay: Paragraph 1: After the title of your essay (“Observation Report Project”), introduce the reader to the paper/topic by explaining how the observations were conducted. This paragraph should highlight the purpose of observing a program, as well as what the reader can expect in the report. An example of an introductory paragraph (5-7 fully developed sentences) is as follows: Early childhood educators should practice reflection of self and others in working with young children. One effective way to do this is to observe early education settings and activities. In these observations, the educator will look for specific criteria from an outside perspective. By completing this observation and report project, an educator will gain knowledge based on practical situations and reflect in detail about the quality of care being offered in the scenarios. Suggestions for improvement are also included. Please note * this is only an example. The introductory paragraph should be written in the student’s own words and based on the assignment criteria. Paragraph 2: Summarize at least four items that were marked as observed from the Teachers and Caregivers section of the observation checklist. Describe your observations of the quality of care provided by the teachers/caregivers in detail and support your comments with material from the course resources. The description for this and the following paragraphs should provide the reader with a clear image of exactly what you observed (as if they were with you). This should be written in a complete paragraph of at least 5-7 fully developed sentences; however, additional paragraphs can be included if needed. Paragraph 3: Summarize at least four items that were marked as observed from the Health and Safety section of the checklist. Describe your observations of the quality of care related to health and safety issues and support your comments with information from your course resources. As with paragraph 2, be sure to describe with enough detail for the reader to understand what you observed. This should be written in at least one complete paragraph of at least 5-7 sentences; however, additional paragraphs can be included if needed. Paragraph 4: Summarize at least four items that were marked as observed from the Center/Classroom Environment section of the checklist. Describe your observations of the quality of care related to center/classroom environment issues in detail and support your comments with information from your course resources. As with the prior sections, be sure to describe with enough detail for the reader to understand what you observed. This should be written in at least one fully developed paragraph of at least 5-7 fully developed sentences; however, additional paragraphs can be included if needed. Paragraph 5: Summarize at least four items that were marked as observed from the Activities section of the checklist. Describe your observations of the quality of care related to activities and materials offered to children in detail and support your comments with information from your course resources. As with the prior sections, be sure to describe with enough detail for the reader to understand what you observed. This should be written in at least one complete paragraph of at least 5-7 fully developed sentences; however, additional paragraphs can be included if needed. Paragraph 6: Summarize at least four items that were marked as observed from the Guidance section of the checklist. Describe your observations of the quality of care related to guidance in detail and support your comments with information from your course resources. As with the prior sections, be sure to describe with enough detail for the reader to understand what you observed. This should be written in at least one complete paragraph of at least 5-7 fully developed sentences; however, additional paragraphs can be included if needed. Paragraph 7: Based on the research completed in Part Two of the project instructions, discuss the basic qualifications/requirements for becoming a teacher/caregiver in your state. Clearly describe the requirements, including those that would be ongoing to retain employment (annual training, drug tests, other). This should be written in at least one complete paragraph of at least 5-7 fully developed sentences; however, additional paragraphs can be included if needed. Paragraph 8: In this paragraph, choose one example of quality care that was offered by a caregiver in one of the video scenarios that stood out to you. Describe the details of the incident/activity, including any challenges the caregiver was faced with (crying child, challenging behavior, etc.) Explain why/how the caregiver demonstrated quality care based on the knowledge gained from this course (course materials, readings, etc.). Then discuss what you learned by observing this caregiver in this situation. Share what you appreciated about the caregiver’s response and also what you believe the caregiver could have done differently and/or better. This should be written in at least one complete paragraph of at least 5-7 fully developed sentences; however, additional paragraphs can be included if needed. Paragraph 9: In this paragraph, choose a second example of quality care that was offered by a caregiver in one of the video scenarios that stood out to you. Describe the details of the incident/activity, including any challenges the caregiver was faced with (crying child, challenging behavior, etc.) Explain why/how the caregiver demonstrated quality care based on the knowledge gained from this course (course materials, readings, etc.). Then discuss what you learned by observing this caregiver in this situation. Share what you appreciated about the caregiver’s response and also what you believe the caregiver could have done differently and/or better. This should be written in at least one complete paragraph of at least 5-7 fully developed sentences; however, additional paragraphs can be qualified. Paragraph 10: In this paragraph, address three things you liked from your observations. Clearly describe why you liked each example based on principles of quality care. This should be written in at least one complete paragraph of at least 5-7 fully developed sentences; however, additional paragraphs can be included if needed. Paragraph 11: In this paragraph, address three things you didn’t like from your observations. Clearly describe why you disliked each example based on principles of quality care. For each “dislike,” indicate a suggestion on how the situation could be improved. This should be written in at least one complete paragraph of at least 5-7 fully developed sentences; however, additional paragraphs can be included if needed. Paragraph 12: In this paragraph, address five suggestions for improvement from your observations. Clearly describe why you feel these improvements would be needed based on principles of quality care. This should be written in at least one complete paragraph of at least 5-7 fully developed sentences; however, additional paragraphs can be included if needed. Paragraph 13: Provide your overall summary of the quality of care demonstrated in the videos. Revisit the purpose of the project and summarize what you learned by completing this assignment. Share how these observations helped to shape your perspective as an early childhood professional. Include any other closing thought you believe your instructor should know as they grade your narrative essay.

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[SOLVED] Statement of Intent for Educators

Rewrite on what i have already written. I think i did a fair job on my thoughts but need a better perspective on my writing. What is required of the statement is as followed: Write a 500-750 word statement of intent as an educator that addresses the following: A brief description of your vision on how you will continue to grow professionally. For instance, meeting additional requirements for certification, obtaining additional endorsements or degrees, or joining professional organizations to enhance networking and knowledge in the field of education. As a professional, how will you embrace challenges and changes effectively. Discuss how you will stay current with best practices in your field. A statement regarding the ethical and responsible use and maintenance of student-related information. Compare your expectations of the teaching profession with the experiences shared by others who are currently or have been in the field. Support this assignment with 2-4 resources.

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[SOLVED] Classroom Environment and Management

INTRODUCTION In order to complete this task, you will need to access the link in the course of study to watch 10 videos from the ATLAS: Video Observation Program. It is your choice as to which 10 videos you choose to focus on for this task, as they relate to classroom environment and management. After viewing each of the chosen 10 videos, complete the attached “ABP1 Video Observation Form.” Respond to the prompts below by writing a narrative. REQUIREMENTS Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide. You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course. A. Watch 10 videos in the area of classroom environment and management and complete the attached “ABP1 Video Observation Form” for each video. Note: The “ABP1 Video Observation Form” should be submitted with each task. For task 1, you need to complete the task 1 section prior to submission. Remember, no duplication of video observations is allowed among tasks. B. Reflect on the videos related to classroom environment and management by doing the following. Be sure to use a different video for each set of requirements in part B (i.e., parts B1a, B2a, B3a, and B4a must all address a different video). • include evidence from the video as support • identify each video by title or case number 1. Reflect on the classroom environment in one identified video by doing the following: a. Describe how the teacher in this video implemented rules or procedures to maximize student learning. b. Describe how the teacher in this video arranged the classroom to maximize student learning. c. Discuss how the type of learning environment created by the teacher in this video might work for you as a teacher. 2. Reflect on the teacher disposition demonstrated in a second identified video by doing the following: a. Describe how the teacher in the identified video anticipates student behavior that might affect student learning in the classroom environment. b. Explain how the teacher’s actions create a respectful environment for communication in the classroom. 3. Reflect on a highly effective classroom environment observed in a third identified video by doing the following: a. Describe the highly effective classroom environment in the identified video. b. Explain why the classroom environment is highly effective. 4. Reflect on improvements needed in a classroom environment observed in a fourth identified video by doing the following: a. Describe what improvements are needed in the classroom environment of the identified video. b. Explain why the improvements to the classroom environment are needed. 5. Describe two different examples of modifications or accommodations in a general education classroom that could be the result of individualized education programs (IEPs) or 504 plans. As part of your description, identify one video for each example (you may use videos from parts B1–4). Two different videos must be identified. C. Considering all 10 videos, reflect on your current teaching philosophy as it relates to classroom environment and management by providing the following: • a description of your current teaching philosophy as it relates to classroom environment and management • a description of strategies observed in the videos that you would like to emulate, including evidence from at least one video as support • a description of strategies observed in the videos that you would like to avoid, including evidence from at least one video as support • a description of characteristics of a classroom environment observed in the videos that you would like to teach in, including evidence from at least one video as support Note: Identify each video by title or case number. 1. Reflect on how one area of school law affects teaching practice by doing the following: a. Explain how one specific aspect of school law (e.g., ADA, discrimination, bullying, copyright law) applies to your teaching practice. As part of your explanation, reference the specific state or federal regulation or educational policy. Then provide specific examples of how you will support the law in your classroom. D. Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized. E. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

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[SOLVED] Interview of Teacher or Student

Let’s explore what teachers and students think about 21st century teaching, learning and literacy. To participate in this discussion forum either interview a PK-12 student (Topic 1) or PK-12 teacher (Topic 2) and post in one of the two threaded discussion options started for you below in the discussion forum.  First, interview your subject and write up the interview. Then, review the videos below and reflect on how your interviewee’s responses relate to the International Society for Technology Education Student Standards. Use this question to guide your reflection: How are teachers addressing technology standards and skills to facilitate 21st century teaching, learning and literacy in today’s classroom?  Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDCAnJ8NnFA Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooTbKEnSpIY

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[SOLVED] Bullying in Schools

A. Compose an appropriate, arguable thesis statement that previews two to four main points and that you plan to use in your research paper. B. Create an annotated bibliography of eight to ten appropriate, credible sources that you plan to use in your research paper. Note: You may use the attached “Annotated Bibliography Template” to complete your annotated bibliography, but use of the attached template is not required. 1. Provide a full, APA-formatted reference citation for the 8–10 sources. 2. Provide an annotation (suggested length of 150 words) for each of the 8–10 sources by doing the following: a. Summarize the information presented in the source. b. Analyze the credibility of the author of the source or of the publication (e.g. journal, publisher, or website), if no author is present. c. Analyze the relevance of the source to your chosen research topic. 3. Write each annotation in your own words, without the excessive use of direct quotation or extensive paraphrasing, for the 8–10 sources from part B. C. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

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[SOLUTION] Interview of Teacher or Student

Let’s explore what teachers and students think about 21st century teaching, learning and literacy. To participate in this discussion forum either interview a PK-12 student (Topic 1) or PK-12 teacher (Topic 2) and post in one of the two threaded discussion options started for you below in the discussion forum.  First, interview your subject and write up the interview. Then, review the videos below and reflect on how your interviewee’s responses relate to the International Society for Technology Education Student Standards. Use this question to guide your reflection: How are teachers addressing technology standards and skills to facilitate 21st century teaching, learning and literacy in today’s classroom?  Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDCAnJ8NnFA Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooTbKEnSpIY

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[ORDER SOLUTION] Article review and presentation

Watch this video first: https://youtu.be/e1Kq3K8nN-U Select, read, and review one peer-reviewed journal article that relates to a major diversity topic covered in the course competencies and specific topics from our textbook for EDF 2085. Topics can include understanding the influence of exceptionalities, culture, family, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, language, race, ethnicity, and age upon the educational experience. After reviewing the topic, the student will use technology, such as Screencast-O-Matic (free version) (http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/) or Microsoft Photo Story 3 (free version) (http://download.cnet.com/Photo-Story-3-for-Windows/3000-12511_4-10339154.html), to share your observations with the class. The presentation should be 3-5 minutes in length. Select one peer-reviewed journal article written within the past five years that discusses a major topic covered in EDF 2085. The article must be a minimum of three (3) pages in length excluding cover and reference pages. Include in your presentation: Your opinion of the article’s viewpoint. Support your viewpoint with citations from the article and EDF 2085 course textbook. Include how the article relates to our readings and discussions in EDF 2085. Give specific examples. Include images to enhance your presentation. Be sure to cite any ideas and reflections in your presentation that are represented in the article or from the textbook. Notes: This assignment is in the form of a discussion board, therefore you are required to comment on three of your classmates’ presentations. Permission to provide Workbook Activities #8 and 9, Human Diversity in Action: Developing Multicultural Competencies for the Classroom, by Kenneth Cushner, Kent State University, granted by McGraw-Hill, August 2015.

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[ORDER SOLUTION] Bullying in Schools

A. Compose an appropriate, arguable thesis statement that previews two to four main points and that you plan to use in your research paper. B. Create an annotated bibliography of eight to ten appropriate, credible sources that you plan to use in your research paper. Note: You may use the attached “Annotated Bibliography Template” to complete your annotated bibliography, but use of the attached template is not required. 1. Provide a full, APA-formatted reference citation for the 8–10 sources. 2. Provide an annotation (suggested length of 150 words) for each of the 8–10 sources by doing the following: a. Summarize the information presented in the source. b. Analyze the credibility of the author of the source or of the publication (e.g. journal, publisher, or website), if no author is present. c. Analyze the relevance of the source to your chosen research topic. 3. Write each annotation in your own words, without the excessive use of direct quotation or extensive paraphrasing, for the 8–10 sources from part B. C. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

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[ORDER SOLUTION] Critical Thinking Skills

Discussion post critical thinking skills: how have you acquired these skills ? give examples; identify two critical thinking skills that will benefit you most by strengthening. discuss your anticipated professional application of strengths and improves skills. give examples. my profession- customer service – account manager

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