Visual Communication

Select any topic/media of your choice (i.e. Graphic Design, Photography etc.) any theories that you have not used in your reflective writing assignment nor midterm. It can be from any chapters as long as you hadn’t applied it before.

b. Provide an example image or series of images to analyze.

c. Apply theories that you haven’t previously used in your assignments to analyze the an images or series of images

Due in Week 11.

Criteria for Final Assignment:

· 7-10 written pages + supporting images,

· 1.5 spaced, Times New Roman font 12pt.

Write A Cogent Well Defined Research Paper Detailing The Efficacy

write a cogent well defined research paper detailing the efficacy of, 1) Millimeter Wave technology for passenger screening, and 2) Explosive Detection Systems used for baggage screening,including your opinion on these technologies. Must be a minimum of three pages of content (double spaced, 1” margins,Times New Roman, font size of 12).

Introduction, Thesis Statement, And Annotated Bibliography

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Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Annotated Bibliography

[WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) and Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.) web pages, and Evaluating Sources (Links to an external site.) and Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.) tutorials.

Reflect: Reflect back on the Week 1 discussion in which you shared with the class the global societal issue that you would like to further address. Explore critical insights that were shared by your peers and/or your instructor on the topic chosen and begin your search for scholarly sources with those insights in mind.

Write: For this assignment, review the Annotated Bibliography Formatting Guidelines and address the following prompts:

· Introductory paragraph to topic (refer to the Final Paper guidelines for your topic selection).

o Write an introductory paragraph with at least 150 words that clearly explains the topic, the importance of further research, and ethical implications.

· Thesis statement.

o Write a direct and concise thesis statement, which will become the solution to the problem that you will argue or prove in the Week 5 Final Paper. (A thesis statement should be a concise, declarative statement. The thesis statement must appear at the end of the introductory paragraph.)

· Annotated bibliography.

o Develop an annotated bibliography to indicate the quality of the sources you have read.

o Summarize in your own words how the source contributes to the solution of the global societal issue for each annotation.

o Address fully the purpose, content, evidence, and relation to other sources you found on this topic (your annotation should be one to two paragraphs long—150 words or more.

o Include no less than five scholarly sources in the annotated bibliography that will be used to support the major points of the Final Paper.

o Demonstrate critical thinking skills by accurately interpreting evidence used to support various positions of the topic.

The Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Annotated Bibliography

· Must be 1,000 to 1,250 words in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource.

· Must include a separate title page with the following:

o Title of paper

o Student’s name

o Course name and number

o Instructor’s name

o Date submitted

· For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).

· Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.

· Must use at least five scholarly sources.

o The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for an assignment. The Integrating Research (Links to an external site.) tutorial will offer further assistance with including supporting information and reasoning.

· Must document in APA style any information used from sources, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper. (Links to an external site.)

· Must have no more than 15% quoted material in the body of your essay based on the Turnitin report. References list will be excluded from the Turnitin originality score.

· Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.

Required Resources

Multimedia

Cendejas, M. (2015). Scholarly and popular sources (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. https://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Scholarly+and+Popular+Resources%281%29/0_ue1ih9qt

· This video addresses the differences between popular and scholarly sources. It also provides some tips on how to search for specific types of sources through various databases in order to determine what sources are scholarly and can be used in a research paper. This article will assist you with your Scholarly Sources and Research discussion.

Kloza, B. (Executive Producer), Fabian, R. (Director), & Baber, J. (Producer). (2011). Effective Internet search: Basic tools and advanced strategies (Links to an external site.) [Streaming video]. Films On Demand database.

· The full version of this video is available through the Films On Demand database in the Ashford University Library. This video addresses the differences between popular, scholarly, and trade publications. It also provides some tips on how to search for specific types of sources through various databases in order to determine what sources are scholarly and can be used in a research paper. This article will assist you with your Scholarly Sources and Research discussion forum and your Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Annotated Bibliography assignment this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.

Library La Trobe University. (2009, September 16). Why can’t I just Google? (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. https://youtu.be/hqjJyqfceLw

· This video provides an animated dialog between two college students in which one appropriately researched her sources for the assignment and the other student simply did a web search and used sources that were not scholarly within his paper. The student who did better on the paper explains the issues with finding sources via a web search compared to scholarly sources one can find in the school library. This article will assist you with your Scholarly Sources and Research discussion this week.
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Welcome Letter For Toddlers

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The welcome letter is for a toddler’s classroom and is due in 5 hours.. an example is attached

Teachers,

We will be sending out a letter in the mail to welcome your new students to your classroom. This gets the parents and students excited for their new transition into your room. The Lower School and Upper School sends these out already and I think this is a fun item to add to our preschool. I am going to attach an example that Mrs. Toothman sent out to her class last year. Please be extra and make this a fun piece of mail for the students. You can include a picture of you and your family, some stickers, maybe some confetti, etc. Get creative and have fun. This isn’t the same letter that you put in your welcome packets for meet the teacher. I will need this letter by June 30th with anything you want to include so that we can get these put in the mail.

Leadership Project

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First, share what you determined was the root cause for week 4’s case study.
Next, identify a campus area of need for improvement that may be an option for your leadership project. Use the PASL Tasks, which are part of the Texas certification assessment requirements, for understanding of the expected scope for the leadership project. You can find the PASL tasks at this link: https://www.ets.org/ppa/test-takers/school-leaders/prepare/
Include the following in your discussion:

Explain why you would choose this as a possible project.
Relate how this project would benefit your campus.
Explain how you would benefit in professional growth by leading this project: Include support from what you discovered through the self-assessments and other activities in the course.

Proactive Classroom Strategies

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Proactive Classroom Strategies
In this assignment you will demonstrate your understanding of the weekly learning objectives: Compare positive proactive classroom behavior strategies and Identify strategies for managing student behavior. Additionally, completion of this assignment represents an introduction to Course Learning Outcome 3 and MASE Program Learning Outcomes 1 and 2.

Even when you proactively predict your students’ behaviors and plan for every situation, problems will still arise that need to be managed. According to Bill Rogers, behavior specialist, many negative behaviors fit into one of five categories: The Chatterbox, The Boycotter, The Debater, The Sulker and The Clinger (Five Persistent Behavior Problems, 2014).

First, read a description of each of the five behavior categories outlined by Bill Rogers on Scholastic’s webpage “Five Persistent Behavior Problems and How to Handle Them” (Links to an external site.). Then, choose a behavior management technique listed on Education World’s “Tip Archive (Links to an external site.)” for each of the behaviors. Use the following guidelines for creating your presentation:

Content Expectations:
Using support from your assignment reading, the Instructor Guidance, and the discussions, your written paper will:

Identify one of the five behavior categories.
Choose a behavior management technique for the selected behavior.
Examine how the method will be effective for the selected behavior category.
Summarize how the strategy can be used, in the future, proactively.
Share a story from your experience that is related to the ideas you have learned thus far in the course.
Written Expectations:

Syntax and Mechanics: Exhibit meticulous use of grammar, spelling, organization, and usage throughout your submission.
Source Requirement: Reference at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook in order to provide compelling evidence to support your ideas.
Page Requirement: Your submission must be two to three pages in length excluding a title and reference page.
APA format: All in text citations, page format and references must be written in APA 6th edition format.
Next Steps: Review and Submit the Assignment
Review your assignment with the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) to ensure you have achieved the distinguished levels of performance for each criterion. Next, submit your document no later than Day 7.

Recommendation
The MASE program provides the opportunity for you to create an online portfolio that can be used in your career development and professional practice. Throughout the program you will have various assessments that can be included in this e-portfolio and these will be finalized in the last course of the MASE program, Capstone course, ESE699. You may select this assignment and subsequent coursework to include as artifacts. Therefore, it is strongly encouraged you save your coursework on a flash-drive (e.g., a USB removable drive) or store in a cloud-based option such as Dropbox, GoogleDrive, or other similar applications.

Success Tip: Start preparing now for the Week Six Final Assignment!
The Week Six assignment involves creating a resource manual for Mr. Franklin.

Fall Of Humanity: Then And Now

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In this assignment, you will analyze the implications of the fall of humanity, consider the impact of the fall on humanity, and reflect on the continuing consequences of the fall for people throughout human history.

One of the central components of every worldview is the topic of human nature. The topic of human nature asks questions about human value, human flourishing, and human purpose. Within the Christian worldview, the issue of sin and the consequences of the fall factor prominently into the topic of human nature.

Use the “Fall of Humanity: Then and Now Worksheet” to complete this assignment.

In this two-part assignment, you will explore the topic of human nature from the perspective of the Christian worldview. The first part of the assignment involves gathering research. The second part of the assignment addresses how the effects of the fall are still evident in the world today.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Science Unit Plan: Differentiation And Accommodation

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he third step in planning a unit plan is to prepare how you will differentiate and accommodate instruction for your students to meet their specific learning needs.

Differentiation and accommodations are some of the most important components when preparing a unit plan, because it guides the teacher in meeting the diverse needs of all students during instruction. The planning process will help the teacher determine when to differentiate and make accommodations. It is critical for teachers to observe or review academic data in order to appropriately differentiate for their students.

Part 1: Differentiation – Unit Plan

For this assignment, you will complete the Differentiation and Accommodation portion for the “Science Unit Plan” to prepare for students that are below, average, and advanced in academic ability.

Use the “Class Profile” as you are determining differentiation strategies and appropriate accommodations:

Differentiation strategies and learning opportunities that effectively address student’ learning needs identified in the “Class Profile.”
Resources and instructional adaptations to support specific differentiation needs, including testing accommodations required to meet students’ needs.
The details of the “Science Unit Plan” will continue to be fully developed and revised throughout the duration of the course, culminating in a complete unit plan due in Topic 5.

Part 2: Reflection

In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on the process of planning for differentiation strategies in order to meet the diverse needs of students in the science content area. What issues might arise that would need additional emphasis in the event differentiation was not effective? What resources or support staff could you utilize to meet specific differentiation needs?

Support your reflection with at least two scholarly resources.

Submit the “Science Unit Plan” and reflection as one deliverable.

While APA format is not required for this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance

Clinical Field Experience A & B

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Youtube, TeacherTube, Teaching Channel, ASCD, Edutopia, The Teacher’s Network, Progress Center (SPED) and PBS are all great online resources that post many videos that could be watched in lieu of time in the physical placement. If you watch supplemental videos in lieu of time in the physical placement or collaborating with a mentor, please document the time watched for each video and include a brief summary of 1-2 take-aways noted for each video on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.

Part 1: Observation

Observing a classroom environment can provide much needed detail and understanding of students’ learning needs and continued progress.

Observe a K-8 classroom during a science lesson. If possible, observe a lesson that integrates health, PE, or nutrition. During your observation of the lesson, complete the “Clinical Field Experience A: Science Observation” form.

With the help of your mentor teacher, identify 3-5 students above, at, or below standard achievement in the classroom environment that would benefit from additional learning support. Ask your mentor teacher for the unit and standards the class is currently learning, in order to develop the pre-assessment for Clinical Field Experience B and inquire about implementing a science pre-assessment during Clinical Field Experience B.

Speak with your mentor teacher and, provided permission, use any remaining time to seek out opportunities to observe and/or assist your mentor teacher or another teacher and work with a small group of students on instruction in the classroom. Your mentor teacher must approve any hours spent observing another classroom environment.

Part 2: Reflection

Maintain your documentation to develop an instructional approach with students. As a follow up to your observation, reflect on your observation experience.

Following your observation, discuss the science lesson with your mentor teacher. In 250-500 words, summarize your observation and discussion with your mentor teacher, and describe how you will apply what you have learned to your future professional practice.

Your discussion should answer the following questions:

How do you engage students in learning opportunities specific to science?
How do the science lessons promote critical thinking and problem solving skills?
How did the students respond and engage during instruction and independent work?
How do you modify or adjust instruction based on response from students?
How do you prepare to teach instruction in the content area (vocabulary, knowledge of material, content standards, resources)?
Submit the “Clinical Field Experience A: Science Observation” form and reflection as one deliverable.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.

Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to LoudCloud in the last topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.

This is Clinical Field Experience part B

Allocate at least 3 hours in the field to support this field experience.

Part 1: Pre-Assessment Development

From your previous observation in your field experience classroom, you identified 3-5 students, above, at, or below standard achievement in the classroom environment that would benefit from additional learning support. You also identified the standards and unit that your mentor class is currently learning.

With this information, complete the “Clinical Field Experience B: Science Pre-Assessment” to develop a pre-assessment in the science and health content area that aligns to the standards and unit that your mentor teacher shared with you during Clinical Field Experience A. The pre-assessment can be oral, written, or completed through technology. The pre-assessment should identify how well selected students know the concept and provide data that would allow you to determine learning gaps and needs in order to develop an appropriate lesson to support learning needs.

Share the pre-assessment with your mentor teacher and ask for his or her feedback.

Implement the pre-assessment that you created with the selected group of students and use the data to prepare for Clinical Field Experience C.

Use any remaining field experience hours to speak with your mentor teacher and, provided permission, seek out opportunities to observe and/or assist your mentor teacher and/or work with a small group of students on instruction in the classroom.

Part 3: Reflection

In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on your field experience and the steps you took to identify students for the pre-assessment. For your reflection, address the following:

Did the pre-assessment provide data to determine the learning gaps and needs of students? Explain.
Describe the ethical use of assessments and assessment data.
What challenges did you face when developing and delivering the pre-assessment?
Explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
Submit “Clinical Field Experience B: Science Pre-Assessment” and reflection and as one deliverable.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.

Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to LoudCloud in the last topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.

Critical Analysis

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A critical analysis is your reaction to the information in an article

and your evaluation of the manner in which the information is

presented in the article. 1) This critical analysis section of this

assignment should be four complete pages, typed, using APA 6th

edition format. 2) The title page is an additional page; and 3) the

reference page is another additional page – A total of 6 pages for

this assignment.

Directions:

1. Select one topic from those listed above.

2. Select four peer-reviewed journal articles to use in your paper.

3. List the points\arguments\ the author uses to support the thesis

or make his main points as the articles relate to your topic.

4. Evaluate the authors’ presentation in each article. In other words,

how well did the author makes his/her point or supports the thesis of your paper?

5. Continue analyzing your assignment by including the areas listed below.

Criticize the facts or lack of facts, the organization, the tone, the

author’s credibility.

• Who wrote the articles? What do you know about the authors?

• Are the articles straight news reporting, a commentary on some

event or situation, an editorial? Is it just the facts or a discussion

of something that has happened?

• Do the authors appear objective? What kind of language does

the author use? Is it emotional?

• Are the facts correct, clear? Do they “seem” accurate. Is the

information complete? Does it appear that some important facts

are omitted?

• Do the writers appear to know the subject matter? As you read

the articles, do you “feel” that something is missing? Is it logical?

Does it present support for his/her argument?

• Is there a clear thesis? Is it adequately supported by facts and

data? Are inferences made?

• How is the material organized, for example:

A. Chronological order

B. Comparison/contrast

C. Definition

D. Cause/effect

E. Problem/solution

Topics: (Select one topic)

– Educational Technology, How the Past Shapes the Future in Teaching

– Emerging Trends in Technological Resources in Education

– Writing and Publishing Software for Teaching and Learning

– Online Safety and Digital Citizenship

– Technology Integration Strategies to Meet Special Needs Students

***** The article must be current and published between 2015 and 2019.