EDU 305 Week 1 Individual Assignment Key Theories of Development
Complete the Key Child Developmental Theories activity located on your student website.
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Key Theories of Child Development Worksheet using the theories identified in the activity.
Submit the activity and worksheet to your facilitator.
EDU 305 Week 1 Individual Assignment Prenatal and Newborn Development Brochure
Resource: Brochure Builder located on your student website
Imagine your school is reaching out to new parents or parents-to-be in your community whose children may eventually go to your school. The outreach program is attempting to educate parents on prenatal and newborn development in the hopes that parents will better prepare their children for kindergarten.
Create a visual presentation describing prenatal and newborn development to be handed out or presented through the outreach program. Your presentation can be in the form of a brochure, poster, diagram, mind map, or any other visual that is appropriate for the subject. Include the following:
A paragraph about how parents’ understanding of prenatal and newborn development can help their children succeed in school
EDU 305 Week 2 Individual Assignment Culture and Development Paper
Watch the following videos located on your student website:
Conduct a search on current research into the cultural influences on development.
Locate at least two articles related to cultural influences on the development of infants and toddlers.
Write a 350- to 700-word paper answering the following questions:
Create a list of 5 to 7 best practices for enhancing learning when working with infants and toddlers from a variety of cultures
EDU 305 Week 3 Assignment Preschool Program Design
Imagine you are a team of experts hired by a philanthropist in your area who is seeking to open a one-of-a-kind preschool. You are to design the preschool program with few budgetary constraints.
Design an ideal preschool program that supports development in the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional areas. Include the following:
Present your final program design in the format best suited to your team and design. This could be a Microsoft®Word document, a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, or any other presentation format of your choosing.
EDU 305 Week 3 Individual Assignment Classroom Observation Summary
Observe children ages 2 to 6 at a selected site for at least 1 hour, preferably in a school classroom. If a classroom is unavailable, observe children of these ages in any learning environment, for instance the YMCA, a library with educational programming, a local church, or a daycare facility that offers preschool.
Write a 750- to 1,050-word summary of your experience, reflecting on the principles and concepts of theory. Include the following:
Implications for classroom application (What could you take away that might be useful for you to use in a classroom?)
EDU 305 Week 4 Individual Assignment Elementary School Design
Update your Week Three Learning Team assignment by designing an elementary learning program using the bullets in your Week Three Learning Team assignment.
Add the accommodations you would make for multiple intelligences
EDU 305 Week 5 Assignment Medial Influence
Conduct a study of media messages that target early adolescents. Observe stores, window displays, and notice billboards; review popular magazines in supermarkets, bookstores, and drugstores; analyze primetime television programs and commercials, major motion pictures that are PG-13 rated, and listen to music on popular radio stations. You may wish to explore several websites that relate to media including www.mediafamily.org.
Identify a particular message from the data you collect and base your presentation on that theme. The theme may be of any nature, such as beauty as a cultural value, fitness or health, aggression, sexuality, or commitment. It might be positive or negative.
Present your findings. You may use a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, a poster or collage, a website or wiki, a multimedia presentation tool, or any other appropriate means to present your findings. Answer the following in your presentation:
As a teacher, how would you address negative media influences or incorporate positive media and its influences into the classroom?
EDU 305 Week 5 Individual Assignment Classroom Observation and Teacher Interview Paper
Resource: University of Phoenix Material: Sample Interview Questions
Select a site for observing and interviewing an elementary or middle school teacher in a grade level of your choice. A school setting would be ideal for this assignment. If, however, a school classroom is unavailable, you may choose any educational setting for children.
Obtain facilitator approval by Week Three.
Observe the teacher for at least 1 hour.
Interview the teacher based on your sample interview questions. You may expand on the sample questions.
Write a 750- to 1050-word paper on the interview. Include the following:
Post, along with your paper, a summary or graphic representation of an item from your observation and interview that you might use to support development in one of the domains. This could be a lesson plan, a classroom management idea, a poster, a bulletin board idea, or any other item that you might incorporate. If you did not find an artifact you could use, suggest one the teacher could have used to support development in the classroom and answer the bulleted questions above. Answer the following questions about your item:
Record your observation on your Field Experience Record.
EDU 305 Week 5 Individual Assignment Middle School Design
Expand on the school design you have worked on in the past 2 weeks to include adolescents.
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