Parent Presentation

Without a doubt, in your role as a child development professional, you will be working with children, their families, and the community. Throughout this learning week, we have focused on different types of family structures and strategies for engaging with those unique family structures to support a child’s learning and development. Now, we want to take that idea and expand it to working with families and the community in general. Imagine you have been contacted by a school to put together a presentation for the next Parent Teacher Organization. They have asked for your presentation to focus on two main ideas: how to create and sustain partnerships with families and the community and how these partnerships influence the learning and development of children.

Step One: Choose one of the schools below to use as the basis for your presentation:

  1. Lincoln Elementary School:  Lincoln Elementary School is located in Gilbert, Arizona. Gilbert is a relatively large city with a strong sense of family and community. The school has a population of 765 students from PreK to sixth grade. At Lincoln Elementary School, 94% of the students are eligible for free and/or reduced lunch, and 58% of the students are second language learners. The majority of the students at Lincoln Elementary School are Hispanic (93%). Five percent of the student population is white, and 2% is American Indian.
  2. Higley High School:  Higley High School is located in Elmhurst, Illinois. Elmhurst is a medium-sized city with a strong farming community. The school has a population of 1,500 students in the 9th through 12th grades. At Higley High School, 22% of the students are eligible for free and/or reduced lunch, and 1% of the students are second language learners. The majority of the students at Higley High School are white (63%). Twenty-two percent of students are Hispanic, 6% Black, 5% Asian, and 4% American Indian.

Step Two: Now that you know the audience for your presentation, you may choose to create a Prezi (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or a PowerPoint. If you need help with creating your Prezi, watch this video tutorial (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Whichever format you choose, your presentation must contain the following information:

  1. At least one slide that describes the period of development this presentation focuses on.
  2. At least one slide that explains your role as a child development professional.
  3. At least one slide with a rationale for your presentation that is supported by either the text or an additional scholarly source. Make sure that you properly format your in-text citations according to APA style.
  4. At least one slide that explains the Mesosystem from Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological System for parents to understand how families, schools, and the community are connected.
  5. At least one slide that introduces Epstein’s Types of Involvement.
  6. At least one slide for each of Epstein’s Types of InvolvementPreview the document that describes:
  • The name of the type of involvement.
  • How this type of involvement influences a child’s learning and development.
  • One idea the school or community could implement right away that aligns with the cultures represented at the school.
  1. At least five graphics that enhance visual appeal.

If you used Prezi (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to create your Parent Presentation, you will need to submit a Word document that contains a working link to the Prezi that you created through the Dropbox or Assignment Submission box if in Waypoint. If you created your Parent Presentation as a PowerPoint, you will need to submit it to your instructor through the Dropbox or through the Assignment Submission box if in Waypoint. Your presentation should be supported by the text and at least two additional scholarly sources. Make sure that you properly format both your in-text citations and reference list according to APA style.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Survey Of Health Issues

Write a report and present on a specific topic that gives the class a more in-depth look.

Length: roughly 5-6 pages in length

The goal of this assignment is to present in a systematic way some essential background information on the topic you have chosen to research. This gives you a chance to read up on the topic and get familiar with basic ideas, terms, questions and debates.

At the end of this process, you will have:

· a greater familiarity with your topic

· a more focused area within your overall topic to research (a subtopic)

· a plan for further research

You are required to use at least three sourcesfrom outside databases.These might include any of the following:

· general interest articles from magazines, newspapers and websites [credible]

· textbooks

· peer-reviewed journal articles [EBSCO Host, PubMed]


1. First, introduce your overall topic (e.g. “childhood obesity” or “fad diets”). Define the key terms, provide the key facts, and explain the key ideas one should be familiar with. Your task here is to give your reader the basics. You are not trying to prove a point, just introduce the topic.

2. Next, introduce your subtopic (the specific area within your overall topic that you intend to focus on, such as “school lunches affecting childhood obesity rates” or “health risks associated with HCG drops”). It should be clear from this introduction how your subtopic is part of, but not the same as, the overall topic.

3. Point out questions that remain unanswered within your subtopic. That is, what are some things that even the experts don’t know? What still needs to be researched?  What information is missing to fill informational gaps?

Grading Criteria

The paper will be scored on the following categories. Each will receive a score of up to 10 points per category. The total grade will be a sum of those five categorical grades, worth up to 50 points.


· Topicis introduced, and essential information about the topic is provided in a clear, informative, systematic and comprehensive manner.

· Subtopicis clearly identified, distinguished from the overall topic, and appropriately focused (not too broad or too narrow), and essential information about the subtopic is provided in a clear, informative, systematic and comprehensive manner.

· Areas for further research are clearly identified and appropriately focused

· Publication data is listed in APA format for all sources cited, with a minimum of three different databases

· Language:

·  Most of the paper is in your own words

·  Occasional brief and completely accuratequotationsprovided as needed to give the flavor of the original or capture an exact thought

·  The mechanics(punctuation, spelling and grammar) are correct

·  The paper provides clear transitionswhen moving from one idea to the next.

·  The styleis objective, formal, concise, precise and varied


Use evidence to support claims, and write clearly and effectively to convey your ideas. As you write, please be sure to refer to specific evidence from the artifact   as well as outside sources (published or your own experience). The essays fall within the 2-3 page range. Please cite your sources and include a reference list, as applicable.

Step One:

Written Chapter: The School and Social Progress, in Education and Society, by John Dewey. In this article, theorist and educational researcher John Dewey discusses the role of the school in larger society. Available at

Step Two:

Respond in writing to the following: What evidence can you identify within the the reading that you selected that connects with your current understanding of educational research, theory or experience? Select one of these three response options. IMPORTANT: Indicate on the first page of your paper the prompt, below, you are responding to:

1- If you respond based on educational research, please cite the research to which you refer.

2- If you respond based on theory, please cite specific theoretical readings.

Data Collection And Memo

Instructions: For your research project, you will be expected to do a total minimum of 6 hours of participant observation at your field site (ideally, these will occur over 3 different visits, creating 3 separate sets of fieldnotes) and interviews with a minimum of 2 research participants. You may also

collect archival material or artifacts that may be relevant to your project and you would like to use for your analysis. However, everyone’s site, access, and context will be different, so we will

work together to figure out what makes the most sense for your particular project. Copies of

transcripts, fieldnotes, and lists of archival material will be submitted to me for grading, along

with 1-2-page memos for each.


My Major: Teaching and Curriculum in Education Program

Research Topic: Adult English Language Learners (ELLs) with Limited Literacy: challenges

and solutions.

Research Question: What are the challenges and solutions, from students’ and teachers’

perspectives, to acquiring academic language literacy skills for Adult English

Language Learners


The Site Observation: English Language Institute (ELI)

The Participant Observation: Interviewing with students and teachers

Part 1 Create A Graphic Organizer Etc Part 2 Essay

IDEA requires that special education students be provided a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Special education teachers are among of the decision makers who identify what is the most appropriate, least restrictive educational environment for each student for whom an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed. It is important that special education teachers be aware of the benefits and restrictions of each type of placement setting and know how to provide an individualized, effective education for students with disabilities.

Part 1: Graphic Organizer

Create a graphic organizer outlining five placement settings inside and outside of the school setting. For each placement setting, describe how that placement can support students with mild to moderate disabilities. Include the possible benefits and drawbacks of each placement setting as well.

Part 2: Essay

Write a 1,000-1,250 word essay regarding the FAPE requirement of IDEA. Based on FAPE, discuss how the LRE should be appropriate in meeting student needs and following legislative guidelines. In addition, discuss the factors that should be used to determine the appropriate placement in the LRE for students with disabilities to ensure they receive a free and appropriate public education. Discuss how a student might move through a continuum of placements (e.g., inclusion, resource, self-contained) to best meet his or her needs and level of support.

Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

government taxation and distribution

The San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez case decision ruled that funding a school district system through property taxes did not violate the constitution. Through the current funding system of government taxation and distribution, imagine that your district is not receiving enough funding to support educational instruction and student needs.

  • Explain how the San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez case decision affects funding for districts with low socioeconomic populations. Next, suggest an alternate taxation system that distributes funds among schools in a district that is still supported by the law.

Theoretical Framework (based on Transformative Disability) 

Theoretical Framework (based on Transformative Disability)

“What are the Learning Effects and Programs for Traumatic Brain Injury Adolescents in K-12?”

1.    Clearly State your theoretical Framework

•    The purpose of this narrative study is to understand the experiences of adolescents of traumatic brain injury (TBI) at the time of their primary education (Pre-K through Grade 12). At this stage in the research, the effects and experiences one has due to a learning disability from a TBI will generally be defined as just students with a learning disability, versus with the right preemptive care and post-injury therapies we can change that.

2.    Epistemology of your framework

•    Our finding and analysis will focus on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) through the Epistemological Lens. Using the epistemological approach will allow us the ability to see those who suffer from TBI through their reality. We will look at the effects TBI has on their social structure, the loss of power and identity when TBI goes untreated, and we will focus on the Reality of how change should be enacted through the research that has already been done by scholars.

3.    Ontology of your framework

•    As a topic focusing on a particular disability, one would assume that as researchers we would want to take the approach of wanting to investigate our question through disability interpretive framework. However, we argue that for change to become enacted, our current research should then be completed from a transformative framework. A transformative framework will ensure that change is ratified by involving politics. There are times when a political intervention is required to enact change, and we need to intertwine these views so real change can come to fruition.

4.    Tenets or underpinnings of your framework

•    These various perspectives on disability familiarize the way questions of access get approached in education settings. Most schools operate within a medical model of disability. Typically, to get assistive accommodation, disabled students must prove that they have a diagnosed disability. These accommodations treat disability as a variation from the norm. If schools were to embrace a social or cultural perspective on disability, the goal would be to increase accessibility for all students, regardless of whether they have a formal diagnosis.

•    No more than two pages

•    Please use attached PDFs for references

•    APA Formatting

•    Every sentence or statement should be referenced