ECE101 Week 1 – Journal Current Issues and Trends
Week 1 – Journal
Current Issues and Trends
[WLOs: 2, 3] [CLO: 1]
Prior to beginning work on this, read Estes, L.S., & Krogh, S. L. (2012) Chapter 9: Exploring Issues and Advocacy in Early Childhood Education and review the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Early Childhood Education Topics (Links to an external site.).
As an early childhood educator, it is important to stay up-to-date with current and emerging issues in the field. It is also important to be well-informed as you shape your viewpoints on these issues. For this journal, choose one of the following early childhood education issues:
- Technology and young children
- Cultural diversity
- Universal Pre-K Initiative
- Common Core State Standards Initiative
After you have chosen your topic, research the topic to learn more about the issue. One resource you may find helpful to review is the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s early childhood education Topics (Links to an external site.).
As you prepare to write your first journal for this class, take a few moments to do the following:
- Review the full tutorial The Grammarly Guide: How to Set Up & Use Grammarly (Links to an external site.).
- Set up a Grammarly account (if you have not already done so).
In a Word document, summarize your chosen issue in your own words, and explain how the issue will impact your work in the early childhood education field. Your summary should be between 300 to 400 words.
Use Grammarly to review the draft of your journal. Carefully read all issues found by Grammarly, and revise your journal accordingly.
- If you need assistance submitting your journal to Grammarly, please contact the Ashford Writing Center directly. If your question is regarding setting up your account, contact Grammarly Support (Links to an external site.).
Submit your 300- to 400-word journal along with a screenshot that shows your feedback from submitting your journal to Grammarly. Please review the job aid How to Take a Screenshot of Grammarly Feedback (Links to an external site.) or view the video tutorial Taking a Screenshot of Grammarly Feedback (Links to an external site.) if you are unsure how to do this.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal.