Grand Canyon ECE 501 Week 1-6 Solved Assignments

Grand Canyon ECE 501 Week 1-6 Solved Assignments

 

ECE 501 Topic 1 Title Page and Reference List

 

The purpose of this assignment is to create an APA title page and reference list for a research paper to use as a guide for future course assignments.

Select a topic to research. You may use Google Scholar, the GCU Library, or other reputable websites to conduct your research.

 

Part 1

 

Use the “Reference List Template” to create the APA title page and preliminary reference list. Select 10 relevant references from within the last five years. Include at least one from each of the following types of references:

  1. Book
  2. Journal article without a digital object identifier (DOI) number
  3. Journal article with a DOI number
  4. Journal article with a permalink
  5. Website
  6. Dissertation or thesis

 

Part 2

 

Using your 10 references, create an APA style reference list on page 3 of the template.

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

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

 

ECE 501 Topic 2 Philosophers in the Classroom

 

Philosophies of education are important for teachers to understand, as these philosophies will guide a teacher’s educational beliefs, practices, and decisions. Early childhood education standards, such as the 2010 NAEYC Standards, are informed by well-researched educational philosophies. In order to develop a philosophical stance you will need to compare the different philosophies.

For this assignment, utilize resources found in the GCU Library to complete the “Early Childhood Educational Philosophies” template. Describe four main philosophies of education – perennialism, progressivism, essentialism, and reconstructivism – and at least one philosopher who influenced the development of the philosophy, and the timeframe in which it was developed. Be sure to include the following:

  • A description for each of the philosophies of education (origin, proponents, and main tenets).
  • A philosopher associated with each philosophy and the timeframe in which it was developed.
  • How each philosophy aligns with NAEYC standards and the child-centered approach.

Below the chart, write a 250-500 word reflection discussing one of the philosophies, and how it applies to the foundation of teaching practice.

Support your reflection with 2-3 scholarly references.

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

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.

 

ECE 501 Topic 3 Early Childhood Models

 

Educational leaders need to be knowledgeable about different early childhood educational models and understand the benefits and challenges of each approach to learning.

For this assignment, imagine that you are the director of an early childhood education center, and you have decided to open a new location. Select a geographical area or district you would like to serve, and research the demographics of the surrounding community.

Create a 10-15 slide digital presentation for prospective teachers who may consider working at your new center.

Specifically, discuss the following different school models:

  • Project Approach
  • Head Start
  • High Scope
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Waldorf

In your discussion, explain the theoretical foundation of each model, and how each model supports the development of the whole child.

Of the models listed, choose one model you would use within your early childhood education center. In your presentation, explain why you selected the model, how the model aligns with child-centered beliefs, and why it is a good choice for the demographics of the community you selected.

Include a title slide, references slide, and speaker’s notes in your digital presentation.

Support your findings with 3-5 scholarly references.

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

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.

 

ECE 501 Topic 4 Current Issues Affecting the Classroom

 

Constant changes occurring in early childhood education make staying up-to-date with current educational trends and issues critical for early childhood educators. Trends and issues in education affect teachers, and ultimately, students. Therefore, teachers need to stay abreast of current research in order to advocate and incorporate developmentally appropriate practices.

For this assignment, you will be researching a current issue in early childhood education, and advocating for your position on the issue.

Part 1: Resources

After you have selected an early childhood education issue to advocate, using the “Current Issues Affecting the Classroom” template, provide four resources for stakeholders (families, educators, elected officials, community members, etc.) that provide information about the issue and its importance in early childhood education. Include links to your resources, along with a 50-100 word explanation for each resource detailing how it supports your call to action.

Part 2: Speech

Write and videotape a two-minute speech advocating for your position on the early childhood education issue.

Your speech should include:

  • Description of the issue and your position
  • Proposal for modifying or changing the current cause or policy
  • Support through a minimum of two suggested and researched strategies
  • A conclusion reiterating your position and how it will change or improve the early childhood education issue

You will be evaluated on the content of your speech, including introduction, research, and call to action, as well as your presentation and delivery. Show professionalism in your speech and appearance.

Use an online video platform such as Loom, YouTube, or Vimeo to upload your completed video. Be sure that others can access and view your linked video prior to submitting. Include the link on your completed “Current Issues Affecting the Classroom” template.

Support your speech with 3-5 scholarly references, and list them on the “Current Issues Affecting the Classroom” template.

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.

 

ECE 501 Topic 5 Benchmark – Lifelong Learner Professional Development Plan

 

As an educator, the learning process never stops. Once in the classroom, continuing to keep up with trends, research, and best practices is critical to excelling professionally. In addition, educators are required to obtain hours of professional development or continued education to maintain their teaching certificates long-term.

For this assignment, you will be outlining a lifelong learning plan for your own professional growth and development. Begin by researching your state’s professional growth and continuing education requirements for maintaining a teacher’s license.

Research local, state, and national organizations that offer professional development for early childhood educators. In your search, consider the ethical expectations of a teacher, the responsibilities of teachers to serve as advocates for the education of young children, and the importance of staying up-to-date on education related issues and current trends.

Create a 12-15 slide digital presentation for first year educators describing your ongoing professional development plan.

Include in your presentation the following:

  1. How early childhood professional development informs and enhances practice in order to maximize learning outcomes.
  2. A summary of themes from NAEYC professional standards and how they inform early childhood education.
  3. Apply theories from research that would promote professional practice within early childhood education.
  4. Examples of current professional development opportunities (webinars, conferences, workshops, courses, etc.) in the field of early childhood.
  5. Title slide, references slide, and detailed speaker’s notes.

Support your assignment with 3-5 scholarly references, one of which should be professional and ethical standards.

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

 

ECE 501 Topic 6 Personal Philosophy of Education

 

A philosophy of education is a statement regarding your beliefs and values about education. This statement is often required as part of the application process in gaining employment as a teacher.

Write a 500-750 word statement of your educational philosophy using the results of your “Professional Dispositions Self-Assessment Survey.” Your philosophy may be grounded in a theory or theories that you have studied in this course, or informed by your study of historical and sociological influences on education.

In your statement, include your beliefs and values in each of the following areas:

  • The purpose of education
  • Vision of a commitment to collaboration in promoting the growth and development of young children
  • The role of the teacher as a leader and advocate according to some of the ethical frameworks that you have examined
  • The process of self-reflecting on teaching practices and education policy in order to utilize research, ethical practice, and other resources to advance the profession

Include three scholarly references to support your philosophy of education.

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

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.

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.

Program competencies and national standards assessed in the benchmark assignment:
COE 5.1 Engage in ongoing, collaborative professional development from the early childhood education field to inform practice in order to maximize learning outcomes. [NAEYC 6a, 6c; InTASC 4(o), 4(p), 9(a), 9(b), 9(d), 9(e), 9(l), 10(e), 10(f), 10(g), 10(i), 10(n), 10(r); ISTE-T 3a, 4a, 4c, 5d]
COE 5.3 Integrate relevant, research-based perspectives on early childhood to promote professional practice. [NAEYC 6d; InTASC 9(n), 10(h), 10(t); ISTE 5b, 5c; MC1]
COE 5.2 Model the expectations of the profession by upholding ethical standards, professional standards of practice, and relevant laws and policies. [NAEYC 6b; InTASC 9(f), 9(i), 9(o); ISTE-T 4a; MC3, MC5]