presentation requirements ). includes 10 – 12 slides W r i t i n g
- Review the budget of an educational institution or a school district from publicly available data. Ideally, it should be one in your district or a district near you. Discuss how funds were allocated. Compare to the expenditures of the prior budgetary period. In which areas were resources increased versus decreased? What are your thoughts about the budget? Do you feel that resources are adequate and appropriately allocated?
- How might you allocate resources differently? Support your response. Include a link to the budget and expenditures data that you reviewed. Respond to at least one other student, indicating whether you feel that resources were allocated well and how you might allocate resources differently.
Why do U.S. teachers earn so much less per hour than teachers in some other countries? What do you believe is the biggest barrier to teacher salaries being raised in the U.S.? What can be done to address this barrier? Propose a potential solution to increasing teacher pay across the U.S. What would need to happen? Who would need to be involved? Where would the funding come from? Be as specific as you can and be sure to include a rationale and support for your response.
Post your proposal with your solution on how to increase teacher pay. Respond to at least one other student, respectfully critiquing their ideas to increase funding for teacher salaries. Do you see any challenges with the proposed plan?
Identify an individual who holds a leadership role in an education environment. You may interview in person, via video conference, or teleconference. This person could be a school principal or vice-principal, a corporate trainer, a curriculum director, a dean, et cetera. Ideally, they would be from an area similar to the one you currently work in or hope to work in someday. Then ask them the following questions:
- What is the most difficult part of your work?
- What is the most rewarding part of your work?
- What led you to pursue a leadership role?
- What advice do you have for someone seeking a leadership role in education?
In your discussion post, provide the name, job title, and brief job description of the person you interviewed. Then provide the responses they gave for each of the questions. What aspects of this leader’s role do you find the most interesting? What aspects do you think would be the most rewarding for you? What might be most challenging for you? Would you want to hold this position? Why or why not? Respond to at least one of your peers, indicating whether you think this role would suit you and what might be most challenging for you. Provide a rationale to support your response.
- What is your philosophy of education? If you previously wrote one, update it to include aspects of global education. If you have never drafted one, use the supplemental resources to help you develop one.
- Briefly share your philosophy of education (one paragraph). Have the topics in this course influenced your philosophy of education? Explain. Respond to at least one of your peers, indicating how your educational philosophies and your thoughts about global education are similar or different.
Select one of the following articles:
- Sealing Off Central High: What Are Schools’ Obligations in a Social Media World [PDF]?
- Case Studies on Diversity & Social Justice Education [PDF].
As you read, imagine you are asked by the Principal to serve as a champion for issues of diversity and inclusion at your school. Create a one-page policy document and training presentation in which you share various aspects of diversity and inclusion and their importance to the school. The trainees are the school’s faculty and staff.
Create a policy document and training presentation. Note: Once graded, this assignment will become part of the project due in Week 11.
- One-page single-spaced Microsoft Word document.
- Outlines your organization’s policy on diversity and inclusion.
- An explanation of diversity and inclusion, including its various components or aspects and examples of what inclusion might look like throughout the school and within individual classrooms with teachers, staff, and students.
- Strategies for fostering diversity and inclusion within the school environment and classroom setting.
- Tips for how to deal with situations similar to what is presented in the case study. New policy information for the school (what is outlined in the one-page policy document; refer to the presentation requirements).
- Includes 10–12 slides. You may use Prezi or PowerPoint to design this presentation.
- A title slide that includes your name, the professor’s name, the course title, and date. Note: This slide is not included in the 10–12 slide requirements.
- Reference slide or slides that include at least four peer-reviewed academic resources. (Please use the Strayer Library to look for these resources.)
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.