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What does the Florida’s Consent Decree say about how schools should approach ELL instruction

what does the Florida’s Consent Decree say about how schools should approach ELL instruction, what are the most common types of instructional programs available for students learning English as a second language, what does research say about the effectiveness of different ELL instructional methods, and more specifically what instructional practices help ELLs learn academic content?
Find at least 3-4 articles to inform your thoughts. Do not use Google or any other generic search engine for your research. Use journals cited in refereed journals. In your papers/presentations, your goal is to present a critical analysis of the topic, summarizing and evaluating what you have learned from your research and then linking the information to your own teaching practices.
The focus of the paper should be on the foundational aspects of educating ELLs in Florida to demonstrate knowledge of how public policy, research on historical perspectives, and current practices in the field of ESL/ESOL teaching has been used to improve teaching and learning for ELLs. APA format 3 pages not including cover and reference page.
In August 1990, The Consent Decree was designed as the state of Florida’s framework for compliance with the federal and state laws and jurisprudence regarding the education of English language learner students. To find out the details related to the Consent Decree
1. Watch, Peter Roos, Esq. Co-director META Inc. (Multicultural Education, Training and Advocacy) talking about the rights of ELLs and the Consent Decree in the State of Florida at http://tapestry.usf.edu/roos/ .
2. Read about the assurance of the Consent Decree and the components of the Consent Decree at https://www.fldoe.org/aala/cdpage2.asp
The first step to serving the needs of an ELL student is identification. Students in the state of Florida are identified when they enroll in a school district.
Read: https://www.fldoe.org/aala/cdpage2.asp

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Do you believe allowing the baby to watch cartoon videos on the cell phone was a good idea or not?

According to the Department of Education’s Guiding Principles for Use of Technology with Early Learners, the Departments discourage technology use in ECE programs for infants and toddlers. Instead, families and educators should use technology during this time to cultivate positive and reciprocal relationships. This might include using apps to strengthen communication such as Skype and Google Hangout – which can be used to video chat, access online calendars, and schedule meetings and conferences. The Departments recommend that parents and families begin to introduce their children to technology around 18 months. This technology should include high-quality content and parents should always co-view content and use technology with their children (Department of Education, 2022).
Scenario
You have been an infant/toddler teacher for the past 20 years, and you have noticed a big change — very young children are being exposed to the use of smartphones and tablets. You understand that while children do learn from media and touchscreens, it is easier for young children to learn from engaging, hands-on experiences.
At drop-off this morning, a parent enters your infant classroom holding their cell phone up to 3-month-old’s face so that he can watch a cartoon video. They mention this is the only effective way to calm the otherwise fussy baby when they hand the baby over to you and leaves for work each morning. You understand that it takes babies a lot of effort to watch screens and you have noticed that watching the screen on their cell phone makes the baby very tired. Since the baby is not yet old enough to turn their head away for a rest, you notice that baby becomes instantly distressed.
As the parent takes off the baby’s coat and hangs it in their cubby, you notice that the parent props up their cell phone so that the baby can continue to watch the cartoon videos on the screen. Suddenly, you notice a scary image appears across the screen during an advertisement. The imagery includes a monster and horrible faces, and you know that scary visual images can stay in a young child’s mind for a long time. This kind of imagery can pop up no matter what else is going on in the cartoon video or how lovable the characters are. Babies can be scared when a normal-looking character transforms into a frightening one, particularly if they see the character changing. Scary images or scenes can upset babies.
DirectionsYou have decided to plan a one-on-one parent-teacher conference with this parent to encourage them to avoid passive screen time as much as possible and consider engaging and interacting with their baby when incorporating technology throughout the day. For example, joining in by dancing and pointing to lyrics as the baby moves along to a dance video, or interacting with the baby while reading an eBook by asking questions, discussing pictures, etc.
In preparation for this meeting, you are going to write a 3-4 page reflection in APA format to gather your thoughts in one place regarding the ethical concerns discussed in the scenario.
Address the following items in your reflection:Ethical Concerns:
What ethical concerns do you have regarding this scenario? Considering the Department of Education’s Guiding Principles for Use of Technology with Early Learners Guiding Principles, provide at least three examples.
Do you believe allowing the baby to watch cartoon videos on the cell phone was a good idea or not? Explain your answer.
Describe why you believe this situation might violate the guidelines? What do the Departments recommend in situations like this?
What is your ECE program’s policy on developmentally appropriate technology use for children under three years of age?
Consequences:
Consider Guiding Principles #1-4 and how they help guide teachers’ and parents’ decisions in situations like this one. What are some potential negative consequences for the teacher, for the parent, and the child?
Do you believe, as the teacher, you could get in trouble for this parent’s actions? Explain your answer.
Could the parent get in trouble for this action? Explain your answer.
Recommendations:
What are some boundaries you might set regarding parent-child interactions during drop-off times?
How will this result in a more positive outcome?
If you were the parent in the scenario, what would you have done differently to soothe and calm the baby during drop-off?
Identify two activities, strategies, or techniques you will recommend to the parent to promote a smooth drop-off and support separation anxiety.
Make sure to:
Include an introduction and conclusion framing the scenario.
Include APA citations to all sources used for this assignment, including a title page and reference page in APA format. Also include in text citations, if appropriate. You will need to cite at least three resources that were used to collect information for this assignment. You may use resources from the course lesson content or the Rasmussen library.
All work should be formatted professionally and use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Submission RequirementSubmit your completed assignment by following the directions linked below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.
Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document and/or PDF. (Mac users, please remember to append the “.docx” extension to the filename.) The name of the file should be your first initial and last name, followed by an underscore and the name of the assignment, and an underscore and the date. An example is shown below:
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What are some of the negative outcomes for the patients and staff in long term care facilities?

Assignment #2
Paraphrasing and Quoting
This assignment is an exercise to practice the concepts we discussed in class via PowerPoint.
Attached is an article which discusses the medical error rate in hospitals. We will discuss this more later in class.
Read the article and summarize the information to include the following:
What is the general information presented in the article?
As the result of pandemic, what are some of the negative outcomes for the patients and staff in long term care facilities?
Utilize paraphrasing to summarize the information.
Use TWO direct phrases from the article following the guidelines for using direct quotes discussed in the PowerPoint.
While addressing the questions above, make sure to:
AND
Click on Link to access the article:
Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. hospitalized patients experience harmful events, study finds (nbcnews.com)

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How does service availability affect access to care?

The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate access to care and how health care reform improves access to care for all populations.
Evaluate access to care and how health care reform improves access to care for all populations by writing a 1,250-1,500-word paper answering the following questions:
What is access to care?
How does service availability affect access to care?
How do affordability, physical accessibility (delivery), and acceptability (quality) of services affect access to care?
What are some barriers to access to care?
How is equity of access measured?
What are two health care reform measures that have been implemented recently to increase access to care? Describe each health care reform measure.
Were these health care reform measures successful in increasing access to care? Provide your rationale.
Support your writing with three to five scholarly peer-reviewed resources.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
References that have to be used but still need additional
Johnson, J. A., Davey, K. S., & Greenhill, R. G. (2023). Sultz and Young’s health care USA: Understanding its organization and delivery (10th ed.). Jones and Bartlett. ISBN-13: 9781284211603 (Available as custom eBook – includes only Chapters 2-5 and 13-15)
Shi, L., & Singh, D. A. (2022). Delivering health care in America: A systems approach (8th ed.). Jones and Bartlett. ISBN-13: 9781284224610 (Available as custom eBook – includes only Chapters 1-4, 6, 8, and 11-14)

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Differentiate between civil rights and civil liberties.

Instructions
For this assignment, address each issue below:
Differentiate between civil rights and civil liberties.
Assess the challenges of balancing civil liberties and security.
Analyze safeguards in place to protect civil rights and civil liberties.
Critique the homeland security enterprise’s capability to meet emergent future challenges while balancing civil liberties.
Technical Requirements
Your paper must be at a minimum of 8-12 pages, or 2-3 pages per question (the Title and Reference pages do not count towards the minimum limit). Please label your answers with headings. Provide separate and complete answers for each question.
Scholarly and credible references should be used. A good rule of thumb is at least 2 scholarly sources per page of content. Scholarly sources include peer reviewed articles, government publications, and academic texts.
Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space.
Students will follow the current APA Style as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework.
Points will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic type sources. It is highly advised to utilize books, peer-reviewed journals, articles, archived documents, etc.
All submissions will be graded using the assignment rubric.

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What you have learned about identifying obstacles to conflict resolution and proposing alternative strategies

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Instructions
For this assignment, you will write a 7 – 9-page paper applying theories of conflict and what you have learned about identifying obstacles to conflict resolution and proposing alternative strategies to overcome such barriers to the conflict in (select one) Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, or Yemen. You should enhance your argument with logic and support. At least 10-12 sources are required, with at least 4 of them from peer-reviewed sources that show the basis for the theories you apply. Peer-reviewed sources include journal articles or academic monographs.This assignment will be submitted to Turnitin™.

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Describe at least two daily activities that you will incorporate to support literacy for each area of writing ability.

Assignment:
For this assignment, you will be placed (virtually) in a real-world scenario that occurs in schools. Please read the following description of the authentic performance task and complete the requirements as described in the scenario.
SCENARIO:
You are an early childhood teacher who is meeting with his/her parent to give an update on the child’s achievement. Your goal is to provide a report that articulates what writing/language abilities can be demonstrated through the student’s writing. You want to educate the parents on what they can do to support writing through language development. In writing, identify the phonemic, syntactic, morphemic writing abilities of the child. Be sure to include the samples used to support the report. Provide specific activities that the parents can implement at home to assist with any deficiencies the student is demonstrating. Your feedback should be specific and include phonemic, syntactic, morphemic abilities of the child. If no deficiencies are noted, provide suggestions that will further increase the child’s language and writing abilities. The activities should explain exactly how to implement each activity. Describe at least two daily activities that you will incorporate to support literacy for each area of writing ability. Parents should have an understanding of daily routines or activities and what they aim to do.
The program description should be 1750-2000 words and should include at least four (4) citations. The sections should be clearly marked with headings so that your instructor knows which points you are addressing. Follow the guidelines for APA writing style. The title page and references page do not count towards the minimum word amount for this assignment.

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What is the theology of the Author?

For each text:
Read the text carefully and discuss the following questions:
1-What method (s) would you use to study this text?
(The Historical-Critical Method, New Methods of Literary Analysis, Approaches Based on Tradition, Apps. Using the Human Sciences, Cultural Anthropology Approach, Contextual Approaches, Liberationist Approach, Feminist Approach)
2-Historical context
3-Geographical context
4-Propose a structure with titles! (How many parts)
For example: three parts
Vs 1-2: Title
Vs 3-6: Title
Vs 7-10: Title
5-What are the main themes?
6-What is the theology of the Author? (What do we learn about God)?
7-What is the message in the historical context?
8-What could be the message today?
9-What section, paragraph, verse (s) or word (s) speak to you?
10-What section, paragraph, verse (s) or word (s) do you think can speak to our contemporary society?
11-What can be an obstacle to this message today?

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Utilization (Employment): How and why does a company use this topic?

Research in one topic and answer only one question
1.Strategic Cost Management
Utilization (Employment):
How and why does a company use this topic? Give examples of its uses?
Which type of companies uses this topic?

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Define the STEM challenge the children will tackle

Scenario
As you sit down to develop this week’s lesson plan in your pre-kindergarten classroom located in your neighborhood public elementary school, you decide to introduce your young learners to STEM concepts to prepare them for a successful transition to kindergarten. Your focus is STEM activities that are based on curiosity, inquiry, and play. You decided to set-up STEM-based lesson plan activities for the week – such as science experiments, engineering challenges for the children to complete in both small and large groups, and opportunities for STEM exploration during free-play such as having building toys and math games available to the children.
You begin by creating a lesson plan activity that allows the children to work in pairs and use their iPads as a guide for building with blocks. One child builds a tower with blocks and the other child will use their iPad to take photos of the tower of blocks to rebuild. The child will save the photos in an album on the iPad and use them as a guide to build their own tower. You are elated by how fast the children grasp the concepts and how they can use their iPads independently. What’s more, you are super excited to see the children going to town building block towers exactly like the photos showed.
DirectionsFor this assignment you will create a lesson plan template for STEM-based activities. You may use the lesson plan form from your early learning program, the sample lesson plan template (located below), or create a chart, table, or map.
Age Group: Specify the age group for the lesson.
Infants/Toddlers
2-year-olds
3-5-year-olds
Schoolagers
Content Area: Identify the content area or topic of your STEM activity (i.e., math, sensory and science, technology, nature-based learning, water play, etc.)
Planning for the Activity/Lesson: Develop an original STEM activity/lesson around your topic. Make sure the STEM activity provides children with an opportunity to explore technology tools, as well. All work should be formatted professionally and use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Your STEM activity will include the following:
Connect your topic to a real-world problem (e.g., create ramps and send various items that go).
Clearly define the STEM challenge the children will tackle (e.g., create a ramp using cardboard boxes, empty paper towel rolls, rubber bands, glue, or other everyday household item and materials).
Decide what success looks like (e.g., how will the teams test the sturdiness of the ramps? What measures will you take? Racing toys cars?).
Use the engineering (building) design process for planning (e.g., high towers, houses, bridges, or ramps with Legos to expand children’s design process and their engineering skills).
Help the children identify the challenge (e.g., set up a scenario that captures the children’s interest and lays out the problem).
Involve the children (in teams/groups) in completing the challenge (the children can conduct hands-on research while discussing, investigating, creating, and discovering with their peers).
Conducting the Activity/Lesson: You will practice your STEM activity before you introduce it to your young students. You will learn much from this exploration and discovery prior to bringing the lesson into the classroom.
Be prepared for mistakes or elements that do not work. Be prepared for exploration. Be prepared for trials of discovery. STEM is inquiry and process driven. Conducting your STEM activity will prepare you to guide and assist the children’s learning.
You will need to submit evidence by documenting the process of your activity (e.g., submitting a video of you conducting the STEM activity or a series of photos that show the progression of your project from start to finish)
Sample Lesson Plan Template (Optional)Mod06_Lesson_Template.docx
Submission RequirementSubmit your completed lesson plan and evidence of conducting your STEM activity by following the directions linked below. You may have to zip your files. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.
Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document. (Mac users, please remember to append the “.docx” extension to the filename.) The name of the file should be your first initial and last name, followed by an underscore and the name of the assignment, and an underscore and the date. An example is shown below:
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