Multiple Intelligences

Final Exam:  Due April 24 by midnight.
For three out of the following five topics, write an essay that answers the following questions:  What is it?  What is the historical context of this idea?  What does this idea look like in classrooms?
1.      Multiple Intelligences. 
2.      Education Reform. 
3.      Differentiation. 
4.      Social-emotional Learning. 
5.      Critical Pedagogy.

Each essay should be one-page in length, double-spaced, in New Times Roman 12 pt. font.  The essay should be supported by details from class discussions, readings, and other outside sources.  Cite resources in APA format (author, year).  Each essay will be graded according to the rubric below. 

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Multiple Intelligences

Final Exam:  Due April 24 by midnight.
For three out of the following five topics, write an essay that answers the following questions:  What is it?  What is the historical context of this idea?  What does this idea look like in classrooms?
1.      Multiple Intelligences. 
2.      Education Reform. 
3.      Differentiation. 
4.      Social-emotional Learning. 
5.      Critical Pedagogy.

Each essay should be one-page in length, double-spaced, in New Times Roman 12 pt. font.  The essay should be supported by details from class discussions, readings, and other outside sources.  Cite resources in APA format (author, year).  Each essay will be graded according to the rubric below. 

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Multiple Intelligences

week 3 – Discussion 1

Multiple Intelligences

The idea of Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences suggests that there are specific intelligences that are inherent in all individuals. The author, however, suggests that a preferred style may not necessarily be the best way an individual learns. With that in mind, what relevance do you see using the intelligences in your classroom in light of the fact that an individual’s preferred intelligence may not be the best way for them to take in and master new information?  Outside of the classroom, what purpose do the intelligences serve in the way you interact with people at work or with friends?

Week 3 – Discussion 2

The Purpose of School

In the discussion post last week, Sir Ken Robinson suggested that schools are killing creativity.  Seth Goding also challenges us in his TedTalk, Stop Stealing Dreams: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS, to think about what is the purpose of school.  He suggests eight things that will change education and shift our education system, including “there is zero value worth memorizing anything ever again. Anything worth memorizing is worth looking up.” He also shares that “we should measure experience instead of test scores” and “grades are an illusion.”  What connections do you see to the ideas that Sir Ken suggested about schools killing creativity? Are Common Core State Standards a help or a hindrance in fostering creativity?  How would following Seth Godin’s advice support or inhibit the idea that our students need to be better prepared to compete against others in the global economy?  How would this advice inhibit or improve the ability for students to learn twenty-first century skills? Explain your thinking.

Week 3 – Journal

Intelligence
Are you aware of what your preferred type of intelligence is?  Complete the survey on multiple intelligences, Assessment: Find Your Strengths!  In no more than one page, explain the following:
a.     Did the results match the way you were taught in school?
b.    If your profile results were actually that of one of your students, how would you shape learning for that student?
c.     What type of learning activities do you think would be most engaging for your profile?
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entries.

Week 3 – Assignment


Different School Models
Part One: There is a range of school models that exist within our school communities, all of which have the goal of helping students achieve their potential. You will need to interview two teachers, principals, or teaching support staff members from two different schools to complete this assignment. Although it is not necessary, you should try to visit each site. Each school must be a different school model as discussed in the readings. Compare and contrast the two schools based on what you learn from your visits and/or interviews. The goal is to analyze the two different school models, compare the type of teaching and learning that occurs within each, understand what each school has identified as a priority, and understand what each school or classroom has determined is the top issue(s). In addition to identifying key statistics, such as the type of school, demographics, and student-to-teacher ratio, use the following questions as a guide for your observation/interview:
a.     What are the most important issues you currently face in ensuring all students achieve their potential?
b.    How are you addressing these issues?
c.     What role does technology play in classrooms to support teaching and learning?
d.    If you had to choose one subject area that your students need the most support in mastering, what would it be?
e.     What do you see as the most important skills to be taught?
f.     How would you identify 21st-century skills?
g.    How would you describe the teaching in your classroom?
h.     What role do you see students having in the teaching and learning process? Teachers?
i.      How has teaching changed over the years?
j.      What are the key issues you currently face?
k.      
Part Two: Place the information you glean from your interviews in a chart similar to the one below. This project is designed to give you insights into the real-life issues, topics, and complexities that practitioners address daily while also providing a forum for you to reflect on your beliefs and practices. Once the chart is complete, you should include a two- to three-page summary, identifying the implications of what you gleaned from your research on your own practice. Questions to consider in your summary are:
a.     What did you learn from the visits?
b.    What are the implications for your own teaching and learning? Your philosophy of education?
c.     What areas of new knowledge do you plan to explore?
d.    How was your thinking different or similar?
e.     How would you address some of the issues in your classroom?
f.     How would you prioritize the work in these classrooms if you were the teacher?
g.    What role could technology play in assisting with the work?
h.     Reflect on the NETS-T standards you reviewed last week and share any insights related to your research.
School A
School B
Differences/Similarities identified
between schools.  Points to consider.
Type of School
Total Population/Demographics
Student to Teacher Ratio
Key Issues Facing
Role of Technology
21st Century Skills
 …………
Please support your claims and assertions with the literature and information from the interview. For your references, you should use the course textbook, the videos, and resources for this week, as well as at least two peer-reviewed articles from the Ashford University Library. This assignment should be three to five pages in length plus a title page and reference page. Be sure to also save a copy of your assignment for your Final Project and for future professional development.


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Multiple Intelligences

week 3 – Discussion 1

Multiple Intelligences

The idea of Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences suggests that there are specific intelligences that are inherent in all individuals. The author, however, suggests that a preferred style may not necessarily be the best way an individual learns. With that in mind, what relevance do you see using the intelligences in your classroom in light of the fact that an individual’s preferred intelligence may not be the best way for them to take in and master new information?  Outside of the classroom, what purpose do the intelligences serve in the way you interact with people at work or with friends?

Week 3 – Discussion 2

The Purpose of School

In the discussion post last week, Sir Ken Robinson suggested that schools are killing creativity.  Seth Goding also challenges us in his TedTalk, Stop Stealing Dreams: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS, to think about what is the purpose of school.  He suggests eight things that will change education and shift our education system, including “there is zero value worth memorizing anything ever again. Anything worth memorizing is worth looking up.” He also shares that “we should measure experience instead of test scores” and “grades are an illusion.”  What connections do you see to the ideas that Sir Ken suggested about schools killing creativity? Are Common Core State Standards a help or a hindrance in fostering creativity?  How would following Seth Godin’s advice support or inhibit the idea that our students need to be better prepared to compete against others in the global economy?  How would this advice inhibit or improve the ability for students to learn twenty-first century skills? Explain your thinking.

Week 3 – Journal

Intelligence
Are you aware of what your preferred type of intelligence is?  Complete the survey on multiple intelligences, Assessment: Find Your Strengths!  In no more than one page, explain the following:
a.     Did the results match the way you were taught in school?
b.    If your profile results were actually that of one of your students, how would you shape learning for that student?
c.     What type of learning activities do you think would be most engaging for your profile?
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entries.

Week 3 – Assignment


Different School Models
Part One: There is a range of school models that exist within our school communities, all of which have the goal of helping students achieve their potential. You will need to interview two teachers, principals, or teaching support staff members from two different schools to complete this assignment. Although it is not necessary, you should try to visit each site. Each school must be a different school model as discussed in the readings. Compare and contrast the two schools based on what you learn from your visits and/or interviews. The goal is to analyze the two different school models, compare the type of teaching and learning that occurs within each, understand what each school has identified as a priority, and understand what each school or classroom has determined is the top issue(s). In addition to identifying key statistics, such as the type of school, demographics, and student-to-teacher ratio, use the following questions as a guide for your observation/interview:
a.     What are the most important issues you currently face in ensuring all students achieve their potential?
b.    How are you addressing these issues?
c.     What role does technology play in classrooms to support teaching and learning?
d.    If you had to choose one subject area that your students need the most support in mastering, what would it be?
e.     What do you see as the most important skills to be taught?
f.     How would you identify 21st-century skills?
g.    How would you describe the teaching in your classroom?
h.     What role do you see students having in the teaching and learning process? Teachers?
i.      How has teaching changed over the years?
j.      What are the key issues you currently face?
k.      
Part Two: Place the information you glean from your interviews in a chart similar to the one below. This project is designed to give you insights into the real-life issues, topics, and complexities that practitioners address daily while also providing a forum for you to reflect on your beliefs and practices. Once the chart is complete, you should include a two- to three-page summary, identifying the implications of what you gleaned from your research on your own practice. Questions to consider in your summary are:
a.     What did you learn from the visits?
b.    What are the implications for your own teaching and learning? Your philosophy of education?
c.     What areas of new knowledge do you plan to explore?
d.    How was your thinking different or similar?
e.     How would you address some of the issues in your classroom?
f.     How would you prioritize the work in these classrooms if you were the teacher?
g.    What role could technology play in assisting with the work?
h.     Reflect on the NETS-T standards you reviewed last week and share any insights related to your research.
School A
School B
Differences/Similarities identified
between schools.  Points to consider.
Type of School
Total Population/Demographics
Student to Teacher Ratio
Key Issues Facing
Role of Technology
21st Century Skills
 …………
Please support your claims and assertions with the literature and information from the interview. For your references, you should use the course textbook, the videos, and resources for this week, as well as at least two peer-reviewed articles from the Ashford University Library. This assignment should be three to five pages in length plus a title page and reference page. Be sure to also save a copy of your assignment for your Final Project and for future professional development.


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