Part 1: Using the Anatomy of an IFSP Download Anatomy of an IFSPhandout, students, please complete the IFSP table (50 points). Part 2: Using the Sample Individualized Family Program Download Sample Individualized Family Programhandout, complete the following (50 points): Child’s Name and age: What is the service coordinator’s Name? List all of the team members … Read more

Teaching English language learners

Research Question 1. What educational tools can be used to keep English language learners focused to increase engagement levels? Research Question 2. What strategies teachers can implement to help English language learners build confidence in core classes? Research Question 3. What teaching method English language learners find the most helpful when introduced to a new … Read more


 A System is a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole (Merriam-Webster). Example: digestive system, automotive system, plumbing system, etc. Think about your classroom as a system. Define the system: the parts, the function of each part, and the purpose. Write a paragraph that explains how the parts affect one another. … Read more

Revisiting Professional Goals

Creating an early childhood program that reflects diversity and equity  is an evolving process that takes time. As you embark on this journey,  wherever you begin, it is important to remember that there will always  be new paths to explore and insights to gain. By building and improving  your practices, strengthening your courage and determination, … Read more

Effects of Oral Language

 Assessment Description Oral language forms the foundation of reading comprehension and affects our understanding of the symbol systems that are used for reading and writing. Teachers have opportunities to promote reading and writing through various activities that involve oral language such as group activities that engage students in conversations about what they read and write. … Read more

Teacher Coaching and Development

  As a principal, a key responsibility is to promote shared accountability for each student’s success. Principals who provide supportive coaching to teachers help them develop their professional skills and demonstrate that shared responsibility promotes trust and collaboration. The basic coaching cycle includes three stages: 1) pre-conference, 2) classroom observation, and 3) post-conference. After viewing … Read more

Family Interview with identified exceptionality child

The purpose of the Family Interview Project is for you to apply course content related to communication and interaction processes to better understand a family that includes a child with an exceptionality. More specifically, this project allows you to demonstrate your ability to understand, effectively communicate, collaborate, and empower a family.PREPARING THE INTERVIEW:1. First, you … Read more

Cooperative Learning

 Respond to Questions: Based on Cooperative Learning Reading by Johnson, Johnson, and Holubec (1994).  Respond to the following: Why use cooperative learning? What is the difference between formal cooperative learning and informal? What are the 5 essential elements of cooperative learning? Discuss what each means in your own words and why it is important. What … Read more

Reflective 1: Good Science Teaching

Banchi, H., & Bell, R. (2008). The many levels of inquiry. Science and Children, 46(2), 26-29. Bybee, R. (2015). The BSCS 5E instructional model: Creating teachable moments. NSTA Press: Arlington, VA. Once you have completed both readings, think about a science class you have previously taken. It can be from K-12 or from your undergraduate courses. Think of … Read more

Reflective 3: Equity and Diversity in Science Education

Excerpt (p. 277-296) from: NGSS Lead States. (2012). A framework for K-12 science education: Practices, cross-cutting concepts, and core ideas. Arlington, VA: National Research Council. Consider the variety of inequity sources described in the reading and reflect back on your own K-12 science experiences. Identify a time that you experienced barriers to your learning of science because … Read more