Focus of the Final Project
The summative assignment is to develop a PowerPoint presentation designed for a parent meeting. The goal is to inform parents of how your program aligns curriculum plans with early learning standards, educate parents on Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP), provide examples of specific curriculum/activity plans, share assessment strategies, and advocate for the importance of play and socialization in young childrenâ€™s learning.
Your PowerPoint presentation must include:
An introduction to early learning standards and the programâ€™s vision for young childrenâ€™s learning Identification of developmentally appropriate practices for teaching young children An overview of a lesson plan for each of the following: Literacy Math Science Creative Arts Details outlining the importance of play and socialization in young childrenâ€™s learning, growth, and development Assessment strategies for the assessment of childrenâ€™s learning, growth, and development Resource list to include a list of books, web pages, and/or other resources used to plan curriculum Summary of the importance of early learning standards and well-planned activities, and how these foster young childrenâ€™s learning
Preparing the Final Project
You are encouraged to creatively address the material using graphics, visuals, charts, and/or graphs as appropriate. Slides should be designed to clearly and concisely address the material. The PowerPoint presentation must be formatted according to APA style, including a title and reference slide and citations within the slides as needed. You must use a minimum of three resources in addition to the course text. The notes portion of the PowerPoint slides may be utilized to provide additional information or explanation. Along with the PowerPoint, you must submit a word document title page within the dropbox
The Final Project must:
Must be ten to fifteen slides in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate title slide with the following: Title of paper Studentâ€™s name Course name and number Instructorâ€™s name Date submitted Must address the topic with critical thought. Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference slide, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review theÂ Grading RubricÂ for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.