weekly assignment

21st Century Skills and Standards

In this assignment, you need to think about 21st century support systems, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and International Society for Technology in Education Student (ISTE-S) standards and their relationship with quality instructional planning, delivery, and learner achievement. Using the Framework for 21st Century learning as a resource, you will redesign or modify a prior activity, such as a lesson plan or curriculum project, that you created in a prior course. The redesigned coursework need to be a representation of your mastery of the MAED program learning outcomes 5 and 7. This assignment will be uploaded to the course for evaluation and to your electronic portfolio (Pathbrite). If you do   not have previous projects to use in this assignment, please contact your instructor for guidelines on how to proceed. As needed, refer to the MAED Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) list.

Create your assignment to meet the content and written communication expectations below.

Content ExpectationsThe Redesign expectations explain what you are required to do with the prior coursework you choose to redesign. The Summary expectations are for the separate written portion of this assignment.

  • Redesign – ISTE-S Standard (1 Point): Redesign a lesson plan or curriculum project that reflects a minimum of one ISTE-S standard labeled with number, title, and objective(s). For example:
    • Creativity and Innovation
    • Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products and processes.
  • Redesign – Grade Level / CCSS Alignment (1 Point): Redesign a lesson plan or curriculum project that clearly labels a grade level and content specific CCSS (Math or English Language Arts) which is aligned with a minimum of one Core Subject and 21st Century Themes and a minimum of one Learning and Innovation Skill, one Information, Media, & Technology Skill, and evidence of at least one Life and Career Skill.
  • Summary – Introduction/Conclusion (1 Point): In one paragraph, provide an introductory summary that concisely presents the scope and organization of the summary writing and a one-paragraph conclusion that summarizes the key points of your summary.
  • Summary – Modification (2 Point): In one paragraph, summarize the changes you made to address ISTE- S, CCSS, and 21st Century Skills and how your activity addresses each. Explicitly state how your redesign assignment provides evidence of master of PLO’s 5 and 7.
  • Summary – Evaluation (2 Point): In one paragraph, evaluate the appropriate 21st century support system components that align with your redesigned activity and, using examples, evaluate how each influences learner-centered instruction and the creation of a technology-enriched learning environment promoting learner achievement and innovations. 21st century support systems include: 21st century standards, assessment for 21st century skills, 21st century curriculum and instruction, and 21st century learning environments.
  • Summary – Reflection (2 Point): In one paragraph, summarize your experience with the redesign in terms of challenges you encountered and how you overcame those challenges.

Written Communication Expectations

  • Page Requirement (.25 points): Two to four pages, not including title and references pages.
  • APA Formatting (.25 points): Use APA formatting consistently throughout the assignment.
  • Syntax and Mechanics (.25 points): Display meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics such as spelling and grammar.
  • Source Requirement (.25 points): Reference three scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook. All sources on the references page need to be used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

For information related to APA style, including samples and tutorials, please visit the Ashford Writing Center.

Next Steps: Review and Submit the Assignment

Review your assignment with the Grading Rubric to be sure you have achieved the distinguished levels of performance for each criterion. Next, submit the assignment for evaluation no later than Day 7.

Weekly Assignment

Weekly Assignment


Question descriptionThis assignment will use academic resources from the United Kingdom (UK) to help you to understand further the modern concept of ‘dignity’ in social care, a theoretical perspective developed in Europe, which is gaining traction in the United States. The resources are predominantly from the UK because of the advanced stage of ‘Dignity in Social Care’ concepts, largely due to more widespread and integrated social care systems in the UK and Europe. In the assignment, you will review the UK resources and then respond to the prompts for the body of your research paper, which will provide details for application of ‘Dignity in Social Care’ concepts in the US. While the concept is at an earlier stage in the US, there are resources in the Ashford Library which cover the US – be sure to seek these out using ProQuest to support your paper. To access the ProQuest database, click on the Journal Articles button on the library homepage. Select the ProQuest (Search All ProQuest Databases) link. To limit results to the U.S. try using United Sates as an additional search term, or you can use the location limiter on the left side of your search results page to filter your results to those pertaining to the U.S. [
Be sure to present your paper according to the ‘Assignment requirements’ listed below.]

Step 1 – Review the Resources:
UK-Based Articles
Anderson, L. (2008, Oct 22). Aging more complicated for gays; many fear discrimination in health care, social isolation and no family. The Province Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/269506746?accou…

Kinnear, D., Williams, V., & Victor, C. (2014). The meaning of dignified care: An exploration of health and social care professionals’ perspectives working with older people. BMC Research Notes, 7 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-7-854

Saltus, R., & Folkes, E. (2013). Understanding dignity and care: An exploratory qualitative study on the views of older people of african and african-caribbean descent. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 14(1), 36-46. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14717791311311094

US-Based News/Opinion
Dingell, D. (2015, Jul 12). Aging with dignity out of reach for many in America. Detroit Free Press. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1695502378?acco…

UK-Based Multimedia for Dignity Factors [Only 4 listed here]
Dignity in care: Choice and control (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Dignity in care: Communication (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Dignity in care: Privacy (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Dignity in care: Social inclusion (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

UK-Based Website [Includes Information and Resources on All Eight Dignity Factors]
Social Care Institute for Excellence. (2016). Eight dignity factors (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/guides/guide15…

Step 2 – Recommendations for US Implementation
Assume that you work for an organization that runs a system of social care in your State. The system includes individual elder care homes as well as care managers supporting elder care in private homes. Your Director of Operations has asked you to prepare a research paper of what factors to consider when implementing the ‘Dignity in Social Care’ concepts. Be sure to:

  • Explain what “Dignity in Social Care” is.
  • Describe the eight Dignity Factors with at least one example.
  • Describe how Dignity in Social Care concepts uniquely pertain to:
    • Elders whom are LGBTQI
    • Elders whom are Female
    • Elders whom are Racially Diverse (for example: African American, Native American, etc.)
    • Elders whom are Culturally Diverse (for example: Asians who are devout Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, etc.)

Assignment requirements:

  • Must be 4 to 6 double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  • Must include a title page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must be presented in the traditional research paper format of:
    • Title Page
    • Introduction (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. with Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
    • Body of Paper (covering provided assignment prompts)
    • Conclusion (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
    • Reference List
  • Must use the textbook and at least two scholarly sources. The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. For help searching the library’s scholarly resources check out this Database Search Tips tutorial video (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Be sure to integrate your research (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. rather than simply inserting it.
  • Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Cite your sources in text and on a separate reference page. For more information please review the In-Text Citation Guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and the APA References List. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

 

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