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Clinical Field Experience A: Literacy Assessment and Framework

 

Allocate at least 3 hours in the field to complete this field experience.

Part 1: Observation and Collaboration

Observe a grade K-3 certified general education classroom during English Language Arts instruction and then interview and collaborate with your mentor teacher about literacy assessment and developing a successful literacy framework.

Take notes during your interview and with your mentor teacher discuss the following: Which literacy assessments have proved to be successful in identifying student needs? How were these assessments chosen? What data collection methods are used to track and monitor student progress? How does assessment data drive curriculum and the literacy framework? What steps are taken to develop a literacy framework that meets the needs of all students? What does a comprehensive literacy framework include? What technology tools are used to focus on continuous and effective data? How is data information shared with students and students’ families? What does a typical literacy block of instruction include? How are the cognitive, emotional, social, and developmental needs of students factored into instruction choices? What steps are taken to monitor and adjust curriculum based on student needs What technology tools are utilized in the classroom to reinforce and develop literacy curricular concepts outlined in the literacy framework?

Ask additional and follow-up questions as appropriate.

With the help of your mentor teacher, identify 3-5 students above, at, or below standard achievement in the classroom environment that would benefit from additional learning support. Obtain from your mentor teacher the unit and standards the class is currently learning, in order to prepare for future clinical field experience assignments.

Speak with your mentor teacher and, provided permission, use any remaining time to seek out opportunities to observe and/or assist your mentor teacher or another teacher and work with a small group of students on instruction in the classroom. Your mentor teacher must approve any hours spent observing another classroom environment.

Part 2: Reflection

In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect upon your observations of literacy instruction and assessment, explaining how you will use your findings in your future professional practice. Include a summary of interview and discussion with mentor teacher detailing literacy in the classroom and how it is instructed, assessed, and developed to meet the diverse needs of students.

Submit a summary of the interview/discussion and reflection as one deliverable.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected

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English question 1

Theorist Kim Bartholomew (1990) proposed four general categories of attachment styles. Name and describe each of these styles or categories. Can an individual exhibit characteristics of more than one of these categories? What are the two generally accepted broad themes that underlie and distinguish these four styles of attachment  300 words

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Discussion board-Topic & approach

Read: “Topics and Approaches to the Literary Essay” in the Resources folder. Choose one of the topics provided for you, or email the professor for approval of an alternate topic.

Prompt: 1. Post a working approach for the topic you chose. 2. Write a brief few sentences explaining why you chose this topic. 3. Respond to two other students.

Directly and completely post a response to the prompts in a minimum of 150 words or write as much as necessary to answer the prompt.

Use standard American English grammar and spelling,  with adequate sentence structure, correctly punctuating, capitalizing, and spelling.

Choose a Topic and Approach for your Literary Essay after You’ve Read the Novel

Subject: 

Choosing your literary essay topic on Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee is the first step to writing your literary analysis paper.

After reading the novel, you should be able to decide in which direction you’d like to take your paper.

Topics/ approaches (Focus on only one of the following, though some may overlap): Analyze one of the minor characters, such as Petrus.
Example: Analyze not only the chosen characters’ personality but also what role they played in advancing the overall theme of the novel.

The protagonist’s conflict, the hurdles to be overcome, and how he resolves it.

Examples: It could be hope for change, both in South Africa and in David Lurie.  OR: the disgrace David Lurie has suffered over the affair with a student and how that matches the disgrace South Africa has suffered through apartheid. The function of setting to reinforce theme and characterization. Example: post-apartheid South Africa is a setting arguably more important than anything else in the novel. Your outside sources would be a bit of history concerning apartheid.The use of literary devices to communicate theme: imagery, metaphor, symbolism, foreshadowing, irony

Symbolism in the novel– Examples: Determine if David Lurie represents the old, white authorities of South Africa, while Lucy represents the new white people of South Africa. OR:   Analyze what dogs symbolize in this story. Another example: What is symbolized by the opera David Lurie is writing on Byron?

Careful examination of one or more central scenes and its/their crucial role in plot development, resolution of conflict, and exposition of the theme.

Example: Analyze one or more scenes in which hope that change for the better is possible through a character’s remorse and subsequent action, for example, the scene in which David Lurie apologizes to the parents OR the scene in which Lucy gets raped.

The possible issue to be addressed in introduction or conclusion:

Characteristics that make the work typical (or atypical) of the period, the setting, or the author that produced it. For this information, you must go to a library database (you must read “How to Access Miami Dade Databases” if you don’t know how) or a valid search site, such as Google Scholar (there is often a fee for this one).

Do not open or close with biographical material on the author. Biographical material is important as it influences the author’s writing only and should not be a focus of your paper.

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I choose #1.   

Analyzing David Lurie’s Disgrace in J. M. Coetzee’s ‘Disgrace’ Novel

This one was my topic on the essay.

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discussion 5 english

 A Blessing 

The poem’s title is “A Blessing:” what is the blessing? Is it a lesson?

Look for specific word choices/lines in the poem to help you support your answer.

You must start a thread before you can read and reply to other threads

— https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/blessing “My Papa’s Waltz”

Must post first.

Does this speaker portray this memory of his father positively or negatively? How do you know?

Look for specific word choices/lines in the poem to help you support your answer.

You must start a thread before you can read and reply to other threads

—https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43330/my-papas-waltz “Lady Lazarus”

Must post first.

If you need to, research the Biblical story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.

What images in this poem invoke that story?

What is the significance of the allusion?

Look for specific word choices/lines in the poem to help you support your answer.

You must start a thread before you can read and reply to other threads

—https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/lady-lazarus “The Blue Bowl”

Must post first.

What do you think the cat’s bowl symbolizes?

Look for specific word choices/lines in the poem to help you support your answer.

You must start a thread before you can read and reply to other threads

—https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/36759/the-blue-bowl “Most Like an Arch This Marriage”

Must post first.

How is an arch like a marriage?

Look for specific word choices/lines in the poem to help you support your answer.

You must start a thread before you can read and reply to other threads 

—https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47013/most-like-an-arch-this-marriage

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Bad News

 

Delivering Bad News

Please respond to the following: Consider the methods discussed in  Chapter 7: Delivering Bad-News Messages in BCOM7 (pages 110-128).  Armed with this knowledge, make a recommendation for which method (inductive or deductive) is the best way to deliver bad-news.  Defend your answer.

  Locate a bad-news message somewhere on the I nternet  and share a link here.  Discuss which method (inductive or deductive) it most closely resembles and explain why the author chose that method to deliver the bad-news.  What change(s) would you make if you were required to deliver the same message to someone else?

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Week One Assignment 2

 

Each of the thematic sections is a discussion about a different subject. Look through the different subjects and choose one that appeals to you. Read all of the articles on that subject/topic.

While reading, read actively. This means you must read slowly, rereading difficult passages and taking notes on questions and ideas that cross your mind. You will need a highlighter and a pen. While reading, highlight passages from the texts and write notes next to them. These notes can be any of your thoughts, whether you agree, disagree, have questions, or qualifications.

Write three quotes that you highlighted. Note the article, author, and page number. After the quote, write down your notes or thoughts about the passage.

Each of your three entries will look something like this: Carter, Phillip M. “Why This Bilingual Education Ban Should Have Repealed Long Ago.”
“Millions of Spanish-speaking immigrant students lost the opportunity to learn or retain valuable literacy skills in Spanish while they acquired English. And, millions of California-born Latinos who enrolled in school with the gift of native bilingualism would later leave school unable to read and write in Spanish.”
Comment: I felt this comment reflects the biggest flaw with English-only instruction. In trying to solve one problem it actually creates two by hampering the student’s ability to learn a new language and not encouraging a skill (being bilingual) which is really important to have, especially in California. With the Hispanic population in America continuing to grow, it seems important to have Spanish as a second language.

The point of this assignment is to find out what you might have to add to the conversation. It will help you come up with possible claims in your next assignment.

Please write three quotes and comments that you made during your reading.

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Assignment 2: LASA: Ethical Decision Making: Case Study Paper

Assignment 2: LASA: Ethical Decision Making: Case Study PaperMany counselors are competent in their knowledge and understanding of ethical standards and relevant laws. However, real-world situations often do not lend themselves to straightforward solutions. Therefore, counselors must rely on ethical decision-making models to clearly explore ethical dilemmas and to identify appropriate courses of action for different dilemmas. This assignment will help you not only apply an ethical decision-making model but also clearly identify a conceptual model for risk management that can be used throughout one’s clinical practice.

Directions:

For this assignment, you will review the following case study and incorporate the materials learned throughout the course to answer the set of requirements that follow in a paper approximately between 8-10 pages.

Case Study:Zander is doing his master’s in clinical mental health counseling and has become friends with Tasha, one of his peers in the program. Tasha has shared that she had a substance abuse problem in the past but did not attend an addiction counseling program; rather, she chose to self-monitor and attend AA meetings as needed. Tasha also confided that she has been involved in a sexual relationship for several weeks with Dr. Supervisor, a new supervisor at the agency where they are both interning. Dr. Supervisor has just recently started to provide on-site internship supervision to Zander and Tasha as well as two other students at the internship site.

Tasha reveals she began spending time with Dr. Supervisor 3 months ago, when he asked for her assistance in setting up a personal Facebook page, so he could better communicate with clients he sees at the site. Being well-versed in social media, Tasha helped him set one up and taught him how to use it. Over the next few weeks, they spent more time together, initially working on Dr. Supervisor’s Facebook profile and trying to “friend” old clients he used to work with at another agency. Tasha was thrilled they had convinced at least five clients to leave Dr. Supervisor’s old agency.

Dr. Supervisor and Tasha began to eventually go out to dinner. After 2 months, their interactions evolved into a sexual relationship. Tasha tells Zander that she’s not concerned about any conflict of interest and that she and Dr. Supervisor will likely get engaged once she graduates from the program at the end of the year. Zander is becoming increasingly concerned, however, as he has seen Tasha and Dr. Supervisor meeting at an off-campus bar multiple times in recent weeks, and Tasha has begun to miss classes and other regularly scheduled meetings with clients. Zander reports a significant increase in his caseload because Tasha is missing meetings with clients.

Tasks:

In approximately 8–10 pages:Identify Ethical Dilemma or Issues.Identify the relevant ethical dilemma and issues in the case study.Summarize Your Ethical Model.Outline the proposed action(s) you would take in this case, providing justification for the proposed action(s) and a description of the decision-making model used to arrive at that decision.The decision-making model should be one that has been discussed in the professional literature, and after explaining the model, you will need to offer a rationale regarding why you chose to apply that particular model to the case study.You should be sure to cite appropriate literature and must give proper credit to the authors of any decision-making models used to analyze the case.Do not simply list the steps of the model; be sure to apply the model to the case and document and defend your courses of action and your final decision.Cite all appropriate professional standards and relevant laws. Regardless of the model chosen, you need to clearly identify, describe, and evaluate what ethical codes and laws were violated. Be specific—use mental health statutes and specific ethical codes that apply.Discuss in detail what actions you would take as you proceed through the steps of your chosen ethical decision-making model; each of the steps should take at least a paragraph (or more) to address.Summarize what risk management strategies you would have taken once you found out your peer was engaged in a sexual relationship with your shared site supervisor.Summarize ethical research and evaluate your behavior.Evaluate how you would ensure your own professional behavior in the future. Determine a risk management strategy for managing good ethical practice. This discussion does not have to be relevant to the case but more so regarding how you plan to manage your professional ethics in the future. Please consider:Evaluation of counselor competenceStrategies for obtaining supervision or consultationUse of ethical decision-making modelsContinued education or training on ethics

Your final product will be in a Microsoft Word paper and be approximately 8–10 pages in length. Utilize approximately six to eight sources from professional literature in your research. Professional literature may include the Argosy University online library resources; relevant textbooks; peer-reviewed journal articles; and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu or .gov). Your deliverables should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. APA style must be used.

NO LATE ENTRIES 

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Writing Activity 3 Rough Draft

 Section 1Rough DraftCreate your Rough Draft by using the writing templates in Webtext chapter 7.  Your rough draft should include an introduction paragraph, 2-5 body paragraphs for all supporting points in your paper, a counter perspective, and a conclusion paragraph. While the rough draft should be complete, it does not have to be perfect. After you submit it, you will get feedback from your instructor to help make revisions before submitting the final version of your paper in week nine. 

*** I included my paper but I would like a better revision on my paper. It doesnt have to be long as I have it…. If you think you can reword what I have then please do.

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Interview Nursing Information Expert

 

Interview with a Nursing Information Expert:

 

Guidelines and Grading Rubric

 Purpose

 

The purpose of this assignment is to

 

Communicate your understanding of the importance of quality information in everyday nursing practice;

Discuss the roles and responsibilities of a Nursing Information Expert; and

Articulate how the professional nurse uses information or data in everyday practice to improve outcomes.

 Course Outcomes

 

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

 

 

 

CO #1: Describe patient-care technologies as appropriate to address the needs of a diverse patient population. (PO #1)

 

CO #4: Investigate safeguards and decision-making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers. (PO #4)

 

CO #8: Discuss the value of best evidence as a driving force to institute change in delivery of nursing care. (PO #8)

 

Points

 

This assignment is worth a total of 250 points.

 

Due Date

 

This assignment, Interview with a Nursing Information Expert, is due at the end of Week 6. Submit your completed Interview, using the Interview Form, to the basket in the Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. mountain time. Post questions to the weekly Q & A Forum. Contact your instructor if you need additional assistance. See the Course Policies regarding late assignments. Failure to submit your paper to the Dropbox on time will result in a deduction of points.

 

Directions

 

Download the NR361 Interview Form from Doc Sharing. It is found under the Week 6 Interview link.

Select your interviewee and schedule an interview. This individual must be a registered nurse. Job titles of RNs who may be considered include but, are not limited to, Nursing Clinical Information Manager; Super User, Director/Manger Clinical Education; Chief Information Officer; Quality Assurance or Performance Improvement Nurse; Nurse Informaticist; Telenursing Specialist; Nurse Abstractor; Case Manager; Compliance Nurse. If you have any concerns about whether the RN is suitable for this assignment, contact your instructor BEFORE you schedule the interview.

Review all questions (areas of inquiry) on the Interview Form located in Doc Sharing PRIOR to conducting the interview. You may print the form and take it with you to the interview.

Note that there are five (5) Required Questions to ask the RN.

Note that there are four (4) Optional Questions. You need to select only ONE of them to ask the RN. Note that there are two (2) Follow-Up Questions that must be answered by YOU.

Prior to conducting your interview, review two scholarly resources. These resources should guide your understanding of the RN’s role and responsibilities or make you more knowledgeable about GIGO, interprofessional communication, or other key concepts in the questions that you may not fully understand. For example, if your interviewee is a Telenurse, you would want to review information on this specialty. If you do not know what GIGO means, look it up.

Conduct your interview. The length of your interview will vary but should not exceed one hour.

Submit the form to the Dropbox prior to the deadline outlined above.

 

Grading Criteria

 

Category

Points

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Description

Demographics

5

2%

Initials and job title of interviewee & date of interview provided. Required Question #1

(Career Path)

30

12%

Provide a paraphrased version or summary of the interviewee’s answer. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said. Required Question #2

(Value of Evidence)

30

12%

Provide a paraphrased version or summary of the interviewee’s answer. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said. Required Question #3

(Support Tools)

30

12%

Provide a paraphrased version or summary of the interviewee’s answer. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said. Required Question #4

(Pt. Care Technologies)

30

12%

Provide a paraphrased version or summary of the interviewee’s answer. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said. Required Question #5

(Groups & Utilization)

30

12%

Provide a paraphrased version or summary of the interviewee’s answer. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said.

Optional Question

30

12%

Type the optional question that you chose to ask. Provide a paraphrased version or summary of the interviewee’s answer. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said. Follow-Up Question #1

(Practice Impact)

30

12%

Summarizes what was learned from interaction with interviewee answers. Describes how nursing practice will change as a result of learning about roles and responsibilities of interviewee. Follow-Up Question #2

(Resources Utilized)

30

12% Names two resources reviewed prior to conducting interview.

Describes how each resource helped student prepare for interview.

Scholarly Writing

5

2%

Name of student and date of interview appears on Interview Form. Punctuation and sentence structure are correct. Evidence of spell and grammar check.

Total

250 pts.

100%

A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

 

 

 

 

Grading Rubric

  

Assignment Criteria A

Outstanding or Highest Level of Performance B

Very Good or High Level of Performance C

Competent or Satisfactory Level of Performance F

Poor or Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of Performance Demographics

5 points Initials, job title, & date of interview are provided.

5 points Initials, job title, or date of interview is missing.

4 points Name is provided instead of initials. Job title or date of interview is missing.

3 points Name is provided but no job title or date of interview.

0 – 2 points Required Question #1

(Career Path)

30 points Clearly describes career path including education and experiences.

28– 30 points Describes career path but, education OR experiences are not provided.

25 – 27 points Describes career path but does not include experiences and educational background.

23 – 24 points Briefly describes career path.

0 – 22 points Required Question #2

(Value of Evidence)

30 points Clearly states value of best practice as a driving force.

28– 30 points States value of best practice as a driving force but may have omitted key elements.

25 – 27 points Briefly describes value of best practice as a driving force.

23 – 24 points Does not discuss value of best evidence.

0 – 22 points Required Question #3

(Support Tools)

30 points Clearly describes safeguards and decision-making support tools that support safe practices.

28– 30 points Describes safeguards and decision-making support tools that support safe practices but may have omitted key elements.

25 – 27 points Briefly describes safeguards and decision-making support tools that support safe practice.

23 – 24 points Does not describe safeguards and decision-making support tools that support safe practice.

0 – 22 points Required Question #4

(Pt. Care Technologies)

30 points Names or lists 4 or more technologies that improve patient care.

28– 30 points Names or lists 3 technologies that improve patient care.

25 – 27 points Names or lists 2 technologies that improve patient care.

23 – 24 points Names or lists 0 – 1 technology(ies) that improve(s) patient care.

0 – 22 points Required Question #5

(Groups & Utilization)

30 points Names or lists 3 or more groups that rely on information/data AND describes how information is utilized.

28– 30 points Names or lists 1 – 2 groups that rely on information/data AND briefly describes how information is utilized.

25 – 27 points Names or lists groups but does not describe how information is utilized.

23 – 24 points Does not name or list groups and does not describe how information is utilized.

0 – 22 points Optional Question

30 points Clearly indicates WHICH optional question was asked. Clearly describes answer to optional question.

28– 30 points Does not indicate WHICH optional question was asked. Briefly provides answer to optional question.

25 – 27 points Indicates WHICH question was asked but does not provide answer.

23 – 24 points Does not include optional question or answer.

0 – 22 points Follow-Up Question #1

(Practice Impact)

30 points Clearly summarizes what was learned from interaction with interviewee answers.      Clearly describes how personal nursing practice will change as a result of learning about roles and responsibilities of interviewee.

28– 30 points Briefly summarizes what was learned from interaction with interviewee answers.

Briefly describes how personal nursing practice will change.

25 – 27 points Includes summary OR describes how personal nursing practice will change. Does not include both.

23 – 24 points Fails to summarize what was learned AND fails to describe how personal nursing practice will change.

0 – 22 points Follow-Up Question #2

(Scholarly Resources Utilized)

30 points Specifically names two scholarly resources reviewed PRIOR to interview.

Clearly states how EACH resource helped prepare for  interview.

28– 30 points Specifically names two scholarly resources reviewed PRIOR to interview.

Briefly states how EACH resource helped prepare for interview.

25 – 27 points Specifically names only one scholarly resource reviewed PRIOR to interview.

Briefly states how resource helped prepare for interview.

23 – 24 points Names scholarly resources but does not indicate how resources helped prepare for interview.

OR

Fails to indicate resources.

0 – 22 points Scholarly Writing

5 points Name of student and date of interview appears on Interview Form. Punctuation and sentence structure are correct. Evidence of spell and grammar check.

5 points Name of student and date of interview appears on Interview Form.

Minimal punctuation, sentence structure errors noted.

No indications of grammar or spelling errors (wavy lines) noted.

4 points Name of student or date of interview is missing.

Several punctuation, sentence structure errors noted.

Several indications of grammar or spelling errors (wavy lines) noted.

3 points Name of student or date of interview is missing.

Multiple punctuation or sentence structure errors noted.

Spellcheck “errors” not corrected prior to submission of assignment.

0 – 2 points

 

Total Points Possible = _____/250