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Assignment 1: Skill Analysis with Media Component

Assignment 1: Skill Analysis with Media Component

Due Week 6 and worth 140 points

This assignment consists of two (2) sections: a skill analysis paper and a media presentation. You must submit both sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the section of the assignment it is written for.

Section 1: Media Presentation

1. Create a fifteen (15) minute media or multimedia presentation in which you:

a. Display the way(s) in which you have applied or planned to apply what you learned in the M.Ed. Program (regarding the skill, lesson, or accomplishment that you identified) within your current or prospective work environment.

b. Include any of the following forms of media, but you are not limited to these: audio files, videos, PowerPoint presentations with animation, Prezi presentations, or pictures of classroom activities or projects. Note: When incorporating information from the workplace, be sure to remove all identifying information such as the name of the organization, the names of individual affiliates, and sensitive or proprietary information. Check with your supervisor before you share information from your workplace.

Section 2: Skill Analysis Paper

Write a commentary of your media presentation. Analyze the development of your teaching, coaching, training, or leadership skills throughout your M.Ed. Program coursework. Focus upon a specific skill, lesson, or accomplishment related to both your portfolio theme and your work environment.

Use the Internet to research strategies for enhancing your effectiveness in applying your knowledge to your teaching, coaching, training, or leadership.

Note: The papers / artifacts / examples that you provided are not included in the required page length but must be attached within an appendix. If you do not have an artifact, attach the description(s) of your chosen previous assignment(s).

2. Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

a. Indicate your portfolio theme, and explain the key specific skill, lesson, or accomplishment upon which you are focusing. Describe your current or prospective work environment in order to establish a context for your analysis.

b. Analyze key aspects of your coursework that contributed to the development of the specific skill, lesson, or accomplishment upon which you are focusing. Provide one to three (1-3) pieces of evidence / artifacts / examples that demonstrate your knowledge and growth with respect to the skill, lesson, or accomplishment in question.

c. Analyze the manner in which your media presentation illustrates the previous or future application of your knowledge to your teaching, coaching, training, or leadership efforts. Provide a rationale for your analysis. Include a brief discussion of the ways in which your media presentation demonstrates application of at least one (1) pertinent learning theory that you studied during your M.Ed. Program coursework.

d. Specify at least two (2) research-based techniques / ideas / recommendations that you plan to employ in the future to enhance your effectiveness as a teacher, coach, trainer, or leader.

3. Upload both sections of Assignment 1 to your Optimal Resume portfolio. Copy and paste your portfolio’s URL into the comment box of Assignment 1 to submit the assignment to Blackboard.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

· Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

· Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

· Apply theoretical and practical knowledge gained in prior program courses to explore a new topic or synthesize understanding in the concentration area and the overall Strayer University Master of Education program.

· Develop a working portfolio that focuses on a specific theme or project tied to the Strayer University Master of Education program goals and the learner’s area of concentration.

· Create materials that demonstrate the analysis, synthesis, and intersection of course work in the Strayer University Master of Education program.

· Create a media component that reflects one of your special skills, lessons, or accomplishments to include in the professional portfolio.

· Use technology and information resources to research information about education.

· Write clearly and concisely about education using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

 

Points: 140

Assignment 1: Skill Analysis with Media   Component  

 

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

 

1. Section 1: Media Presentation

 

1a. Display the way(s)   in which you have applied or planned to apply what you learned in the M.Ed.   Program (regarding the skill, lesson, or accomplishment that you identified)   within your current or prospective work environment.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or   incompletely displayed the way(s) in which you have applied or planned to   apply what you learned in the M.Ed. Program (regarding the skill, lesson, or   accomplishment that you identified) within your current or prospective work   environment.

Partially displayed   the way(s) in which you have applied or planned to apply what you learned in   the M.Ed. Program (regarding the skill, lesson, or accomplishment that you   identified) within your current or prospective work environment.

Satisfactorily displayed   the way(s) in which you have applied or planned to apply what you learned in   the M.Ed. Program (regarding the skill, lesson, or accomplishment that you   identified) within your current or prospective work environment.

Thoroughly displayed   the way(s) in which you have applied or planned to apply what you learned in   the M.Ed. Program (regarding the skill, lesson, or accomplishment that you   identified) within your current or prospective work environment.

 

1b. Include any of the   following forms of media, but you are not limited to these: audio files,   videos, PowerPoint presentations with animation, Prezi presentations, or   pictures of classroom activities or projects.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or   incompletely included any of the following forms of media, but you are not   limited to these: audio files, videos, PowerPoint presentations with   animation, Prezi presentations, or pictures of classroom activities or   projects.

Partially included any of the following forms of media, but you are not   limited to these: audio files, videos, PowerPoint presentations with   animation, Prezi presentations, or pictures of classroom activities or   projects.

Satisfactorily   included any of the following forms of media, but you are not limited to   these: audio files, videos, PowerPoint presentations with animation, Prezi   presentations, or pictures of classroom activities or projects.

Thoroughly included   any of the following forms of media, but you are not limited to these: audio   files, videos, PowerPoint presentations with animation, Prezi presentations,   or pictures of classroom activities or projects.

 

Section 2: Skill   Analysis Paper

 

2a. Indicate your   portfolio theme, and explain the key specific skill, lesson, or   accomplishment upon which you are focusing. Describe your current or prospective   work environment in order to establish a context for your analysis.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or   incompletely indicated your portfolio theme, did not submit or incompletely   explained the key specific skill, lesson, or accomplishment upon which you   are focusing. Did not submit or incompletely described your current or   prospective work environment in order to establish a context for your   analysis.

Partially indicated   your portfolio theme, partially explained the key specific skill, lesson, or   accomplishment upon which you are focusing. Partially described your current   or prospective work environment in order to establish a context for your   analysis.

Satisfactorily   indicated your portfolio theme, satisfactorily explained the key specific   skill, lesson, or accomplishment upon which you are focusing. A Satisfactorily   described your current or prospective work environment in order to establish   a context for your analysis.

Thoroughly indicated   your portfolio theme, thoroughly explained the key specific skill, lesson, or   accomplishment upon which you are focusing. A Thoroughly described your   current or prospective work environment in order to establish a context for   your analysis.

 

2b. Analyze key   aspects of your coursework that contributed to the development of the   specific skill, lesson, or accomplishment upon which you are focusing.   Provide one to three (1-3) pieces of evidence / artifacts / examples that   demonstrate your knowledge and growth with respect to the skill, lesson, or   accomplishment in question.
Weight: 10%

Did not submit or   incompletely analyzed key aspects of your coursework that contributed to the   development of the specific skill, lesson, or accomplishment upon which you   are focusing. Did not submit or incompletely provided one to three (1-3)   pieces of evidence / artifacts / examples that demonstrate your knowledge and   growth with respect to the skill, lesson, or accomplishment in question.

Partially analyzed key   aspects of your coursework that contributed to the development of the   specific skill, lesson, or accomplishment upon which you are focusing.   Partially provided one to three (1-3) pieces of evidence / artifacts /   examples that demonstrate your knowledge and growth with respect to the   skill, lesson, or accomplishment in question.

Satisfactorily   analyzed key aspects of your coursework that contributed to the development   of the specific skill, lesson, or accomplishment upon which you are focusing.   Satisfactorily provided one to three (1-3) pieces of evidence / artifacts /   examples that demonstrate your knowledge and growth with respect to the   skill, lesson, or accomplishment in question.

Thoroughly analyzed   key aspects of your coursework that contributed to the development of the   specific skill, lesson, or accomplishment upon which you are focusing.   Thoroughly provided one to three (1-3) pieces of evidence / artifacts /   examples that demonstrate your knowledge and growth with respect to the   skill, lesson, or accomplishment in question.

 

2c. Analyze the manner   in which your media presentation illustrates the previous or future   application of your knowledge to your teaching, coaching, training, or   leadership efforts. Provide a rationale for your analysis. Include a brief discussion   of the ways in which your media presentation demonstrates application of at   least one (1) pertinent learning theory that you studied during your M.Ed.   Program coursework.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or   incompletely analyzed the manner in which your media presentation illustrates   the previous or future application of your knowledge to your teaching,   coaching, training, or leadership efforts. Did not submit or incompletely   provided a rationale for your analysis. Did not submit or incompletely included   a brief discussion of the ways in which your media presentation demonstrates   application of at least one (1) pertinent learning theory that you studied   during your M.Ed. Program coursework.

Partially analyzed the manner in which your media presentation illustrates   the previous or future application of your knowledge to your teaching,   coaching, training, or leadership efforts. Partially provided a rationale for   your analysis. Partially included a brief discussion of the ways in which   your media presentation demonstrates application of at least one (1)   pertinent learning theory that you studied during your M.Ed. Program   coursework.

Satisfactorily   analyzed the manner in which your media presentation illustrates the previous   or future application of your knowledge to your teaching, coaching, training,   or leadership efforts. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your analysis.   Satisfactorily included a brief discussion of the ways in which your media   presentation demonstrates application of at least one (1) pertinent learning   theory that you studied during your M.Ed. Program coursework.

Thoroughly analyzed   the manner in which your media presentation illustrates the previous or   future application of your knowledge to your teaching, coaching, training, or   leadership efforts. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your analysis.   Thoroughly included a brief discussion of the ways in which your media   presentation demonstrates application of at least one (1) pertinent learning   theory that you studied during your M.Ed. Program coursework.

 

2d. Specify at least   two (2) research-based techniques / ideas / recommendations that you plan to   employ in the future to enhance your effectiveness as a teacher, coach,   trainer, or leader.
Weight: 10%

Did not submit or   incompletely specified at least two (2) research-based techniques / ideas /   recommendations that you plan to employ in the future to enhance your   effectiveness as a teacher, coach, trainer, or leader.

Partially specified at   least two (2) research-based techniques / ideas / recommendations that you   plan to employ in the future to enhance your effectiveness as a teacher,   coach, trainer, or leader.

Satisfactorily   specified at least two (2) research-based techniques / ideas /   recommendations that you plan to employ in the future to enhance your   effectiveness as a teacher, coach, trainer, or leader.

Thoroughly specified   at least two (2) research-based techniques / ideas / recommendations that you   plan to employ in the future to enhance your effectiveness as a teacher,   coach, trainer, or leader.

 

3. Upload both   sections of Assignment 1 to your Optimal Resume portfolio.
Weight: 10%

Did not submit or   incompletely uploaded both sections of Assignment 1 to your Optimal Resume   portfolio.

Partially uploaded   both sections of Assignment 1 to your Optimal Resume portfolio.

Satisfactorily   uploaded both sections of Assignment 1 to your Optimal Resume portfolio.

Thoroughly uploaded   both sections of Assignment 1 to your Optimal Resume portfolio.

 

4. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting

Weight: 5%

Serious and persistent   errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Partially free of   errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Mostly free of errors   in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Error free or almost   error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

 

5. Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and reference   section

Weight: 5%

Lack of in-text   citations and / or lack of reference section.

In-text citations and   references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in   APA style.

Most in-text citations   and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in   APA style.

In-text citations and   references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted   correctly in APA style.

 

6. Information Literacy/Integration of Sources

Weight: 5%

Serious errors in the   integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or   failure to use in-text citations.

Sources are partially   integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and   summarizing.

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Sources are mostly   integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and   summarizing.

Sources are   consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing,   and summarizing.

 

7. Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 5%

Information is   confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that   logically support ideas.

Information is   partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support   ideas.

Information is mostly   clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically   support ideas.

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Information is   provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and   evidence that logically support ideas.

Assignment 1: Skill Analysis with Media Component
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