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AED 204 week 1 CheckPoint Top Ten Characteristics of a Multicultural School CheckPoint: Top Ten Characteristics of a Multicultural School Environment Resource: Ch. 1 of Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum] Use the lists on p. 7 of the text to create a list of the top ten characteristics of a multicultural school environment. • Rank the characteristics in order from most important to least important. Provide a 100- to 150-word justification for your rankings. Post your attachment.

AED 204 Week 2 CheckPoint Differences in Socioeconomic Status • Resource: Page 53 of Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Read the Differences in Socioeconomic Status section on p. 53 of the text. • Write a 350- to 500-word response addressing the following points: List three social factors that most impact the scenario. Justify your answer with an example from the scenario for each selected factor. Conclude by suggesting a viable solution to the scenario. • Post your response.

AED 204 week 2 Assignment Educational Implications of Socioeconomic Status (Appendix D) • Resources: Appendix D and Ch. 2 of Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Use the information provided in Ch. 2 of the text to determine the potential impact of socioeconomic status on education in the following areas: teacher expectations, student tracking, equal representation in the curriculum, and financial support for schools. • Complete the following:


Record relevant information in Appendix D. Determine what this matrix says about educational equality. Summarize your conclusions in a 350- to 500-word statement to be included at the end of the matrix. • Post your assignment as an attachment.

AED 204 week 3 CheckPoint Personal Statement CheckPoint: Personal Statement • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Write a 350- to 500-word statement that reflects on how your ethnicity influences your personalbehavior, attitudes, and values. • Post your statement.

AED 204 week 4 CheckPoint Sexual Harassment Scenario • Resource: Pages 161-163 of Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Read the sexual harassment section on pp. 161-163 and the scenario at the top of p. 162 of the text. • Answer the questions that follow the scenario at the top of p. 162. • Post your answers.

AED 204 week 4 Assignment Debunking Gender Misconceptions • Resource: Appendix E • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Consider that there are many gender misconceptions in education. For example, some people believe that boys are more suited for and more interested in math and science. Think about other stereotypes that exist related to gender. How do these stereotypes and misconceptions impact education in the United States? What are your beliefs regarding ability differences between males and females in general and in education? What evidence can you present to validate your viewpoint? Also consider the existing laws that are meant to guarantee equal treatment in education for girls and boys. For this assignment, address at least three of the following common misconceptions: Boys are more suited for and more interested in math and science than girls are. Boys who participate in the arts are more likely to be homosexual. Girls are more interested in domestic arts than boys are. Boys are more interested in auto shop and wood shop than girls are. Boys are more competitive in sports and academics than girls are.


• Check the Main forum to see which discussion cluster your instructor has assigned you to work with. In this cluster, you and your peers must discuss the impact of at least three of the above misconceptions on education. You must include information from your discussion cluster in your Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation. • Refer to Appendix E, if you need to, for directions and tips on building a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation. • Create a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation addressing the following points: Explain ways to "debunk" three of the five gender misconceptions listed above based on the results of the peer discussion and your own University Library research. Explain at least one point made by one of your peers in the discussion cluster. Cite at least one reference from the University Library in your presentation. Use 1 to 2 slides for the introduction; 2 to 3 slides for each misconception; and 1 to 2 slides for the conclusion. The reference and title pages do not count in your overall slide total.

AED 204 week 5 CheckPoint Equal Inclusion Case Law CheckPoint: Equal Inclusion Case Law • Resource: Pages 181-191 of Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • List each of the cases and laws affecting the equal inclusion of students with disabilities from pp. 181-191 of the text. • Explain, in no more than 150 words per law, what requirements each law places on educators in their classrooms. • Post your response. AED 204 week 6 CheckPoint The First Amendment and its Impact on Education • Resource: Electronic Reserve Readings for Week 5, located on the student web page • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • List five key educational issues related to the First Amendment from your reading. Briefly describe how each issue impacts the classroom. • Post your response. AED 204 week 6 Assignment Religious Impact • Resources: Appendix F; Electronic Reserve Readings for Week 5, located on the student web page; and the Compare Worldviews Web page at


http://www.teachingaboutreligion.org/WorldviewDiversity/compare.htm • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Complete the following: Assume you are on the school board of your local school district and you are tasked with the job of strategic planning for issues facing your district. Complete the matrix in Appendix F to determine the potential response from each of the religious groups in your community. Use the attached links in Appendix F to research the basic moral and ethical principles believed by each group. Determine how you believe each group would react to the issue based on what you find. Provide a brief justification for your answer based on the information you find in the links for the different religious groups. Write a 300- to 500-word summary of the significant similarities and differences among the different religious groups and include it at the end of the matrix. • Remove the links from the completed assignment before turning it in. • Post your assignment as an attachment. AED 204 week 7 CheckPoint Legal and Ethical Issues Confronting the Education CheckPoint: Legal and Ethical Issues Confronting the Education of English Language Learners • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • Consider that in recent years several states have abandoned bilingual education, but advocacy groups have argued that something must be done to help English Language Learners master necessary competencies. • Complete an Internet search to find at least two instances of conflicts between the legal and ethical issues confronting the education of English Language Learners. For example, some states have ceased funding for bilingual education and may not instruct the ELL students in their native languages. However, the issue still remains that the schools are responsible for instructing ELL students and those students have to learn English in order to succeed in school. How do schools meet the needs of the ELL students without breaking state laws? • Cite the URLs for the selected instances according to APA guidelines. • Summarize both sides of each issue in 350 to 500 words. • Post your summary. AED 204 week 8 CheckPoint Identifying Signs of Abuse, Drug Use, and Suicidal CheckPoint: Identifying Signs of Abuse, Drug Use, and Suicidal Tendencies in Students • Resource: Ch. 8 of Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum


• Complete the following points: Find reputable Web sites on the Internet that list signs to look for when children and adolescents are being abused, using drugs, and have suicidal tendencies. Create a list of key signs that can signify to an educator that a student is potentially being abused, using drugs, or having suicidal tendencies. Provide a brief 100- to 150-word explanation of what you would do if you saw these signs in your students. • Include an APA citation for each Web site used. • Post your list and explanation. AED 204 week 8 Assignment Creating an At-Risk Program • Resources: Ch. 8 of Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society and Appendix E • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Imagine that you have been asked to serve on the advisory board for a new, alternative school program in your school district. The advisory board must specify the factors that will be considered in determining which students qualify for the program and they must create a plan that can be presented to the school board for approval and potential implementation at the beginning of the school year two years from now. • Create a plan for identifying potential students for the new at-risk program by completing the following points: Consider the following question in your plan: Because you do not have the resources to serve an entire at-risk population, how will you focus your resources to create the greatest impact for your community? Use at least three sources—other than the text for this course—to support your plan. Cite your sources according to APA guidelines. Construct either a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper or a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation (with presenter’s notes), addressing each of the following questions in your plan: What part of the at-risk population will the program serve? How will students be identified for the program? How will the program address the needs of the students? What additional social resources are available in the community that can be utilized for greater success? What are the potential positive impacts for the district, students, and community? What are the necessary steps for implementing the program? AED 204 week 9 capstone DQ • Post 350- to 500-word response to the following: You have the ability to choose three or four books for your students. Based on what you have learned in this course, how can you assess the level of bias and stereotypes in the contents of these texts? What are


your criteria? Is there a level of bias you feel is acceptable? If so, how can that be addressed with your students?

AED 204 week 9 Final Project Creating a Plan for a Culturally Diverse Final Project: Creating a Plan for a Culturally Diverse Classroom • Resources: Appendix A and all reading assignments for the course • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • Consider that each person in the education profession should continually add items to his or her professional portfolio to represent his or her educational philosophy and beliefs. Often, paraprofessional educators forget that the atmosphere of the classroom is as important as the instructional content being delivered to the students. It is your responsibility to support the rules for student behavior and interaction. For the final project, create a plan for addressing the needs and issues in a multicultural classroom to add to your portfolio. • Summarize your multicultural plan in a paper of 1,050 to 1,400 words, by addressing the following points: Assume that the cultural make up of your classroom includes at least five different ethnic and religious groups. Address how and why you would create an atmosphere of tolerance, acceptance, and caring in your classroom environment. Create a plan that includes a comprehensive discussion of the issues covered in this course that are most applicable to your geographic area. Include a description of a plan for a culturally balanced bulletin board that could be used in your class to focus on either on a traditional Western holiday or a multicultural celebration at your school. You may also include clip art to illustrate your plans.

Week 1, 3 ,5 and 7 Discussion Questions are Included.


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