In addition to the graduate admission requirements, the program requires the following as part of the application:
Personal statement — Responses to short-answer questions provide the admission committee with information regarding your personal or professional goals and how they align with the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis.
The admission committee pays particular attention to the quality of writing and ideas expressed in these responses, as well as evaluating the relevance of goals to the aims of the program.
Please respond to three of the four questions below. Responses should be limited to 150–200 words per question.
The statement should be prepared in an MS Word (.doc), Rich Text (.rtf), Portable Document Format (.pdf), or Text(.txt) file format.
●Describe one or more personal or professional goals that motivate you to apply for this program. How will completion of the Graduate Certificate in ABA help you fulfill this/these goals?
●Describe a quality that you believe is critical to working with an individual with special needs and at least one situation in which you demonstrated this quality.
●Describe an individual with special needs and how you supported him or her.
●Briefly discuss why you are interested in pursuing a graduate certificate at this time. What steps have you taken, or will you take, to ensure that you will be successful in the program?
Type of service-Admission Services Type of assignment-Personal statement Subject-Social Studies Pages / words6 / 1650 Number of sources-0 Academic level-Graduate Paper format-MLA Line spacing-Double Language style-US English
–Define classroom management in an elementary classroom setting. –Why is there a need for a classroom management plan? –What should be considered when developing a personal philosophy for classroom management? –How does a diverse student population affect a classroom management plan? –Describe how your philosophy would help to create a safe and productive learning environment. –Compare at least two classroom management models that support your philosophy. –Explain what implications your philosophy will have on you, your students, and the classroom environment. –Describe the resources you will use to support students, including those who have experienced trauma, homelessness, foster care, incarceration, and/or are medically fragile.
Type of service-Academic paper writing Type of assignment-Essay Subject-Education Pages / words-2 / 550 Number of sources-0 Academic level-High School Paper format-APA Line spacing-Double Language style-US English
We are going through unprecedented times which is causing a lot of stress to everybody. How can you as a Learning Support Educator provide the children and their families in your care with support, to be able to cope and facilitate mental health?
Back up your discussion with relevant literature and present it within a UDL framework using multiple means of action and expression.
Type of service-Academic paper writing Type of assignment-Essay Subject-Education Pages / words-3 / 825 Number of sources-6 Academic level-Undergraduate Paper format-APA Line spacing-Double Language style-UK English
Write a summary of the violent act, the population it impacts, and how this affects the victim
Identify and describe any methods and/or strategies used to prevent and treat victims of the crisis
Summarize findings of the topic chosen, national comparisons and limitations
Summarize implications for prevention and recommendations
This formal report must:
have a thesis statement (statement of purpose/intent), must indicate the topics to be covered
use only professional, objective language. Use objective, formal, not conversational tone/style
use APA style
use direct quotes sparingly—work on paraphrasing and appropriate citations for the paraphrased information
Type of service-Academic paper writing Type of assignment-Essay Subject-Psychology Pages / words-3 / 825 Number of sources-2 Academic level-Senior (College 4th year) Paper format-APA Line spacing-Double Language style-US English
“Why are issues of equality in early childhood important and how does inequality adversely impact children, families and staff within an early year’s setting?”
Introduction – introduce the reader to the topic in a sentence or two, signpost essay for the reader (what are you going to discuss within the body of the essay, specify your area’s chosen), define terms briefly, address confidentiality
Introduce the reader to your setting, your role and provide contextual information in relation to your three areas
Main Body Examine settings policies relevant to general equality and inclusion in light of key equality legislation, frameworks etc. Discuss legislation in relation to disability and SEN and think about how they challenge inequality in this area.
discuss legislation/policy/frameworks which challenge inequality in your setting in relation to policies/practice, evaluate if they are enacted in practice or are there any barriers – support with reference to relevant reading throughout.
Think about your Inclusion and Admissions Policy in relation to UNCRC/Equal Status Act/Regulations/Charter.
Recruitment Policy / Employment Equality Act
Curriculum Policy / Aistear/Siolta – Partnership with Parents Policy / Regs/ White Paper/ Síolta etc.
In terms of disability and SEN include UNCRC, White paper, Salamanca – what does these all say? (just a sentence or two)
Disability Act – AON
EPSEN – IEP
AIM a sentence or two
LINC – a sentence
As you write about each link them to your experience of these in action? Do they affect your practice and provision – how do they challenge inequality? weave together where possible.
Then think about how your setting nurtures and fosters positive identity development for young children with disability and/or SEN, think about anti-discriminatory practice, think about your interactions, how is disability and SEN positively represented and included in the resources, materials e.g. play materials/books etc. Think about the impact of disability and SEN, stereotypical behaviour, inequality and bias for young children, staff and families in this area – refer to relevant readings, especially those in sessions 2, 4, 8, 9, the Inclusion Charter.
This guide includes disability and SEN which must be addressed, what other two areas are you going to discuss and I will send a brief guide.
IMPORTANT: essay should be signposted in the introduction and confidentiality must be addressed.
Also identify your chosen areas for discussion.
legislation in relation to early years setting should be discussed Examine your practice in relation to each area of inequality link to practice regulations 2016 should be included in this document
link to learning outcomes: Module Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate knowledge of legislation and official guidance in areas of equalities and special educational needs 2. Describe and analyse the ways in which inequalities may impact on babies, young children, families and staff within the early years setting. 3. Examine and evaluate their own practice, and that of others, in challenging inequalities and ensuring inclusion to the full curriculum for all children.
Type of service-Academic paper writing Type of assignment-Essay Subject-Education Pages / words-11 / 3000 Number of sources-11 Academic level-Undergraduate Paper format-Harvard Line spacing-Double Language style-UK English
Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar.
Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages in length; refer to the “Format Requirements” page for specific format requirements.
Imagine you are developing a math center for an age group of your choice.
1. Briefly describe the math center. 2. Describe three (3) ways that the math center will enhance children’s development. 3. Describe three (3) attributes of the center that will make it an effective math center. 4. Provide four (4) examples of appropriate materials you will need for the center.
Type of service-Academic paper writing Type of assignment-Coursework Subject-Education Pages / words-4 / 1100 Number of sources-1 Academic level-Junior (College 3rd year) Paper format-APA Line spacing-Double Language style-US English
Federalism Overview: Considered together, Hurricane Katrina and Covid-19 both produced policy disasters in the United States that were both unnecessary and linked to federalism. These challenges produced by nature raise the question of whether certain disasters are beyond the capacities of state and local government.
Objective: While watching these films, the central theme to take away from these videos is a better and more comprehensive understanding of Federalism, through real life evidence and explanation. Critically analyze each of the elements and consequences of each different national disaster, based on different level of government’s responses, actions. Leadership, communication processes, and decision-making. Despite, both Hurricane Katrina and Corona Virus being deemed as “national emergencies”, the power organization resulted in vastly different responses by each level of government’s leadership (across all levels: federal, state and local).
Introduction to Federalism: State and Local governments are the first line responders to crisis. The institutions encompass not only the national government and the American states, each with their own distinctive histories, but extend down to the local level of counties, cities, smaller communities, and special-purpose entities such as school districts. Support and opposition for Federalism rests on government leadership, power, decision-making, and response to national disasters. Response is a geographic and constitutional matter of design. The principles underlying federalism create a power system where multiple levels of government (local, state, and federal) coexist in an organization of power that is both exclusive and shared, depending on the event at hand. Though the federal government has a vital role to play in advancing national priorities through the powers enumerated to it by the U.S. Constitution, our founders recognized long ago that many of the challenges our citizens face can best be addressed at the state level. The Constitution set forth means for strengthening national government’s power, intended to establish a more perfect union (Preamble). Federalism would be the new organization of power, between local, state and federal U.S. government, in order to the remedy weaknesses caused by the Articles of Confederation.
Principles of Federalism
States’ rights (10th amendment)
Goals of Federalism:
Prevent Federal Intrusion into State
Protect State’s utility as “laboratories” of democracy
Central Themes to Focus on and Think About
comparisons and discussion of struggles between local,
state and federal levels of government according to how federalism has manifested into a power tug-of-war in authority
division of power
division of duties and responsibilities
division of expectations (citizens)
purpose of a government according to creation and constitutional existence
communication confusion in expectations
ignorance of rules and exclusionary application
boundaries, overlap, and limitations
Hurricane Katrina: The Storm Introduction and Background
The preparations made in advance of the storm. Hurricane Katrina’s impact on the nation. “The Storm” chronicles over 40 years of federal responses to Gulf Coast hurricanes and their effectiveness. The teaching activities are designed to help students evaluate how government helps citizens in times of crisis and examine how prepared students and their communities are for future natural disasters. Although the program and featured lesson plan focuses on the impact of Katrina on New Orleans, it is important to remind students that many communities on the Gulf Coast were devastated.
Coronavirus: Topic Introduction and Background The rapid spread of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the United States has been met with a decentralized and piecemeal response led primarily by governors, mayors, and local health departments. This disjointed response is no accident. Federalism, or the division of power between a national government and states, is a fundamental feature of US public health authority. Current government’s responses are reactive in the United States, rather than enabling policymakers to get ahead of the crisis.
Apply what you learn from the video, to discuss key topics and questions, outlined in the prompt; show case to me what you learned, explaining how your understanding of the intricacies in the power distribution that exists under American system of government, has become enhanced. Focus, on articulating what you learned, by applying what you saw to address what I have asked to critically focus on, during your viewing. Use your voice. I have provided the platform and safe environment for students to participate in personalized, value added, political experience, whereby critical examination of current political issues and topics, result in structured and scholarly academic exchange and debate.
Identify an example of one goal and an example of one challenge federalism presented in each event (i.e. one for each Hurricane Katrina and Coronavirus).Evaluate the evidence to explain what you perceive to be the challenges of federalism compared to necessity or benefits of individualized crisis response. What principle of federalism do you believe to be the most important to meeting the goals of the United State’s ideals in democracy, representation, and majority rule.
Helpful Resources and Links
FEMA offiicalgovt Twitter @FEMA
Type of service-Academic paper writing Type of assignment-Essay Subject-Not defined Pages / words-3 / 825 Number of sources-3 Academic level-Freshman (College 1st year) Paper format-MLA Line spacing-Double Language style-US English
For this paper you will need to create a problem or issue that can be the focus of a change project. You can choose any problem that might arise in a school setting as it relate to leadership or managing a high school.
Assignment 1: Problem Evaluation and Formulation of Solutions. Identify an issue or problem in your current work setting that could be the focus of a change project. Using the format outlined on p. 201 of Puccio, Mance, & Murdock, outline the pluses, potentials, concerns, and ways to successfully implement change (PPCo). Develop an 8-10 page paper which examines, in depth, the items you have outlined. In your assessment of the problem and identification of possible solutions, include the following in your discussion. Provide supporting literature (5-7 articles minimum) regarding the issues identified as you engage in the examination of the problem. Background of the problem. What is the history of the issue or problem? Why do you believe change is necessary? Advantages to implementing change. What are the positive aspects of initiating change? (Pluses) Possibilities related to implementing change. How might the organization benefit from implementing change? (Potentials) Possible obstacles to implementing change. What will you need to address in order to successfully implement change? (Concerns) Brainstorm ideas for overcoming obstacles identified in #3. What can be done to overcome concerns?
Book to use: Creative Leadership: Website reader.yuza.com/#/
Type of service-Academic paper writing Type of assignment-Essay Subject-Education Pages / words-9 / 2475 Number of sources-6 Academic level-High School Paper format-APA Line spacing-Double Language style-US English
Consider your department or organization’s mission, and the problems you face in the workplace. Identify 2-3 problems you would like to work toward solving. Using the steps outlined on pp. 149-151 in Puccio, Mance, & Murdock, analyze the degree of importance and probability of success for each problem, as well as the “success zone” within which each falls. Based on this evaluation, identify one problem you’d recommend working on resolving, and provide a rationale as to why you chose the problem.=
Type of service-Academic paper writing Type of assignment-Essay Subject-Education Pages / words-3 / 825 Academic level-Master’s Paper format-APA Line spacing-Double Language style-US English
Develop a content area lesson plan for a first grade ELL class. The lesson should focus on a specific content area while integrating biliteracy-related activities and materials. Content areas may include but are not limited to social studies, science, and math. Use the SIOP lesson plan template for the lesson plan. Content area and English language proficiency standard and objectives for a first grade class in a school in the state of Florida.
The content area lesson plan should include the following:
Knowledge and use of applicable language acquisition theories
Appropriate scaffolding and modeling of first grade content knowledge and academic language
Appropriate content standards and English language proficiency standards
Appropriate content objective and language objectives
First grade level content and curriculum
Use of activities, multicultural books, and materials that integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing
Use of various instruments and techniques to assess content area learning for ELLs at varying levels of language and literacy development.
Include a 550 word reflection explaining the points below:
Refection of the learning experience during filed experience
Include feedback received from a mentor working with you about the created lesson
Refection on efficacy of lesson with ELL students.
Type of service-Academic paper writing Type of assignment-Coursework Subject-Pedagogy Pages / words-3 / 756 Number of sources-3 Academic level-Master’s Paper format-APA Line spacing-Double Language style-US English