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EDU590 Module 1 Coursework for Fortified

 Module 1 Case
The student’s goals for the Case Assignments are:

Develop a portfolio of documents relevant to your professional development as an educator or educational leader.
Provide an opportunity to reflect on the work you have completed within your concentration of study in the Master of Education program.
Provide an opportunity for self-assessment based on the skills necessary to be successful within your field of study.

Case Assignment
Cover Letter, Resume, and Reflection
Using the resources provided in the background readings, develop a cover letter and resume for a new job or job promotion in the field of education. Use the bold text below as headings within your paper.

Introduction (1 page)

Locate a position description (in the field of education) and summarize the required skills, qualifications, and educational setting of the position.
Explain why you are interested in this position.
Describe how you meet the qualifications (refer to your educational background, experience, and skills).
If you do not meet all the qualifications, discuss how you would respond to the potential employer’s questions about any skills or qualifications you do not currently hold.

Resume (1 page)

Using the resources provided in the module readings, develop a resume for the position.

Resume Reflection (1 page)

How did the module resources influence the development of your resume?
What new information did you learn about writing a resume?

Cover Letter (1 page)

Using the resources provided in the module readings, develop a cover letter for the position.

Reflection (1 page)

Discuss how you were able to successfully reach this Capstone course in the Master of Education Program.
Describe the qualities you possess that will help you succeed in the field of education.
Discuss how you will continue to incorporate lifelong learning throughout your professional development and career.
Finally, based on what you have learned in this program, describe your teaching, leadership, or professional philosophy.

Reference List

Include an APA-formatted reference list.

Assignment Expectations
MAED Case Grading Rubric
Assignment-Driven Criteria (23 points): Demonstrates mastery covering all key elements of the assignment in a substantive way.

Critical Thinking (9 points): Demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem. Viewpoints and assumptions of experts are analyzed, synthesized, and evaluated. Conclusions are logically presented with appropriate rationale.

Scholarly Writing (4 points): Demonstrates mastery and proficiency in scholarly written communication to an appropriately specialized audience.

Quality of References and Assignment Organization (6 points): Demonstrates mastery using relevant and quality sources and uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to support ideas, convey understanding of the topic and shape the whole work.

Citing Sources (3 points): Demonstrates mastery using in-text citations of sources and properly format full source information in the reference list (bibliography).
Timeliness (5 points): Assignment submitted on time or collaborated with professor for an approved extension before the module due date.

Module 1 SLP:
 
n the Session Long Project (SLP), the goal is to complete an 7- to 9-page paper on a topic of interest that is directly related to your concentration. There are four components to the SLP, and you will complete one component within each module.
Students are expected to incorporate any instructor feedback into each assignment.
SLP Assignment
SLP 1 will include:

Introduction: Identify the Topic (1 page)
Statement of the Problem (1/2 page)
Guiding Question(s) and Strategy (1 page)
Reference List

Introduction: Prepare an introduction to your SLP identifying a current (within one year) unique, special, or critical issue you are interested in professionally. The topic should be related to your concentration of study, thus providing an appropriate context for your writing. Include at least 3 articles from peer-reviewed journals that support the relevance, timeliness, and importance of the topic.

Statement of the Problem: Prepare a statement of the problem. Use the information below to assist you in the development of a problem statement related to the topic.
The statement of the problem “is an education issue or problem within the broad topic area that you believe is important. For example, within the topic area of distance learning, there might be issues or problems relating to a lack of student interest or accuracy of assessment of performance” (Christensen and Johnson, 2013, p. 71). In this example, the topic is distance learning and the problem is lack of student interest or accuracy of assessment.
A statement of the problem includes the following components:

This situation in/within (societal organization/institution/ policy, etc.).
Has created a problem (describe it in a few words).
In (name the context of your study), this problem plays out and creates this situation (be specific and give data to quantify the issue; reference the literature).
This problem impacts (name population) because (describe impact).

Guiding Questions and Strategy: Provide at least one guiding question and discuss what resources you will use to examine the issue.
Provide at least one guiding question (1 – 3 is acceptable). A guiding question (or research question) describes the purpose of your paper. This question is strongly related to the topic and issue you have identified in the problem statement.
You will write a literature review to address the topic and issue. You will use peer-reviewed journal articles to describe what is currently known about the issue. Provide a brief overview of the strategies you will employ to locate relevant and timely resources related to the topic/issue. Identify at least two strategies you will employ to locate resources. This may include specific peer-reviewed journals, education databases, government resources, etc. Hint: Use the Module 1 Reading Succeeding with Your Literature Review: A Handbook for Students (Chapters 1 and 3) by Oliver for guidance.
Chapter 1: The Nature and Purpose of a Literature Review
Chapter 3: Doing a Literature Review
Oliver, P. (2012). Succeeding with Your Literature Review: A Handbook for Students. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education
Reference List: Include an APA-formatted reference list.
SLP Assignment Expectations
MAED SLP Grading Rubric
Assignment-Driven Criteria (10 points): Demonstrates mastery covering all key elements of the assignment in a substantive way.
Critical Thinking (6 points): Demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem. Viewpoints and assumptions of experts are analyzed, synthesized, and evaluated. Conclusions are logically presented with appropriate rationale.
Scholarly Writing (3 points): Demonstrates mastery and proficiency in scholarly written communication to an appropriately specialized audience.
Quality of References and Assignment Organization (3 points): Demonstrates mastery using relevant and quality sources and uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to support ideas, convey understanding of the topic, and shape the whole work.
Citing Sources (3 points): Demonstrates mastery using in-text citations of sources and properly format full source information in the reference list (bibliography).
Timeliness (5 points): Assignment submitted on time or collaborated with professor for an approved extension before the module due date.
 
Discussion Module 1
 Educators and educational leaders benefit from opportunities to reflect on their professional experience and professional practice. Review the Module 1 reading, Developing Future Leaders: The Role of Reflection in the Classroom by Roberts (2008) and discuss why reflection is important in the professional development of educators and educational leaders. What role, if any, will reflection play in your professional development? How might it benefit you? Respond to at least 3 classmates’ posts. 

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