Chicago Public Schools

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Industry: K-12 Education
Organization: Chicago Public Schools

Use the Library or Internet, or share a personal experience of a training or educational organization to choose incidents, reports, or a case study revelation of the hiring, termination, compensation, or professional development practices of the organization.
Critique the organization’s policies and/or practice based on the information presented in your readings, experience, and personal research. Focus on summarizing the current regulations (such as, Equal Employment Opportunity [EEO] laws and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC] regulations, Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA], Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA], minimum wage, Family and Medical and Leave Act [FMLA], etc.), how they affect decisions in the area, and what ultimate mandates they require a training department/organization to address. Individually present your findings to the group in written form to the small group area.
The document should be outlined as below:
An introduction of the chosen organization and the industry represented
A summary of the incidents, reports, or case study used in your project
An explanation of how the current regulations affect the staffing issues being addressed (which could include but are not limited to recruitment processes, selection methods, how data are managed, termination, compensation, professional development, job levels, variable pay, performance evaluation methods, or employee benefits)
A critique of the organization’s compliance with regulations

https://policy.cps.edu/download.aspx?ID=32

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Violence in Middle Schools

Data from different sources may have to be collected in parallel (e.g., paper-and-pen surveys for teachers, corresponding students, and their parents AND retrieval of archival data from the school district). Provides detailed description of data collection process, including all sources of data and methods used,
such as field tests, interviews, member checking, observations, surveys, and expert panel review. Note: The collected data must be sufficient in breadth and depth to answer the research question(s) and interpreted and presented correctly, by theme, research question and/or instrument. sequence is acceptable.

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Symposium Presentation

Write a short description (200-300 words) of your plan for completing your Symposium Presentation. You might use the following suggestions to guide your thinking:

Describe the form that your Symposium Presentation will take, including your ideas for particular sets of slides or sections of the presentation. You might give a rough outline of your presentation, or highlight certain key points.

“Pitch” to an audience what you plan to say. What are some of the elements of the Symposium Presentation script? How would you describe the intended tone of your presentation, and what writing strategies will you use to achieve that tone?

Describe how your script and images will work together by focusing on a couple of slides. Do your text and your chosen image expand upon each other? Contradict? Clarify? Does the text illuminate the image and vice versa?

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Ethics in Education

Review the code of ethics and principles of professional conduct of the education profession in the state of
Florida from the page in this module.
Write a paper that:
Defines Ethics in your own words
Explains which ethics and which ethical approach(s) best align with the state of Florida belief system
How the Ethical Approach(s) apply to your teaching.
Make sure to include specific information from the Florida Department of Education Code of Ethics in your
paper. This paper should be double spaced and approximately 2 pages in length.
FEAP

  1. Professional Responsibility and Ethical Conduct. Understanding that educators are held to a high moral
    standard in a community, the effective educator adheres to the Code of Ethics and the Principles of
    Professional Conduct of the Education Profession of Florida, pursuant to State Board of Education Rules 6B1.001 and 6B 1.006, F.A.C, and fulfills the expected obligations to students, the public and the education
    profession.

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Online learning vs Traditional learning

An essay (1000-2000 words) containing at least four sources cited according to MLA style
Using the Internet, locate two articles (2-3 pages in length) for each part of the topic that you are comparing or contrasting. In other words, you need to find at least four articles that share the points on your topic that you wish to compare or contrast. Be sure to select articles that are from reputable sources such as news magazines, scholarly journals, or well-known blogs.
As you search, keep a record of all the articles you consider by providing a citation or a link to each one.
Be sure to cite the articles used in this assignment according to MLA style.
Your introduction should provide a brief overview of the research topic.
Your thesis should indicate whether your draft will focus on the similarities, differences, or both between the articles, and it should prepare readers for the body paragraphs. It should also indicate which side you prefer.
Your body paragraphs should include specific evidence (summaries, paraphrases or quotes) that help readers understand the points you are making.
Your conclusion should indicate the effects of the disagreements on this topic. Why is compromise possible/desirable or not?

Please use these two articles as base for the coparative essay:
https://classroom.synonym.com/advantages-traditional-classroom-learning-7964781.html

https://www.straighterline.com/blog/34-top-secret-benefits-of-studying-online/

And these others for references or expanding on subjects.

https://www.dexway.com/5-reasons-why-online-learning-is-more-effective/
https://news.mit.edu/2014/study-shows-online-courses-effective-0924
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2020-04-02-what-students-are-doing-is-remote-learning-not-online-learning-there-s-a-difference

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MEDIATING EFFECTS OF TEACHERS’ ORGANISATIONAL COMMITMENT ON RELATIONSHIP

  1. How teacher’s organization commitment works as a mediator in the context of the study? What is the problem of TOC? Elaborate more and add evidence to support.
  2. Your problem statement is not justified. You didn’t highlight what are the real problem that Pakistan Education faced especially in the teacher’s organizational commitment, instructional leadership, and teacher self-efficacy.
  3. What is the research gap for this study? What is the difference between this study with previous study?
  4. What is the theoretical gap? Need to show theoretical gap which means that no publish theory has addressed the research-concerned area, and the research gap as well on which question or problem that has not been answered by any of the existing studies or research within this field of study

1.1 Problem Statement

Primary education is a crucial stage for producing good quality citizens because education forms the core of the education system. Therefore, the Ministry of Education Pakistan has drawn some objectives for primary education, for example, to foster students’ personal development, preparation for the examination and international test, social capital and cultural thought; religious and moral contribution to the society and country (Zirkel & DuPaul, 2017). At the primary level, student’s academic performance has long been the interest of researchers in numerous jurisdictions to moderate the obstinate discrepancies in educational accomplishments among numerous social, cultural, racial groups around different parts of the world (Reardon, 2016; Pokropek et al., 2015).
A survey result conducted in 2016 by the government of Pakistan reflected low levels of students’ academic performance in primary schools of Pakistan. Assessments of Grade IV students conducted in 127 districts of the country showed that in Language test 24%, mathematics 19 %, Science 33%, and social studies test 43% students scored more significant than the scaled mean score respectively (Zirkel & Dupaul, 2017). Also, a national achievement test conducted at the national level (2014) disclosed that 79% of students in Science acquired scaled mean scores lower than the mean of 500, and just 21% of students cut across the mean score of 500. Another survey result likewise unfurled a decline in the attainments of students over the years. Students’ performance in Science dropped from 467 to 433 in between 2006 to 2014. In the same way, achievement in English (writing) and the rest of the subjects overall presented an alarming level that emphasized the requirement of urgent remedial actions (Shah et al., 2018).

Many researchers concluded the excellence of school principals as a significant part to improved school and students’ academic performance (Hallinger & Chen, 2015; Allen, Grigsby & Peters, 2015). Furthermore, one of the leadership style that has garnered interest in the principal job and its different dimensions to improve students’ academic performance is instructional leadership (DiPaola & Hoy, 2015). Instructional leadership investigators agree that instruction and students’ academic performances are the core of instructional leadership (Boyce & Bowers, 2018). Through principal instructional leadership teaching quality and teacher organizational commitment can also be marginally increased in all kind of institutions (Hallinger et al., 2018).

Researchers also indicated that teachers exhibiting greater self-efficacy are inclined to link and develop higher students’ academic performances (Taştan et al., 2018; Zee & Koomen, 2016). Substantial evidences have currently accumulated related to the impacts of positive efficacy beliefs on the part of teachers such as higher job performance, enhanced attendance, and better students’ academic performance (Taştan et al., 2018; Mojavezi & Tamiz, 2012).

Existing studies regarding the relationship between instructional leadership, teachers’ efficacy and students’ academic performance show inconsistent results. For instance Mestry’s study (2017), highlighted the direct effect of principal instructional leadership on students’ academic performance in South Africa. While studies by Robinson et al. (2017) found that the students’ academic performance is indirectly assisted by principal instructional leadership. Liu & Hallinger (2018) concluded that based on their reviews of literature and past empirical researches, there are mixed findings on the relationship between instructional leadership of principals, teachers’ efficacy and students’ academic performance. Therefore, more studies are needed in order to arrive at a more conclusive findings in terms of the relationship between instructional leadership, teachers’ efficacy and students’ academic performance

In addition as found out by Liu & Hallinger (2018) and Robinson et al. (2017), instructional leadership and teacher efficacy were indirectly related to students’ academic performance. They also suggested the need of mediating variable to be used in the relationship to students’ academic performance. Therefore teachers’ organizational commitment is proposed as mediating variable in this study. Teacher organizational commitment is regarded as the key factor and can be exhibited in the teachers’ teaching, dedication to improving students’ academic performances (Taştan et al., 2018). However studies that employed teachers’ organizational commitment as mediator between the relationship of school leadership and students’ academic performance are in general still limited.

Evidence shows that organizational commitment theories and models has been applied mostly into public and social organizations other than educational organizations (Al-Jabari, & Ghazzawi, 2019: Berberoglu, 2018). Moreover the theoretical understanding in the teachers’ organizational commitment research is still lacking because past studies have mostly focused on describing the types, strengths, structures, and technical aspects of teachers organizational commitment and not much on the outcomes (Al-Jabari, & Ghazzawi, 2019: Berberoglu, 2018). Therefore this study will bridge the gap by clarifying students’ academic performance as an outcome of the interactions among the variables. Despite the widespread evidence about instructional leadership models, the knowledge basis in certain countries is still developing and particularly in many growing countries, accessible literature on instructional leadership practices is still very limited. Also, instructional leadership is usually culture specific (Harris et al., 2019; Hallinger et al., 2018). Maximum teachers’ self-efficacy research studies have experimented with the school population of the United States and western countries. Supplementary investigations from a different culture will increase our conception of the process and generalizability of self-efficacy theory (Hallinger et al., 2018; Fackler & Malmberg, 2016).

Based on the reviews, existing literature regarding the association between under discussion variables is still scanty and inconclusive. Thus, this study proposes an explanation related to mediating effects of teachers’ organizational commitment, the commanding variable that has not earlier perceived as a source of indirect instructional leadership, and teachers’ self-efficacy effect on students’ academic performance based on Pakistani context.

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Disposition essay

Dispositions are the foundation for human behavior. Successful teachers must be thoroughly grounded within their dispositions. Highly effective educators continually develop themselves personally and professionally throughout their careers.

For this assignment, write a 500-750 word essay that combines what you learned from your previous assignments to address the following:

Why are Professional Dispositions of Learners important in educational settings? Provide examples from your past educational experience.
From your past educational experience, how have the Model Code of Ethics for Educators been applied to classroom practice?
What skills, traits, or attributes have you seen demonstrated by effective teachers from your past educational experience? What skills, traits, or attributes do you believe you need to develop to be an effective teacher?

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Boarding schools

1) When and how did boarding schools emerge?
2) What was the purpose of federally implemented boarding schools?
3) What key term does this topic connect to?
4) What did Native families do to resist boarding schools?
5) Lastly, what are the lasting effects on generations of boarding school survivors?

link:

https://www-proquest-com.libproxy.sdsu.edu/docview/1655086010?pq-origsite=summon

and: https://theconversation.com/what-the-california-dream-means-to-indigenous-peoples-79889
https://youtu.be/vdR9HcmiXLA

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The role of the teacher in the Christian school classroom

1.The role of the teacher in the Christian school classroom

  1. The role of the parent in the education of their children
  2. Why are you interested in teaching at a Christian School
  3. Give a brief account of how and when you became a Christian and your Christian experience since then (make it up)
  4. Give your own definition of a Christian. , What authority does the Scriptures have in your life?

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