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    Due to professional development at Cartersville Middle School being providing at times during the day that often do not correlate with the ELL teachers’ planning period, these teachers have missed training on how to use some of the basic technology the Cartersville School district provides. In addition, these teachers have not been provided time to work with the technology that has been placed in their classrooms to see how it can benefit them in their ELL classroom and how it can provide it can support language development with the ELL student. Therefore, there are two main goals for the five-day summer professional development for the ELL teachers. Goal 1 - Provide opportunities for the middle school ELL teachers to learn specific technologies provided by their district and those technologies that promote visual literacy. In order for 100% of the ELL teachers to reach this goal the following SMART objectives have been set. • By the mid-point of day one’s training, the middle school ELL teachers will locate, log-in, save, and share to their Office 365 account. • By the end of day one’s training, the middle school ELL teachers will be familiar with the features of the Gale/Cengage databases. • By the end of the second day’s training, the middle school ELL teachers be introduced to several Quick Response programs like Kahoot and Plickers, create a user accounts, create quizzes, and enroll students into the class roster section. • By the end of the third day’s training, the…

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    Leadership Goal 1 Goal Number 1 – Cognitive: “Keep the mind sharp” – Continual Learning Relevant Areas of Growth 1 – Critical and Creative Thinking 1. Personal Impact – Professional development; become more knowledgeable in the fraud prevention and intelligence spheres and have more opportunity for advancement within the Army Reserve and my civilian career. 2. Impact on others – Articulate information to support priority intelligence requirements to a higher headquarters. 3.…

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    Competency Goal 1

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    Goal 1: Incorporate a diversity of students and incorporate students into a diverse culture • Include diverse content. In planning my class and creating the curriculum, I will purposefully pursue resources that come from other countries and cultures, and are not just out of a commonly used textbook. Many of my sources will be primary sources that proclaim the voice of minorities. Even using one such source throughout the year and studying it thoroughly can help my students to recognize that…

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    Though out my time in HDFS 3080, I have caught myself putting the effective interpersonal skills we have learned to use. I am now more conscious about the way I talk to others, and how I formulate responses. I have learned that the effective interpersonal skills I have been taught actually do help me communicate more effectively. In this exercise, I was to choose a relationship partner and engage in a relationship assessment. I chose my boyfriend of 8 years, Hunter. Goal 1: Increase Your Level…

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    The cognitive connectionism theory can be used to describe Amanda’s language development. In this theory “language is learned, not innate. It relies on generic cognitive information-processing and pattern-recognition mechanisms” (Wolf-Nelson, 2010, p.61). In this theory children use cognitive abilities such as attention, perception, working memory and retrieval to receive information form their environment and construct language competence by using information processes and language. In this…

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    Childhood Nutrition

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    Introduction Setting goals for your children aimed at developing into healthy adults is essential. But as a parent you must be careful in how you are doing it, otherwise it will backfire, and you will end up witnessing your kids doing the very opposite of what you want to do. That could cost them their health one day--and even their life. Indeed, the problem is quite serious. There has been a marked increase in childhood obesity in the last thirty years, which, in turn, leads to a host of…

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    Goal 2

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    Goal 2: Improve physical and mental health Objectives: I will exercise twice a week for 30 minutes and do individual or group based yoga three times a week for 30 minutes Strategies: I will attend yoga sessions at the local YMCA. I will attend my local gym two times a week. I will walk around the track at the gym and do the row machine. I will keep track of this by completing a self-monitoring system and rewarding myself with a new journal or another reinforcer for completing the yoga and…

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    Humans Vs. Zombies

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    Situation Statement History: Origins: Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) was first established in 2005 at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland. The creators, Brad Sappington and Chris Weed, made the game free under a Creative Commons license, allowing suborganizations all over the world to play. Humans vs. Zombies is now played on six continents. Rules and Objectives: Humans vs. Zombies at its core is a game of tag. In the original rules, one player is chosen to be the "Original Zombie" and then tags…

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    Mike Tyson is a former American professional boxer, holding the record of being the youngest heavyweight boxer in United States history (“Mike Tyson”). Yet while Tyson won his fights in the ring, he lost his fight in court. In 1991, Tyson was accused of raping Desiree Washington. Tyson had a rough life growing up, so when it came to putting him on trial his chances of being found not guilty did not look so good. (Godden). Even though Tyson was an outstanding boxer, his career ended when he was…

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    is going through. The boxers little brother is very symbolic to the voice of normal reasoning and illustrates what any logical human being would do in this type of situation. After the boxer gives the mugger money, the little brother asks in confusion on why he didn't use his boxing capability to fight him. He saw this kid as someone who needed help, unlike the majority of the population who would suggest a good punch in the mouth would’ve been a better idea. One of the most important lessons…

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