Assignment 3: Learning Plan
In this assignment, you will submit a draft of your learning plan for a classroom presentation on a narrow topic in your discipline for a course that you teach or may wish to teach in the future. (Please choose English Composition, Literature, Public Speaking, or any Communication course. Follow the attached template.
Submit a draft of your learning plan.
Note: The final draft of your learning plan will be submitted as a part of your plan timeline for the field experience project due in M7 Assignment 2 LASA.
The learning plan should include the following:
An audience analysis of the course you teach or may wish to teach in the future
A topic statement for the selected course
An instructional goal for the selected course
At least 2–3 learning objectives (to be shared with your audience) of the selected course
A statement of the motivators you'll use in the selected course to interest your students (a hook into your topic)
A schedule of content delivery and a list of teaching strategies (must include at least one active learning technique) appropriate for the content in the selected course
At least one formative or summative classroom assessment technique for the selected course
See grading criteria below:
Assignment 3 Grading Criteria
Submitted a learning plan for a classroom presentation on a narrow topic in the discipline for a course.
Included all the components specified in the assignment description.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
[Title of Paper]
July 22, 2015
Abstract (if needed) [replace]
[According to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), “An abstract is a brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of the article; it allows readers to survey the contents of an article quickly and, like a title, it enables persons interested in the document to retrieve it from abstracting and indexing databases” (2010, p. 25). The first line of the abstract is not indented. An abstract may range from 150 to 250 words (APA, 2010). I do not require an abstract for this class, so please delete this page. ]
[Title of Paper Goes Here (same as main title not bolded)]
[The introduction of the paper ending with thesis goes here.]
Sketch of Selected Postsecondary Institution
Here, you should develop two to three paragraphs describing the institution characteristics as well as student and faculty demographics. Do not describe the institution by its name; instead, describe the institution by geographical location and kind.
Trend Selected at Postsecondary Institution
Describe the trend that you have selected. Research available institutional data for the selected trend over the last decade and present a summary of your findings here. Do not reproduce any charts, graphs, etc. without having obtained permission to do so.
Discussion of Implications
Beaudoin (2003) encouraged administrators “to be informed and enlightened enough to ask fundamental questions that could well influence their institution’s future viability” (p. 1). In this section, you will need to list some fundamental questions that should be asked about your institution and discuss them. For example:
- Will the selected trend result in an increase or decrease in faculty hiring?
- How might the selected trend impact teaching and learning?
- Will there be a need for any administrative policy changes to accommodate the change?
In this section, discuss some positive or negatives projections that you can make based on the data gathered. Focus as much as possible on projections for teaching and learning. For example, do you think that increasing enrollment will translate to larger class sizes or a need to hire more faculty? If so, what might the institution need to do to prepare? There is no right or wrong answer here.
Changes for Improvement
Recommend changes for improvement to the institution on the basis of the data gathered and your projections. Focus as much as possible on teaching and learning. For example, how might the institution consider increased enrollment? Should they build dorms or expand to a more robust online program? Be sure to give a rationale for your reasoning.
[This is the where the conclusion of your paper goes.]
Beaudoin, M. F. (2003). Distance education leadership for the new century. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2(6). Retrieved from http://www.westga.edu/%7Edistance/ojdla/