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EDU650: Teaching Learning and Leading in the 21st Century

EDU650: Look Ahead: Final Project

Look Ahead: Final Project

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The Final Project due in Week 6 requires you to integrate the work completed throughout the course into a video presentation. Using any video presentation tool (e.g., Screencast-O-Matic (Links to an external site.), or VoiceThread (Links to an external site.)), you will capture your voice and slides on video.

This week, you are required to review the Final Project requirements included below and to begin working on your video presentation. Although there is no graded activity to be submitted this week, you are encouraged to begin working on your video presentation as early as possible.

Prepare

From the three scenarios listed below, choose the one that most interests you:

  • Corporate Trainer: No Excuses University is looking for someone to handle the day-to-day human resources training and onboarding training requirements for its Dallas office. They need someone with a background in education and master’s degree in education. Along with foundational knowledge of education, they are seeking competence and confidence in front of the camera to support virtual and face-to-face corporate training. You have been asked to submit the initial introduction of your skills and abilities through a multimedia interview presentation instead of interviewing in person.
  • Military Training Officer: The military training command is expanding and adding a new training billet to the European Sector, based in Kaiserslautern, Germany. This new training officer position will instruct troops from all five branches as they arrive in the country. The Atlantic area commander has heard you are completing a master’s degree in education and has asked that you apply. Your application will be presented to admirals and generals from each branch. You have been asked to submit a multimedia interview presentation instead of interviewing multiple times in person. This position comes with a field promotion to the next grade/level and is a highly-coveted position for a career military officer.
  • K-12 Teacher: A school has been taken over by the state for poor performance. Based on the topics covered and the assignments you completed in this course, the new principal has asked you to interview for the lead teacher position. This position would make you a part of the leadership team representing your grade level and give you greater ability to enact significant changes across the school. You are one of only 20 candidates asked to apply for this prestigious position. You have been asked to submit a multimedia interview presentation instead of interviewing in person.

Reflect

Consider how you will land the job by reflecting on your strengths and the reasons why you would be a good candidate for the scenario you chose. Reflect on the topics you have covered during this course and how you can weave these important concepts, strategies, and ideas into the interview:

  • Culture of universal achievement
  • 21st-century teaching skills
  • Instructional management planning
  • Collaboration
  • Standards alignment
  • Multiple intelligences
  • Lesson planning
  • Assessment for learning
  • Data management

Content Instructions:

With a total of 12 slides, create a slide presentation that you will present in an 8- to 10-minute video interview to your potential employer. In your video slide presentation,

  • Introduce yourself and the position for which you are applying.
  • Describe culture of universal achievement and why it is important (from Week 1). Make reference to your readings.
  • Describe the 21st-century skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity) you possess and how you will use them (from Week 1). Make reference to the course readings.
  • Share your example of an instructional management plan (from Week 2). Consider sharing your rules and expectations.
  • Explain the value of collaboration and how you use it with peers (from Week 2). Make reference to the course readings.
  • Explain standards alignment regarding instructional planning (from Week 3). Make reference to the course readings.
  • Summarize multiple intelligence and why is it important to understand (from Week 3). Make reference to the course readings.
  • Discuss your approach to instructional planning as it relates to backwards design or traditional model (from Week 4). Make reference to the course readings.
  • Discuss your approach to assessment for learning and how you assess learners (from Week 4). Discuss both formative and summative assessments.Make reference to the course readings.
  • Explain the value of data and data management (from Week 5). Make reference to the course readings.
  • Conclude with a wrap up of your interview and an explanation for why you are the best candidate for the position.

Each of the above topics must be represented by one slide in your slide presentation. Your slides should only include the key words that you will elaborate on within your video presentation.  Additionally, include a slide that lists the references, in APA style, used in your presentation. Be sure that those sources are cited within your presentation slides. Consider using the references from the previous weeks’ assignments. You must use as least three scholarly sources.

Your slide presentation must be at least 12 slides (including the references slide) highlighting the main points of the above topics that you will speak to in more detail in the video interview.

In the notes section of the slide, written out in a Word document or a piece of paper, include a script of what you will be saying in the interview. Use this script as you record your slides to make your presentation as seamless as possible.  This will help to ensure you stay within the 8-10 minutes.

After you have created your slide presentation, record your video interview with you presenting your slides, using a multimedia tool of your choice:  Screencast-O-Matic (Links to an external site.), or VoiceThread (Links to an external site.).

The recorded video interview is what you will be submitting to your instructor for grading, not the slide presentation.

Please review the full prompt in Week 6 and contact your instructor if you have questions about the Final Project.

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