ECERS system

Prior to beginning this assignment, you should review pages 7, 8, and 9 of the ECERS book, which explains how this tool is used. Then watch the ECERS Training Video. The Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale is a widely used system for assessing the quality of an early childhood environment. The video provides insight for ‘how-to’ use the ECERS system and may be helpful to address questions or concerns. You can find it at:  https://vimeo.com/20883172.

When you are comfortable with how to use the ECERS, use the book and plenty of paper for notes as you watch the videos based upon your selected track. You can choose to watch the videos of preschool environments or the video showing Kindergarten environments,
Your task is to assess the classroom and outdoor area you observe on your selected videos, using the following items:
* Space and Furnishing (Items 1 through 7)
* Learning Activities (Items 17 through 27)
You should assess and score each of these items, taking notes as justification along the way. When you have completed your observation, please submit a 3-page typed paper using APA formatting, addressing the 17 items (1 to 7 and 17 to 27) individually. Provide the name of the item and what score was given. Then, provide a short description of what you observed and your rationale/ justification for your score.

Track 1 – Preschool Observation
For students interested in completing the PreK observation, your journey will follow Alexa Borrego who shares a three-day internship activity at the Little People’s Landing Center in Highlands Ridge, Colorado.
Additionally, you will meet Joyce Mee, a PreK teacher from Jubilee School in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. Ms. Mee provides a glimpse of a typical day working with PreK children. As she shares, ‘the children are not actors so what you see is what you get’ (2016, 1:32 minutes) in a typical day of a PreK classroom.

Pre-School Training Videos
Approximately 98 minutes
Borrego, A. (2017). Day care observation video #1. Little People’s Landing Observation. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDg2hR1FPgA
(31:14 minutes).
Borrego, A. (2017). Day care observation video #2. Little People’s Landing Observation. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljahBVDaBNE&t=4s
(27:46 minutes)
Borrego, A. (2017). Day care observation video #3. Little People’s Landing Observation. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz0Oh2cxoTU
(28:02 minutes)
Mee, C. (2009). A day in the life of Pre-K. Northwest School Division. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4KDE3CA6qo
(10:09 minutes)

Track 2 – Kindergarten Fieldwork
For students interested in a kindergarten fieldwork observation, Bridget Spackman will take on a ‘behind the scenes’ look at life of a kindergarten teacher. From organizational development, classroom setup, and student instruction, Spackman demonstrates a typical day in the life of a kindergarten teacher.
Additionally, you will view a training resource video created by the British Columbia Principals’ and Vice Principals’ Association. In this video you will explore a full-day of kindergarten as you gain insight for delivering a vibrant, effective kindergarten program

Kindergarten Training Videos
Approximately 72 minutes
BCPVPA Videos. (2013). Full-day kindergarten: Exemplar videos. 4 part series. British Columbia Principals’ and Vice Principals’ Association. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwU07NFMqKA
(51:38 minutes)
Spackman, B. (2016). A day in the life of a teacher. The Lettered Classroom. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuVY4IIuU6g
(20:15 minutes).

ECERS assignment

This week you will follow up on the ECERS assignment you completed last week by creating an action plan. To begin, review the assignment you submitted last week, and identify a minimum of 8 Items that need improvement. For each of the 8 items, include:

1. The name of the item

2. A brief explanation of what you observed, and what score the item received

3. A discussion of what could be done to improve the score. Provide details, and use information from the ECERS and/or your course text to support your ideas.

APA requirements for this assignment are as follows: Title page (no headings need to be included); pages numbered; overall APA formatting with one inch margins, double spacing, and recommended font. No reference page is required if you only use your course texts. Please cite any outside sources appropriately if you use them.

Ethics Question Module 2

answer these questions 

1.Based on the video, tell me what you think is most interesting about Mill’s life?

2.What’s the relationship between the ethics of utility and a free society ( liberty or liberalism)

3.Please explain the central tenets of Utilitarianism in your own words – about 200 of them. Feel free to be creative , or use bullet points or prose

4.What are the different ways to understand the term “nature”?

5.According to Mill, why should we NOT follow nature – in terms of acting ethically?

Case Study Prep # 1

Please follow the guidelines to the Case Study Prep as outlined in Module 1. You have basically one page – 200 to 250 words – to write your overview, bullets and to seeking to apply Utilitarian Ethics to the cases. It is probably best to write two separate responses with the title of the case at the start of each of your responses

Watch the videos and use the attachments to answer every question

https://www.utilitarianism.com/mill2.htm

Executive Summary – SDLC

 Compose an executive summary that includes your SDLC recommendation (Agile or Waterfall) and references to support your recommendation. This summary for the executive team is typically 2- to 3 pages in length. Format your citations per APA guidelines. Below is the Scenario.

WeLoveVideo is a mid-sized entertainment corporation providing streaming video services to its customers globally. The company has become very successful, growing from 10 to 200 employees in the past 5 years and gaining significant traction in the market. In addition, their sales have grown from $100,000 to $40,000,000.

The primary services provided are streaming videos, primarily focusing on major network shows along with current and past movie releases. They are seen as an alternative service provider to local cable and satellite TV.

As the company has grown in size and revenue, they have found that the database they use to track customer data has become obsolete. The sales team has a hard time determining both its prospective customer demographics and its current customer preferences. Sales is in desperate need of a customer relationship management (CRM) system, but is currently well positioned to invest in improving the internal systems.

The company has a functional organizational structure. The departments include Sales, Human Resources, Finance, Operations, and Product Development. Each of these departments is influenced by customer data and will be potential users of the new CRM. In addition to its internal users, it has partnered with all the major networks to license and make its shows available to customers.

A CRM system will be no small undertaking. Currently, customer data is being managed through multiple spreadsheets that will need to be migrated. In addition, Finance uses a system called “Adaptive Insights for Finance,” which will need to interface with the CRM to ensure the integration of financial data.

Beyond this, WeLoveVideo has focused on improving its employees’ overall worker experience in terms of applications, workflow, and user interface. This new CRM will need to account for this, ensuring that the user interface and design lead to strong adoption across its users.

Speed of implementation will be critical, as the company senses it is losing money daily due to the lack of centralized customer information. WeLoveVideo is hoping that this CRM implementation will not only streamline Sales and Support, but will also provide valuable insights about its customers’ viewing and buying behaviors that will lead to increased market share.

Organizational Issues And Solutions

Overview

Leaders address issues and propose solutions. As a leader, you’ll need to stay on top of events that may facilitate or hinder productivity. You must create and implement solutions to address these issues.

In the assignment preparation, you chose an organization, described its organizational issue, and identified how it hinders organization efficiency. This assignment exposes you to complex modern organizational challenges. The solutions you devise should reflect your learning and research of organizational and individual influences in the workplace.

Instructions

The new CEO has selected your consulting firm to provide an analysis of the organizational efficiency.

Write a 2–3 page, double-spaced paper in which you will present to the CEO your findings during your research steps. You must propose strategic solutions in your paper to include the following:

  1. Describe the organization and the issue to resolve:
    • Provide a brief description of the organization you selected.
    • Present the organizational issue that adversely affected productivity and that you, the consultant, will review and resolve.
    • This information can be summarized from your assignment preparation last week. Make sure to incorporate any feedback that you received from your instructor.
  2. Analyze current corporate culture:
    • How has the current corporate culture facilitated the development of the current issue? Research the organization, dig into the culture, and analyze how it contributed to this issue. Hint: Review the mission and vision statements as well as the corporate Web site.
    • Identify areas of weakness:
    • What are the organization’s areas of weakness as they relate to the issue? Apply your research on organizational behavior approaches to aspects of corporate culture—such as diversity, teamwork, and motivational strategies—to help identify the areas of weakness.
  3. Propose solutions:
    • What organizational practices would you modify? What solutions would you recommend to management that would help solve the identified weaknesses? As a consultant, you will identify the suggestions and solutions you would present to the organization’s leadership with regard to modifying current organizational practices to resolve the issue.
  4. References and citations:
    • Provide at least two quality resources such as the course textbook, a company Web site, business Web sites (CNBC, Bloomberg, etc.), resources from the Strayer Library, and/or outside sources. Note: Wikipedia and Web-based blogs do not qualify as credible resources.
    • You can find in-depth and quality company information using the Nexis Uni database through the Strayer University Online Library.
    • In-text citations are required when paraphrasing or quoting another source.

Your Marketing Plan

Overview

For this assignment, you will document your hypothetical company’s background information and mission statement, your company’s short-term and long-term goals, an environmental analysis, and a SWOT analysis.

Note: You should make all assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Instructions

Create the first part of your marketing plan in 8–12 pages:

  • Write an introduction to your company. Describe your hypothetical company, its location, the product it makes or the service it provides, and introduce the contents of your marketing plan.
  • Develop your company’s mission statement.
  • Decide the main goals that you would like to achieve within the next year (short term) and the main goals that you would like to achieve within the next 5 years (long term). Determine the most appropriate ways to measure both short- and long-term goals.
    • Note: Consider the following metrics: tracking downloads of website content; website visitors; increases in market share; customer value; new product or service adoption rates; retention; rate of growth compared to competition; and the market, margin, and customer engagement.
  • Develop an environmental analysis that includes competitive, economic, political, legal, technological, and sociocultural forces.
  • Develop both a SWOT analysis and needs analysis for your product or service. Each analysis should examine three strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for your company.
  • Use at least three academic resources as quantitative marketing research to determine the feasibility of your product or service. These resources should be industry specific and relate to your chosen product or service.
  • Use the Part A Marketing Plan Template [DOCX] to complete the assignment.
  • The Part A Mission Statement and SWOT Analysis Sample [PDF] containing examples has been provided for your reference.

Anatomy 8

Based on what you have learned so far in this course, create a PowerPoint presentation that addresses each of the following components. Be sure to completely address all the prompts. Use clear headings that allow your professor to know which bullet you are addressing on the slides in your presentation. Support your content with at least four (4) sources throughout your presentation. Make sure to reference the citations using the APA writing style for the presentation. Include a slide for your references at the end. Follow best practices for PowerPoint presentations related to text size, color, images, effects, wordiness, and multimedia enhancements.

Part I: Describe how each of the following body systems are involved in maintaining homeostasis of the body:

  • Cardiac
  • Respiratory
  • Renal
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Blood and lymphatic
  • Immune

Part II: Describe how the endocrine system functions to control the following systems. Be sure to provide details of how the hormones work to relay messages to the body.

  • Cardiac
  • Respiratory
  • Renal
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Blood and lymphatic
  • Integument
  • Musculoskeletal

Assignment Expectations

Length: at least 16 slides

Deliverable 1 – The Foundation Of Healthcare Quality

Scenario

You are the Quality Director of a local health system. Your organization has decided to seek accreditation through the Joint Commission. Your first task has been penned by the CEO to prepare for the accreditation process by conducting a literature review on the impact of accreditation on quality of care. The review of literature should include the historical underpinnings of quality initiatives since the publishing of the blockbuster report by the Institute of Medicine – To Err is Human – and an evaluation of the developments in quality initiatives over the past two decades. Upon completing the review of literature, you are asked to compile a report highlighting the history of quality improvement and the significance of quality initiatives on the future of care delivery. Your report should support the organization’s goal of earning accreditation through the Joint Commission.

Instructions

Complete a report that encompasses the history of Quality Healthcare, which focuses on the ways in which quality improvement has changed over time and how past initiatives shape current and future quality initiatives. At a minimum, your report should include:

  • An assessment of the accreditation process and its role in improving quality of care.
  • A review of the quality initiatives that have been developed in recent years and the impact of the initiatives on the quality of care delivered.
  • Support for accreditation based on the review of literature on quality from the historical perspective to future implications.
  • A discussion on the fundamental changes that have been implemented since the IOM’s report and potential for continuous quality improvement.

Recommendations for your organization to prepare for the accreditation process based on your review of literature and your assessment of the overall process.

Rubric:

Clear and thorough assessment of the accreditation process and its role in improving quality of care. Includes comprehensive examples with multiple supporting evidence.

Clear and thorough review of the quality initiatives that have been developed in recent years and the impact of the initiatives on the quality of care delivered. Included comprehensive descriptions with multiple supporting examples.

Comprehensive analysis of the support for accreditation based on the review of literature on quality from the historical perspective to future implications. Included three or more examples of the differences between quality assurance and quality improvement.

Report contained clear, concise, and thorough discussion on the fundamental changes that have been implemented since the IOM’s report and potential for continuous quality improvement.

Comprehensive recommendations for your organization.

Research Project: Presentation

Create a 7-minute slideshow presentation with accompanying speaker notes on the topic Punishment and Rehabilitation of Criminals.

Presentation Issue/Question: Do we have a moral obligation to rehabilitate or punish criminals? Do we have a moral right to impose the death penalty on criminals?

Decide what your position is on this topic for example in favor or against and prepare to explain why. Pick one or more ethical theories to justify your beliefs about the topic. Present both sides of the issue fairly; then justify your viewpoint. End with at least three ethical discussion questions about the topic. Include a slide that lists your references in APA format (see the presentation outline section). Make sure your presentation features an appropriate number of slides and presents the information as clearly as possible. Avoid including slides with too many words, lack of clarity, and poor grammar. Use illustrations where appropriate. Utilize the information within the Research Presentation outline which is attached.

Guns, Germs, and Steel

In the prologue to Guns, Germs, and Steel, you read Yali’s question. answer the following: Why is Yali’s question still relevant today? How does our answer to his question direct how we live? Develop a thesis statement that succinctly expresses your opinion, and be sure to support each point with facts, examples, or quotes.