Signature assignment: design a plan for a professional development | ED 7009 | Northcentral University

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Imagine that you have been asked to present on educating for a diversity of learners during a full-day professional development workshop at your local school or school district. Your Signature Assignment is to plan this workshop using the template provided in this week’s resources.

Choose four specific topics from this course that would be relevant and helpful to teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and other staff; you will define the exact audience. Each of the four topics you choose will become a 45-minute session, which you will outline using the template.  Note that the template includes a short break between the two-morning sessions, lunch after Session 2, and a short break between the two-afternoon sessions. 

While creating your full-day professional development activities, be sure to include current and immediately useful resources on each of the diversity issues you explore. Given that this is an academic assignment, you do need to include in-text citations and a reference list.

Length: 7-9 pages, using the provided template, excluding References page

References: Include a minimum of 8 credible resources with at least two resources for each session.

Your plan should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.