Please join the forums each week. Students must post a reply to weekly forums and reply to at least 2 other students for each Forum. This means that each week you should have 1 initial post and at least 2 responsive posts. A minimum of three posts are required to receive a B on weekly forums. To receive higher than a B you must post more than the minimum and you must support your responses with outside research or literature. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded. The Forums are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the week ends in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the forums and avoid copying and pasting from websites.
- Post the initial response to each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Thursday.
- Initial responses should be no less than 300 words.
- Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
- Reply to at least 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
- Replies to classmates should be no less than 150 words.
- Responses to classmates are significant to advance the forum.
- All forums can be accessed in the Forums section of the course.
Case Brief 1: Code of Ethics
Review the Code of Ethics from the Association of American Educators. Select one ethical principle and discuss how the law could contradict one of the ethical principles.
Case Brief 2: Student Rights and Responsibilities
Choose one judicial case that discusses one of the topics in this week’s readings.
Case Brief 3: Section 504
Select a case regarding special education or Section 504 (from anywhere in the United States) that has been decided no earlier than 2007.
Case Brief 4: Employment Relationship
Select a case regarding the employment relationship (from anywhere in the United States) that has been decided after 2007.
Case Brief 5: Teachers Rights
Select a case regarding teachers rights of any kind (from anywhere in the United States) that has been decided after 2007.
Case Brief 6: Religion in Schools
Select a case regarding religion in schools (from anywhere in the United States) that has been decided after 2007.
Copyright Professional Development
Create a copyright professional development activity and present it to at least one peer. Include an evaluation of the presentation from the participant(s) and upload a visual presentation of the professional development (presentation with voice or video). (Field Experience Log Activity for Certification Students)
Essay (Obj. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Students will have an essay assignment that consists of essay questions covering information from the chapters covered prior to the assignment. Essay responses require a minimum of five (5) paragraphs. This assignment is not cumulative and covers only set information.