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Tags: discussion, micro-teaching lesson plan, educational autobiography
Hello Everyone, Thank you for another terrific discussion this week! I’m really enjoying your conversation about the pros and cons about professionalizing a field such as adult education. I think you’re doing great job thinking through some of the complex issues around certification and creating a code of ethics and really who has the final say in what the overarching rules and policies of a field should be. In addition, I am appreciating your beginning posts about the extra chapters that you read last week during about the knowledge society, and about future movements in adult education. This week the discussion is terrific and it is one of our last discussions about theoretical issues related to adult education and historical issues related to adult education. From here were moving to the actual practice of adult education. At this point, you should be working on preparing your micro-teaching lesson plan. In the introduction course we try to touch on all aspects of the Adult Education program (that you’ll cover in much more detail in the other courses throughout the master’s degree program) including the actual teaching of adults. So you will have an opportunity to create a micro-teaching lesson plan and to teach that lesson to your peers during the final week of this course. Please as always feel free to post any questions or concerns about the assignment guidelines on the “Ask the Instructor” discussion board or you can email me questions directly through the send mail function on Blackboard. This week we have our final education autobiography personal journal entry due. We are wrapping up all of work on our educational autobiography and in doing so I’ve asked you to reflect back on all of you previous personal journal entries to really find out what you have learned about what it means to be an adult educator through this journaling process. I am really looking forward to reading your personal journals this week. As always they are due by the end of the day on Saturday. Right now, I am finishing up my office hours on Tuesday. I do have office hours on Wednesday as well from 8am to 12pm and I will have those same office hours throughout the rest of the semester. If those office hours don’t work for you please send me a note so we can find an alternative time to meet. Thanks again for all of your hard work everyone I look forward to the rest of our discussion it is open until 10pm on Wednesday. Have a great week!
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Tags: Mini case studies, personal journals, micro-teaching lesson plans
Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying Week #12. Thank you so much for your great work on the discussion board this week. I really enjoyed reading, listening to and watching all of your mini case study presentations. I gave an extra special shout out to those of you who opted to use ipadio or YouTube. Thank you for experimenting with that technology. Of course a script is completely acceptable for this assignment, as well. I think you all chose very interesting international sties to do a case study about and I think we have a diverse collection of sites, as well, to help us see how Adult Education programs operate in other parts of the world. So, thank you again for your hard work on those. I am in the process of scoring your mini case study papers. All of your scores will be returned by Friday. As always if you have a question or concern about a score you received please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am always willing to chat with you about your scores and I want to make sure that everyone receives the score they deserve. Thank you also for the other half of our discussion this week. You are discussing the chapters you chose to read in the Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education. I think some excellent lines of discussion have been spurred from your chapter reviews about issues relating to educating older adults, issues related to gender, sexual orientation, race, etc. These are very important conversations and I’m really enjoying the threads that has taken place and have evolved on our discussion board this week. Thank you again. This week, in addition to our discussion, you have a personal entry due. This week you’ll be exploring a non-formal or informal adult education program that you have that you have participated in. If you haven’t posted your personal entry yet you have until the end of the day on Saturday. At this point, your next big paper assignment is the micro-teaching lesson plan. That is due on May 3. Please take a look at the assignment guidelines for that assignment. Begin thinking about and working on that assignment, because it will come up very quickly. The micro-teaching lesson plan assignment is a paper assignment that you turn in and then we will be working in small groups so that you can actually teach your lesson to your peers in our course. So plan to turn in that paper copy and also be prepared to do some online teaching as part of your micro-teaching lesson plan. If you haven’t explored with Ipadio or YouTube yet, the micro- teaching lesson teaching opportunity will be a great time for you to do so. Every presentation should include some audio or video component when you are teaching your lesson during that discussion week. I just want to remind everyone that I post video and audio content in your weekly folders every week. That content is related to adult education and in most cases directly related to the topics we are discussing in class during that week. Please be sure to watch or listen to the content that I post in your folders. If you miss the content you can always go back to previous weekly folders to watch or listen to any video or audio content that you’ve missed. Next week I’ve put in a very interesting piece about adult education and autism. I strongly encourage you to watch /listen to that content and listen to how issues such as autism impact adult education in learning settings. Thanks again for all of your time this week. I am finishing up my Wednesday office hours today at noon and as you know I am doing a special set of office hours tomorrow, on Thursday, from 8am-9am. Have a great week everyone!
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Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying Week #11. That’s right we are getting to the end of the semester. It comes so quickly! Thank you all for a great discussion this week. We are still continuing our conversation of formal and non-formal forms of adult education and we are getting into some discussion about the import issues of oppression and privilege within the field. You will be taking ADE 655 as part of the Master’s Degree program in Adult Education. I teach that course and of course that particular course focuses on adult education and its connection to oppression and privilege to society. So you’ll have an entire course to dig deeper into those issues later in your time here in the Adult Education program. My research is in social class oppression as well as oppression based on gender and based on location in society, so these issues are very exciting for me and you may see me jump in on the board to ask some clarifying questions and to move our discussion forward. In addition, your follow up discussion for this week is around education and globalization. You’ve read several chapters on international issues in adult education and this is the discussion thread where you can discuss those further. If you have an interest in international adult education we will be offering an elective course in the fall. That course “international adult education” will be taught by Rachel Dominguez one of our wonderful lectures. I encourage you to speak to your advisor if your interest in taking that class. Registration for fall and summer courses begins tomorrow April 9. Please touch base with your advisor to help you come up with a plan for course mapping throughout the program. If you’re looking for a summer course, I’ll be teaching ADE 660: Grant Writing for Education and Training during the A session this summer and I’d love to have any and all of you in that class. But don’t worry if you don’t take that class you’ll have at least one more opportunity to work with me in the program in ADE 655 and potentially ADE 689, the research course, as well. Speaking of international adult education, this Saturday you have your mini case study in international adult education due. You will be finding information for this case study largely through the internet. You can do a search of the type of adult education that you’re interested in, such as literacy education, and find out what programs are available internationally. Then you can pick an international program to find out as much information as you can about that program and then compare it to how literacy education or whatever type of education you choose operates here in the United States. As always, please feel free to email me questions directly through the “Send Mail” function in our Blackboard course site or post the questions on the “Ask the Instructor” discussion board. Often times if you have a question your peers may be having the same question, so it’s wonderful to ask those questions on the “Ask the Instructor” board. Next week you will be presenting your mini case study as part of your discussion First Post. It will be your entire discussion first post. You will have the option to use a YouTube video, an ipadio Phonecast, or to post a script. If you haven’t tried to use one of our alternative forms of technology such as ipadio or YouTube video, I strongly encourage you to do so during this discussion board opportunity. It’s great to learn different types of media that you can use later on in your career in adult education. Unfortunately, ipadio recently got rid of the text to speech function. This was heartbreaking for me because I use ipadio so often. So please post a script or a description of your presentation along with any ipadio phone cast that you do. There are many different tools available for free online to do free text to script transcription. You can search those on the internet. If anyone really likes a particular text to speech tool, please post information about it on the “Ask the Instructor” board or on the Bulletin Board. Thanks so much for your help with that! This week I have my regular office hours. I’m just finishing them up now. I also have them tomorrow, Wednesday, from 8am-12pm. Next week my office hours will be slightly different. I will have my Wednesday office hours from 8am-12pm but instead of Tuesday office hours, I will have officer hours on Thursday morning from 8am-9am. As always you are welcome to email me, call or stop in during those times and if those times aren't convenient please send me a note and I’ll try to find an alternative time to meet with you. In addition to my change in office hours next week, you will be receiving my phonecast a day later on Wednesday. Thanks everyone for all your hard work good luck with your mini case studies. I am really excited to see, hear and read your presentations about those case studies next week!
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Spring planting combinations, perennial cornflowers and color control in the garden
Using a block a the beginning of class to promote the internal rotation of the thighs and to begin to activate the leg muscles. Working with forms of Vashistasana and forearm plank to build heat and strength in the upper body then finishing up with some hip work. Enjoy yogis:)
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Discuss the questions: What are your plans for the future? Have you decided on a career yet? Would you like to do the same job as your parents? Do you have either a full time or a part time job at the moment?
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As the Ambassador of Significance and best-selling author, Joseph Jordan is an industry legend with more than 40 years of experience under his belt. Joe's career in financial services spans every facet of the business, from insurance to annuities to Wall Street. Joe Jordan began his career with Home Life Insurance Company in 1974. Directly after running insurance sales at PaineWebber, he joined MetLife to build its annuity business. Later he was responsible for all MetLife retail product development, initiating fee-based financial planning. Joe also founded the Behavioral Finance Organization at MetLife. After holding the position of senior vice president at MetLife, Joe turned his focus to sharing his inspirational message with financial professionals around the world.
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Tags: Discussion board, mid-course review, site visit report
Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying Week #7. This week we are having a discussion about transformative learning experiences, as well as thinking through some of the issues in adult development and how they relate to adult education. We are also continuing our very important conversation on access to both adult education programs and classrooms. One of the most important things we can do as adult educators is to promote welcoming learning environments and this week we are continuing our conversation of how we can do that. The discussion board is now open. There is a somewhat higher requirement for posts this week. Since we have such a small class, our conversations haven’t been quite as robust as I think they can be. So I have upped the requirement of the posts a little bit hoping to inspire more meaningful interactions between peers on the discussion board. As a reminder, the discussion board is our class time each week. In the program we are required, to be certified to give you a Master’s degree here at Buffalo State, to have a set class time class time every week and that time is our discussion board. So please plan to spend about the same amount of time you would spend in a face to face classroom on the online discussion board, and that is about 2 hours and 40 minutes. We also do a personal journal entry, so that can be included as part of that time as well. Speaking of personal journals, this week you will be completing your mid-course review. This gives a chance to reflect on your reading and the work you’ve done in the course to date and to think through what value you found so far in the activities, discussion, papers, and reading that we’ve done. I love getting feedback on the course! Please do not feel you need to censor yourself. This journal is for you, so you should be very honest with yourself about the things that are working really well and if you have any concerns you should feel free to share them. As always, I have office hours this week, today on Tuesday I had them, and I will have them tomorrow on Wednesday 8am-12pm. As always, you are welcome to contact me at any time to set up an alternative time to meet and you are welcome to email me questions or concerns any time, or post them on the “Ask the Instructor” discussion board which is now working in both sections of AED 500. So last week, you received back your Adult Education Definition and Postionality papers. You all should have your scores and detailed comments from both the Writing Coach and myself. I hope you found this detailed feedback to be useful. This paper is generally one of the more difficulty papers in the program, because it’s the first paper you often write and it is scored very strictly for both grammar and APA style, as well as for content. Don’t be discouraged if you struggled with citation or if you struggled for grammar or formatting or APA style. All of this is something we want to catch in the first paper in the program so that you have time to work with our free Writing Coach to improve your writing skills, so by the time that you get ready to do your comprehensive exam for graduation you are ready to pass that exam. We never want to have a student pass all of their courses and then find they are unable to write a passing comprehensive examination. So if you have been referred to the Writing Coach, please take advantage of the free service that we offer for you. Additionally, those APA sources are available in our Assignment Guidelines folder. There’s a link to the Purdue Owl APA guide and the Harvard APA tutorial and there are also videos about plagiarism. As a reminder, plagiarism is a major ethical violation so you must site any words that are not your own using quote marks or a block quote and you must site any idea that is not your own with a reference at the end of the sentence or thought. You should at this point be working on the next paper assignment which is the Site Visit Report. That report is due before spring break, next week on March 22. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about this assignment. We will not be using the “Turnitin” drop box and I will not be sending this to the Writing Coach. I will look at this assignment mainly for content and I will give you comments for your APA style and grammar. If you don’t try to APA at all I will take off points. So please do try to use APA style and try to have great grammar and format, but again I will be grading mainly for content in this assignment. I can’t wait to see the site visits you choose to conduct and to see where you choose to go to do your site visit. We will all be learning about each others’ site visits during the discussion when we return from spring break, Week #10. I will post the presentation guidelines for that discussion next week so that you will be able to work on that presentation discussion over spring break. If you choose to so you will actually have over a week to get that discussion post ready, if you would like to work on it early. If not, you’re welcome to work on it the weekend before the discussion begins, as usual. Thanks again for all of your hard work everyone! I hope you have a terrific week and I look forward to reading your mid-course review.
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Tags: stopwatchgardener, Rare Plants for Rare Disease Research, spring
The garden is waking up, with birds and bumblebees starting to show their faces. Plus, talking about moving plants around and purging what you don't want.