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This exam serves as an introduction to assessment in early childhood settings. Various means of assessment i. Additionally, students explore how to evaluate assessment data for instructional decision-making. Exam content reflects contemporary theory and practice and promotes ideas and skills that tap children's propensity for creativity and critical thinking.

Numerous strategies of arts integration and examples of learning content through the visual arts, music, dance, and poetry are discussed. This exam explores early childhood organizational plans, procedures, physical facilities and surveys appropriate materials and equipment.

Emphasis is placed on the process of designing appropriate learning environments for young children and an integrated, developmental approach to curriculum and instruction in the early childhood education.

The exam covers all aspects of classroom life, the roles of children and adults in education, the physical and social environments, and the multiple developmental domains for children in early childhood education and provides a collaborative approach to curriculum development in early childhood education. This exam provides the guidelines for creating effective partnerships with families.

It provides an overview of the diversity of modern families. The emphasis is on examining elements that create successful partnerships and programs that work. Best practices suggest that when communities, schools, and families work together, the results are stronger communities that support the success of young people. The challenges that schools face today in fostering true parental engagement are the result of a multitude of complex issues. In completion of this course, students will have completed an in-depth study of ways schools are successfully meeting the parent-school connection challenge.

Students also explore and adapt strategies to create that connection in ways that meet the specific needs of various schools and communities. Foundations of American Education is a graduate-level course providing a broad study of the philosophical and social foundations of education in the United States. Students become proficient in terminologies, educational theories, practice and legislation relevant to the American educational system. Students link previously developed educational ideas to present practices and compare and contrast the benefits and deficiencies of the applications of these ideas.

After being exposed to this information, students should be able to implement these theories into practice. In addition to taking a final examination on the course content, students are required to write two research papers on assigned topics and must successfully complete both of these assignments in order to receive credit recommendations. This exam explores the many aspects of the profession of early childhood education, focusing on developmentally appropriate practices, types of programs, historical perspectives, ethics, current issues, and what it means to be a professional.

The purpose of this exam is to enable new and veteran teachers to construct the knowledge, basic competencies, and dispositions needed to the reading and writing abilities of students in grades Pre-K to 8. This self-study course provides students with an overview of the important writers and works of American Literature from World War II to contemporary times.

Class discussions focus on nonfiction essays, documents, poems, speeches, and short stories and their relevance to respective historical time periods. Students are responsible for reading required works and choose supplemental readings in a genre of their choice to enhance their literary education.

This self-study course provides students with an overview of the important writers and works of years of American Literature from Early America to World War II.

Students are responsible for required works and choose supplemental readings in a genre of their choice to enhance and inform their literary education. This exam is about determining whether an argument is sound using logical principles and teaches students to commit logical arguments to paper and to evaluate written arguments.

Students use various types of reasoning, including inductive, deductive and analogical reasoning so they are better equipped to make determinations as to the validity of an argument. Additionally, students continue to develop standard composition skills, including: This self-study course requires students to complete approximately six reading assignments and pass a final exam. This self-study course provides an overview of public speaking techniques, goals, and procedures.

The course begins with a discussion of presentation of speeches in general and ways to encourage maximum audience attentiveness. Students are required to deliver four oral speeches of varying lengths on assigned topics as described in the course syllabus and successfully pass a final examination to earn credit recommendations for this course.

It provides students with an extensive background in athletic training and acute and emergency care as a profession. Students who are majoring in athletic training will find in this essential background on which to build their complete education. Anatomy and Physiology SCI or equivalent. The study covers a variety of physiological disorders and diseases that require special exercise considerations. The course first covers an introduction to clinical exercise and general skills such as examination and interview skills as well as exercise testing and prescribing.

The course then shifts to a discussion of individual diseases and their related exercises. Endocrinology and metabolic disorders are discussed, followed by cardiovascular diseases. The pathophysiology, clinical considerations, and exercises as a part of treatment are discussed and applied for each disease.

The scope of each disease is also described. The final examination will ask students to read a series of case studies and respond to questions on each one in paragraph form in order to demonstrate mastery of the materials.

The course first covers respiratory diseases and the exercises which patients can perform to maintain or gain back their health, then shifts to a discussion of immune related diseases such as cancer. Clinical considerations, pathophysiology, and exercise training are described. The course also discusses disorders of bone and joints, as well as select neuromuscular disorders. Finally, the course discusses special populations, including children, older adults, people with clinical depression, and people with intellectual disabilities.

Within each topic, clinical considerations are factored in and the exercise training is described. The final examination asks students to read a series of case studies and respond to questions on each one in paragraph form in order to demonstrate mastery of the materials. This course is designed to introduce the structures of human anatomy and explain how these structures are involved in human movement.

Numerous illustrations and optional opportunities for are provided to enhance the learning of human anatomy. This is a science-based course covering background, theory, and research in the field of physical growth and motor behavior across the life span, as well as the practical application of these concepts.

The course begins with an introduction to changes in the body, from neurological to physiological and discusses what factors affect these changes. The course then focuses on motor control and development through every life stage. Sociocultural influences are described. Students learn how to assess these changes and understand their importance as a factor of human growth. This is a course for students with no prior background in the subject. The course begins with a background description of the field and continues with the history of the profession, then shifts to the actual role of the health education professional.

Focus is placed on the ethics, responsibilities, and required certifications one is required to have in the field. Students also learn about theories and planning models of health promotion. Additionally, the course teaches the setting for health education and promotion, as well as the agencies involved. Finally, the course covers the future of this growing field.

This self-study course is designed to provide students with a broad survey of the important issues in the study of comparative politics. Students will gain an understanding of world politics and political systems and compare issues and structures on a global level.

Students conduct in-depth studies of individual countries focusing on theoretical frameworks to explore broad issues such as why some countries modernize more quickly and why some are more democratic and understand how local issues have a worldwide impact. Students also explore how politics works on individual, group, national, and global levels. Throughout the course, students study political institutions and processes and learn to use critical thinking skills regarding the consequences of public policies.

Students observe the international economy and how politics shape a nation's influence on the local and global levels. Additionally, students learn about other countries, regions, and the world while asking fundamental questions about politics and government. This self-study course follows the Jewish immigration and settlement in the United States and covers the Jewish experience of Jewish immigrants, coming primarily from Eastern Europe and settling in the United States.

Jewish Art of Antiquity examines visual Judaism from the time of the settlement of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel, including major emphasis on Late Antiquity. This includes knowledge of the major archaeological finds from that period in both Israel and the Diaspora, and what makes each significant. The exam presents a variety of interpretations of these pieces and analyzes the debates over various theories of interpretation. Social, political, and religious contexts are examined to better understand the meaning of the art.

Comparisons are made between different works from the period. Special attention is given to the rabbinic view on art and specific types of art, and what level of influence the rabbis may have had over the producers of the art in this period. It also covers the history of synagogue music for prayer and cantillation of the Bible and traces the development of the art of chazzanus and the folk song.

Numerous Jewish cultures, both Ashkenazic and Sephardic will be discussed. Students discover how Jewish music developed in different circumstances and ultimately examine how the music of the Orthodox community became what it is today. The exam surveys many of the tools in the mathematical toolbox, including concepts in data sets, number systems, algebra, geometry, logic, graphing, probability and statistics.

At each stage, students are expected to apply these tools to analytically solve problems. Familiarity with the basics of arithmetic, algebra and geometry is assumed, though the relevant concepts are reviewed where appropriate.

College Algebra and College Geometry or demonstrable skills in those areas, such as superior scores on standardized tests in those areas. This self-study course provides students with a working knowledge of the most important basic concepts of probability and statistics by teaching methods of how data is sorted, characterized, visualized, and interpreted.

Students discuss important probability concepts such as events, sample spaces, conditional probability, and effects of multiple variables. This course introduces students to the exciting world of event planning, corporate meeting planning and conventions. Topics include new trends and techniques. Case studies are explored. This self-study course explores the prevalence, symptoms, causes, and treatments related to major psychological disorders, including: Detailed case studies and concept checks help students examine and apply what they have learned.

This course consists of three lessons that are designed to help you, the child care professional, make nutrition education a part of snack time. If you do not receive a reply, please contact ICN. Optional Best Practices Training. Infant Meal Pattern Requirements Training. This course features key information for serving nutritious foods while in child care settings. How To Request Training? Three Things to Remember: ICN Consultant Trainers must train a minimum of 4 hours in a single day.

A minimum of participants is required for ICN to provide a training session. The entire series can be viewed online:. State agencies and child nutrition program operators can request the training as a half-day, full-day or two-day training. The Facilitator's Guide digests the material from the Procuring Local Foods Guide into a script, while also offering tips for conducting a successful training and incorporating interactive exercises. For more information about how states and schools can use this pilot, see the FNS pilot website and for more information about how vendors can participate, see the AMS pilot website.

Skip to main content. Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs covers procurement basics, defining local, where to find local products, and the variety of ways schools can purchase locally in accordance with regulations.

Local Procurement Decision Tree "Local" can't be used as a specification, but there are many ways to buy local products. The entire series can be viewed online: A growing body of research demonstrates several positive impacts of serving local foods and providing food education through Child Nutrition Programs, including increased participation and engagement in meal programs, consumption of healthier options, and support of local economies.

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