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AED 202 Week 1 CheckPoint Characteristics of Developmental Periods

Write a 200- to 300-word response that identifies and explains distinguishing characteristics of each of the five developmental periods.

AED 202 Week 1 DQS

DQ 1

DQ1: Johnny is a 5-year-old kindergarten student starting school for the first time. What changes do you expect to see Johnny go through in the course of his first year of school? Be specific in your response, addressing changes in his physical, emotional, and cognitive domains. How might these changes impact Johnny’s behavior in the classroom?

DQ 2

 DQ 2: According to the nature versus nurture debate, how might each affect the overall classroom performance of a student? Be as specific with your examples as possible.

AED 202 Week 2 CheckPoint Physical Development Profile

Consider the developmental age groups of early childhood and adolescence as defined by the text.
Create a profile for each age group, detailing the normal physical development of each group.
Document the changes from early childhood to adolescence.
Post your response in 200 to 300 words.

AED 202 Week 2 Individual Assignment Health Issues Presentation

Develop a presentation for early childhood and middle childhood groups that addresses health issues appropriate for each developmental level.

Illustrate a program you believe will raise child awareness of the importance of healthy life choices and the effects of poor health choices. What inherited or environmental factors might change the normal course of child development?

Present your results in an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation. Be sure to include detailed speakers notes outlining the importance of wise health choices and the consequences of poor choices.

Describe in 200 to 300 words how your program can be implemented in a classroom

AED 202 Week 3 CheckPoint Stages of Cognitive Development

Review the developmental trends listed on p. 201 of your text.
Prepare a 200- to 300-word response outlining what is considered normal cognitive development at each of the five stages of development: infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, early adolescence, and late adolescence.

AED 202 Week 3 DQS

DQ 1

DQ1: Discuss one way in which Piaget and Vygotsky share similar ideas and one way in which their views differ. To which theoretical view do you relate and why?

DQ 2

DQ2: Discuss how you, as a professional, may be able to assist children in refining their learning and metacognitive problem-solving strategies. At what stage in the maturation process do you believe it is most important to address a child’s learning and problem-solving strategies? Explain your answer.

AED 202 Week 4 Individual Assignment Information Processing Theory

Compose a 1,400- to 1,700-word paper analyzing the information processing theory.

 Identify the components of the information processing theory described in the text.
 Define the components and their functions.
 Summarize the interrelationship among the components and explain what is needed to move information through the model.
 Explain how a child processes information and how the process changes as the child grows older.
 Explain whether you believe environment and heredity influence intelligence and information processing.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Post your paper as an attachment.

AED 202 Week 4 CheckPoint Multiple Intelligence Theory

Choose a topic (such as history or science) you feel is relevant to the age group you work with or expect to work with.
Describe in 200 to 300 words how you can assess a child’s knowledge on your chosen topic using at least five of Gardner's intelligences.

AED 202 Week 5 CheckPoint Case Study

Read each e-mail in Appendix D. For each e-mail:

Describe any content and formatting errors found.
Determine if the content is appropriate for a workplace setting. If so, explain why. If not, identify the errors made and rewrite the e-mail so it is appropriate.

Post the completed Appendix D document as an attachment.

AED 202 Week 5 DQS

DQ 1

 DQ1: Rank the perspectives of language development in order of importance. Explain why you feel your first choice is the most important.

DQ 2

DQ2: Discuss three different ways a teacher can foster syntactic or semantic development in students. Provide a classroom example of each.

AED 202 Week 6 Individual Assignment Reading and Writing Development

Compose a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper addressing the following points:

 Choose two age groups from different periods in the physical development process. Give some thought to the age groups you choose, as you will focus on them in later weeks and for the final project.

 Compare what you would expect to see in the classroom from each age group in terms of expected reading and writing development. How might this influence which reading and writing activities you would assign? What could you do to strengthen a student’s reading or writing skills in each developmental stage?

 Organize the information in a manner that allows for an easy comparison of the two age groups. (There are several organizational options available to you in Microsoft® Word: tables, columns, and formatting of text.)

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Post your paper as an attachment.

AED 202 Week 6 CheckPoint Reading and Writing Strategies

Post a 200- to 300-word response detailing strategies a concerned parent can use to help improve his or her child’s reading and writing skills.


AED 202 Week 7 CheckPoint Oral Presentation

Create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation of six to eight slides with speaker notes on oral presentations.

Review Ch. 17 of the text for information.

Follow the guidelines in Chapter 17 for formatting presentation slides.

Read Appendix F, for specific information on completing the CheckPoint.

Include reference slide at the end of the PowerPoint.

Post the presentation as an attachment.

AED 202 Week 7 DQS

DQ 1

 DQ1: What qualifies as an emotional disorder? Explain which emotional disorders are most common in children. How might these emotional disorders impact a child's development and learning?

DQ 2

 DQ2: A child’s perception of self varies by age and emotional development. As a professional, it is important that you recognize a child’s self-image as it relates to his or her development. How do strategies that promote a healthy self-image differ as a child matures from early childhood to middle childhood and into early adolescence? Why?

AED 202 Week 8 Individual Assignment Social and Moral Development

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper addressing the following points:

 Explain the stages of social and moral development children experience from early childhood through adolescence.
 Compare the social and emotional development of the children in each of the age groups selected in Week Six.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Post your paper as an attachment.

AED 202 Week 8 CheckPoint Moral Reasoning

Select one of the age groups chosen in Week Six. Decide on the child’s age, what level and stage he or she is at developmentally, and list some characteristics demonstrating the nature of the stage.

Post your response in 200 to 300 words.

AED 202 Week 9 Final Project Developmental Process and Presentation

Read Appendix A.

Prepare a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, flow chart, or other visual aid to provide an overview of the normal developmental expectations for each of the five developmental stages. Your presentation must include a brief description of each of the five stages of development as well as normal expectations for each stage.

Compose a 1,050- to 1,750-word explanation of the development process.

 Present a comparative analysis of the two age groups you have selected.
 Clearly define and describe the stages of development the two groups.
 Support your visual presentation.
 Provide a detailed profile comparing the two age groups for each of the following developmental characteristics:

o Physical development
o Emotional development
o Cognitive development
o Intellectual development
o Language development
o Reading/Writing development
o Social development
o Interpersonal development

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Post your completed assignment as an attachment.

AED 202 Week 9 Capstone

 Pursuing a profession in which you will be an integral part of a child’s development is a very important decision. Discuss what led you to make this decision and what you envision for both the remainder of your academic career and the beginning of your professional career.

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