AET 508 ENTIRE COURSE


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AET 508 ENTIRE COURSE
 
 
WEEK  1
 
AET 508 Week 1 Individual Assignment Journal Entry #1: Learning Styles
 
Set up Live Binders Journal (go to LiveBinders.com).
Complete the weekly journal assignment for Week 1. The journal assignments will be reviewed each week, and all five journal entries for Weeks 1-5 will be used for a Journal Reflection discussion in Week 6.
Title this week's reflection "Journal Entry #1: Learning Styles" pn the "tab" in your LiveBinders Journal.
Write a 350- to 525-word response on the following:
Reflect on your learning style and how it might affect your teaching style with adult populations. Would your style be more effective with a particular special population? Why?
What strategies might you employ to encourage the special population to become self-directed lifelong learners?
How will you broaden your effectiveness to include other populations?
Proofread your work for clarity and accuracy. (Use the CWE for assistance).
Save your responses.
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WEEK 2
AET 508 Week 2  Learning Team Assignment Organizations for Lifelong Learning
 
Review the following organizations:
The Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations
American Association of Adult and Continuing Education
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Summarize the following aspects of the selected organizations:
Philosophy and approach to lifelong learning
Programs offered
Populations served
Specific needs addressed 
Share your findings with your Learning Team members.
Prepare a graphic "visual" (i.e. table, chart,  PPT, etc.) that highlights similarities and differences.
Proofread for clarity and accuracy.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
AET 508 Week 2 Individual Assignment Lifelong Learning Programs
 
Research two educational programs within your community that promote lifelong learning. The programs may be offered through a local library, senior center, parks and recreation
department, place of worship, community college, or other institution.
Prepare an 8- to 10-slide presentation in which you describe each program. Include the following information in your presentation:
Characteristics of each program
Target market or population served
Specific needs of the target market served
Additional opportunities available
Note: Limit text per slide by using bullet for highlights (5 words/bullet). Do not use sound or import text.
Title 'slide' should include name of presentation and your name and date.
Cite a minimum of two sources to support your findings.
Format all citations and references according to APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
 
AET 508 Week 2 Individual Assignment Journal Entry #2: Community Strength
 
 
Complete the weekly journal assignment for Week 2.
Title your entry "Journal Entry #2: Community Strength."
Write a 350- to 525-word response to the following questions:
How effective is your local community in providing lifelong learning opportunities as described in your reading, research, and discussions?
What two or three things could you propose to improve those offerings to meet the needs of your local community's various populations?
Proofread your work for clarity and accuracy. (Use the CWE for assistance).
Save your responses.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
WEEK 3
AET 508 Week 3  Learning Team Assignment Community Services Agency Presentation
 
Resource: Non-profit agencies that offer community-based programs for adult learners.
Select (as a team) two (2) agencies from those researched.
Review the services provided by each agency.
Compare the services offered for various populations: immigrants, individuals with a criminal background, individuals with disabilities, seniors, veterans and military families, and youth.
Describe your findings by developing a 10-minute presentation using a tool from the Technology Resource Library  (PPT is acceptable), located on the College of Education Resources site.  Address key elements of programs offered, such as demographic served, frequency and availability of learning opportunities, participation requirements, and individual program goals.
Proofread carefully for accuracy and clarity.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
WEEK 4
 
AET 508 Week 4 Learning Team Advocacy and Resources
 
Select a special population your team would wish to work with in the future (i.e., veterans, immigrants, learners with physical disabilities, etc).
Research advocacy groups and networks developed to support the educational needs of your selected population.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing your findings. Include the following information in your paper:
Description of the chosen special population
Educational needs presented by the chosen population
Your personal definition of advocacy
Groups and/or networks developed to support educational needs
Goals
Funding
Resources available
Areas for future development
Cite a minimum of three sources to support your findings.
Format all citations and references according to APA guidelines.
Proofread your work for clarity and accuracy. (Use the CWE for assistance).
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
WEEK 5
 
 
AET 508 Week 5  Learning Team Assignment Policy Advocacy
 
Select an area of interest from the "Policy Background" sections of Community Resources for Older Adults.
Locate two additional sources of information for the issue identified using the University Library or other web resources.
Write a letter, using the perspective of an agency executive, to a selected elected official to:
a) share your Learning Team's opinion of the importance of the identified policy area 
b) ask for the official's support for your requested changes.
Follow the Sample Business Letter from the Center for Writing Excellence's Tutorials & Guides section, for help preparing your letter.
Proofread carefully for accuracy and clarity. Remember the importance of attending to all details.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
AET 508 Week 5 Individual Assignment Updating Legislative Foundations
 
Review the Key National and State Level Legislation Enacted in 2006-2012 with Impact on Adult Community-Based Services/Education.
Research current updates and changes to legislation that impacts adult education and community-based services.
Write a 350- to 525-word paper in which you describe recent changes that should be added to Exhibit 2.1. Include the following points:
What was the motivation or reason for the items added?
Did the areas of emphasis change in the most recent revisions or additions?
What is the anticipated result or improvement expected from these revisions or additions?
Proofread carefully for clarity and correctness.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
 
 
WEEK 6
 
AET 508 Week 6  Learning Team Community-Based Education: Country Comparison
 
 
Research community-based education in two countries other than the United States. Include the following topics in your research:
Adult education and lifelong learning initiatives
Community agency programs
Special populations
Legislative influence
 
Prepare a detailed chart to compare the United States to your two selected countries.       
Write a 350- to 700-word paper in which you evaluate the similarities and differences between community-based education in the United States and the two selected countries based on the identified topics for comparison.
Describe the countries' positive approaches or learning models from which the United States could benefit.
Anticipate the results of the United States adopting these positive approaches or models from your selected countries.
Explain how you can use this comparative information in your future community-based educator role.
Include your references in APA format.
Proofread carefully for clarity and correctness.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
AET 508 Week 6 Individual Assignment The Future of Community-Based Services and Education
 
 
Resource: Research Tutorials located on the University Library page. View tutorials on how to perform a search for peer-reviewed articles.
Develop a 7- to 10-slide visual presentation on the outlook of community-based services and education up to 15 years from now.  Your presentation must include the following:
Key considerations in anticipated changes
Possible funding scenarios, if appropriate
The influences of diversity and the law (and any other factors you believe are important) on the outcome
Cite at least three peer-reviewed sources according to APA guidelines.
Proofread carefully for all details.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
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