Assignment: Advocacy Action Plan Part 1
In Week 5, you will submit a five-part advocacy plan to ensure your community of learners is fully supported and engaged in learning opportunities that meet their diverse, individual needs.
For todayâ€™s assignment, you will submit the introduction and Part 1 of your plan.
Introduction: Setting the Stage
Set the stage by introducing your advocacy plan components with your classroom/teaching/professional context. This will include information on your learnersâ€™ backgrounds (e.g., race, culture, SES, language, special learning needs) as well as your geographic location. Also address any particularly â€œhot buttonâ€ issues or current events in your local community that have the potential to inform your studentsâ€™ classroom experiences (e.g., you live in an area where police/community relations are strained).
Part 1. The Educatorâ€™s Impact
- Section One: This section is comprised of your personal reflection on your life experiences that inform and impact your background that you bring with you to the classroom/educational setting. These topics will vary depending on who you are and where you live, but may include things like your race, your childhood experiences in school, your geographic location as a child or adult, your familyâ€™s history with schooling, and so on. Be sure to consider how these issues do or could impact your teaching/educational leadership and make these connections explicit for the reader.
- Section Two: Reflect on your own strengths and challenges as an educator committed to equality in the learning environment. What areas do you still need or want to learn more about to improve your practice with students/learners? Identify at least two resources or experiences that you need to have/use to address these gaps. Present a short rationale for your choices and your action plan to engage in that work.
Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.