In this final discussion, reflect upon your overall learning experience and relate it to your earned specialization and/or advanced degree as well as your current or future practice serving at-risk children and families. Your reflection must include the learning you have gained about the topics of this course and learning from the creation of your website. Review the Week Six Instructor Guidance to further support your response to this discussion. You may respond to this discussion in written form, or through a video and/or audio recording of yourself using the digital technology of your choosing.
Initial Post: Create an initial post that addresses the following:
- What new insights have you obtained about at-risk children and families overall?
- What specific concepts have you learned that have left a more lasting impression or impact on you? How and/or why have these concepts impacted you more significantly than others?
- What affirmations have you gained about your current or future role working with at-risk children and families from reflecting on your learning? Be sure to indicate what your professional focus is (e.g., education, early childhood education, family and community service, etc.).
- How has the construction and review of others’ websites added value to your learning experience? Include challenges you may have experienced during the process and how you overcame them.
Creating a Web-Based Resource for a Population At-Risk
Throughout this course, you have had the opportunity to examine various populations at risk and learn about strategies and resources to support these groups. You have reviewed many websites that offer services for a variety of populations at risk as well, which have hopefully served as models for your website that is finalized for this Final Project. In the Final Project, you will demonstrate mastery of the five course learning outcomes by completing the website resource you have been designing throughout the course that describes what you learned about children and families at risk as well as a specific population you selected as a focus during Week Five. Additionally, the website you create here may be an effective artifact to include in your MAED program eportfolio during your enrollment in the Capstone, EDU695, and will likely be useful to you as a resource for future professional work with your chosen population at risk from this project.
Create your Final Project to using the content and written communication instructions below. Use the Grading Rubric to review your Final Project before submission to ensure you have met the distinguished performance for each of the components described below. For additional assistance, review the Week Six Instructor Guidance page and, if needed, contact the instructor for further clarifications using the Ask Your Instructor discussion before the last day of the course when this Final Project is due.
You must use the same website that you have been constructing throughout the course for this Final Project. Your website will have several “pages” or links including:
- Homepage/General Information Page (2 points): Create a homepage or opening page that includes;
- A title for the page.
- Your working definition of at risk.
- A professional mission statement, which is your statement about your current or anticipated professional role working with children and families at risk.
- An Autobiography, which is a brief introduction about you including professional or volunteer experiences related to social, educational, or other related fields pertaining to groups at risk and your professional goals. In this autobiography, share how you intend to use what you know about groups at risk in your current or future professional role. If you lack experience in related fields, share your professional goals including the field and/or role you intend to pursue and how you intend to use what you know about groups at risk in that role. As an option, include a picture of yourself. Ensure the image is one you would want visible on the website, which may be viewed by potential employers.
- A logically organized menu list that links to the pages in the website.
- resilience indicators that may target solutions.
- a description of at least two strategies (i.e., frameworks, models, approaches, strategies, programs, or interventions) that can be used to effectively work with the chosen population at risk including at least one derived from the Rubin (2012) text.
- explanation of the potential or intended outcomes of the two strategies.
- supporting evidence from at least two additional scholarly sources to support the explanations
Written Communication Instructions
Use these instructions to guide your creation of the content components of the final project.
- APA Formatting (0.5 point): Use APA formatting consistently throughout the assignment, such as for the title page, references page, headings for page content, and citations in the content on the website.
- Syntax and Mechanics (0.75 point): Display meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand.
· Rubin, A. (2012). Clinician’s guide to evidence-based practice: Programs and interventions for maltreated children and families at risk. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons.
· Use any of the chapters within the text to support enhancements made to any of the work included in your website as well as to inform your work on the specific group at risk you will select as a focus.