One responsibility of professionals when working with children is offering support for families by sharing information with them about developmentally appropriate strategies for their children and the availability of resources in their community. Recall that during Week Two you developed a flyer that taught the families that you work with about the role of working memory, attention, and executive function in learning and development. Now, imagine the principal of a local school district saw your flyer and has invited you to submit a proposal for an upcoming district-wide professional development conference. Your proposal will need to analyze the role that families and communities play in promoting optimal cognitive development for a specific age group of children. Before starting your assignment, review the Week Three Instructor Guidance for additional information, resources, and support. Additionally, review the Grading Rubric for this assignment to understand how you will be evaluated and contact your instructor using the “Ask Your Instructor” discussion before the due date with questions.
To begin, choose which age group your proposal will focus on:
Then, complete The Role of Families and the Community Proposal Template to address each of the following:
The Role of Families and the Community Proposal Template
Proposal Directions: Please complete each of the following sections of the proposal in order to demonstrate your competency in the area of the role that families and the community play in promoting optimal cognitive development. In each box, address the topic that is presented. The space for sharing your knowledge will expand with your text, so please do not feel limited by the space that is currently showing.
|Explain how theory can influence the choices parents make when promoting their child’s cognitive development abilities for your chosen age group. Use specific examples from one theory of cognitive development that has been discussed this far in the course.|
|Explain how the environment that families create at home helps promote optimal cognitive development for your chosen age group. Provide at least two strategies that you would encourage parents to foster this type of environment.|
|Discuss the role that family plays in developing executive functions for your chosen age group. Provide at least two strategies that you suggest parents use to help foster the development of executive functions.|
|Examine the role that family plays in memory development for your chosen age group. Provide at least two strategies parents can use to support memory development.|
|Examine the role that family plays in conceptual development for your chosen age group. Use ideas from your response to the Week 3 Discussion 1 forum to provide at least two strategies families can use to support development in this area.|
|Explain at least two community resources that would suggest families use to support the cognitive development of their children for your chosen age group.|
|Analyze of the role that you would play in helping to support families within your community to promote optimal cognitive development for your chosen age group.|
Name of Presenter:
Focus of proposed presentation:
Age group your proposal will focus on: