A technology action i would like to create is to

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A technology action I would like to create is to provide is training for families and other community members on the online programs available to assist with my chosen population students. I can conduct training for parents and community members to help them to help their students (John Cradler et al., 2002). I would include training on how to use specific gadgets accessible to assist students at their grade level. Examples of educational programs include ixl.com, abcteach.com, epic.com, prodigy.com or other similar online programs once trained parents and community members have the skills needed to assist their students in the areas of weakness. One way I feel I can encourage parents and community members to assist and help connect with instruction is by hosting a career day where community workers will be invited to come in and share with students what they do daily in their career. I feel this will help students appreciate the community members and the jobs they do as well as teach the importance of education as it relates to daily life. People invited could consist of students parents, relatives or neighbors would help students see the relationship between their community and education (Matthews, 1993).
7 One way I serve my community is instructing a Sunday School class at my church. I work with children ages 7-11 teaching them the Methodist faith. I am also a member of the Junior League; a non-profit organization made up of female leaders within the community. As a member of the Junior League, I help promote literacy awareness. As an organization, we adopted an intercity elementary school within the community and provided them with books and literacy support. We get funded to help with literacy awareness by hosting several events during the year. Examples of the events hosted are character breakfast, touch-a-truck, and Rock and Roll Marathon. Teaching diverse students is not easy because of the many different cultural backgrounds, beliefs, and making sure all students feel apart of the class. In today’s classrooms, there are many differences, and as an educator, it is my job to not only embrace the differences but, make sure all my students feel I embrace their differences and encourage their uniqueness. Walden University MSED degree candidates are challenged with the responsibility of upholding all the diversity proficiencies. Being aware and understand cultural diversity is critical in promoting social change. As I analyzed the current educational climate and its impact on poorly academically challenged students and their families, I discovered the need to create change. By providing this distinct subgroup of students and families with additional educational resources, I feel student achievement growth will increase bridging the learning gap.
8 References Aceves, T.C., & Orosco, M. J. (2014). Culturally responsive teaching (Document No. IC-2).

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