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1 WELCOME TO CE100 Preparing for a Career in Early Childhood Development Unit 3 Class will start at the top of the hour! Please turn the volume up on your computer speakers to access the audio feature of this seminar. 1

2 Review of Unit 2! Last week we dove straight into the field of early childhood development! We read about the countless services, which include programs for infants and toddlers, preschool programs, family childcare, childcare centers, kindergarten, and schooling for primary age children. //What are the job titles and positions that we discussed last week? (From O*Net) 2

3 Possible job titles in Early Childhood Development Child care worker/preschool assistant Preschool teacher Day care director Kindergarten or primary teacher Pediatric or health care assistant Social worker 3

4 Unit 3! So far in this class we have discussed many elements of early childhood development, especially the job market and career opportunities. In Unit 3, we will turn our eyes to the program and courses at Kaplan University to see how these connect with and specifically prepare you for a career as a child development professional. You will also learn how to set realistic and meaningful educational and career goals so that you can achieve your career objectives! 4

5 This week we will: After completing this unit, you should be able to: Discuss the program outcomes as well as the required and elective courses for your Early Childhood Development Program Apply S.M.A.R.T. goal setting to educational and career goals Course outcomes practiced in this unit: CE100-2: Use a variety of personal management tools, strategies and university resources to enhance learning 5

6 //Who is currently working on their associate degree? //Who is currently working on their bachelor degree? 6

7 This week, you will be asked to describe how the KU program outcomes align with the position you will seek in the future in the field of Early Childhood Development. Program outcomes for Early Childhood Development are found in the KU course catalog on page 62 (associate) and page 53 (bachelor) (Also found in Reading section and in your email this week) //What do you think program outcomes are? //Why are they important? 7

8 Program Outcomes Discipline-Specific Outcomes 1. Knowledge Base: Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of child development and learning theory in early childhood settings. 2. Child, Family, and Community Relationships: Develop, plan, and implement strategies for building family and community relationships. 3. Observation and Assessment: Evaluate developmentally appropriate observation and assessment to inform instructional planning for children and their families. 4. Learning Environments: Evaluate developmentally appropriate principles, tools, and practices to create effective learning environments for young children. 5. Ethics and Professionalism: Demonstrate use of professional standards, ethical values, critical inquiry, and advocacy practices of the early childhood field. 6. Individuality and Cultural Diversity: Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of individuality and cultural diversity of children and their families to learning and development. //Choose one outcome. Explain how it connects to your future job. 8

9 Program Outcomes General Education Literacy Outcomes 1. Communications: Demonstrate college-level communication through a variety of media. 2. Mathematics: Apply quantitative reasoning to real-world situations. 3. Science: Analyze how scientific principles are applied in real-world contexts. 4. Social Science: Critically evaluate the social or psychological issues that impact human behavior. 5. Arts and Humanities: Recognize human potential through a study of human expressions. 6. Research and Information: Apply methods for finding, evaluating, and using resources. 7. Ethics: Identify, apply, and evaluate ethical reasoning. 8. Critical Thinking: Apply critical thinking to real-life situations. 9. Technology Literacy: Use information technology to solve real-world problems and communicate effectively. //Choose one outcome. Describe how it applies to your future career. 9

10 What do you hope to do in your professional future? // Please state a general goal. 10

11 But a general goal without a real plan— without clear thinking related to the specifics that are needed is …… merely a wish! 11

12 Now, let’s refine that goal and make it more likely that it will be achieved. We can do this by focusing in and creating SMART goals. //What is a S.M.A.R.T. goal? 12

13 The S M A R T formula for goal setting Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timed Non-example: Go to college this year. (This is NOT a SMART Goal because it does not follow the SMART formula. ) Example: By August 2012, complete 5 college classes by earning a B or higher at Kaplan University. (This IS a SMART Goal—Do you know why?) Goals can be short-term (under 1 year, intermediate 1-5 years, or long- term (5 years or more). Smart Goals are specific…they spell out what you are going to do and how you are going to do it! 13

14 Goal Setting Practice Write a short-term SMART goal related to this course. Consider a grade you would like to earn, the date our course ends and how you will get there. Make your goal specific. Will you, for example, participate on the discussion board three times each week and earn maximum points on Graded Reviews? Will you, for example, attend all live seminars and respond throughout class to the questions? Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timed Earn a ---- in CE 100 by----- and ----- and and have all work completed by----- 14

15 Why Set SMART Goals? Studies show that people who set goals for themselves are more likely to: --Suffer less stress and anxiety --Concentrate and remember better --Demonstrate greater self-confidence --Perform better and achieve more --Be happier and more satisfied 15

16 Planning your courses here at Kaplan… see Excel Documents in “Reading” 1.Must take core courses (15 hours for associate, 33 hours for bachelor) 2. Must take Major Requirements (50 hours associate, 93 hours bachelor) 3.*Open Electives Choose any 100-200 level courses (25 hours associate, 54 hours bachelor) 16

17 //Create a SMART goal related to your future career objective. Remember it must be: *Specific *Measurable *Attainable *Realistic *Timed // Take a moment to think about your goal and post it in the seminar. Where will you end up/what will be your job role, which population will you work with, and how will you get there? (include all of the above in your SMART statement) 17

18 Quote of the Week “My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out.” ---Ronald Reagan Thank you for joining us tonight! Please email me if you need me this week, and have a wonderful week! ~Lisa 18

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