For your Final Project, you will integrate the knowledge that you have gained on a chosen topic from this course with effective advocacy for children. In a 10- to 15-slide PowerPoint presentation (not including separate title and reference slides), develop a policy proposal for implementing the changes that you seek. Remember that a presentation is different from a paper, so it shouldn’t include too many words on a single slide. Use the notes section at the bottom of the slide to elaborate on the key points of your slide. Please include the following in your presentation:
1. Clearly describe your chosen topic, how it currently exists, and at least two changes you hope to implement. Parts of this description should come from the rationale from the outline you created last week. Use examples to illustrate your topic and support your description with at least one scholarly source, in addition to your text. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, assessment, teacher preparation and professionalism, inclusion, diversity, curriculum development, and family engagement.
2. Clearly state your thesis statement that should flow from your rationale.
3. Summarize each of the three arenas for child advocacy: public, private, and personal. Provide examples to illustrate each arena, and support your summary with at least one scholarly source in addition to the course text.
4. Using the “Strategies for Advocacy” listed in Chapter Eighteen of your text, develop a specific plan to implement your changes. Include at least two strategies for all three arenas of child advocacy and at least one scholarly source in addition to your text.
Format your presentation according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Include a reference slide that lists the course text and at least three additional scholarly sources (see #1, #3, and #4).
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.