Attending live Seminars is highly recommended, as it is important to your academic success. The Seminar allows you to review the important concepts presented in each unit, discuss work issues in your lives that pertain to these concepts, ask your instructor questions, and chat in real time with your fellow classmates. In this course, there are graded Seminars in Units 1 through 9. You must either attend and participate in the live Seminar or complete the Seminar Alternative Assignment in order to earn points for this part of the class.
Career Related Scenarios
Parental involvement and good communication between early childhood care professionals and young children’s caregivers ensures good quality early childhood experiences. Come to Seminar prepared to discuss ideas for your future career on how to get families involved in child health care in centers, schools, etc.:
How would you plan in-service training for staff and family?
Share at least three in-service training topics that would be beneficial for staff.
Share at least three in-service training topics that would be beneficial for families.
How would you plan to get a busy parent/caregiver more involved in a child’s health and safety?
From all that you have learned throughout the course, what one issue do you think will be [or currently is] your biggest challenge as a professional in the early childhood care setting? How do you think you may (or how do you presently) handle this challenge?
To earn Seminar credit for this unit, complete oneof the following options below:
Option 1- Attend Seminar:
You are strongly encouraged to fulfill your Seminar requirement through this option if possible. Many students find the synchronous discussion very helpful because the instructor will clarify the unit information and your classmates may pose questions that you also have about the material.
Option 2- Alternative Assignment:
If you are unable to participate in the live Seminar, submit a 200–300-word essay answering the Seminar questions listed above. Seminar Option 2 postings need to be in Microsoft Word and incorporate the text material. Your response to the Seminar questions should be composed in complete sentences and paragraphs. Be sure to answer all questions and include references to earn your Seminar points. Please refer to the Seminar rubric for grading details and contact your instructor if you have questions about anything covered in the Seminar.
The Option 2 Assignment should be completed and submitted to the Unit 9 Seminar Dropbox before the unit deadline (Tuesday night).