ECS 501 Full Course Discussions GCU
ECS 501 Topic 1 DQ 1
How do you think your graduate educational experience will be different from your undergraduate experience? What are your expectations from this program and how will you ensure that you are advancing your skills and expertise in the field of early childhood and special education?
ECS 501 Topic 1 DQ 2
Think about how the types of situations mentioned in the Policy Violations examples from your readings might arise during your academic career. How does academic dishonesty undermine the purpose of graduate school?
ECS 501 Topic 2 DQ 1
What are the important characteristics of scholarly sources? Why are scholarly sources more appropriate for academic research?
ECS 501 Topic 2 DQ 2
After reading the “Title IX” document, answer the following question:
What is Title IX and how does it affect you as a student?
ECS 501 Topic 3 DQ 1
Identify a turning point in the history of disability rights. Articulate how this turning point has directly influenced special education today.
ECS 501 Topic 3 DQ 2
While early detection and intervention is critical for young children with disabilities, we must be careful not to label children inappropriately in the school system. Evaluate the consequences of labeling a child.
ECS 501 Topic 4 DQ 1
Articulate your thoughts on the importance of professional ethics for early childhood and special education educators. Support your thoughts with 2-3 scholarly resources.
ECS 501 Topic 4 DQ 2
After learning more about what GCU is all about by reading the GCU Doctrinal Statement and Christian Identity and Heritage, how do you think GCU’s Christian heritage makes the GCU academic experience different than at a non-faith-based university? What value will this difference add to your educational experience?
ECS 501 Topic 5 DQ 1
Why is early detection of special needs during the early childhood years crucial for student success?
ECS 501 Topic 5 DQ 2
What is the role of parents/guardians as advocates for their children? As an early childhood special education advocate, what are some ways you can create partnerships to teach parents how to become advocates for their children?
ECS 501 Topic 6 DQ 1
Alignment is an essential component of lesson planning. Explain what alignment means and why it is important for meeting the learning goals of all students.
ECS 501 Topic 6 DQ 2
Review the COE Glossary of Terms for the definition of paraeducators. What role does the paraeducator play in the child’s life? Illustrate how you, as a classroom teacher, will collaborate with a paraeducator to offer support for students with special needs.