I am currently working on my doctoral degree at Grand Canyon University  

Papers and Assignments from:

EDL - 812: Governance and Structures in K-12 Education

Professor: Dr. Racquel Bovier


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(Literature Review Resources Paper)


Papers and Assignments from:

Res - 861: Analysis of Existing Research

Professor: Dr. Mohamed Ali

Week 2 - Summary of Articles Assignment:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
  • Refer to the draft of the 10 Strategic Points that you developed for your dissertation study in Topic 5 of RES-850. You may also use a more recent version of this document if one is available.
  • Refer to the list of 10 references to studies related to your dissertation topic that you added to the Literature Review Resources assignment in the final week of RES-850.
  • Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
Directions:
Locate the draft of the 10 Strategic Points from Topic 5 of RES-850 (or a more recent version if one is available) and the 10 references to studies that you added to the Literature Review Resources assignment in the final topic of RES-850.
Choose five articles from your draft of the 10 Strategic Points and 5 articles from those you added to the Literature Review Resources assignment in the final week of RES-850. The articles you choose must have been published within the last 5 years.
Write a narrative (3,750-4,000 words) that summarizes the important information about the 10 articles you selected and describes how the studies form the research gap that your dissertation will fill. Your narrative should include the following:
  1. A summary of the key points of each article (purpose, research method, research design, sample, data collection instrument, results).
  2. A description of how these studies individually lead to the research gap that your dissertation study will fill.


Points: 170.5/200.0

Instructors Comments:
Hi Charles, You understood what your articles contained as required but there were APA errors and mechanical areas all over the place . Place check the following for tutorial on writing https://www.thinkingstorm.com/student/Default.aspx Note the gap is what the article recommends for further research. Please use the word "conducted research"-- not carried research

Week 4 - Synthesis and the Research Gap Assignment:

Directions:
Locate your completed assignment form Topic 2 and the feedback from your instructor.
Write a paper (1,250-1,500 words) that synthesizes the 10 studies you summarized in the Topic 2 assignment. Do that by including the following in your paper:
  1. A statement of common findings addressed in each of the articles.
  2. A statement of the conclusions that can be drawn when the articles are taken together as a single entity. What is the overall message of the group of articles? (Synthesis) (Benchmarks: Critically appraise and synthesize existing research.)
  3. A discussion of how these studies, when taken together, inform the research gap that your dissertation will fill.


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Points: 213.1/230.0

Instructors Comments:
Hi Charles, 1) good intro but state purpose of the writing this assignment first in the first paragraph . That will serve as thesis statement. In that paragraph indicate the layout of the assignment. 2) You seem to have an idea about what synthesis means . Check the following: You said : In analyzing all the research articles, there are some conclusions that can be drawn. Some of the conclusions that can be made are that morale, training and mentoring programs, and communication are important to teacher retention and keeping teachers within the classroom setting( site sources that contributed to this conclusion). Charles -- this bad writing: The other research( cite source ) that has discussed in this paper shows that it is important to determine if morale, training and mentor programs, and communication are issues that need to be analyzed in order to reduce the amount of teachers leaving the profession. Were there studies with common findings? Charles work on you writing you will manage dissertation process.

Week 6 - Comparing Literature Reviews Assignment:

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • EdD learners ONLY: Review the Watkins (qualitative) dissertation.

  • DBA learners ONLY: Review the Gorveunder (qualitative) dissertation.

  • EdD and DBA: Review the Mulligan (quantitative) dissertation.

  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

  • APA style is required for this assignment.

  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. 

Directions:

Write a paper (500-750 words) in which you contrast the structures of the qualitative dissertation specific to your discipline with the structures of the quantitative dissertation referenced above and provide a rationale for the differences. Include the following in your paper:

  1. A clear description of the primary differences between the structures of the literature reviews.

  2. A rationale for the observed differences. What factors contributed to the differences the structures of these literature reviews?


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Points: 50/50.0

Instructors Comments:
Charles -- you showed quite good understanding of the differences but note Watkins 'literature review wasn't qualitative method. Differentiate the method from review of literature. One is an approach a method to operationalize and the other is framework to justify the research

Week 7 - Theoretical Foundation Assignment:

Directions:

Locate the Background to the Problem that you submitted as your response to the first discussion question in Topic 5.

Write a draft (750-1,000 words) of the Theoretical Foundation (a theory, model, law, or concept underpinning the study) for your research study. The draft should include the following:

  1. The study's problem statement resulting from the defined need or gap. This can be taken from the Background to the Problem section that you drafted earlier.

  2. A definition and description of each of the theories, models, laws, or concepts that will be the basis for the Theoretical Foundation of the study. Support these ideas with seminal sources.

  3. The phenomena and research questions (qualitative studies) or the variables and hypotheses (quantitative studies) for the study.

  4. A discussion of how the theory, model, law, or concept undergirds and connects to the research study.


Points: 220.97/230.0
Instructors Comments:
Hi Charles General good understanding of what was required. You failed to connect the theories to the research. This normally done via central questions.

Week 8 - Literature Review Resources Assignment:

General Requirements:
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
  1. Locate the assignment submission for "Literature Review Resources" from your previous course. You will be adding to this document to begin building a running literature review.
  2. It is recommended that you engage in this activity throughout the duration of this course.
  3. Instructors will be scoring your submission based on the number of unique sources identified in the list submitted.
  4. Download the resource Literature Review Resources Tool and use it to complete the assignment.
  5. Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  6. Refer to the resource, “Preparing Annotated Bibliographies,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.
Directions:
Read at least 10 empirical articles in your general dissertation field that you have not read previously.
In the "Literature Review Resources" document that you submitted in the previous course, provide the following for each source that you are adding to the document:
  1. The APA-formatted citation.
  2. A brief annotation of the key points of the source.
  3. An indication of whether the source has been added to (Y) or excluded from (N) your RefWorks (or similar reference collection tool) list.
Highlight the additions to the document so your instructor can readily identify them.


Points: 50/50.0
Instructors Comments:
Hi Charles, Good work keep searching more relevant sources.

Papers and Assignments from:

RSD - 851: Residency: Dissertation

Professor: Dr. Andree Robinson-Neal and Reginald Kimball


Week 1 - Pre-Residency: Annotated Bibliography:


Building and demonstrating a solid knowledge base by synthesizing the contents of research articles is a critical skill in the completion of the dissertation literature review. For this assignment, you will expand your knowledge base and engage in the annotation portion of synthesis by reading and annotating articles related to your research topic.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • Articles used for this assignment should be new for the purposes of this assignment and not part of a previous annotated bibliography. These articles will be the source material for the first discussion question this week. Articles should contain information that directs you toward a supportable research gap.

  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.

  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. The similarity index must be less than 20%. Assignments with similarity scores that exceed 20% will be reassigned to the learner for correction.

Directions:

Locate and read 5 empirical articles related to your research topic.

Provide an annotated bibliography of each article. Each annotation should be 150-250 words excluding the article citation and persistent link. Include the following for each article:

  1. The article citation and persistent link. These are not included in the total word count. Be sure to verify the accuracy of the reference formatting as these can change during the insertion process.

  2. A written summary of the key concept(s) of the article. Why was the study done? What was the population studied? What did the researcher(s) conclude? What other information about this study do you believe is unique or important to recall? Are there specific statements made by the author that you wish to retain?

Points: 199.1/200.0

Instructors Comments:

Well done, Charles, and thanks for sharing your 5 current articles! These appear to be current what you will be able to begin with on Tuesday morning as we delve into the week.

Week 1 - Pre-Residency: Annotated Bibliography:

Pre-Residency: 10 Strategic Points

Complete and submit the pre-residency assignment according to the guidelines in the DC Network located at https://dc.gcu.edu/residency.

Points: 29.24/40.0

Instructors Comments:

Hi, Charles: please find attached your reviewed 10 Points (same name as your upload), a spreadsheet that provides an overview for marking. Please keep in mind that we will be working on this throughout the week and helping you to ’craft’ your proposed research.

Final Week - Dissertation Milestone Project Plan:

Planning is the key to successful completion of the dissertation. In this assignment, you will collaborate with your chair to establish a plan for completing a reasonable amount of the dissertation during this course. It is important to show all of the intended deliverables, as negotiated with your chair, in your Individual Success Plan. You will submit these deliverables to your chair in the appropriate modules for the purpose of grading.

The time it will take to complete your Final Dissertation will depend upon the schedule you establish for completing each of the milestones. As such, it is important to review the milestones to ensure you are meeting each one along the Dissertation Journey.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • Locate and download "Project Plan."

  • Review the Dissertation Milestones as found in the DC Network.

  • Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.

  • You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. 

Directions:

Complete the Contact Information table at the beginning of the resource, and type in your signature and the date on which you completed the table.

Read the information in the ISP document including the following:

  • Learner Expectations

  • Derivation of the ISP

  • Instructions for Completing the ISP

Follow the instructions and complete the ISP.

Points: 100/100.0

Instructors Comments:
Good work, Charles, and a very thorough task list.

Final Week - Ten Strategic Points:

Submit a draft of the ten strategic points for your intended dissertation study.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.


Submitted Copy for grading:



Graded Copy with feedback:


Points: 272.7/300.0

Instructors Comments:

See my comments below. Overall, this is coming along nicely, Charles –please keep in mind, we can’t ‘approve’ your potential study, however, this is looking pretty solid. Keep in mind, you will need wet signatures for site approval. Best as you continue to move forward on this journey.

Papers and Assignments from:

EDL- 817: Building a K-12 Community

Professor: Dr. Gary Breegle

Week 3 - Board, Faculty and Staff Relations:

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.

  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.

  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions:

Write a paper (1,000-1,250 words) in which you articulate the theoretical foundations related to collaborative relationships and connect theory to practice in a K-12 educational system. Include the following in your paper:

  1. A description of two theories for effective collaboration between board members, faculty, support staff, and the community in a K-12 learning community.

  2. A research-based evaluation the effectiveness of each theory when applied in a K-12 school community setting.

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Points: 232.93/236.0

Instructors Comments:

Hello Charles, seldom do I have the opportunity to read such an exemplary essay about the theoretical foundation of effective collaboration between school stakeholders! Your essay included all required content and was well written. My comments based on the assignment instructions are embedded in the copy I attached here. Well done! Gary

Week 5 - Parent and Student Relations:

General Requirements: 

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment: 

  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.

  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.

  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions: 

Write a paper (1,250-1,500 words) in which you explore the role of parents and students in the school community and the strategies to engage them in their intended roles. Include the following in your paper:

  1. A research-based discussion of the role of parents in the school community.

  2. A research-based discussion of strategies for engaging parents in the school community.

  3. A research-based discussion of the role of students in the school community.

  4. A research-based discussion of strategies for engaging students in the school community.

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Points: 232.38/237.0

Instructors Comments:

Hello Charles, in your essay, you explored the role of parents and students in the school community and the strategies to engage them in their intended roles. Your essay was well written, except for your thesis statement and not using headings to divide your content, and it included all required content. In your written assignments/essays, you should use headings to divide your essay content. I should not have to determine where I think you end one section and begin the next section. My comments based on the assignment instructions are embedded in the copy I attached here. Well done! Gary

Week 7 - Comprehensive Plan for Alumni and Community Collaboration:

General Requirements:

 Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • Refer to the Collaborative Planning and Diagnostic Instrument discussed in Resource 1 Planning and Assessment in the Rubin textbook.

  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.

  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.

  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions: 

Write a paper (1,250–1,500 words) in which you consider the application of the Collaborative Planning and Diagnostic Instrument offered in the Rubin textbook to the creation of a mutually collaborative relationship with the community. Include the following in your paper:

  1. A research-supported discussion of how phases 6-14 could be applied to creating a mutually collaborative relationship with the community.

  2. A research-based discussion of how alumni could be engaged to support the application of phases 6-14 as described above.


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Points: 233.92/237.0

Instructors Comments:

Hello Charles, what an exemplary essay about collaborative relationships between schools and communities, and engaging alumni to participate in and support partnerships/planning! Your essay included all required content and was very well written. My comments based on the assignment instructions are embedded in the copy I uploaded here. Very well done! Gary

Week 8 - Literature Review Resources:

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • Locate your most recent submission of "Literature Review Resources" from your previous courses. You will be adding to this document to begin building a running literature review.

  • It is recommended that you engage in this activity throughout the duration of this course.

  • Instructors will score your submission based on the number of unique sources identified in the list submitted.

  • Download “Literature Review Resources Tool” and use it to complete the assignment.

  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.

  • Refer to “Preparing Annotated Bibliographies,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.

Directions:

Read at least 10 empirical articles in your general dissertation field that you have not read previously.

In the "Literature Review Resources" document that you submitted previously, provide the following for each source you are adding to the document:

  1. The APA-formatted citation.

  2. A brief annotation of the key points of the source.

  3. An indication of whether the source has been added to (Y) or excluded from (N) your RefWorks list.

Highlight the additions to the document so the instructor can readily identify them.

Points: 50/50.0

Instructors Comments:

Hello Charles, I did not attach a copy because I had no suggestions or comments about your highlighted additions to you Literature Review Resources document...very well done! In the "Literature Review Resources" document that you submitted previously, you provided the following for each of 10 empirical articles you added to the document: 1. The APA-formatted citation. 2. A brief annotation of the key points of the source. 3. An indication of whether the source has been added to (Y) or excluded from (N) your RefWorks list. You highlighted the additions to the document so I could readily identify them.

Papers and Assignments from:

EDL- 822: Trends and Issues in K-12 Education

Professor: Dr. Greta Freeman

Week 2 - The Education Pendulum:

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.

  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.

  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Directions:

Write a paper of 1,500–1,750 words that addresses shifts in educational paradigm (the pendulum effect). In your paper, include the following:

  1. A research-supported discussion of educational paradigms, specifically identifying the current educational paradigm.

  2. A research-supported discussion of how the educational pendulum (shift in paradigms) influences education, including the role of the educational leader, teacher, and student.

  3. A research-supported discussion of the importance of educational paradigms, including shifting paradigms.

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Points: B 219.15 /250.0

Instructors Comments:

Charles, you had some good thoughts on the education pendulum and paradigm shifts.

Week 5 - Technology in Education: 

Technology can enhance education but can also be detrimental. In this assignment, you will analyze the value of technology in education and evaluate whether educators should have a role with technology in schools. You will also determine the how technology will influence the future of education.
General Requirements:
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center. 

  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.

  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Directions:
Write a paper (1,500-1,750 words) that addresses technology in education. Include the following in your paper:

  1. A research-supported discussion of overall role and value of technology in education. 

  2. A research-supported discussion of the role of the educator in using technology in education. In your discussion, propose research-supported strategies outlining how you will deal with teachers who struggle with understanding and avoid using technology in their classrooms.

  3. A research-supported discussion of how technology will (or will not) influence the future of education. (Note: If you propose that the influence of technology will increase, suggest strategies that you, as the educational leader, will use to pay for this increased technology. If you propose that the influence of technology will decrease, suggest ways that you, as the educational leader, will use the money currently allocated for technology.)

Points: 253.34/255.0

Instructors Comments:

Well written, thorough and interesting ideas about technology in the classroom today and in the future.

Week 7 - Best Practices:

Educators often rely on best practices to inform their own practice. In this assignment, you will critique and assess best practices in education.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.

  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.

  • You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Directions:

Write a paper of 1,500–1,750 words that addresses current best practices in  education. In your paper, include the following:

  1. A research-supported discussion of current best practices in education. In your discussion, propose reasons why research-supported best practices are often not adopted by school leaders and teachers.

  2. A research-supported discussion analyzing the best practices and their contribution to education.

  3. A research-supported discussion of the future trends in education and what you, as an educational leader are doing and will do to prepare for these future trends.

Points: 253.34/255.0

Instructors Comments:

Well written, thorough and interesting ideas about current and future best practices in education.