Advocacy Action Plan Presentation
Advocacy Action Plan Presentation
NAEYC KEY ASSESSMENT
Due Date: 11:59 pm EST Sunday
Points: 120 Points
For your final project, you will create your “Advocacy Action Plan Presentation.” This requires you to demonstrate the culmination of knowledge you have gained throughout this course about fundamental concepts and core underlying components for authentic home-school- community partnerships. Building on your AAP work in Units 3 and 5, you will: 1) present an advocacy issue (a pressing issue and/or concern for young children and their families), 2) act as an advocate for change, and 3) plan action. To help you get started: Advocacy Action Plan Tour! Recall that throughout the course, guided tours are provided to help you understand and complete the four phases of this project. For this final phase, you are strongly encouraged to view:
• Unit 7: “AAP Final Project Tour: Phase 4” Plan and Write! You have Units 6 and 7 to complete this final phase. Your AAP Final Project has two parts: 1. Written Advocacy Action Plan (AAP): You will use your completed AAP Guiding
Framework to write your final AAP.
You have a choice to submit your AAP in a Paper or PowerPoint format.
o Whichever format you choose, you must use explicit details and write in
complete sentences. You are required to utilize course resources (e.g.,
textbooks, articles, and media).
▪ Written Paper: Your AAP will consist of 4 to 5 pages not including the
Title and References pages.
▪ PowerPoint: Your AAP will consist of a minimum slide for each of the
five required sections (see below). Be sure to include separate Title and
2. AAP Presentation: Prepare and record a 5-to-7-minute narrated presentation of the key advocacy and action messages.
CHS236 – Home, School, and Community
Unit 7 Final Project: Advocacy Action Plan Paper & Presentation
NAEYC Early Childhood Professional Preparation Standards For this project, you will demonstrate what you have learned, understand, and are able to do with regard to the following NAEYC standards. NAEYC Standard 2 Building Family and Community Relationships 2a. Knowing about and understanding diverse family and community characteristics. 2b. Supporting and engaging families and communities through respectful, reciprocal
relationships. NAEYC Standard 4 Using Developmentally Effective Approaches 4a. Understanding positive relationships and supportive interactions as the foundation of
their work with children. NAEYC Standard 6 Becoming a Professional 6a. Identifying and involving oneself with the early childhood field. 6b. Knowing about and upholding ethical standards and other early childhood
professional guidelines. 6c. Engaging in continuous, collaborative learning to inform practice; using technology
effectively with young children, with peers, and as a professional resource. 6e. Engaging in informed advocacy for young children and the early childhood
profession. Instructions: Complete all of the following steps in Parts 1 and 2. Part 1: Written Advocacy Action Plan
1. Identify one (1) issue based on the status of children in your home state or another
chosen state (Children’s Defense Fund Annual “Children in the States Fact Sheets”).
NAEYC Standard 2a
2. Connect the issue to one (1) of the five Strengthening Families Protective Factors.
NAEYC Standard 4a
Write an explicit description of the issue and the connection to a protective factor. The five protective factors are: A. Parental resilience, B. Social connections, C. Knowledge of parenting and child development, D. Concrete support in times of need, and E. Social and emotional competence of children.
3. Describe your advocacy position. Explain why you have selected this issue and the
need to advocate for change. Apply all of the following to your advocacy position:
A. One (1) sociological theory NAEYC Standard 6a
B. At least two (2) fundamental course concepts NAEYC Standard 6b
i. Ethical Conduct ii. Family and Community Relationships
4. Design an ACTION TEAM! NAEYC Standard 2b
Families must be on the team. You are not to do this on your own! A. Describe who will you need to partner with in the development and
implementation of your plan. B. Explain how this action plan supports families as their children’s first and most
important teachers and advocates!
5. Present the Advocacy Plan NAEYC Standard 6e
A. Demonstrate your ideas and strategies for addressing this issue and improving conditions for families with young children.
B. Utilize at least two evidence-based programs, approaches, strategies and/or tools from course resources. o Examples: Help Me Grow, a checklist from Beyond the Bake Sale, an
article, and/or a video.
Part 2: Videotaped AAP Presentation NAEYC Standard 6c
Think about advocates that you have listened to throughout the course. Reflect on educators and advocates such as Dr. Rita Pierson and Mr. Jensen. Recall how they communicated their advocacy issues. How did they inspire you with their key messages and presentation techniques? Using technology, you will record a 5-to-7-minute presentation. You will communicate a comprehensive, fact-based, and persuasive advocacy statement. You want to help others understand and support your key advocacy issue, position and action messages. Utilize your written AAP Paper or PowerPoint (completed in Part 1) to articulate key messages from all of the sections. You may also use information found in your AAP Guiding Framework.
Your presentation must demonstrate:
• Connections between theory, data, and research-based programs,
• Identification of your selected state and the data-based advocacy issue,
• Creation of your Action Team, members, and evidence of a partnership arrangement,
• Application of one sociological theory, ethical conduct, and two fundamental course concepts,
• Utilization of programs, models, and/or tools from course resources.
• Specific ways in which you are supporting families as their children’s first and most important teachers and advocates.
Upon completion of the videotaping:
• Review the CHS236 YouTube Video Submission Instructions to learn how to submit your video to YouTube.
• Upload your completed presentation to YouTube and obtain a viewing link for submission
1. Written AAP: Two Options
Option 1: Word document in APA 7 format (with Title Page and Reference Page).
▪ Minimum four to five (4-5) pages in length, excluding Title and Reference pages.
Option 2: PowerPoint in APA 7 format (with Title and References slides) ▪ Minimum of 1 slide for each required section.
2. Narrated AAP Presentation
Narrated video five to seven (5-7) minutes in length uploaded to YouTube.
3. Blackboard Submission Submit both the Written AAP and the AAP Narrated Presentation YouTube link to the Unit 7 assignment submission link.
Be sure to read the criteria below by which your work will be evaluated before you write and again after you write.