1. Topic-
Strategies for Action: Trends & Innovations in American Education
2. Content-
Four Assurances: The four assurances refer to a state's commitment to improving teacher quality , raising academic standards, intervening in failing schools, and developing assessment databases in return for federal stimulus dollars.

Character Education: Education that emphasizes the moral and ethical aspects of an individual.

E-Learning: Learning in which, by time or place, the learner is separated from the teacher.

School Vouchers: Tax credits that are transferred to the public or private school that parents select for their child.

Charter Schools: Schools that originate in contracts, or charters, which articulate a plan of instruction that must be approved by local or state authorities.

Homeschooling: the education of children at home instead of in a public or private school.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Discuss National education policies
2.Discuss character education and service learning
3.Discuss the use of computer technology and e-learning
4.Discuss the debate over school choice
4. Objectives-
1.Explain the challenges facing educational policies
2.Explain why the NCLB Act was problematic
3.Identify the pros and cons of computer technology and e-learning
4. Discuss the aspects of character education and service learning
5. Materials and Aids-
PowerPoint Presentation
The presentation will include key points and graphics that will support the main ideas of the subject matter.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.National education policy
2.No Child Left Behind
3.Guiding Principles
4.National standards
5. Stabilization and innovation

B. Development-

1.Use of computer technology
2.Types of cheating
3.Utilization of online education

C. Practice-

Enlighten individuals about the importance of strengthening our education system to increase the graduation rates and college enrollment.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Pop quiz on types of education systems.
2.Extra credit for those who can suggest ways to improve our education system.

G. Closure-

1.Is the NCLB Act working?
2.How can our education system be improved?
7. Evaluation-
After presenting the following information to the students I feel as if they will take more affirmative action towards their education, meaning that they will take their education more seriously so that they will not end up as another statistic.

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