Each student will be responsible for finding a scholarly peer-reviewed research article on the topic of developmentally appropriate ways of teaching creative arts to young children. Students will be responsible for summarizing and critiquing their article. Students will then present the information found in the article by submitting a research Power Point presentation. The student will select a topic based on the course content and perform research and prepare a presentation with 3-5 APA formatted references. The PowerPoint must be structured based on the Journal Article Research and Review Power Point Rubric posted in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubric section on the front page of the course.
Outline of your PowerPoint
You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation highlighting your research articles you found on developmentally appropriate methods for teaching creative arts (visual arts, drama, music, singing, or dance) to young children with a defined learning goal in a content area (math, science, language, social studies, etc). You will need 5 slides and you will need to include speaker notes or voice overs at the bottom of each slide, in-text citations, and a reference slide with the articles cited at the end:
Slide one – Title page, your name, date, class title, and instructor’s name. You will also be graded on visual appeal and presentation such as design and inclusion of clip art and some graphics. 10 PTS
Slide two – General overview of the content of the articles 20 PTS.
Slide three – Detailed review of the detailed strategies learned from the articles 30 PTS.
Slide four – How you personally would apply the strategies covered in the articles in your own classroom and recommendations for fellow teachers 30 PTS.
Slide five – Reference with the APA formatted article listed 10 PTS
PowerPoint Links (You only need one; speaker notes or a voice-over, not both):
Journal Article Research and Review Power Point Presentation Rubric
Main Elements of your Journal Article Power Point Presentation:
• You must select a peer- reviewed journal article relating to Creative Arts topics covered in this course and summarize your article and what it covers in your first two slides
• You must offer a critique of the article providing information from at least one other source which contradicts or defends the position in this article
• You must provide your viewpoint and opinion regarding the content of this article.
• You must provide examples of activities to be performed with children to support your main article. For example, if the article is about how to enhance dramatic play, provide lesson activity examples with detailed instructions on how it should be done with pictures to enhance your dialogue.
• You MUST PROVIDE EITHER VOICE OVERS OR SPEAKER NOTES TO RECEIVE A GRADE ABOVE A C.
• You may utilize a product such as Microsoft’s PowerPoint or Google Presentation to create your presentations.
• There are various template designs that you can find on the web for your presentation. Distracting backgrounds, large blocks of text, all uppercase fonts, elaborate font styles, grammatical errors, and misspellings are distracting. Be consistent with the style of text, bullets, and sub-points in order to support a powerful presentation that allows your content to be the focus.
• Each slide should include your key point(s). Do not place large blocks of text on the visual. Your presentation is not a means of presenting a short paper. In an actual presentation you would not “read” from your slides but rather use them as prompts.
• Any notes or narration you would use in delivering this presentation to a group should be listed in the “speaker notes” section of the slide with in-text citations.
• References should be listed at the bottom of the slides as well as at the end in a reference list slightly smaller text. In-text citations should be on slide.
• Use clip art, AutoShapes, pictures, charts, tables, and diagrams to enhance but not overwhelm your content.
• Be mindful of the intended audience and seek to assess the presentation’s effectiveness by gauging audience comprehension (when possible).
Below are some links that offer helpful tips and examples for developing your presentations:
Making PowerPoint Slides
Beyond Bullet Points: The Better Way to Use PowerPoint
Really Bad PowerPoint and How to Avoid it