Two pages reflective paper about my internship at school

Attached you can find my daily journal for my practicum at school (King Abdullah Academy) Also, I attached my site project that I am required to do at the school ( just to take a look and have an idea about it)I worked for 12 weeks and I have one more to finish on Nov 30 but I wrote journal to Nov 10 (10 weeks)Based on this journal and project, write two pages reflective paper on the practicum experienceThe reflective paper should be connected to at least two Educational Leadership Constituent Council standards (ELCC) Here is the standards for your reference: The content and experiences inherent in the Practicum in School Administration are aligned with Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards to advanced programs in educational leadership. Listed below are the ELCC Standards and elements. Examples of clinical experiences/activities are listed after each standard and set of elements,Standard 1. Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a district vision of learning supported by the school community.Examples of Activities:Write a vision statement for a school or district, share it with the central office or with a site-based management team, and demonstrate how stakeholders were involved in the development.Collect, interpret, and analyze school data. The analysis should reflect the candidate’s understanding of the school’s vision and mission statement, the level of involvement and actual contributions to the school community, and recommendations for inclusion in the school or district improvement plan.Conduct a visioning workshop with central office or school staff focusing on ways to promote the success of all students.Develop a professional philosophy or vision statement reflecting his/her personal dispositions, philosophy, and vision of educational leadershipShadow a principal and interview members of a school staff where there is a strong stewardship of a shared vision, then use this knowledge base as well as literature in the field to prepare a paper analyzing how vision is developed, articulated, and implemented.Standard 2. Candidates who complete this program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by promoting a positive school culture, providing an effective instructional program, applying best practice to student learning, and designing comprehensive professional growth plans for staff.2.1. Promote Positive School Culture2.2. Provide Effective Instructional Program2.3. Apply Best Practice to Student Learning2.4. Design Comprehensive Professional Growth Plans Examples of Activities:Analyze student performance measures as identified in a school improvement plan, and make specific recommendations for improvements to the plan.Lead a school or district taskforce that conducts a curriculum audit to demonstrate alignment of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment.Design a standards-based personnel professional development plan and share evidence of implementation.Standard 3. Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by managing the organization, operations, and resources in a way that promotes a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.3.1. Manage the Organization3.2. Manage Operations3.3. Manage ResourcesExamples of Activities:Conduct a cost-benefit analysis of a school or district instructional improvement plan.Analyze the school/district budget and identify how specific budget allocations support the school improvement plan/district strategic plan.Be an active participant in a simulated disciplinary hearing for an employee.Collect and analyze data related to a school facility and make recommendations for improvement showing their relationship to the school improvement plan.Perform a technology inventory in a school or a district, identify the critical shortages, and recommend areas where technology could be used to improve student learning.Standard 4. Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by collaborating with families and other community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.4.1. Collaborate with Families and Other Community Members4.2. Respond to Community Interests and Needs4.3. Mobilize Community ResourcesExamples of Activities:Develop and present a plan recommending alignment of social service agency programs with school improvement needs.Identify at least five key community leaders in a school community, justify why each was selected, and identify their roles or potential roles in school improvement. A confidential analysis of this power structure is shared with the superintendent or board of education.Construct a school public relations and marketing program, relating each component to the school improvement plan.Plan and execute a retreat that includes business, civic, religious, medical, and other community agencies and present a plan for integrated community services to benefit all youth in the school or district.Develop a brief memorandum for the superintendent or board of education that explains a complex state or federal law (e.g., IDEA, ADA)Standard 5. Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by acting with integrity, fairly, and in an ethical manner.5.1. Acts with Integrity5.2. Acts Fairly5.3. Acts EthicallyExamples of Activities:Develop a code of ethics using personal platforms, professional leadership association examples, and a variety of additional source documents focusing on ethics.Conduct a self-analysis of a transcript of a speech delivered to a community organization and look for examples of integrity, fairness, and ethical behavior.Lead a discussion around compliance issues for district, school or professional association code of ethics.Make a speech to a local service organization and articulate and demonstrate the importance of education in a democratic society.Survey constituents regarding their perceptions of his/her modeling the highest standards of conduct, ethical principles, and integrity in decision-making and behaviors.Present an analysis of how he/she promotes teaching and learning that recognizes learning differences, multicultural awareness, gender sensitivity, and appreciation of ethnic diversity.Standard 6. Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.6.1. Understand the Larger Context6.2. Respond to the Larger Context6.3. Influence the Larger ContextExamples of Activities:Interview state legislators and/or lobbyists and present a report about the state’s strategies used to influence change.Participate in a simulated public debate about the pros and cons of selected international educational practices compared to practices in the United States.Analyze a make a report to the school board or graduate class about the state’s accountability laws.Identify the most frequent legal issues facing a school or district, and develop a report identifying the reasons for these issues, including recommendations for solutions to particular situations.Select a board of education policy, analyze it, and discuss the underpinning upon which its viability and validity are based.
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Running Head: IMPROVING STUDENTS NUTRITION AT KING ABDULLAH ACADEMY
Improving students Nutrition at King Abdullah Academy
Name
University
November, 2017
IMPROVING STUDENTS NUTRITION AT KING ABDULLAH ACADEMY
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Contents
Introduction and background information ………………………………………………………………………………………. 2
Process description………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
Activities ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6
Outcome …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 9
Conclusion ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11
References ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12
IMPROVING STUDENTS NUTRITION AT KING ABDULLAH ACADEMY
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Introduction and background information
There exist various internationally accepted standards that have been found to support the
overall operation of the different schools. Among the existing standards are the ELCC standards
(Machado, 2012). Having been comprised of numerous standards, it can be deduced that the
most important aspects as far as the operations and the affairs of a given school have been
addressed. In looking at the working of the ELCC standards as far as the school setting is
concerned, this paper is going to look at a given school setting where the various issues of
concern as far as the overall improvement of the associated processes is concerned will be
addressed. The nature and the overall outline of the way the process was carried out are to be
described while the last bit will look at the results of the undertaken project regarding the school
selected.
The school that has been selected is King Abdulla Academy. The school is in Herndon,
Virginia near the Dulles International Airport. The school has been known to take care and deal
with students of ages between 4 years to about 18 years. The school was opened in the year 2016
following the closure of the previous Islamic school by the name Islamic Saudi Academy. The
school is a private institution funded and supported fully by the government of Saudi Arabia
where the students who include both boys and girls learn up to the 12th grade. The school has
been based on a firm mission statement which has been found to facilitate and foster the growth
of not only the school itself but also on the affairs of the learners. The school is entitled to ensure
that the students grow academically while observing the respective Islamic culture, values, and
language which goes a long way in ensuring that the learners exhibit the highest level of
appreciating the other cultures as well as being responsible.
IMPROVING STUDENTS NUTRITION AT KING ABDULLAH ACADEMY
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The school also has crafted a strategic vision that has been directed towards ensuring that
the students not only grow academically but also grow all around. The school has been found to
shape the vision statement to fit in the overall attainment of the respective levels of innovations
among the learners. Through the vision statement, the school is determined to produce high-level
thinkers and innovators who will become not only responsible people within the countries but
also to become significant people within the society that they find themselves within.
The primary objective of undertaking the mentioned project as far as the school is
concerned is to ensure that the most appropriate eating habits have been crafted which would go
a long way in guaranteeing the overall nutrition levels of the students. As per the current regime
and eating habits, the nutrition value that is being added to the students through the current
eating habits are low. Therefore, the need to come up with measures that could be used in the
improvement of the overall nutrition at the school is realized. The significance of the project is to
ensure that the eating habits that the school has already implemented have been improved which
would lead to better and healthy living among the students which in turn may help in reducing
the chances of contracting malnutrition infections among the students. Additionally, the need to
come up with the relevant nutrition education among the students would help in ensuring that the
students are aware of their nutritional needs (Cousineau, Goldstein & Franko, 2004).
In addressing the participants of the project, since the primary target of the project is the
students, the most appropriate audiences to involve in the project would be the students
themselves and the administration as far as the food-related staff members are concerned. The
project has been set to take place between September 2017 to November 2017 where the students
and the relevant participants are to be subjected to various forms of training and meetings to
gather and give as much information as possible with respect to nutrition within the school. To
IMPROVING STUDENTS NUTRITION AT KING ABDULLAH ACADEMY
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be compliant with the set ELCC standards such as ELCC 2.3, the best practices that would help
in improving the overall manner that the students work and learn would be used. Since
workshops and sensitization campaigns may be interesting to attend by students, the use of
posters among other visual aids would help in the overall issuing of the respective information
pertaining to nutrition.
The project is set to help in the improvement of not only the nutrition aspect of the school
but also on the overall manner that the students and the respective involved parties perceive
positive change. Through the introduction of various strategies that would help improve the
affairs of the students as far as nutrition is concerned, the school culture is set to be improved in
a positive way by ensuring that a new strategy and perception towards the eating habits have
been incorporated within the daily school routines. This would be in line with the ELCC standard
on the promotion of a positive culture within the school (ELCC 2.1) (Queen, Peel & Shipman,
2013).
Process description
Considering the above-mentioned description of the overall underlying principles that
revolve around the project, it has been mentioned that the project duration had been set to be
approximately two months. The project was carried out from the end of September 2017 to the
end of November 2017. Since the project comprises of various steps and phases that require
different resources among other aspects, it could not have been possible to start the project and
finish it within a few minutes. The first steps as far of the project was to observe the eating and
nutrition levels and habits of the school. This first step was done from September 26 for a period
of one week. On October 3, I scheduled a meeting with cafeteria manager to discuss the current
situation. The next step after the necessary information was gathered on the subject matter was to
IMPROVING STUDENTS NUTRITION AT KING ABDULLAH ACADEMY
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seek the approval of the principal of the school. This was done on October 10 with the
submission of the respective proposal on the issue. After the approval from the principal was
obtained on October 13, the next steps were to follow up on the various avenues of acquiring the
necessary information throw meetings with respect to the project from the respective
stakeholders such as the cafeterias manager, nurse, PE teachers, the IT department and students.
After the necessary information with respect to nutrition levels at the school had been
collected which was on October 21st, the following steps were to analyze the collected data and
present the data in a report form to serve as a means of analysis of the current situation at the
school as far as nutrition is concerned and as a means of recommendations to be implemented
within the school. In addressing the aspect of the overall analysis of the school in terms of
nutrition, it was found out that the students had different interests as far as nutrition is concerned.
The IT department played a huge role in assisting in the determination of whether the school had
put in place any measures as far as facilitating better eating habits is concerned. The nurse
analyzed the various measures and strategies that could be used to help the students eat healthily.
The cafeteria supervisors helped in outlining that since the students had the sole responsibility of
choosing their preferred dishes, the same aspect should be directed to them to facilitate the
improvement of their overall nutrition. the project will end at the end of November 2017 with the
respective recommendations being issued to the respective parties and the desired changes being
implemented with the approval of the principal. The following section is going to describe the
activities that were achieved from the overall project.
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IMPROVING STUDENTS NUTRITION AT KING ABDULLAH ACADEMY
Activities
Person(s)
Action Steps
Schedule Target Progress/Completion
Responsible
Project
Sep 19-
Manager
Sep 21
Project
Sep 26 –
Define school vision and mission
Observe the eating and nutrition
KG-12
Complete
KG-12
Complete
KG-12
Complete
Oct 4
KG-12
Complete
Nurse
Oct 5
KG-12
Complete
Project
Sep 26 –
KG-12
Complete
KG-12
Complete
levels and habits of the school
Manager
Oct 2
Assess student levels of needs and
Cafeteria
Sep26-
stability
Manager
Meeting with Cafeteria Manager
Cafeteria
to discuss the current situation
Manager
Oct 2
Meeting with the nurse to analyze
the various measures and
strategies that could be used to
help the students eat healthily
Identify available and needed
resources
Manager
Oct 6
Identify Needed Materials and
Project
Sep 26 –
Supplies
Manager
Oct 6
7
IMPROVING STUDENTS NUTRITION AT KING ABDULLAH ACADEMY
Meeting with principal to present
principal
Oct 12
KG-12
Complete
Principal
Oct 13
KG-12
Complete
IT
Oct 16
KG-12
Complete
PE Teacher
Oct 18
KG-12
Complete
project proposal
Principal Approval
Meeting with The IT Department
to work in screens preview
Meeting with PE teachers to
discuss adding nutrition courses
to PE classes
Applying for getting a funded
Principal,
Salad Bar in the school from this
IT,
organization website:
Accounting

Home


team
In progress
Oct 20
KG-12
Long term activity
Using visual learning to show the
Project
five food groups by using plastic
Oct 24
KG-4
Complete
Oct 24
KG-4
Complete
Oct 26
KG-12
Complete
Manager
foods (toys) in bowels
Using visual learning to show
some healthy snacks suggestions
Project
Manager
Display some nutrition tips
through the various screens
across the school
IT
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IMPROVING STUDENTS NUTRITION AT KING ABDULLAH ACADEMY
Using Food groups signs in the
Cafeteria
food serving sections in the
Oct 27
KG-12
Complete
Con
KG-4
In progress
Con
KG-1
In progress
Nov 9
KG-12
Complete
Con
KG-6
In progress
Con
5-12
In progress
Nov 30
KG-12
In progress
Manager
cafeteria
Elementary
In class activity: Discover
school
Myplate food cards
coordinator
Be your best with breakfast – give
Elementary
it to students to track their
school
breakfast for one week
coordinator
Hanging five different posters in
Project
the cafeteria and around the
Manager
school
Elementary
Adding Myplate to curriculum
school
throw PE class
coordinator
You Control the School Menu:
Vote for Your Favorite, give the
Cafeteria
students the survey of the school
Manager
lunch.
Review and modify the nutrition
plan
Project
Manager
IMPROVING STUDENTS NUTRITION AT KING ABDULLAH ACADEMY
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Outcome
It has been seen that the project undertaken has been inclined towards ensuring that the
students have changed their current ways of eating by improving healthy eating habits. As the
cafeteria manager explained, some students just may prefer eating French fries as opposed to
salads and fruits which are more nutritional than the French fries. The blame should not be on the
students. Rather, the parties to be blamed the most are the cafeteria manager, the nurses and the
administration at large (McCollum, Kais & Minter, 2005). Although a student has a choice of
either eating healthy or not, the staff should have taken the initiative of educating the students on
the best eating habits that could lead to a healthy living. Instead, the cafeterias among other food
joints have no such information on nutrition. the project ended with various recommendations
and strategies that could be used to ensure that the students who in this context are the larger
context were not only understood and responded to but also were influenced towards the
recommended changes.
In the attempt to ensure that the students were fully engaged in the project towards the
achievement of the set improvements, the various strategies as outlined were used. Each student
was required to learn about the foods that they would wish to eat in the reflection of the
improved diet aspect. Since it would be boring for such young scholars to come up with a
theoretical food analysis, the use of visually assisted learning activities was adopted. This visual
learning process included the obligation of the students to craft plastic food baskets tagging them
with the respective and desired nutritional ideas behind the selected foods.
The other strategy involved the use of IT in sensitizing the students on the importance of
eating healthy. One task that the IT department was given was to ensure that the various screens
across the school with respect to the cafeterias as well as any other appropriate place were used
IMPROVING STUDENTS NUTRITION AT KING ABDULLAH ACADEMY
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to display the most desired and appropriate food selection that a student may take and the
associated health tips. Healthy eating is achieved by combining the best foods that are rich in
dissemination every nutrient required by the body. Taking a meal that is rich in fiber helps in the
reduction of the possibility of constipation and the levels of cholesterol in the blood. Consuming
vast amounts of water on the daily basis helps to keep the body organs such as kidneys
functioning properly. These are some of the tips that could be displayed alongside a given meal
that is comprised of the various foods that are rich in the respective nutrients.
For the pre-school students, the best strategy that was found to be effective was to ensure
that the students kept track of their respective meals such as breakfast and lunch. A student was
supposed to make a record of all the foods that one took during breakfast and/or lunch which was
then to be submitted to the teachers at the end of the week. The teacher would then recommend
the best foods to be taken by the student based on their previous week`s food selection. On the
affairs of the 1st to 4th graders, using the MyPlate food card in the various avenues was found to
be an effective strategy to be used on the students. The other strategy was to design the
respective meal posters in the respective cafeterias which would display various combinations of
different foods that a student would take leading to better and healthy eating. The other strategy
was to engage the students in a physical activity. The students were supposed to color the
respective starts in a badge with their food color that was associated with the different foods that
were offered within the school. After a week of recording the meal taken, the students would
then wear their filled in badges within the school and compare with the rest to finds out who took
the most nutritious meals for that week.
For the other students, the respective healthy and nutrition tips designed in a posters form
was the most appropriate strategy that was to be used (Ha & Caine-Bish, 2009). Engaging the
IMPROVING STUDENTS NUTRITION AT KING ABDULLAH ACADEMY
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students in the overall physical activities such as voting for their desired meals as provided by
the school would help in collecting the most appropriate information with respect to the students’
needs. Additionally, using the respective posters on MyPlate would help in the overall
engagement of the students in selecting their respective meals that would be used to improve
their respective nutrition as well as eating habits within the school.
The recommended strategies could not be implemented in a day hence, the administration
among the other affected stakeholders was supposed to ensure that the strategies were
implemented continually until the desired culture was attained.
Conclusion
Summing up, this paper has looked at various issues of concern with respect to the King
Abdulla Academy`s eating and nutrition habits. The school at the beginning of the project has
been portrayed as a school that offers no educational support as far as nutrition to the students is
concerned. The project that has been undertaken has outlined the various strategies that could be
implemented to ensure that the students have received and engaged in healthy eating.
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References
Cousineau, T. M., Goldstein, M., & Franko, D. L. (2004). A collaborative approach to nutrition
education for college students. Journal of American College Health, 53(2), 79-84.
Ha, E. J., & Caine-Bish, N. (2009). Effect of nutrition intervention using a general nutrition
course for promoting fruit and vegetable consumption among college students. Journal of
nutrition education and behavior, 41(2), 103-109.
Machado, C. (2012). ISLLC/ELCC Standards Implementation: Do Educational Administration
Faculty Practice What They Preach?. International Journal of Educational Leadership
Preparation, 7(2), n2.
McCollum, D. L., Kajs, L. T., & Minter, N. (2005, January). SCHOOL
ADMINISTRATORS’EFFICACY: A MODEL AND MEASURE. In Allied Academies
International Conference. Academy of Educational Leadership. Proceedings (Vol. 10,
No. 1, p. 29). Jordan Whitney Enterprises, Inc.
Queen, J. A., Peel, H., & Shipman, N. (2013). Transforming school leadership with ISLLC and
ELCC. Routledge.
Daily Journal/Log Template
Practicum
Name
University
October 30 – November 10
Week 9
Monday
October 30, 2017
08:00 am- 4:00 pm
Type of Activity:
Working in the admission office- Working in the nurse office- Archive
Reflections:
Today, I worked in the archive for old student’s files. Some of them withdrawal from the school,
and may come back later. Others came, opened files and brought documents then did not show
up again. I worked on organizing those files and put them in order by grades and separate the
girls’ and boys’ files. During the lunch, I helped the nurse with students.
Learning’s:
To be organized- to always save the important documents for future.
Tuesday
October 31, 2017
08:00 am- 4:00 pm
Type of Activity:
Working in the admission office- Working on 2017-2016-2015 transcripts- Working in the nurse
office
Reflections:
Today, my supervisor asked me to start working in the graduated students’ transcripts for the
past years. She has them in files of hard copies from the old school, and wants to make some
electronic copies of them so the school can refer to them easily whenever any student call and
ask for his or her transcript. First, I should scan all the transcripts then open each one and rename
it by student name and make a folder for each year for girls and boys. I worked on 2017- 20162015. During the lunch, I helped the nurse with students.
Learning’s:
For safety, it is important to have electronic copies of all documents.
Wednesday
November 1 …
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