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A gentle reminder that as with all LRNT courses, you are expected to incorporate APA standards for citations, formatting, and references and to back up your writing with evidence and appropriate academic literature as necessary. You are required to pay attention to grammar and clarity and to avoid colloquialisms. References are not included in the assignment word count. Also, don’t forget the numerous resources available to you as you build your competence and fluency with APA formatting and writing style. In particular, check out the RRU APA 7 formatting checklists as well as RRU WriteAnswers where you can ask your APA questions.

Overview 

This component of your grade refers to the presence and quality of your participation in all course learning activities, including your blog and forum posts.  

At the end of the course, you will submit a reflective self-assessment of your contribution to the learning community, which will become a part of this grade. 

Rationale 

Each member of this cohort’s learning community plays a vital role in supporting the learning of others through the presence and quality of their contributions to the course learning activities. This corresponds to the responsibility of each of you as contributing members in this course.  

For everyone’s learning to be successful, it is imperative that you read the assigned materials, reflect on their relevance and meaning, and participate fully in all course learning activities.     

Details 

You are expected to contribute to the learning community through your preparedness, presence, and participation in the course.  

The contribution to the learning community grade is connected to all course learning activities. Asynchronous learning activities are those you complete at your own pace, such as weekly readings, online forum discussions, etc. Synchronous learning activities refer to those that happen during our Zoom sessions, such as demonstrating active listening, asking thoughtful questions, and participation in breakout room discussions and activities, as well as your overall conduct and contribution as a team member in team activities and assignments. 

Deliverables 

A reflection of 250-500 words (or equivalent for audio or video submissions) that addresses the following: 

  • Based on the rubric, what letter grade best reflects your contribution to this learning community? 
  • Explain your self-assessment with supporting examples from throughout the course (forums, blogs, synchronous sessions, other activities)  
  • Reflecting on this experience and looking ahead, what are you taking with you (either to your next course in this program or into your context?): what will you start, stop, or keep doing to contribute to the learning communities you are a part of? 

Submission 

Please submit your reflection to this Moodle Assignment dropbox by 11:55pm on the last Sunday of the course. 

Grading 

Your final grade will be based on your instructor’s review and moderation of your self-assessment. 

 

GRADE CRITERIA
A+ (exceptional) All expectations were consistently surpassed. Student expertly supports the learning of all members of the community, demonstrating exemplary leadership and strong collaboration skills by being highly prepared, professional, and present. The student shows masterful self-awareness in how they contribute, expertly leveraging opportunities to explore their own identities, values, and norms. The student exemplifies leadership in their interactions with others, encouraging and supporting others on an exploration of self within a context of leadership. Language expression is eloquent and error-free. 
 A (excellent)   All expectations met with 2 or 3 major instances of exceeding expectations. Student skilfully supports the learning of all members of the community, demonstrating excellent leadership and strong collaboration skills by being highly prepared, professional, and present. The student shows excellent self-awareness in how they contribute, skilfully leveraging opportunities to explore their own identities, values, and norms. The student skilfully demonstrates leadership in their interactions with others, encouraging and supporting others on an exploration of self within a context of leadership. Language expression is eloquent and error-free. 
A- (very good)  All expectations of the assignment have been met, with 2 or 3 minor instances of exceeding expectations. Student skilfully supports the learning of all members of the community, demonstrating very good leadership and collaboration skills by being well-prepared, professional, and present. The student shows very good self-awareness in how they contribute, skilfully leveraging opportunities to explore their own identities, values, and norms. The student shows strong leadership capacity in their interactions with others, encouraging and supporting others on an exploration of self within a context of leadership. Language expression is well-structured and error-free. 
B+ (good)  All expectations met. Student supports the learning of all members of the community, demonstrating good leadership and collaboration by being fully prepared, professional, and present. The student demonstrates good self-awareness in how they contribute, consistently leveraging opportunities to explore their own identities, values, and norms. The student consistently demonstrates leadership in their interactions with others, encouraging and supporting others on an exploration of self within a context of leadership. Any language errors are minor and do not impede understanding. 
B (acceptable)  Basic expectations of the assignment have been mostly met, with 2 or 3 minor instances of not doing so. Student mostly supports the learning of all members of the community and shows some emerging leadership capacity and collaboration skills. Student is usually prepared, professional, and present. The student demonstrates emerging self-awareness in how they contribute, leveraging opportunities to explore their own identities, values, and norms. The student sometimes shows leadership competence in their interactions with others, with examples of encouraging and supporting others on an exploration of self within a context of leadership. Language expression contains errors. 
B- (adequate)  Basic expectations of the assignment have been met with more than 3 minor instances of not doing so. Student shows some developing leadership and collaboration skills. Student is sometimes prepared, professional, and present. The student demonstrates developing self-awareness in how they contribute, but may not leverage opportunities to explore their own identities, values, and norms. The student sometimes shows developing leadership competence in their interactions with others. Written and oral language expression consistency lacks logical coherence and clarity with frequent language errors. 
F (inadequate)  Does not meet expectations.