Go to the American Federation of Teachers website and search for the most recent data on “teacher salaries” and find the state you selected for your Session Long Project. Compare the teacher salaries in your state to teacher salaries in 3 other states and to teacher salaries in the United States in general. In 2 to 3 pages, discuss these comparisons.
Be sure to analyze multiple variables. For example, one important variable to consider is cost of living in different locations. For information on this, check out the Salary Comparison Calculator. Locate 1 or 2 additional websites for this information.
NOTE: Cite references to support your explanation.
SLP Assignment Expectations
SEE MODULE 1 SLP FOR FULL EXPLANATION OF COMPLETE SESSION LONG PROJECT EXPECTATIONS.
Contents of your SLP Research Paper
Each Module of the SLP project should be a minimum of 2-3 pages in length, not including cover sheet and reference list.
Your research paper should include:
- Background information about information systems and e-services in education
- External factors that impact the effectiveness of e-services offered by State Boards of Education
- A comparison of teacher salaries nationally as related to teacher salaries in the state you have chosen to review
- The e-services your chosen state Board of Education currently offers on its website
- Your recommendations for additional and/or revised e-services that should be offered on your chosen State Education website.
Organize the SLP research paper to contain four sections. Use the following outline (with headings for each module) as indicated:
- Introduction (2 or 3 paragraphs)
- Section 1 (Mod 1) – Information System (IS) in Education
- Section 2 (Mod 2) – External Factors
- Section 3 (Mod 3) – Teacher Salaries
- Section 4 (Mod 4) – E-Services and Conclusion
- Reference list
THE REFERENCE LIST MUST BE FORMATTED PROPERLY IN APA FORMAT AND STYLE. THIS APPLIES TO ALL MODULES.
Submitting your Session Long Project
You must submit each SLP module according to the course submission deadlines.
In Module 4, combine all prior SLP module sections and the new section, as well as the conclusion and reference list, into a final document.
Each module of the SLP is individually graded and includes specifically related feedback. The final collated (or “combined”) document receives a grade in Module 4.
Below is an explanation for each module assignment of the Session Long Project: