Guide for Learning Outcomes Plan: Advocacy Action Plan EDDD 8085/EDSD 7085: Inspired

Guide for Learning Outcomes Plan: Advocacy Action Plan
EDDD 8085/EDSD 7085: Inspired Leadership, Informed Advocacy, and Improved Policy
The overall project involves two parts: the advocacy action plan paper and a presentation. The paper is your Learning Outcomes Plan.
Advocacy is the act of standing up for others, of building connections, of engaging in everyday acts. These activities might occur in daily connections or on a grand stage and serve to support children, families, and professionals connected to the field. Leading through advocacy has the capacity to impact others in the present, and in a wonderful rippling effect, for many years to come.
In completing this plan you will:
Apply leadership and advocacy skills to implement and manage strategic change
Evaluate local and global policy and policy development related to specific issues in early childhood
Evaluate cultural influences on local and global policy in early childhood (especially through the lenses of stakeholders and collaborating organizations)
Demonstrate evidence-based decision making, integrating principles of equity, ethics, and social justice and advocacy
Include a minimum of 10 resources from peer-reviewed journals and six from advocacy organizations and/or recognized experts on the topic. All sources require APA-formatted citations at the end of the paper.
In Module 4 of this course, you will submit an advocacy action plan. The plan itself, due Day 1 of Week 11, requires that you select an advocacy topic you are passionate about and connect with an organization in planning the development of your plan.
In Week 3 of this course, you will submit to your Instructor your advocacy action plan topic and your rationale for your selection. You will identify the organization and how any collaboration on the plan might occur.
Your paper must be your best scholarly work possible. Make sure you follow APA guidelines and format requirements.
Address the following elements in the paper:
Introduction, Rationale, and Contexts
What is the issue/problem/topic? Include a description as well as how organizations currently advocate for this topic.
What regulations and policies are associated with the selected topic?
What ethical factors shape your understanding of this advocacy topic?
What policies exist that inform your advocacy topic? How are they written? What are the processes for changing policy?
Stakeholders and Other Collaborators
What stakeholders influenced and are influenced by your selected topic?
What organizations are connected to advocacy efforts supporting your topic? For these organizations, describe the following:
Who are the current funding sources and what are potential funding sources?
How does data inform current actions?
Who are the target audiences?
What advocacy messages are being delivered, and to whom?
What kinds of resources, including money, are necessary to put something into place?
Planning and Evaluation
In terms of advocacy goals, what overall goals would be reasonable in 6 months, 2 years, and 5 years (across range goals and interim steps)?
How will success be monitored and evaluated?
Your presentation, which will be shared with your colleagues during Week 10 (no later than Day 4) and will be presented using Kaltura, which is the embedded video tool in Blackboard. Supporting materials are available in the course classroom. The presentation should be 10–15 minutes long.