## EDU696 Week 3 Ashford CCSS and the Framework for 21st Century Learning

Guided Response: Respond to at least two peers. Your replies should include a question about the incorporation of CCSS and the Framework for 21st Century Learning in your peers’ posts and should offer an additional resource for consideration that supports an alternative viewpoint. Though two replies is the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and learning, you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have given to you, including the instructor. Responding to the replies given to you will further the conversation and provide additional opportunities for you to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real world experiences with this topic.

**Each response only needs to be about a paragraph**

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## fIN 571 week 4 rate of return stock

Calculate the following problems using Microsoft Excel or Word and show all of your work. (Please submit either an Excel file or Word document)

1. Stock Valuation: A stock has an initial price of \$100 per share, paid a dividend of \$2.00 per share during the year, and had an ending share price of \$125. Compute the percentage total return, capital gains yield, and dividend yield.
2. Total Return: You bought a share of 4% preferred stock for \$100 last year. The market price for your stock is now \$120. What was your total return for last year?
3. CAPM: A stock has a beta of 1.20, the expected market rate of return is 12%, and a risk-free rate of 5 percent. What is the expected rate of return of the stock?
4. WACC: The Corporation has a targeted capital structure of 80% common stock and 20% debt. The cost of equity is 12% and the cost of debt is 7%. The tax rate is 30%. What is the company’s weighted average cost of capital (WACC)?
5. Flotation Costs: Medina Corp. has a debt-equity ratio of .75. The company is considering a new plant that will cost \$125 million to build. When the company issues new equity, it incurs a flotation cost of 10%. The flotation cost on new debt is 4%. What is the initial cost of the plant if the company raises all equity externally?

Submit your worksheet and all calculations.

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## Principles of the Humanities – Second Essay Topic

Select a SECOND topic for an essay from the following two to submit for this assignment page. Each will be discussed in terms of the humanities experience as the associated media are covered. Follow the prompts and produce essays of approximately 350 significant words on the topic of your choice from the topics provided on this page, to be submitted before the end of term. The format can be based on the following simple structure or formats you have encountered in your English composition classes:

Introduction – overview of the topic whether film, painting, sculpture or controversy

Focus [main body] – describe and analyze the subject matter; how does creativity reveal meaning

Conclusions – evaluation; will it stand your test of time?

What Sculpture Reveals

Select a personal possession you would consider your favorite piece of three-dimensional art. Is the piece figurative, abstract or non-representational. From what material[s] was the sculpture made and how was it constructed? Do the surface values offer qualities other than just touch [tactile]?

Describe the sculpture in terms of aesthetic qualities discussed in class and The Humanities through the Arts – touch; perceived movement [or actual movement]; open or closed form; scale, size and proportion; design and style; and other unique qualities that make the art appealing to you. Which of these qualities gives the work its unique character?

What is it [denotation] and why is it significant [connotation]? What is the function of the piece? Do you relate to the sculpture more for its functionality, symbolism or beauty? What are your criteria for determining what excellent or meaningful sculptural art is?

Why is this three-dimensional work of art significant to you?

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## MATH271 University of Michigan Population & Quantitative Variable Project

The detailed assignment requirement is post in the attached file, please check, this is a statistic project.

Instructions:

1. (5 points) Choose a population and a quantitative variable. Clearly state your choices in a few sentences.

2. (5 points) Choose a significance level α. Justify your choice in one to two sentences.

3. (20 points) Choose the appropriate hypothesis test for the population mean. Justify your choice by carefully checking the conditions.

4. (10 points) Collect a simple random sample of 10−50 individuals from your population. Give a detailed description of your sampling method and justify why it is a simple random sampling method in one to two paragraphs. Justify your choice of sample size in one paragraph.

5. (10 points) Choose a null hypothesis. Explain your choice in one to two sentences.

6. (10 points) Compute the test statistic. Your work should include your sample data, the sample size, sample mean, and the equations or functions you used.

7. (10 points) Estimate the p-values for each alternative hypothesis. Briefly explain your work.

8. (10 points) Compare each of your p-values to your chosen significance level. Write the appropriate conclusion sentences for each comparison.

9. (10 points) Construct the appropriate confidence interval from your sample data using a confidence level which is C = 1 − α 2 . Does your confidence interval contain the claimed value of the population mean from the null hypothesis?

10. (10 points) What do your hypothesis test results and confidence interval tell you about the population mean for your variable? Justify your answer in one to two paragraphs

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## Concordia University Nebraska Failure Recovery System Questions

• Submit Assignment: Failure Recovery SystemYou have all heard it before…. That negative, sarcastic, self-sabotaging voice that can resonate in your head. No one knows where this voice (call it the “weak” voice) comes from, but all have all fallen prey as it creeps into one’s inner thoughts and destroys confidence. On the flip side, everyone also all has a positive voice (call this voice the “strong” voice). Unfortunately, the “weak” voice likes to get the last word in and is the one that most naturally fills one’s head with devastating chatter. The “weak” voice promotes self-doubt, lack of confidence, and pessimism. Because coaches cannot hear when the negative chatter is going on in an athlete’s head, it is imperative that a coach prepare and train athletes to be able to be their own best inner-coach by giving them strategies to empower their “strong” voice.The first step is for the athlete to realize when the “weak” voice is dominating the chatter. The next step is to destroy the “weak” voice and replace it with the “strong” positive voice.This is the point where strategies can be used to help athletes battle and replace that negative “weak” voice with a more positive “strong” inner voice.To prepare: From What Drives Winning (Ledbetter, 2015, pp.91–125), review the 4 coaching strategies that are meant to help athletes become more positive and confident, to give themselves a strong inner coach and deal with the negative chatter inside their heads (to replace the “weak” voice with the “strong” voice).
2. Plan positive
3. Replace negative
4. Opportunity converter

Submit:Part 1Write 2–3 paragraphs reflecting on the 4 strategies to develop a more positive and confident athlete described in your text (Ledbetter, 2015). Which strategy do you feel you would most likely use and why? When might you use that strategy and what results would you hope for?Part 2As described by Sue Enquist in the video (Filmproject, 2015), design a Failure Recovery System that could be incorporated into your coaching program.

• First, define what failure means to you.
• Describe in detail what the proper response would look like if the athletes and/or coaches in your program were to fail. What is their physical demeanor, what words should come out of their mouths, what non-verbal messages do you want them to send?
• What is the “failure recovery system” that you want their behaviors to illustrate in practice and games on every occasion?
• How will you develop an environment of trust and acceptance of failure?
• Are there failures that would not fall into this recovery system? Explain.

Format your Failure Recovery System as an entry in the “Beyond the X’s and O’s” handbook in preparation for the week 8 final assignment.Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.ReferencesFilmroom Project. (2015, October 4). Sue Enquist: Fear and failure [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZPv3en9iYU#t=13Ledbetter, B. (2015). What drives winning. Green Dot Publishing.

• Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.~ Ephesians 4:29

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## CJA474 University of Phoenix Courts Socialization Presentation

Think about the first time you entered the workplace. Each workplace has a different feel and levels of supervision. Criminal justice organizations have unique challenges related to socialization.

Research socialization within criminal justice organizations. With your team, discuss your research and address any pros to socialization in one of the core systems of criminal justice (police, COURTS, or corrections).

Develop a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you:

• Identify the socialization process, stages, and models of influence for your selected system.
• Identify problems in the socialization process, including issues involving community expectations.
• Describe strategies for socialization
• Discuss your teams analysis of a positive aspect of socialization in your selected systems.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines (in-text citations, reference slide, & introduction & conclusion slides). Present clear slides & strong bullet points as you will lecture on the details of your information. Use images and video clips to better enhance your discussions.

NOTE: ONLY DO THE SECOND BULLET POINT USING 2-4 SLIDES

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## Individual project

You are preparing a guide for the tax preparers working in your Colorado Springs tax preparation office. You want to give them an easy to use guide they can refer to when completing business taxes.

Prepare a chart that includes the following business entities:

• Sole Proprietorship
• Partnership
• S Corporation
• C Corporation

The chart should include the following information for each business entity:

• Tax forms and schedules used to report income to the IRS
• The deadline the tax forms must be filed by for different entity
• The address the paper return must be mailed to for the State of Colorado
• The IRS publication for information on Federal income tax for that business entity

The chart should be of sufficient length to include all required information.

Part 2

Prepare a memo for the tax preparers in your office detailing the certification requirements and annual requirements for maintaining certification (continuing education) for tax preparers.

• In this memo, discuss the importance of certification for the tax office’s customers.
• This memo should exceed a minimum of 250 words

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## Applied Research

In this assignment you will take on the role of a team manager.The team is multi-cultural and it is facing a major management crisis.You will use the details of the scenario found in the Guide file. Then, identify and research key course ideas and principles to write a plan.The essay is your action plan for managing the team.

This assignment uses a business scenario, and you apply theory.Your research assignment task is to write an action plan.(For information about how to organize or format the plan, see a later section).

Approximate page length: Estimated length 6-8 pages

You have recently been assigned to lead a 6-person team working on a new healthcare product that could revolutionize the treatment of diabetes. The product would allow glucose readings to be taken without any needles or skin pricks. Obviously, if the product is successful, the team and you stand to earn bonuses, promotions, and industry recognition. However, you are being asked to lead the team because under the former leader, the project team missed several critical deadlines and costs have spiraled out of control.

The team all works out of an office in Maryland. They are:

• John – 43 year old (African-American, born in Bowie, MD)
Julie – 51 year old (Chinese-American, born in the District of Columbia)
Jinsoo – 27 year old (Korean, a recent immigrant from Seoul)
Shahid – 32 year male (Iranian, emigrated to the US when he was six)
Harpreet – 30 year old female (Indian, emigrated 10 years ago)
Tom – 63 year old (Caucasian-American, born in Los Angles and recently moved to MD)
• You as the manager and your personal/professional background are likely to impact leading the team

Shahid and Harpreet joined the team 3 months ago. The rest of the team has been together for 3 years.

The new product is due to be delivered for beta testing six months from now. Today was your first day on the job. You have spent the entire day talking to each team member separately. Here is what you have discovered so far:

Shahid and Tom have been in conflict for several weeks over how to approach the design of a critical piece of the product. John and Julie are so disillusioned that they are job hunting, but each has unique skills that you do not wish to lose. Jinsoo tends to isolate himself when there is conflict, which decreases his productivity. Tom believes that the rest of the team is cutting him out of the picture because of his age and lack of interest in using Google hangouts or docs, to create options for brainstorming. Tom would rather just talk about his ideas. You were also briefed by the general manager, who shared that the former team leader had been fired due to unethical practices such as taking bribes from vendors. However, the team members didn’t know that and really liked the former leader; they are angry that he is gone.

Writing the Plan

Using your new course knowledge of multicultural teams, cultural values, and course content modules, write an action plan to get this team back on track. The plan provides specific steps based on course topics. For a suggested approach to report sections, see “Content Factors” of the Evaluation Rubric below.

Most action plans require the following: overview or introduction; summary of the problem(s); a review of important background (such as cultural factors) goals for the plan, specifics of communication strategy, a schedule, and an overview of your resources/role as team leader.

Unlike most business project reports, please include in-text cites of sources in this assignment. Here’s why: Whenever you write a paper in a course, your task is to show that you understand resource material and that you can apply it to specific situations.In-text citations “signal” that you are continuously reading and thinking about application.

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## LEG500 Strayer University Facebook Live Killings Case Discussion

Write a 4–5-page paper in which you do the following:

1. Discuss whether or not you believe that Facebook has a legal or ethical duty to rescue a crime victim.
2. Suggest and elaborate on three ways that social media platforms can be more proactive and thorough with their review of the types of content that appear on their sites.
3. Propose two safeguards that Facebook and other social media platforms should put into place to help prevent acts of violence from being broadcasted.
4. Conduct some research to determine whether or not Facebook has an Ethics Officer or Oversight Committee. If so, discuss the key functions of these positions. If not, debate on whether or not it should create these roles.
5. Propose two changes Facebook should adopt to encourage the ethical use of its platform.
1. Use the (Strayer University Library) to locate two quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference, and proprietary websites do not qualify as academic resources.

• Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with 1-inch margins on all sides; citations and follow the Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows:

• Analyze the legal standing and situation of a specific business to achieve a defined result.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric:

### Description: LEG500 Week 4 Assignment 1: Facebook Live Killings

Unacceptable Below 70% F Fair 70-79% C Proficient 80-89% B Exemplary 90-100% A LEG500-A1-1

1. Discuss whether or not you believe that Facebook has a legal or ethical duty to rescue a crime victim.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 29.38 (10.49%)

Did not submit or incompletely discussed whether or not you believe that Facebook has a legal or ethical duty to rescue a crime victim.

Points Range: 29.4 (10.5%) – 33.58 (11.99%)

Partially discussed whether or not you believe that Facebook has a legal or ethical duty to rescue a crime victim.

Points Range: 33.6 (12%) – 37.78 (13.49%)

Satisfactorily discussed whether or not you believe that Facebook has a legal or ethical duty to rescue a crime victim.

Points Range: 37.8 (13.5%) – 42 (15%)

Thoroughly discussed whether or not you believe that Facebook has a legal or ethical duty to rescue a crime victim.

LEG500-A1-2

2. Suggest and elaborate on three (3) ways that social media platforms can be more proactive and thorough with their review of the types of content that appear on their sites.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 39.17 (13.99%)

Did not submit or incompletely suggested and elaborated on three (3) ways that social media platforms can be more proactive and thorough with their review of the types of content that appear on their sites.

Points Range: 39.2 (14%) – 44.77 (15.99%)

Partially suggested and elaborated on three (3) ways that social media platforms can be more proactive and thorough with their review of the types of content that appear on their sites.

Points Range: 44.8 (16%) – 50.37 (17.99%)

Satisfactorily suggested and elaborated on three (3) ways that social media platforms can be more proactive and thorough with their review of the types of content that appear on their sites.

Points Range: 50.4 (18%) – 56 (20%)

Thoroughly suggested and elaborated on three (3) ways that social media platforms can be more proactive and thorough with their review of the types of content that appear on their sites.

LEG500-A1-3

3. Propose two (2) safeguards that Facebook and other social media platforms should put into place to help prevent acts of violence from being broadcasted.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 39.17 (13.99%)

Did not submit or incompletely proposed two (2) safeguards that Facebook and other social media platforms should put into place to help prevent acts of violence from being broadcasted.

Points Range: 39.2 (14%) – 44.77 (15.99%)

Partially proposed two (2) safeguards that Facebook and other social media platforms should put into place to help prevent acts of violence from being broadcasted.

Points Range: 44.8 (16%) – 50.37 (17.99%)

Satisfactorily proposed two (2) safeguards that Facebook and other social media platforms should put into place to help prevent acts of violence from being broadcasted.

Points Range: 50.4 (18%) – 56 (20%)

Thoroughly proposed two (2) safeguards that Facebook and other social media platforms should put into place to help prevent acts of violence from being broadcasted.

LEG500-A1-4

4. Conduct some research to determine whether or not Facebook has an Ethics Officer or Oversight Committee. If so, discuss the key functions of these positions. If not, debate on whether or not they should create these roles.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 29.38 (10.49%)

Did not submit or incompletely determined whether or not Facebook has an Ethics Officer or Oversight Committee. If so, they did not submit or incompletely discussed the key functions of these positions. If not, they did not submit or incompletely debated on whether or not they should create these roles.

Points Range: 29.4 (10.5%) – 33.58 (11.99%)

Partially determined whether or not Facebook has an Ethics Officer or Oversight Committee. If so, they partially discussed the key functions of these positions. If not, they partially debated on whether or not they should create these roles.

Points Range: 33.6 (12%) – 37.78 (13.49%)

Satisfactorily determined whether or not Facebook has an Ethics Officer or Oversight Committee. If so, they satisfactorily discussed the key functions of these positions. If not, they satisfactorily debated on whether or not they should create these roles.

Points Range: 37.8 (13.5%) – 42 (15%)

Thoroughly determined whether or not Facebook has an Ethics Officer or Oversight Committee. If so, they thoroughly discussed the key functions of these positions. If not, they thoroughly debated on whether or not they should create these roles.

LEG500-A1-5

5. Propose two (2) changes Facebook should adopt to encourage ethical use of their platform.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 29.38 (10.49%)

Did not submit or incompletely proposed two (2) changes Facebook should adopt to encourage ethical use of their platform.

Points Range: 29.4 (10.5%) – 33.58 (11.99%)

Partially proposed two (2) changes Facebook should adopt to encourage ethical use of their platform.

Points Range: 33.6 (12%) – 37.78 (13.49%)

Satisfactorily proposed two (2) changes Facebook should adopt to encourage ethical use of their platform.

Points Range: 37.8 (13.5%) – 42 (15%)

Thoroughly proposed two (2) changes Facebook should adopt to encourage ethical use of their platform.

LEG500-A1-6

6. 2 references

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 9.79 (3.5%)

No references provided

Points Range: 9.8 (3.5%) – 11.19 (4%)

Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Points Range: 11.2 (4%) – 12.59 (4.5%)

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Points Range: 12.6 (4.5%) – 14 (5%)

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

LEG500-A1-7

7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 19.59 (7%)

More than 6 errors present

Points Range: 19.6 (7%) – 22.39 (7.99%)

5-6 errors present

Points Range: 22.4 (8%) – 25.19 (9%)

3-4 errors present

Points Range: 25.2 (9%) – 28 (10%)

0-2 errors present

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## Central Texas College ACME Inc Network Plan Paper

• You have completed building out the physical aspect of your network in the new ACME, Inc. facility. Now let’s get it up and running.
• You will need to provide a plan for how to bring the network online.
• Note: There are 5 departments moving into the facility
• Accounts Receivables
• Accounts Payables
• Human Resources
• Legal
• Outside Sales
• Your plan should include the following, this is not the entire list.
• Network Switch Configurations
• IP Addressing table and assignments/Subnetting strategy
• Routing Tables (3 minimum routes/remember this is a remote office)
• Remember to justify your choices
• All of this should be contained in a Word document

Submission Instructions:

Assignment is to be submitted via the assignment drop box in the classroom.