Blog Post #29

  1. The terms rhetorical situation, composing, and discourse community do and do not change from the academic paper to the multimodal assignment. While the components are the same in a paper and a multimodal assignment, how you go about them is different. Because of the different ways of sharing the information, the style and format for each of the terms will be slightly different.
  2. The target audience of my multimodal text will be anyone interested in or unaware of the problems and ways to help children in foster care. The multimodal text I choose will be versatile and easily accessable. The knowledge I will provide will have problems, solutions, and ways to help kids if people want to get more involved.
  3. I will choose a multimodal that is easily accessable and easy to share, for instance like a facebook page, to accomplish circulation of my text.
  4. I can specifically reach the audience I identified by putting information that attracts people, and sharing the information with people that I already know have an interest, such as the followers on sites of foster care and adoption.
  5. Exigence can be accomplished by enhancing the problems that are shocking to people. Capitalizing on the bad can help show that not all of foster care is good and that more people need to get involved to help.
  6. The news article I found delt with a lot of child abuse and neglect. I can use this to help emphasize that not only does the system need to change but the people in it as well.
  7. I can keep my text relevant when new events arise relating to my text by showing them and discussing more problems in detail.

Blog Post #28

exigence: A demand or urge to do something.

  • Depending on the topic or information type, it could mean a certain demand, or rather an urge that is more self involved than a demand for someone or something else.

rhetorical situation: The basis of a rhetorical event that has an issue, audience, and set of constraints.

  • The genre of literature that it pertains to can cause the rhetorical situation to change, say if it is directed towards an audience or a specific person, the situational view would be different and the context of the rhetoric would also be different.

composing: The collective body of important features made by the author in their creation of their literary work.

  • Each piece of composing is different depending on the genre and style the author uses in their work.

discourse community: Group of people who share a set of beliefs or assumptions about an issue and ways of communicating the goals.

  • Depending on each groups ideals, the genre of discourse can always be different.

audience: Assembled spectators or listeners at an event.

  • Because of the variety of audience, such as a single person, a group, blind, deaf, and or religious, the genre and way they interpret the message will be different.

multimodality: Describes communication practices in terms of the textual, aural, linguistic, spatial, and visual resources, modes, used to compose messages.

  • Because of the multitude of practices, the multimodality can be many different genres and mean very different things depending on the situation and type of mode being presented.

circulation: Public knowledge.

  • Depending on the genre, the knowledge gained can vary from many topics, and how people react can vary as well.

Maricopa Community Colleges Launch Program To Help Youth In Foster Care Finish College Click here

exigence of the article: To help children in foster care graduate college.

audience: Students who were a product of foster care or people who want to help others who would want to know this information.

rhetorical situation: Persuaded the audience that there is a problem and that the solution they present is a necessity.

composition: While short the article presents a problem and a solution, which gives the audience knowledge, making it a composition.

compose: The internet has a more standard rule of keeping it short, simple, or if that is not possible entertaining through a long composition.While it is similar to keep the reader interested in academic papers, it is different in the aspect that it does not have to be a certain length to have an impact.

 discourse community: The community that responded was highly accepting of this plan and wanted to know more information to help those they know.

Twitter: 9, 835 followers

Google plus: 212,129 views

Marcipoa Community College has picked up the story.

Blog Post #27

3 texts I might want to build:

  1. Facebook page click here
  2. website click here
  3. blog click here

b. Write a list of pros and cons (at least 5 each)

  1. Facebook pros: easy to read. good information. easy access to information. phone numbers. good organization.                              cons: not very detailed. limited information. limited explinations. unwanted comments. untrue stories from                                comments.
  2. website pros: questions and answers. easy format. how to become a foster parent. how to help. ways to improve.                      cons: not a lot of information on first page. have to search for info. not very detailed. hard to search for what                            you want. adds.
  3. blog pros: lots of links to more info. posts rated. opprotunity to meet people. share ideas. become better informed.                 cons: very confusing. have to click on links for information. not reliable. blog closes and info is lost. hard to read.

c. In writing, answer the following questions:

i. Who is the target audience of the multimodal text

  1. Facebook: anybody who is interested in foster care or helping children
  2. website: people looking for foster care questions and answers.
  3. blog: people who want more info or want to talk aobut the problems and solutions or their experience.

ii. What strategies does the author use to make their text accessible to their audience?

  1. facebook: public format, used my millions in many different countries.
  2. website: public, but have to search for it.
  3. blog: public, easy talk and response format.

iii. What is the goal of this multimodal text?

  1. All goals are to inform readers of problems and how they can help.

iv. Do you think the goal was achieved?

  1. Facebook: yes
  2. website: yes
  3. blog: no, too hard to find information that is vetted.

v. What specific features of the media allowed the goal to be achieved?

  1. facebook: easy accessability and can find people with out them having to search for it.
  2. website: relevant info that was easy to obtain and questions and answers format.

vi. What specific features of the media made it difficult for the goal to be achieved?

  1. blog: not enough information without having to work for it.

d. Discuss the differences in how the authors used the media form to present different kinds of information depending on topic and purpose.

  1. facebook: topic was foster care community and adoption, easy access to both questions, answers, and help.
  2. website: topic was foster care adoption and how people could help. information was given and resources available.
  3. blog: topic was whatever the person wanted it to be, but was unorganized and hard to get relevant information.

e. Discuss the differences between target audiences among all 3 samples.

  • facebook and the website both had the same genre of audience in mind with the easy information on hand and question and answer format, but the blog was more of a write what you want even if you do not know what your talking about.

f. Were there some kinds of information or some topics that just worked better on this type of media than others?

  • facebook and the website worked better because they were easy to access and had better formats.

g. For EACH text, answer the question: Do you think you would use this form of media for your Remix and why?

  1. facebook: yes, can easily get information to a large group of people and it is easy to understand and get info.
  2. website: yes, can easily look up information i need and it has a good format.
  3. blog: no, horrible formatting and no filter for who puts what on the page, which could be wrong or untruthful information.

Blog post #24

Works Cited

“Better Homes for Kids in Foster Care.” NYCOMMUNITYTRUST. The New York Community    Trust, 2015. Web. 2015.

Blueprint. Lagos: Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1978. Blue Print For Change Education Success  for Children in Foster Care.  Web. 2015.

Mary Beth Marklein. “Programs Help Foster Youth Achieve College  Success.” USATODAY.COM. USA Today, 2012. Web. 21  July 2015.

Nadine M. Hasenecz. “Fixing Foster Care – 5 Strategies for Change.” Fixing Foster Care – 5  Strategies   for Change. Great  Valley Publishing Co., Inc., 2015. Web. 10 July 2015.

Niki Nicastro McCuistion. “Foster Care Problem: Solutions to the Foster Care Crisis – Pt. 2.”        McCuistion TV RSS. Dare  To Dream Founation, 2009. Web. 08 July 2015.

Better homes:

The girl had a habit of lying, the foster mom considered calling off the adoption.

Using an approach called solution-based casework, she helped the foster mom understand the bad behavior’s cause: the dishonesty was a survival tactic in the girl’s previous abusive living situation.

Caseworkers also use this approach to address destructive and ineffective behavior of birth parents who want to regain custody of their children.

“Family court is beginning to ask families to demonstrate how they can better care for their children, rather than just requiring them to complete classes,” says Graham Windham president Jess Dannhauser.

Blueprint:

To ensure successful educational outcomes for children and youth in foster care across the country, under the leadership of Casey Family Programs, 12 organizations have joined together as the National Working Group on Foster Care and Education.

The working group heightens national awareness of the educational needs of children and youth in care, and promotes best and promising practices and reforms across educational, child welfare, and juvenile and family court systems.

To help address and improve educational outcomes for youth in care, Casey Family Programs developed the Endless Dreams video and training curriculum.

These practiceoriented tools were designed to support educational advocates, education specialists, education liaisons, CASA volunteers, child welfare professionals, and others that assist youth in care with their educational needs.

Programs to help:

Everyone here has spent part of their youth in foster care. Which means everyone here has built a support system from scratch.

UCLA is one of a growing number of colleges and universities across the USA that are offering more services to students who grew up in foster care.

The University of Alaska is piloting a program that provides academic and social support for 18 students.

Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, this year is providing full scholarships, year-round housing and summer jobs to three foster care students and is seeking donors to support more.

Colorado State University-Fort Collins recently sent gloves, cough drops and macaroni and cheese to 28 students as part of its Fostering Success program launched in 2010.

Since the federal law passed, at least 18 states, including Oregon, Michigan and California, and the District of Columbia have enacted or strengthened state policies or are considering legislation to extend care up to age 21. Proposals are pending in several states.

Fixing foster care 5 strategies

Strengthen Families of Origin

Support Case Workers

Educate the Public

Help Children Deal With Unresolved Grief and Loss

Guide Children in Building Connections

Foster care problems

antisocial behaviors

low self-esteem

post traumatic stress disorders

depression

help young people build their self-esteem

provides quality life experiences to children and young people who have been victimized

with the right care a child can flourish, and sometimes foster care may be the only solution.  need for strengthening foster care programs

keeping a child in their own homes or placed with a relative in a nurturing family environment.

address the need for more caring, committed people becoming foster care givers

community to provide help for families.

A key issue is the case worker, often an area of need as time and funds are issues.

adoption and its challenges.

Blog Post #23

A creative, or out of the box solution, would be to completely get rid of the foster care system in place, and construct a new system, which helps children succeed and flourish after they turn eighteen. It seems to me that inmates in prison get better opprotunities and  extravagancies than foster children do.

To get the funds for this I believe we should have the government fund half of the money they do for the prisons and the programs involved. From there we can also get donations for clothes and food, while the money from the tax payers and government will be spent on building a facility which is like a dorm type enviornment, with programs such as GED and trade experience. This way siblings will not be seperated, and they will have food, shelter, communication with other children, a non hostile enviornment, and some luxuries that they would not be afforded in some homes such as tv, internet, video games, and billiards tables. It is important for children in the program to feel as if they can still be children and enjoy the options in life that would not be afforded to them with foster parents who only want a check. And a program for people who want children and want to adopt will be in place as well, with a strict background check and home enviornment.

Blog Post #22

Checklist

  1. explain how the issue you’re discussing is an actual problem
  2. how significant it is
  3. what kind of people are hurt by your problem
  4. who is benefiting from the problem as it is unsolved
  5. repurpose the work you completed from your Infographic and Literature Review
  6. explain in detail any solutions that have been tried on a scale large enough to study
  7. describe any current proposals that are being made by current politicians, organizations, or interested parties.
  8. find out how the public has received those programs/proposals.
  9. What objections exist against those professional proposals
  10. propose a solution of your own which can encompass several aspects of your sources’ proposals
  11. anticipate opposition to your proposal and demonstrate how those potential objections can be overcome in your solution
  12. justify taking the action you suggest.

Summarize what the assignment is requiring you to do

This assignment is requiring me to use the knowledge I have learned from my infographic and research, and apply it to my own proposal of the problems and solutions.

Rubric

  1. argument
  2. support
  3. analysis
  4. organization
  5. background
  6. justification
  7. persuasiveness
  8. integration of sources
  9. MLA formatting and mechanics

Blog Post# 20

Works Cited
“Challenges & Solutions.” Foster Care to Success. Foster Care To Success, 2015. Web. 08 July 2015.
Nadine M. Hasenecz. “Fixing Foster Care – 5 Strategies for Change.” Fixing Foster Care – 5 Strategies   for Change. Great Valley Publishing Co., Inc., 2015. Web. 10 July 2015.
Niki Nicastro McCuistion. “Foster Care Problem: Solutions to the Foster Care Crisis – Pt. 2.”                 McCuistion TV RSS. Dare To Dream Founation, 2009. Web. 08 July 2015.
“Sexual Abuse in Family Foster Care.” Understanding and Assessing Child Sexual Maltreatment           (2003):191-214. Reduce the Abuse: Exploring Solutions to Abusive Foster Care. 2008. Web. 2015.

Challenges and solutions

The solution is support – adequate, appropriate, caring support.  

  • Support must start early.
  • Supportive adults must understand the science of brain development and the effects of trauma.
  • Adults need to reach young people on their own level, in ways that make sense to them and have meaning in their lives.
  • Supportive adults must understand the realities of college.
  • We must not set youth up for failure by encouraging them to take classes for which they do not have the background.
  • Supportive adults must help students understand the realities of financial aid.
  • To avoid massive student loan debt, it is critical that foster youth understand the difference between a grant and a loan, and  learn to budget.
  • Support needs to be consistent and longterm.
  • In order to succeed in all of these endeavors and more, they need the same consistent, long-term caring support as any other young adult.

Fixing foster care 5 strategies

  • Strengthen Families of Origin
  • Support Case Workers
  • Educate the Public
  • Help Children Deal With Unresolved Grief and Loss
  • Guide Children in Building Connections

Foster care problems

  • antisocial behaviors
  • low self-esteem
  • post traumatic stress disorders
  • depression
  •  help young people build their self-esteem
  • provides quality life experiences to children and young people who have been victimized
  • with the right care a child can flourish, and sometimes foster care may be the only solution.  need for strengthening foster care programs
  • keeping a child in their own homes or placed with a relative in a nurturing family environment.
  • address the need for more caring, committed people becoming foster care givers
  •  community to provide help for families
  • A key issue is the case worker, often an area of need as time and funds are issues.
  • adoption and its challenges

Sexual Abuse in Family foster care

  • “On Jan. 31, 2001, 5-year-old Logan Marr was found dead in the basement of her foster mother’s home in Chelsea, Maine.” 1
  • Bruce never had an advocate.9 Bruce was removed from his biological parent‟s home
  • Two young girls from Ohio claim their foster parents subjected them to almost seven years of torture – “including being caged in kennels like animals.”15
  • One solution alone is not enough to eliminate foster care abuse.

Blog Post #18

Works Cited

“Challenges & Solutions.” Foster Care to Success. Foster Care To Success, 2015. Web. 08 July 2015.

Niki Nicastro McCuistion. “Foster Care Problem: Solutions to the Foster Care Crisis – Pt. 2.”       McCuistion TV RSS. Dare To Dream Founation, 2009. Web. 08 July 2015.

Challenges and solutions

The solution is support – adequate, appropriate, caring support.  

  • Support must start early.
  • Supportive adults must understand the science of brain development and the effects of trauma.
  • Adults need to reach young people on their own level, in ways that make sense to them and have meaning in their lives.
  • Supportive adults must understand the realities of college.
  • We must not set youth up for failure by encouraging them to take classes for which they do not have the background.
  • Supportive adults must help students understand the realities of financial aid.
  • To avoid massive student loan debt, it is critical that foster youth understand the difference between a grant and a loan, and  learn to budget.
  • Support needs to be consistent and longterm.
  • In order to succeed in all of these endeavors and more, they need the same consistent, long-term caring support as any other young adult.

Foster care problems

  • antisocial behaviors
  • low self-esteem
  • post traumatic stress disorders
  • depression
  •  help young people build their self-esteem
  • provides quality life experiences to children and young people who have been victimized
  • with the right care a child can flourish, and sometimes foster care may be the only solution.  need for strengthening foster care programs
  • keeping a child in their own homes or placed with a relative in a nurturing family environment.
  • address the need for more caring, committed people becoming foster care givers
  •  community to provide help for families
  • A key issue is the case worker, often an area of need as time and funds are issues.
  • adoption and its challenges

Blog Post #15

critical analysis: A critical analysis is subjective writing because it expresses the writer’s opinion or evaluation of a text. Analysis means to break down and study the parts. Writing a critical paper requires two steps: critical reading and critical writing. Cite here

discourse community: A discourse community is a group of people involved in and communicating about a particular topic, issue, or in a particular field.Cite here

knowledge: Information, understanding, or skill that you get from experience or education. Awareness of something, or the state of being aware of something. Cite here

evidence: Something that furnishes proof. Cite here

context: The words that are used with a certain word or phrase and that help to explain its meaning. Cite here

Article on Foster care 

A lot of statistics in this article are sad, and the stories are even worse. This improves my understanding of the foster families in general and makes me wonder how people can even pass to be foster parents. The money issue was pretty outstanding and worrisome. Overall this article improved my understanding of knowledge. I thought I was well informed but I am glad that I learned more about the topic, and have more knowledge of it.

Blog Post #13

circulation

Textbook: Passing information around.

Dictionaries: The act of passing something, like information, from person to person or place to place. The state of being passed from person to person or place to place. Cite here

Internet: The spreading or transmission of something to a wider group of people or area.Cite here

  1. People, and companies, share infographics online because it generates more views than a regular flyer on the streets would. Hundreds of people share with their friends, and they share with their friends and so on.
  2. Someone can reach maximum audience by circulating the infographic in different circles of people, in which they share with their friends and that generates diversity in the graphic as well. They perform circulation to reach their specific audience by posting their infographic on the web and social media, such as Facebook, and sharing it with diverse people.
  3. knowledge: Information, understanding, or skill that you get from experience or education. Awareness of something, or the state of being aware of something. Cite here
  4. If the person viewing my infographic learns something new or remembers pieces of information from it then I would consider that knowledge. They have learned new information or gained an understanding of what I was trying to relate.