Things to Consider for your Advocacy Proposal

Advocacy Proposals are due Wednesday, March 7.

Here are the guidelines for your proposal (from the syllabus):
1. A description of the type of project you plan to do, including identification of the policy issue you plan to address if appropriate.
2. A description of the structure of the final product (what will your project produce? Videos, Facebook posts, a poster, a journal of your advocacy actions?
What are you presenting at our Poster Session to share/document what you have done? ).
3. Identification of possible resources for use in preparing/implementing your project.
4. A grading rubric, identifying the criteria by which you feel your project should be evaluated and point breakdown.

Below is a list of Gardner’s “7 Levers that Impact Mind Change.”
A good project (and rubric) will include all 7 of these elements.
1. Reason (making logical arguments)
2. Research (presenting factual data)
3. Resonance (connecting with an individual’s or group’s emotional or spiritual core)
4. Representational redescriptions (presenting the same idea in multiple formats,
reflecting our various intelligences)
5. Resources and rewards (offering positive or negative reinforcement)
6. Real world events (leveraging happenings that are out of your control)
7. Resistances (identifying and countering longstanding, contrary beliefs)
[from http://www.howardgardner.com/books/covers/12052_Gardner_General.pdf%5D

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