Parts  1 and 2 have the same questions, however, you must answer with references

Parts  1 and 2 have the same questions, however, you must answer with references and different writing always addressing them objectively, that is as if you were different students. Similar responses in wording or references will not be accepted.
APA format
1) Minimum 4 pages  (No word count per page)- Follow the 3 x 3 rule: minimum of three paragraphs per page
You must strictly comply with the number of paragraphs requested per page.
Part 1: minimum  1 page
Part 2: minimum  1 page
Part 3: minimum  2 pages
Submit 1 document per part
2)¨******APA norms
All paragraphs must be narrative and cited in the text- each paragraph
Bulleted responses are not accepted
Don’t write in the first person 
Don’t copy and paste the questions.
Answer the question objectively, do not make introductions to your answers, answer it when you start the paragraph
Submit 1 document per part
3)****************************** It will be verified by Turnitin (Identify the percentage of exact match of writing with any other resource on the internet and academic sources, including universities and data banks) 
********************************It will be verified by SafeAssign (Identify the percentage of similarity of writing with any other resource on the internet and academic sources, including universities and data banks)
4) Minimum 3 references (APA format) per part not older than 5 years  (Journals, books) (No websites)
All references must be consistent with the topic-purpose-focus of the parts. Different references are not allowed.
5) Identify your answer with the numbers, according to the question. Start your answer on the same line, not the next
Example:
Q 1. Nursing is XXXXX
Q 2. Health is XXXX
6) You must name the files according to the part you are answering: 
Example:
Part 1.doc 
Part 2.doc
__________________________________________________________________________________
Parts  1 and 2 have the same questions, however, you must answer with references and different writing always addressing them objectively, that is as if you were different students. Similar responses in wording or references will not be accepted.
Part 1: Children and adolescents’ health (Write in the first person)
Topic: Healthcare Informatics
1. Describe an experience that you have encountered so far in utilizing the EMR system in your pediatric clinical rotation. 
2. How the system promotes:
a. Safety
b. Patient outcome
c. Monitors growth 
d. Development
3. Describe pediatric-specific recommended core functionalities in Pediatric Electronic Health Records.
4.  Include your appraisal of the system and the Core Functionality in Pediatric Electronic Health Records. 
Part 2: Children and adolescents’ health (Write in the first person)
Topic: Healthcare Informatics
1. What are two benefits of utilizing the EMR system in pediatric consultation
2. How the system promotes
a. Safety
b. Patient outcome
c. Monitors growth 
d. Development
Part 3: Children and adolescents’ health (Write in the first person)
Topic: Healthcare Informatics
Answer and expand on the following questions in a narrative format:
1. What is a common mechanism for data sharing with members of the healthcare team in pediatric rotation?
2. Is this EMR user-friendly in pediatric rotation?
a. Why
3. Make two improvements needed
4. what is the data organized, easily accessed, easily entered? 
Discuss in detail how this EMR system promotes the following
5. Safety
6. Improved health outcomes
7. Collaboration
8. Early red flags or other concerns
9 · Prevention of medication errors
10· Patient satisfaction
11· Evidence based guidelines

You are the CEO of Thinkfast, Inc., a high technology firm in Boston. Your top e

You are the CEO of Thinkfast, Inc., a high technology firm in Boston. Your top engineer, Jenny Lee, has just been offered a position with your leading competitor, Worksmart.com in Illinois. Pay will be $300,000 a year, twice the $150,000 a year she makes at Thinkfast. Jenny began her career with your firm and has been a loyal and productive scientist. She is in the final stages of developing a microchip that could provide millions of dollars in new business. No one else on your staff can replace Jenny’s expertise. Jenny wants you to match the $300,000 salary or she leaves for Worksmart. She cannot take the microchip to a competitor, but she can begin something new for Worksmart, while you try to find someone qualified to take over her old project and position. You currently have a policy (set by you) of frozen salaries until Thinkfast shows a profit, something it has yet to do. Thinkfast is a high-tech startup company that you founded. You are the principal owner. The very survival of your company may be at stake. You need to negotiate the best outcome for Thinkfast.

Find the Best Facility Location Your boss has given you the task of recommending

Find the Best Facility Location
Your boss has given you the task of recommending a location for a new warehouse in the country of Luxembourg. Your company is a wholesaler of fruit and needs to supply all of the stores of a major food chain in Luxembourg. Currently, all of the shipments of fruit comes out of the warehouse located in Germany and must travel into Luxembourg via the A1 motorway (interstate/autobahn), however, this road is often very busy and many delays typically occur. Therefore, to provide better customer service and reduce transportation costs and time the CEO wants to know where the best location in Luxembourg would be for a new warehouse.
You are provided a map of Luxembourg and the following daily shipment data by location. From this, you will need to calculate the best location based on the center-of-gravity approach.
For this assignment, you need to be as accurate as possible. If a location falls in the middle between the 1 and the 2 lines, you need to use 1.5 as your y or x location, (or 1.4 or 1.6 – whichever is closest).
Video Presentation
Since you will not be able to meet your boss in person next week due to his travel schedule, generate a 2-3 minute professional video presentation outlining the process you used and the results. Make sure the video is of high quality since your boss may forward it to the company CEO.

Select a procurement document for the turnaround project and explain your select

Select a procurement document for the turnaround project and explain your selection; develop a proposal evaluation method for the turnaround project that will be used to select a supplier.
This portfolio work, project procurement and evaluation, is based on your selected business or IT project. You may choose to base your assessment on the Revive LLC case study for the development of a new online employee orientation module, or you may select an organization of your own choosing. Both human resource (HR) and information technology (IT) employees, as well as contractors, will be utilized in this project.
Project Procurement Management is defined “as a methodology that includes the processes necessary to purchase or acquire products, services, or results needed from outside the project team” (Project Management Institute, 2017).
The procurement process should be dynamic and flexible to ensure the best combination of quality and pricing is obtained. For a more complex process many factors should enter into the decision-making process to obtain the best possible outcome with the lowest total cost of ownership, or TCO.
Per the PMBOK® Guide, and as referenced in Kerzner (2017), project procurement management includes the processes where the project obtains a product or service from outside the project organization. The organization’s perspective regarding procurement can either be as the buyer or the seller of the product or service. Project procurement management also includes the contract management and change control processes that are required to administer the signed contracts or any issued purchase orders. Project procurement management includes the following three key or major processes (Project Management Institute, 2017, Chapter 12):
Plan Procurements – the process of documenting purchasing decisions, specifying the approach, and identifying potential sellers.
Conduct Procurements – the process of obtaining seller responses, selecting a seller, and awarding a contract.
Control Procurements – the process of managing the procurement relationships, monitoring contract performance, and making changes and corrections as appropriate, and closing out contracts.
Reference
Kerzner, H. R. (2017). Project management: A systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling (12th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Project Management Institute. Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Sixth Edition and Agile Practice Guide. Newtown Square. PA. 2017, p. 717.
Project Procurement Management
The above-mentioned processes can be quite involved and the ramification of the decisions and outcomes can be costly. There is generally a great deal of interaction and overlap between these processes. With procurement management, it is imperative that the project team seeks the support of contract (legal) and procurement (purchasing) specialists and involve such specialists early on.
The first key procurement management process—plan purchases and acquisitions—determines what, when, and how to procure. After the decision is made about which project needs can best be met by procuring products or services from outside of the project organization, the team continues to the second key process: the “plan contracting.” This process involves preparing the documents needed for solicitation and the evaluation criteria used to score proposals. The most common documents for solicitation are the request for quote (RFQ) and the request for proposal (RFP). The RFP is generally more exhaustive and is used when all of the details of a solicitation are well known. The responses from various suppliers may fill in some of the missing blanks. The RFQ is most generally used for price and delivery quotations on specific items. Although the above statements are generally true, some organizations use these documents interchangeably.
Writing a good RFP is essential if you want to receive a thorough and complete response from suppliers and vendors. To ensure a thorough and properly written RFP you will need to include SMEs (subject matter experts) who have experience in the appropriate discipline.
Scenario
For this assessment, choose either Option A or Option B. You do not need to do both. Both options will be graded using the same scoring guide.
Option A: Project Revive LLC, and you as the consultant, must be concerned with all the processes of project management and not just with the procurement process. However, for the purposes of this course you will concentrate on the application of the three procurement processes. The assessment focuses on analyzing and creating different procurement documents.
Consider issues that may limit the project options, such as budget cost and staffing decisions for NearlyFree.com. NearlyFree.com is a fictitious company and the project documents for NearlyFree.com project scenario are linked below.
As part of your job as the consultant, you convinced your client, NearlyFree.com, to procure a new employee orientation web-based training software system (the product) from a third-party vendor. Therefore, the buy rather than make decision has already been made. Although you have had a lot of experience procuring external resources, NearlyFree.com is a small company and has not been through the rigorous procurement process considered as best practice by Fortune 500 companies. So, as part of your services, you will guide NearlyFree.com through key aspects of the procurement process. The first step is helping NearlyFree.com recognize different procurement documents and make the right selection for this project.
At this point in the process, you also need to help NearlyFree.com prepare to evaluate the proposals and information they obtained from the solicitation process. You will develop a proposal evaluation method that will be used to select a supplier.
Option A Resources:
NearlyFree.com Organizational Background and IT Governance [DOCX].
Project Charter [PDF].
Project Schedule [MPP].
Project Scope Statement [PDF].
Quality Statement [PDF].
Statement of Work Template [DOC].
Task Costs [XLS].
Work Breakdown Structure [DOC].
Work Breakdown Structure [VSD].
Option B: You may choose a business of your own. It must include (but is not limited to) the following criteria:
Clearly indicate the title of the project in every assessment.
You must have access to the following documentation:
Scope statement.
Final deliverable and product definition.
Project work-breakdown structure.
Project schedule.
Quality plan.
Project costs (estimates and actuals).
Your Role
For both Option A or B, you are the project manager.
Requirements
Microsoft Project is the recommended software tool for this course due to its wide industry acceptance and its use in many project management professional roles. To make this easier, you have the ability to download and install your own version of MS Project for use in this course. See the Software Preparation and Technology Access activity in Assessment 1 for more information.
Practice using MS Project in this course will prepare you for future professional PM roles and responsibilities; please use MS Project for those tasks supported by MS Project. If you have access to other tools such as MS Visio, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, or other project management software that you believe may still meet the requirements of this course, please discuss your selected alternative with faculty.
Use the PMBOK® Guide as the model for developing the deliverables.
Part 1: Project Procurement Analysis
Deliverable: Select a procurement document for the turnaround project and explain your selection.
Complete the following tasks to assist in a selection:
Analyze each procurement document—RFQ, RFP, RFI, and IFB—by describing the characteristics of each document and appropriate situations in which each applies.
Select a procurement document for the turnaround project and explain your selection.
Part 2: Project Procurement Proposal Evaluation
Deliverable: Develop a proposal evaluation method for the turnaround project that will be used to select a supplier.
Complete the following tasks:
Develop bid solicitation criteria.
Define minimum acceptable criteria for bidding.
Explain how you selected the criteria.
Explain a strategy or approach for soliciting bids.
Evaluate risks associated with proposal evaluation.
This may include items such as past performance, quality ratings, delivery performance, and contractual compliance.
Describe risks and potential problems related to evaluating proposals and suggest strategies for overcoming these issues.
Use the Evaluation Criteria Weighting System multimedia activity as an example for creating your proposal evaluation.
Develop a plan to mitigate each major risk.
Apply evaluation criteria to select suppliers.
Preparation
Use the software of your choice to develop the deliverables for this assessment.
This assessment has two deliverables:
Develop a comprehensive Project Procurement Analysis.
Develop a comprehensive Project Procurement Proposal Evaluation.
Deliverable Format
References: There is no set number of references required for this assessment. Use scholarly or academic sources where applicable.
Format:
Microsoft Project is not required for this assessment. This assessment has two parts and two deliverables.
Use your choice of MS Word, MS Visio, or MS PowerPoint to develop the comprehensive analyses.
These analyses are professional documents and should therefore follow the corresponding Academic and Professional Document Guidelines [PDF], including single-spaced paragraphs.
Use APA style and format for references and in-text citations.
Evaluation
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies through corresponding scoring guide criteria:
Competency 2: Apply project procurement tools and techniques to ensure project success.
Describe the characteristics of each procurement document and its appropriate use in the project.
Select a procurement document and provide a rationale.
Develop bid solicitation criteria.
Explain a strategy or approach for soliciting bids.
Evaluate risks associated with proposal evaluation.
Apply evaluation criteria to select suppliers
Competency 4: Communicate effectively in a professional manner consistent with the standards of project management.
Develop a plan to mitigate each major risk.
Faculty will use the scoring guide to review your deliverable as if they were your immediate supervisor. Review the scoring guide prior to developing and submitting your assessment.
ePortfolio
This portfolio work project demonstrates your competency in applying knowledge and skills required in the workplace. Include this in your personal ePortfolio.

Develop a decision matrix, select a contract for your turnaround project, and pr

Develop a decision matrix, select a contract for your turnaround project, and provide a rationale and a statement of work (SOW) for the turnaround project.
This portfolio work, procurement contract analysis, selection and administration, is based on your selected business or IT project. You may choose to base your assessment on the Revive LLC case study, for the development of a new online employee orientation module, or you may select an organization of your own choosing. Business and information technology (IT) employees as well as contractors will be utilized in this project.
Through the project procurement process, various types of contractual agreements between the seller and buyer should be reviewed and analyzed, with the most appropriate contract type being selected. Contracts are legal agreements that bind both parties to specific deliverable, time, and costs obligations. There are three types of contracts: fixed-price contracts; cost-reimbursable contracts; and time and material contracts. Each type has advantages and disadvantages. You will find out and decide the best type of contract after considering the circumstances, timing requirements, budget availability, and market conditions that suit your organization.
Contract administration is the process that ensures the supplier or vendor meets the contractual requirements. It is simply a matter of monitoring the performance against the agreed upon plan (contract). It is essential that project managers involve the contracting (legal) and procurement (purchasing) experts in the administration of the contract.
As part of the contract evaluation and selection process, a detailed description of the work required, including (but not limited to) scope, time, and quality, is defined in a document called the statement of work (SOW). The types of SOW documents and their associated components will be evaluated in this assessment.
Scenario
For this assessment, choose either Option A or Option B. You do not need to do both. Both options will be graded using the same scoring guide.
Option A: Project Revive LLC Scenario:
At this point in the process, you need to help NearlyFree.com recognize different contract types and make the right selection for the turnaround project. As the consultant for Project Revive LLC, your final task will be to create the statement of work (SOW) that describes the expectations for the new employee orientation product the third-party vendor will provide. Note: the various resources needed for this assessment are linked below.
Although you have a lot of experience preparing statements of work, NearlyFree.com has not completed this part of the procurement process before. So, as part of your services, you will guide NearlyFree.com through this process. Your task is to help your client recognize the benefits of a good SOW and the risks associated with a “poor” SOW.
Option A Resources:
NearlyFree.com Organizational Background and IT Governance [DOCX].
Project Charter [PDF].
Project Schedule [MPP].
Project Scope Statement [PDF].
Quality Statement [PDF].
Statement of Work Template [DOC].
Task Costs [XLS].
Work Breakdown Structure [DOC].
Work Breakdown Structure [VSD].
Option B: You may choose a business of your own. It must include (but is not limited to) the following criteria:
Clearly indicate the title of the project in every assessment.
You must have access to the following documentation:
Scope statement.
Final deliverable and product definition.
Project work breakdown structure.
Project schedule.
Quality plan.
Project costs (estimates and actuals).
Your Role
For both Option A or B, you are the project manager.
Requirements
Microsoft Project is the recommended software tool for this course due to its wide industry acceptance and its use in many project management professional roles. To make this easier, you have the ability to download and install your own version of MS Project for use in this course. See the Software Preparation and Technology Access activity for more information.
Practice using MS Project in this course will prepare you for future professional PM roles and responsibilities; please use MS Project for those tasks supported by MS Project. If you have access to other tools such as MS Visio, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, or other project management software that you believe may still meet the requirements of this course, please discuss your selected alternative with faculty.
Use the PMBOK® Guide as the model for developing the deliverables.
Part 1: Project Contract Analysis
Deliverable: Develop a decision matrix, select a contract for your turnaround project, and provide a rationale
Develop a decision matrix to determine the best type of contract for the project considering the circumstances, timing requirements, budget availability, market conditions, and availability.
Select a contract for this project and explain your selection.
Part 2: Statement of Work (SOW) Analysis
Deliverable: Create a statement of work (SOW) for the turnaround project.
Prepare a contract statement of work (SOW) describing the product or service to be supplied by a third-party vendor.
The statement of work is your opportunity to clearly communicate your requirements and expectations. Refer to similar products on the Internet for realistic information to use in your statement of work.
You may wish to use this optional Statement of Work Template [DOC] to complete this task.
You may use other formats, if the information thoroughly addresses the expectations and requirements of the product or service.
The SOW should address the following aspects related to the product or service to be procured:
Specifications.
Approach.
Scope.
Roles and responsibilities.
Product and deliverables schedule.
Deliverables and costs.
Change control.
Acceptance management.
Quantity.
Quality standards.
Performance data.
Work location.
Period of performance.
Contract to be used.
Preparation
Use the software of your choice to develop the deliverables for this assessment.
This assessment has two deliverables:
Develop a decision matrix, select a contract for your turnaround project, and provide a rationale.
Create a statement of work (SOW) for the turnaround project.
Deliverable Format
References: There is no set number of references required for this assessment. Use scholarly or academic sources where applicable.
Format:
Microsoft Project is not required for this assessment. This assessment has two parts and two deliverables.
Use your choice of MS Word, MS Visio, or MS PowerPoint to develop the comprehensive analyses
These analyses are professional documents and should therefore follow the corresponding Academic and Professional Document Guidelines [PDF], including single-spaced paragraphs.
Use APA style and format for references and in-text citations.
Evaluation
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies through corresponding scoring guide criteria:
Competency 2: Apply project procurement tools and techniques to ensure project success.
Develop a matrix to analyze project procurement requirements for selecting a contract.
Justify procurement contract selection for the procurement situation.
Competency 4: Communicate effectively in a professional manner consistent with the standards of project management.
Prepare a contract statement of work (SOW) describing the product or service to be supplied by a third-party vendor.
Faculty will use the scoring guide to review your deliverable as if they were your immediate supervisor. Review the scoring guide prior to developing and submitting your assessment.
ePortfolio
This portfolio work project demonstrates your competency in applying knowledge and skills required in the workplace. Include this in your personal ePortfolio.

1000-word -Determine and explain a theme for the documentaries you chose.(80 po

1000-word
-Determine and explain a theme for the documentaries you chose.(80 points)
-Show how that theme is present in ALL THREE DOCUMENTARIES you chose. (240 points)
-Discuss how this theme is present in your own experience as a person who is living in the U.S. during
this time of cultural awakening and conflict. (80 points)
-Proper use of grammar, punctuation, capitalization, italics, and quotation marks (75 points)
-Writing that clearly exhibits your point (50 points)
-Proper use of MLA format to cite
The 3 documentaries & themes are: 
– Ethic Notions & Color Adjustment (Theme: Controlling the Perception)
https://go.openathens.net/redirector/savannahstate.edu?url=https%3a%2f%2ffod.infobase.com%2fPortalPlaylists.aspx%3fwID%3d103308%26xtid%3d49775
https://go.openathens.net/redirector/savannahstate.edu?url=https%3a%2f%2ffod.infobase.com%2fPortalPlaylists.aspx%3fwID%3d103308%26xtid%3d49751
– The Black Press (Theme: Speaking Truth to Power)
https://go.openathens.net/redirector/savannahstate.edu?url=https%3a%2f%2ffod.infobase.com%2fPortalPlaylists.aspx%3fwID%3d103308%26xtid%3d165969
-13th (Theme: Legal Slavery)

Parts  1 and 2 have the same questions, however, you must answer with references

Parts  1 and 2 have the same questions, however, you must answer with references and different writing always addressing them objectively, that is as if you were different students. Similar responses in wording or references will not be accepted.
APA format
1) Minimum 3 pages  (No word count per page)- Follow the 3 x 3 rule: minimum of three paragraphs per page
You must strictly comply with the number of paragraphs requested per page.
Part 1: minimum  1 page
Part 2: minimum  1 page
Part 3: minimum  1 page
Submit 1 document per part
2)¨******APA norms
All paragraphs must be narrative and cited in the text- each paragraph
Bulleted responses are not accepted
Don’t write in the first person 
Don’t copy and paste the questions.
Answer the question objectively, do not make introductions to your answers, answer it when you start the paragraph
Submit 1 document per part
3)****************************** It will be verified by Turnitin (Identify the percentage of exact match of writing with any other resource on the internet and academic sources, including universities and data banks) 
********************************It will be verified by SafeAssign (Identify the percentage of similarity of writing with any other resource on the internet and academic sources, including universities and data banks)
4) Minimum 3 references (APA format) per part not older than 5 years  (Journals, books) (No websites)
All references must be consistent with the topic-purpose-focus of the parts. Different references are not allowed.
5) Identify your answer with the numbers, according to the question. Start your answer on the same line, not the next
Example:
Q 1. Nursing is XXXXX
Q 2. Health is XXXX
6) You must name the files according to the part you are answering: 
Example:
Part 1.doc 
Part 2.doc
__________________________________________________________________________________
Parts  1 and 2 have the same questions, however, you must answer with references and different writing always addressing them objectively, that is as if you were different students. Similar responses in wording or references will not be accepted.
Part 1: Transition to practice (Write in the first person)
Topic: Joining the Ranks of a Profession
1. How you have moved closer to identifying yourself as an NP. 
2.  what are some ways that you can support this profession?
Part 2: Transition to practice (Write in the first person)
Topic: Joining the Ranks of a Profession
1. How you have moved closer to identifying yourself as an NP. 
2.  what are some ways that you can support this profession?
Part 3: Transition to practice (Write in the first person)
1. Discuss present and future opportunities for NPs to improve health in the USA

APA format 1) Minimum 3 pages  (No word count per page)- Follow the 3 x 3 rule:

APA format
1) Minimum 3 pages  (No word count per page)- Follow the 3 x 3 rule: minimum of three paragraphs per page
2)¨******APA norms
All paragraphs must be narrative and cited in the text- each paragraph
Bulleted responses are not accepted
Don’t write in the first person 
Don’t copy and paste the questions.
Answer the question objectively, do not make introductions to your answers, answer it when you start the paragraph
3)****************************** It will be verified by Turnitin (Identify the percentage of exact match of writing with any other resource on the internet and academic sources, including universities and data banks) 
********************************It will be verified by SafeAssign (Identify the percentage of similarity of writing with any other resource on the internet and academic sources, including universities and data banks)
4) Minimum 3 references (APA format) per part not older than 5 years  (Journals, books) (No websites)
All references must be consistent with the topic-purpose-focus of the parts. Different references are not allowed.
5) Identify your answer with the numbers, according to the question. Start your answer on the same line, not the next
Example:
Q 1. Nursing is XXXXX
Q 2. Health is XXXX
__________________________________________________________________________________
Part 1: Transition to practice
Join a NP association at the local, state, national or international level. (join as a student)
1. Discuss the mission and vision of this organization.
2. Describe the requirements for membership.
3. Explain at least five benefits to belonging to this organization.
4. Describe the advocacy efforts of this organization by answering the following:
a. What are the current key issues of concern (name at least three)?
b. What actions are being taken by this organization to address these concerns?
c. What current legislative efforts are being done by this organization in one of the following areas:
i. Expanding the NP scope of practice
ii. NP regulation of practice
iii. Healthcare policy
iv. Payment issues
v. Prescriptive privileges
5. Reflect on how your membership to this organization can promote the NP profession.

Construct a 15-20 page literature review that provides an in-depth overview of c

Construct a 15-20 page literature review that provides an in-depth overview of current literature on the subject/topic for your thesis, master project, practicum area, or specific topic of interest.
Write an updated reference page that consist of a minimum of 15-20 sources.
Make sure it follows the scholarly principles of an academic paper by identifying current and relevant research that addresses aspects of the topic, studies that provide insight about aspects of the topic, brief summaries of articles, concepts, theories, and other literature you argue are relevant to what you want the audience to understand.
Follow APA guidelines as it refers to in-text citations and format.
Demonstrate mastery of the strategies provided in the textbook.
Topic : THE EMERGENCE OF AFRICAN MUSIC IN COOPERATING WESTERN PRESENTATION

Creativity in later adulthood. The textbook authors provide a brief overview of

Creativity in later adulthood.
The textbook authors provide a brief overview of creativity in later adulthood, but there is much more to expand upon! According to classic research by Simonton (1988), creative contributions in literature, science, math, music, and other areas decline with age. His data show that the peak of creativity depends, in part, on the amount of training required in a field. For example, creative production is at its highest in the 20s and early 30s for poetry, while creativity peaks in the 40s for philosophy and medicine, fields in which greater training is required. In all fields studied by Simonton, creative production drops significantly after these midlife peaks. You might want to share his instructive graphs with your class. To build upon Simonton’s view of the average by sharing information, Gardner (1993) conducted a careful examination of six highly accomplished individuals across their lifespan. While it may often be true that creativity is the province of midlife, he found that there are great individual variations in this pattern. Not only can these examples be used to demonstrate how creative accomplishments develop over a lifetime, but they help answer some interesting questions about the factors that lead to and sustain creative production. For instance, Picasso produced an average of one painting a day during his entire life, until his death at 91. Clearly, age is not a barrier to creativity. In your post, discuss how creativity can be encouraged throughout the lifespan, why encouraging creativity may be valuable in later adulthood, and the biopsychosocial forces that underlie changes in creativity over the lifespan.
Gardner, H. (1993). Creating Minds. New York:  Basic Books.
Simonton, D. (1988). Age and outstanding achievement: What do we know after a century of research? Psychological Bulletin,104, 251-267.