Sunday, April 7, 2019

CAPS Teacher Ed Informal Survey Results

In an effort to check in on some of our former student, a survey was released on the CAPS Teacher Education Twitter Account @wevegotclass and the instructor’s Twitter Account @tammyfry, and on the CAPS Teacher Ed Remind and Facebook Groups.

The survey was active for only two days during which 44 CAPS Teacher Ed alumni responded.  Plans are to continue to collect more expansive data.

Of the 44 respondents,
Year of Graduation
Percentage
2010
2.3%
2011
13.6%
2012
6.8%
2013
18.2%
2014
13.6%
2015
11.4%
2016
6.8%
2017
20.5%
2018
6.8%


Of the 44 respondents,
Number of Semesters in CAPS Teacher Ed
Percentage
1
22.7%
2
59.1%
3
4.5%
4
13.6%

Based on years of high school graduation, it is proposed that approximately 60% of those who responded are still students in college.  This slightly slanted the results of how many of the students are actively teaching: 52.3%

86.4% of those still in college indicated that they were planning to teach and/or were currently in a teacher education program.

Colleges represented by respondents:  Avila University, Baker University, Pittsburg State University, Emporia State University, Johnson County Community College, Kansas State University, University of Kansas, University of Central Missouri, Missouri State University, Northwest Missouri State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Nebraska-Kearney

Of those who answered “no” to currently teaching, respondents were still actively working in ancillary positions:

Summer Day Counselor
Substitute Staffing Specialist
Early Childhood Worker
Graduate School student and school substitute
Leadership Consultant (for 2 years) then planning to teach beginning 2020
Student Teaching
Autism ParaEducator
Student

Of those who answered “no” to currently teaching, respondents named the following other career positions:

Construction Science Management
Accounting (mentioning possibly teaching)
Architecture (vacillating between between architecture and art education)
Journalism
Veterinary Technician
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Teacher Education Survey
Data & Results 
5 April 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

CAPS--WHERE STUDENTS LEAD Premiere

We are getting ready for our premiere of CAPS--Where Students Lead.  We will be able to enjoy this at one of our metro theaters, and we are all excited to share the CAPS model with everyone.  For ten years, I have been part of a progressive, forward-thinking, futuristic, positive teaching environment, and I couldn't be prouder to have a part in such a great organization and network.  The connections my students have made and the opportunities with which they have been presented are really unbelievable.  Thanks to all of my past and current colleagues for helping to build such a great community! And thank you to the Blue Valley School District for its visionary leadership!

Check out the information and view the trailer here:  http://www.wherestudentslead.com

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

CITIZENS’ DAY, TOPEKA KS January 18, 2019


Taylor Falkner, senior, and third-semester CAPS Teacher Education student presented to state board of education members, legislators, and other Kansas CTE organization officers and sponsors. 

See Taylor's speech here...