Thursday, February 18, 2021

Finally...Change is Coming

 CAPS Teacher Education will be participating soon in a long-awaited opportunity—working in classrooms in person!  So far this school year, the
Teacher Education students have been zooming in to classrooms to help with various activities and even managed to provide online activities for students and their teachers with their Kids’ Konference held in January.  The students are excited to step into the environments created by our awesome teachers and have an even more robust experience as future teachers.


Along with their classroom experiences, the Teacher Ed students are still learning through other projects and activities.  They have welcomed guest speakers from Hawaii and Kansas and local university students and professors.  In addition, they still are practicing teaching skills in SimSchool, an online teaching simulation, creating substitute folders, designing learning experiences and lesson plans, writing their philosophies of education, and level 2 students are even designing their own Canvas courses.  


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Monday, February 8, 2021


The students in the CAPS Teacher Education program have been patiently
awaiting a time when they can walk into a classroom, arriving to work with teachers and students, experiencing first-hand a day in the life of a practicing educator.  This semester has been difficult, but the students have not lost hope.  

Creating lesson plans seems superficial to them...something detached from students and the educational process, but it is hoped that soon they can again walk physically into a classroom and feel the surrounding awesomeness of being a teacher

In the same way, listening to tales of misled classroom management, watching TED talks about the future of education, listening to speakers discuss university requirements for teacher licensing, and zooming in to the occasional classroom are not allowing them to touch and feel this profession of their interest.

Soon, students...soon...soon you will be able to fully experience the greatest profession in the world.