Colorado Community College System
Darrell Green Ph.D.
Growing Our Own Teachers
Research Findings Show
14% of New Teachers Leave after the
33% Leave Within Three Years
Almost 50% Leave Teaching in Five
Shortages in the Fields of Math, Science,
Special Education, Foreign Language,
Career and Technical Education
Teacher Cadet Program
A Strategy to Recruit and Retain
An Introduction to Teaching that
Explores Career Options in High School
In-depth Look into Teaching
Teacher Cadet Mission
Encourage academically talented
students who possess exemplary
interpersonal and leadership
skills to consider a teaching
Provide these future community
leaders with insights about
teaching and schools
1985 -- Teacher Cadet began
in South Carolina
1999 -- More than 23,500 students have
completed Teacher Cadet in
2004 -- Replicated in more than 25 states
89% indicated that the program helped
35% plan to pursue teaching
them develop a positive perception of
Historical Milestones -- Colorado
650 Colorado 18%
Teacher Cadet 15%
(TC) class 67%
(as of May 2006)
Career choice of teaching
Undecided on career
Career other than teaching
Teacher Cadet Programs in Colorado
Five years in
Carl Perkins grant
Taught by Family
Teacher Cadet Details
* Year-long course
* Honors elective
* For Juniors and
* College oriented
Enrollment criteria: Application,
3.0 GPA, three teacher
recommendations, possible interview
Expanding the Teacher Cadet
Opportunities for Teachers in Your
Approved Career and Technical
Current CO Teacher’s License
Master’s Degree (or working on a Master’s Degree)
Three years Teaching Experience
Completion of Teacher Cadet Training
Passion for Teaching
Strong Relationships and Rapport with Students
Willingness to Go Above and Beyond Basic
Positive Role Model
Gail Anderson, FACS Program Director
E-mail: email@example.com or
How are Things Going to Change for our
Sometimes size does matter!
If you’re one in a million in China
There are 1,300 people just like you.
In India there are 1,100 just like you.
The 25% of the population in China
with the highest IQ’S…
Is greater than the population of
In India, it’s the top 28%.
Translation for teachers:
They have more honors kids than we
How Do We Compete?
• We educate our own Technicians
• Service technicians and occupations
• Community based professions
• Their population is going to need support
• How do we access 6.5 Billion people
Did you Know?
China will soon become the number
one English speaking country in the
If you took every single job in the
U.S. today and shipped it to China….
China would still have a labor surplus.
During the course of this
60 babies will be born in the U.S.
244 babies will be born in China.
351 babies will be born in India.
The U.S. Department of Labor
estimates that today’s learner will have
By the age of 38.
According to the U.S. Department of
1 out of 4 workers today is working for
a company they have been employed
by for less than one year.
More than 1 out of 2 are working for a
company they have worked for less
than five years.
According to former Secretary of
Education Richard Riley…
The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010
didn’t exist in 2004.
We are currently preparing students for
jobs that don’t yet exist….
Using technologies that haven’t been
In order to solve problems we don’t
even know are problems yet.
The U.S. is the 20th in the world in
broadband Internet penetration.
(Luxembourg just passed us.)
In 2002 alone Nintendo invested more
than $140 million in research and
The U.S. Federal Government spent
less than half as much on Research and
1 out every 8 couples married in the
U.S. last year met online.
There are over 100 million registered
users of MySpace.
The average MySpace page is visited
30 times a day.
The number of text messages sent and
received everyday exceeds the
population of the planet.
It’s estimated that 1.5 exabyte's (that’s
1.5x1018) of unique new information
will be generated worldwide this year.
That’s estimated to be more than in the
previous 500 years
The amount of new technical
information is doubling every 2 years.
That means for a student starting a
four-year technical or college degree…
Half of what they learn in their first
year of study will be outdated by their
third year of study.
It’s predicted to double every 72 hours
Third generation fiber optics has been
separately tested by NEC and
That pushes 10 trillion bits per second
down one strand of fiber.
That’s 1,900 CD’S or 150 million
simultaneous phone calls every
It’s currently tripling about every 6
months and is expected to do so for at
least the next 20 years.
Effectively at no additional cost.
47 million laptops were shipped
worldwide last year.
The $100 laptop project is expecting to
ship between 50 and 100 million
laptops a year to children in
By 2023, a $1000 computer will
exceed the capabilities of the Human
First grader Abby will be just 23 years
old and beginning her (first) career…
And while technical predictions farther
out than 15 years are hard to do….
Predictions are that by 2049 a $1000
computer will exceed the
computational capabilities of the
How does this affect the way we teach
Where Do Career and Technical
Education Student’s Go?
CTSO Dropout Only 3.7%
Reading in America:
Consider the following statistics:
•Only 14% of adults with a grade school education read
literature in 2002.
•51% of the American population never reads a book over
400 pages after they complete their formal education.
•73% of all books in libraries are never checked out.
•The average American watches 32 hours of TV every week.
•The average American reads only eight hours (books,
newspapers, magazines, Yellow Pages, etc.) every week.
•The average American annually spends ten times more on
what he puts on his head than what puts into his head.
Reading in America
Consider the following:
• If you read just one book per month for 12
straight months, you will be in the top 25
percentile of all intellectuals in the world!
• If you read five books on one subject, you
are one of the world’s foremost leading
authorities on that subject!
Technology is Changing Us
and our Needs
Podcasts, iTunes University’s
All of the new fonts in
Microsoft Vista were design
to read on screen.
BenQ-Siemens P5 Pocket
PC Phone with Skype,
Portable computing with
all the services
Technology Education Needs
• Nano Technology
• Communications Technologies (Wireless Technology Access
• Alternative Energies, Process Technology
• Alternative Fuels Micro Fuel Cell (Toshiba 2008) Replace
• Hydrogen Fuel cells
• Work force needed (Science, engineering based (technicians),
technical, and non-off shoring service jobs)
• TV shows determining are hot programs:
Welding (Junk yard, biker shows),
Culinary Arts (Cooking shows),
Health care (ER, Grey’s Anatomy, CSI)
Toshiba Fuel Cells
Waiting for approval to use in these in
the passenger compartment of
Near Future Needs
Think about it as we loose our Electronics Programs:
•By 2010, personal transportation devices will be all
the rage, and electric shoes with built-in roller-skates
will be gaining much of the attention. After nine years
of heavy media coverage, the Segway Human
Transporter will begin to gain serious market share.
• By 2015, traditional gas-powered autos will start to
decline with electric automobiles and hybrids taking
up most of the slack.
•Frictionless engines will form the basis of new
propulsion systems for space travel.
The Power Industry
• Space-based power stations will be
operational, supplying a significant
percentage of the world's power needs.
• Nearly all light bulbs will have
disappeared, replaced with binary
power creating points of light in space.
The Power Industry
• Electric vehicles will start to make
major market inroads around 2015
because of improved battery
technologies and because of the fact
that the electric infrastructure is already
in place for rapid "refueling."
Hydrogen will make some inroads but
will not become anything more than a
• To better explain binary power, think in
terms of two invisible beams intersecting in
a room and the point at which they intersect
is a glowing point of light. Yes, binary
power eventually will replace all light
bulbs. And lest you think it can only be
used for intense forms of power, it also will
be used to create "points" of sound,
eliminating the need for speakers and
Near Future Needs
•By 2020, we will see an industry being built up
around self-illuminating highways - highways that
glow in the dark. "Glow roads" will dramatically
change the nighttime aesthetics of major cities and
will be shown to improve driving safety at night and
reduce the need for streetlights.
•With GPS guidance systems and controls there will
be no need for traffic courts
The emerging space industry
• We will have fully functioning space elevators operating at
full capacity, moving both people and supplies into space.
• More than 1 million people will have visited the moon.
• Several dozen space hotels will have made a major impact
• Several space stations will have been started as small
working cities to build the next generation of space-based
• The space elevator would ferry satellites,
spaceships, and pieces of space stations into
space using electric lifts clamped to the
• The discovery of carbon Nanotubes and the
ongoing development to implement them
into a composite is the key to space elevator
viability being achieved in the coming
1000th the thickness of human hair- stronger than steel
“The doors of wisdom are never shut.”
Life is like riding a bicycle. You
don’t fall off unless you stop