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					Colorado Community College System

     Gail Anderson
   Darrell Green Ph.D.
Teacher Cadet

Recruitment and
Growing Our Own Teachers
Research Findings Show

    14% of New Teachers Leave after the
     First Year

    33% Leave Within Three Years

    Almost 50% Leave Teaching in Five
Colorado Challenges

  Shortages in the Fields of Math, Science,
   Special Education, Foreign Language,
   Career and Technical Education
  Rural Areas
  Retirements
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
Historical Milestones
     1985 -- Teacher Cadet began
             in South Carolina
     1999 -- More than 23,500 students have
             completed Teacher Cadet in
             South Carolina
     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
                     2005 Completers
  650 Colorado                                18%
  students have
  taken the
  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
                    Funded through
                    Carl Perkins grant
                    Taught by Family
                    and Consumer
                    Sciences teachers
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
   Education Program
  Vocational Credential
  Summer Training
  Professional Development
Teacher Qualities
    Current CO Teacher’s License
    Master’s Degree (or working on a Master’s Degree)
    Three years Teaching Experience
    Completion of Teacher Cadet Training
    Principal Support
    Passion for Teaching
    Strong Relationships and Rapport with Students
    Willingness to Go Above and Beyond Basic
    Positive Role Model
Contact information

 Gail Anderson, FACS Program Director
 E-mail: 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
         North America
In India, it’s the top 28%.
     Translation for teachers:
They have more honors kids than we
            have kids.
         How Do We Compete?
•   We educate our own Technicians
•   Service technicians and occupations
•   Teachers
•   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
             10-14 jobs….
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.
            (Aug. 2006)
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
                by 2010.
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
      underdeveloped countries.
  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
            human race.
How does this affect the way we teach
             and learn?
Colorado Education
Where Do Career and Technical
  Education Student’s Go?


       103,000 Students

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
  everywhere WIMAX)
• 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),
      Business (Apprentice),
      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
airplanes! 2006
                 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
  niche industry.
               Binary power
• 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
By 2050
• 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
  on tourism.
• Several space stations will have been started as small
  working cities to build the next generation of space-based
Space Elevator
              Carbon Nanotubes
• 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.”
 Benjamin Franklin

       Life is like riding a bicycle. You
       don’t fall off unless you stop
        Harvey Mackay

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