The purpose of this paper is to inform the audience of two current trends that are affecting administrators, educators, and students within adult and career education. The topics that will be discussed throughout this paper are career and college readiness and online and blended learning. Both of these topics are very influential within our education today. The majority of our high school students are not prepared to go to college or begin a career and there are ways in which we, as teachers, can prepare our students to be ready for their futures. Also, online and blended learning is becoming more prominent within our education field. In blended learning classes the students are still able to attend classes but they have some aspects of the class to be completed online. Throughout this paper we will look at the philosophical, social, economic, political, demographic, and diversity of college and career readiness and online and blended learning.
Did you know that the education performance is so bad in the U.S.A that it can take over a decade to recover if we start now? (“The Higher Education Academic Readiness of Students in the United States”) The problem is that the U.S.A society isn’t improving nearly as fast as countries like Japan, China, or even Taiwan. If the United States’ education status doesn’t improve eventually nobody will know how to do anything. Higher education is extremely critical for our society. College education is essential to better inventions and becoming a world leader in education. College is important because our society will become more advanced, students will have a better future, and people will be smarter and have the upperhand on others.
I am considering a physical therapist as a career pathway because it has always been a goal of mine to work in a health related occupation such as a surgeon, however I would not have a close interaction with the patient as with a physical therapist. As a physical therapist I would actually be making a difference since I would help the individuals believe in themselves once again. The education required for a physical therapist is extensive skill and knowledge like a master’s or doctoral degree. Moreover, to be a physical therapist it requires on- the- job training and hands on, but most employers expect them to have. And the skills required include critical thinking to identify the strengths and weakness of solutions/conclusions/
The first topic “Measuring College and Career Readiness” was presented by Myliss Parker, Director of Advanced Academics. She said she would specifically address the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Mrs. Parker shared several slides of data showing the number of students who took AP exams and how many scored a three or better, the number of AP exams taken and how many had a score a three or higher, AP scores of three or better by subject, the number of students who scored a three or better by campus, the number of AP exams taken with a score of three or higher by campus, and the number of AP scholars by campus. She then described the next steps regarding campus leadership for the AP program, continued data analysis, curriculum alignment for
Striving for excellence through determination is essentially beneficial for the student as well as classmates and patients. The end goal of a physical therapy program is to equip students with important knowledge about the field to effectively treat each patient in a safe and informative manner. A patient’s health and well-being is relied heavily upon the therapist’s knowledge while being treated. Optimizing each learning opportunity as a student is critical in becoming a professional and well-educated physical therapist upon
Beyond the educational requirements for physical therapists are the many other attributes that are needed to be successful. A career as a physical therapist requires a lot of studied skills, personal characteristics and physical fitness. A physical therapist should enjoy working with people and helping others. An ability to listen to patients and understand is important to success. Patients are often a victim of a traumatic experience, injury or are afflicted by a debilitating disease. The emotional distress can often be as trying as the physical dysfunction. (Kottler 11) Communicating and teaching skills are needed to help patients learn new movements and exercises to practice on their own. Physical therapists help patients set goals, regain and strengthen muscles and flexibility. Helping a patient find confidence in the program helps them to
Imagine a world with no educational problems? Unfortunately their are too many problems that ties to our education system. The problems that have not been noticed yet are Aiming all students towards college and not career ready , no diversity in AP/college classes and there is no one on one talks between the student and the counselor. Getting to know the students. And adding more vocational classes to bring students more choices or a career for them to pursue as early as possible. South is one of the most diverse schools ever seen, students will say it and teachers as well. I am qualified to talk about this because I am a highschool student and I have been to two different high schools. South is a great school but like all schools it has it problems that can be fixed. Although Denver south high school is doing well in the areas of Diversity and keeping student away from the student to prison
Having the ability to optimize the quality of life for clients is essential function of a physical therapist. In order to transform society, physical therapists need to exercise the best practical standard across all aspects of the field. To fully understand the structure and functions of the human body, one must acquire the necessary problem solving, critical thinking, and clinical decision-making skills required to successfully prevent injury and alleviate impairments. Upon acceptance into this program, I anticipate being taught the highest standards of patient care and professional excellence. I would be provided with the necessary procedures for examining, evaluating, diagnosing, and creating interventions for clients. Through obtaining
While there may be many experiences and attributes that I possess that will be a catalyst in my success as a physical therapist there are three that I feel have thoroughly prepared me for the physical therapy profession. First is the attribute of empathy. I feel that I am empathetic as a result of growing up with an older brother who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. I can definitively say that growing up with a sibling who has a disability has shaped me into the person that I am today and has allowed me to develop skills in ways that others may not have been exposed to. This experience will be valuable because when patients are receiving physical therapy, they may feel alone and frustrated with themselves. It is important for myself,
First of all, the state wide definition of College and Career Readiness (CCR) is “level of preparation students’ needs to enroll and succeed in a credit-bearing, entry-level college courses (ACT, 2015).” The statics of Hispanics high school students passing math and reading is 22% (Moore, 2010). Hispanics students have a higher percentage when looking at the subjects individually with 37% in reading and 39% in math but this is not a true indicator demonstrating college completion (Moore, 2010). The overall degree attainment in Texas, was 32% of the total population of which only 16% were of Hispanic or Latino origin (Education, 2011). By no means was language a barrier nor performance deficits, leaving their white counter parts preforming at 53% in reading, 58% in math, and 40% overall in both subject areas (Moore, 2010). The downfall of this study is that the reporting system Texas uses is a multivariate in which factors cannot be separated individually in order to assess College Readiness standards (Moore, 2010). “Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-270) and CCR agenda focus on ensuring students are prepared for college and beyond (Achieve, 2013).” Of the ten policies, that institution of higher education has not been able to align the transferability of coursework since each school is truly unique in the composition and excicution of coursework being taught. This change CCR standards has lead to the, revamping of the
College is a place of learning. College is a place of experimenting. College is a place of finding yourself. However, with the current state of the way college courses are set up, all students are finding is that they are underprepared for the expectations that their professors and campus upholds. This seems like a ridiculous idea considering a student will have endured approximately thirteen years of public or private education before entering any sort of higher education. However, with a lack of high school counselors (whose main focus is to prepare students for college) and an overinflated idea of what college is really like in a student’s head, among other things, being prepared for what college is truly like may not necessarily be the case
When I was a little girl nothing was more gratifying than lining all my stuff animals and dolls up with paper and pencils. It gave me great pleasure to stand in front of them and share my intellectual knowledge. I played school for as long as I can remember and that is where the love for my career choice started. When I got older and started going to school I noticed that there were not only normal kids there were also other children who needed extra attention and who were is special classrooms. I started taking an interest in the special education students, so I decided that I not only wanted to be a teacher, I wanted to be a special education teacher. For as long as I can remember, college has always been in my future. After realizing that I wanted to be a special education teacher, I started searching for colleges that fit my career plan. I found that Illinois State University was interesting and has an outstanding Special Education Program. I will be attending Illinois State University in 2016 getting a B.A.Degree in Special Education focusing on Severe & Profound population.
Dr. Alicia Noyola, Chief Academic Officer presented the topic “College and Career Readiness – The Middle School Journey”. This topic is aligned with the Strategic Plan, specifically goals one and four. She stated that a Middle School Transformation Design Team was created last fall to address college and career readiness at the middle school level. Dr. Noyola reviewed the journey that the District has taken regarding early literacy and high school redesign. Since middle schools are the bridge between elementary and high school, the Design Team looked at some of the unique challenges middle schools face in order to transform the middle school experience.
My teaching philosophy is to create an environment that stimulates learning so that students gain the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to become proficient professionals. While teaching foundational knowledge is important, there are other essential skills and abilities that students must acquire in order to successfully transition from being a student to becoming a physical therapy professional. These skills and abilities include thinking critically as well as interacting and communicating effectively with patients and other health care practitioners. I emphasize to students that it is imperative to realize the impact of developing a therapeutic rapport with patients while providing quality, patient-centered care to optimize the healing process. Therefore, when deciding what to teach, I not only consider the content presented, but also how I can foster discussions with students so that they can apply information based on varying contextual factors. I also attempt to provide students a framework for how to achieve professional excellence, which I aim to model as I fulfill my roles and responsibilities as a teacher and provider of clinical instruction. This framework is rooted in five central tenets: