GO CAPS Teacher Education
Reading Buddies & Pajama Day
Creating a Sensory Path
A sensory path was constructed by the GO CAPS Teacher Education students for the students at Sherwood Elementary. This activity mat helps to serve students who need to let out energy in school outside of recess. It is also useful for students with sensory processing issues. The mat has several obstacles and physical challenges the students must go through. These challenges were designed to help with where the children are developmentally with their motor skills. According to Brianna Nesta, a senior from Nixa, “It was fun to make and was a great team bonding experience!” ~Written by Sydney & Noah
Here's a video of it in action!
When the Students Become the Teachers
Our GO CAPS Teacher Education strand visited the campus of Evangel University. Dr. Shonna Crawford and Dr. Kelly Sutherland gave us an exclusive tour of the Education Department and allowed us to ask questions and learn more about Evangel. We also got to speak with a panel of current education majors. Noah Gibson, a senior from Nixa High School, said, “Evangel was very nice and welcoming to us.” We were able to see the campus and learn more about what it would be like to attend Evangel University.
Later in the month, Sara Tipton and Robin Kloerber from Missouri State University's Internship Academy visited our class, This program allows student teachers to spend a whole school year with a cooperating teacher from a local district. This is longer than the traditional student teaching format and provides a more in-depth experience. Some of our GO CAPS students thought this looked like a great opportunity. ~Written by Katie & Maia
Education Career Pathways Outside of Schools
Our next stop was the Environmental Resource Center, where we learned about so many different opportunities to educate people in Springfield. Laurie Duncan shared her experiences teaching at unusual places, such as the Discovery Center and even the Environmental Resource Center. Additionally, Melanie Williams, from the City of Springfield's human resources department, shared many career pathways that involved education. We had a great time getting to see these places and learning about different opportunities. ~Written by Alexis & Brianna