Oh, T he Places I Could Go…Action Research to Determine MyProfessional Next Steps
Step 1: Clarify Vision and TargetsIn the next year, I would like to get back in the classroom as a middle school science teacher.
Step 1: Clarify Vision and Targets Do I want to move to • Do I want to Lexington and work relocate where I in FCPS? can work at a KIPP Charter School?
Step 2: Articulate A Theory Wherever I move, I want:- A home- A city with low poverty/crime rates- A supportive school culture- A school that is focused on student achievement- A location relatively close to Eastern KY.
Step 3: Implement Action and Collect Therefore, Data- I need to know the crime rates of Lexington and possible KIPP CitiesI will find city poverty and crime statistics and place those in a table.
Step 3: Implement Action and Collect Therefore, Data- I need to know the median housing prices of Lexington and potential KIPP cities.- I will research home values in Lexington and possible KIPP cities to the average home value, etc.
Step 3: Implement Action and Collect Therefore, Data- I need to know the focus on student achievement from the quantative sense and also student populations (preferably high % of ELL/Low SES Students).- I will collect school achievement data for Lexington Middle Schools and KIPP schools to see schools’ results.
Step 3: Implement Action and Collect Data Therefore,- I need to know the distance from Lexington and KIPP cities to Eastern Kentucky.- I will research distance of Lexington schools’ vs. KIPP schools’ distance from Eastern Kentucky.
Step 3: Implement Action and Collect Therefore, Data- I need to know about potential openings and the culture at Lexington Middle Schools and KIPP Schools.- I will start reaching out to principals at KIPP schools and Lexington Middle Schools to chat about potential openings and to qualitatively observe the culture at the school.
Step 4: Reflect on the Data and Plan Informed Action Based upon the data, I will choose a city that has a low crime rate, a school that is focused on student achievement, and relatively close to Eastern KY. Oh, the places I’ll go!