ED - OPS The Military Child Contextual Factor

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Published on March 12, 2014

Author: ynotlearn

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Overview of education program in Kansas State's College of Education that focuses on the Military child in the classroom.

• Military connected students move three times more often than non-military students; every two to three years • More than two million American children have had at least one parent serve in Afghanistan or Iraq – many multiple times • Children’s ages of deployed parents: 42.5% are five years or younger 30.5% are 6 - 11 years old 22.5% are 12 - 18 years old 4.5% are 19 - 23 years old • There are 1.38 million school age children and over 80% attend U.S. public schools • Every school district in this country has military-connected children and youth Statistics from Department of Defense, 2012

Operation Educate the Educators

Initial objectives to:    

“How do you fill the gaps in the amount of time you have with them? It does make it hard for them. Their social studies in another state is not going to look like what we teach here. They are playing catch up as well as trying to move forward.” -Elementary School Teacher

To Build Capacity in the K-State College of Education to: Prepare pre-service and in-service school personnel to serve military –connected students and families. Meet the needs of our military-connected COE undergraduate and graduate students. Contribute to the knowledge base about education and military-connected students and families. Collaborate with other military/veteran initiatives across campus.

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Social-Emotional Cycle of Military Life

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• • “ ” • Mrs. R’s 4th grade

• • • • • Consider your reaction to guns or war in writing and drawing. This is simply a sweet birthday card to a child’s Aunt who is in the Military.

Stories provide children with a chance to share about their own lives and allows children to determine a closer sense of community within a classroom.

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Tell Me A Story™

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