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The Network introduces profession based learning and the educational model developed by the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) to educators and entrepreneurs. We explore the 5 CAPS Core Values through conversations with stakeholders, partners and community members.

The Network introduces profession based learning and the educational model developed by the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) to educators and entrepreneurs. We explore the 5 CAPS Core Values through conversations with stakeholders, partners and community members.


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The Network introduces profession based learning and the educational model developed by the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) to educators and entrepreneurs. We explore the 5 CAPS Core Values through conversations with stakeholders, partners and community members.






Episode 35 - In Addition To

Explore the radical potential of profession-based learning in this episode with Corey and guest, Crystal Everett. Crystal is the Manager of Career and Technical Education for Kansas City Public Schools. She gives us clear examples of how profession-based learning transforms the outlook and mindset of the students in her district. Underneath it all, Crystal reminds us that learning is fun and transformational, especially when we blow up the expected model of education. KCPS CTE Programming


Episode 34 - Choose Your Own Adventure

Gregg Brown, CAPS Network Coordinator, is back! Corey and Gregg share the insights they have gained about how the CAPS network is making an impact on the entire education industry. Network growth goes beyond our member organizations. Individuals, communities and industries are being impacted by the work the CAPS Network members are doing. Gregg reminds us that the work is about the journey - student, instructor, community - not about the destination.


Episode 33 - Prepare for the Unknown

Corey is joined by Stephanie Short, VP of Partnerships at America Succeeds, to discuss how we cultivate career ready learners. In addition to sharing her passions for connecting business to education, Stephanie introduces The Network to the Durable Skills resource. This episode will provide resources and motivation to help young people hone in on the skills and attributes to get them hired and elevated in their field. Episode Notes & More Information: America Succeeds Durable Skills -...


Episode 32 - Mental Framework

In the season 3 opener, host Corey Mohn is joined by Chief Storyteller & CEO of Menlo Innovations, Richard Sheridan. Richard is not stranger to the CAPS community and he joins the podcast after making a high impact on our Summer Bash participants. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Richard tells the stories of his company and the people who make it powerful. This episode is the perfect kick-off to our season - this discussion gets at the heart of what we do: making education exciting,...


Season 3 Starts Tomorrow!

In this short preview of season 3, Corey and Alisa talk about their expectations for the third season of The Network podcast. You can anticipate conversations about growth and the future of CAPS, education and the workforce. Plus, now you can catch our conversations on video! The first episode of season 3 drops on Wednesday, September 8! Look for it wherever you get your podcasts and now check out video from our conversation on Instagram and LinkedIn.


Episode 31 - Encourage Courage

As season 2 of The Network draws to a close, we bring you this bright, encouraging and hopeful episode in which Corey talks to KC based entrepreneur, Diana Kander. As an author, speaker and entrepreneurial coach, Diana has great insight into how formal education and educators can foster the entrepreneurial and growth mindsets in their students. This episode talks about the vast potential of the future of education. To learn more about Diana, to purchase her books or to explore more of her...


Episode 30 - Revolution

Chris Unger is back! Corey and Chris share their explosive energy about revolutionizing education. Chris constructs a metaphorical layer cake that builds on past episode topics like student-centered learning, educational ecosystems, entrepreneurial efforts, disruption and innovation. This work is an effort to make profession- and project-based learning equitably accessible and available for any student who wants it. Chris shares his big ideas on where and how leaders in the field can push...


Episode 29 - Learner-Centered Ecosystem

Launch into the future of education with this highly imaginative conversation between Corey and Kelly Young, President at Education Reimagined. Kelly describes the game of education that Education Reimagined is working to rewrite. This conversation invites you to imagine an ecosystem of education; one where students are the directors of their own experience. Start reimagining! Episode References: Education Reimagined Website: The Voyager:...


Episode 28 - Put the "ing" in Learning

Corey is joined by good friend, CAPS teammate and Blue Valley Academy Principal, Scott Kreshel. In the final installment of our 5 Core Values mini-series, Scott and Corey talk about the importance of connecting students with meaningful learning experiences via the value of Self Discovery and Exploration. These experiences include community partner projects, life-connected problem solving and self-discovery. Scott shares his experiences as a coach, helping young people find their paths. This...


Episode 27 - Trust & Service

Back from Spring Break, Corey Mohn is back on the mic talking with Pascack CAPS Executive Director Joe Orlak. Corey and Joe talk about CAPS Core Value: Responsiveness both in and out of the classroom. Joe's stories depict ways in which CAPS is responsive to its students but also how Pascack coaches students and instructors to be responsive to their community. This episode has the high energy we all need as we head into the fourth quarter of school. Plus, be on the lookout at our social...


Memory Lane - A Mini Episode Review

It is Spring Break time and a time for reflection and renewal. In a mini-episode of The Network, producer Alisa Morse compiles a list of podcast episodes to check out depending on your listening and reflective mood. Feel free to skip to the times listed below to find some of the episodes we would recommend re-listening too. After this week's special episode, be sure to check back in two weeks as we pick back up on our mini-series about the 5 Core Values of the CAPS Network. Suggested...


Episode 26 - Entrepreneurial Right

In the latest episode of our mini series on the 5 Core Values, Corey chats with Victor Hwang about the importance of the Entrepreneurial Mindset. Hwang, founder and CEO of Right To Start, shares his experiences in the world of entrepreneurship. Hwang asserts that we all have the right to be an entrepreneur and that the ability to take an idea from whiteboard to market is a skill everyone entering the job market should have. You can see more of Victor's work with Right to Start at their...


Episode 25 - Passion Based Learning

In the second episode of our mini-series on the 5 Core Values of the CAPS model, Corey talks with Amy Ewell, Jill Riffer and producer Alisa Morse about the ways CAPS delivers on Professional Skills Development. The guests share insights into how this core value is directly incorporated into the daily activity of learning environments. They also share power stories of the impact these skills have on students' futures. This episode is filled with concrete examples of implementation, big ideas...


Episode 24 - The Energy in the Room

In this energy and experience filled episode, Corey kicks off a new mini-series about the 5 Core Values of the CAPS Network. He talks with our guests from Bentonville Ignite's Global Business program: Instructor Jessica Imel and students Claire Hamilton, Kendall Jasper and Sam Crain. This quartet of voices give us a rich look at how community connectivity happens through diverse business project sprints, mentorships and internship opportunities. Plus, Corey gives us a mini-economics lesson!...


Episode 23 - Opportunity Contact

Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education Research at the Clayton Christensen Institute, joins Corey in a conversation about the value of networks. This episode focuses on Feeland Fisher's studies of how building networks benefits students by creating broader exposure and opportunities for their futures. The conversation helps identify the different types of relationships and how they can best serve students.


Episode 22 - Connections

No better way to wrap up 2020 with the resilience and inspiring stories from this week's podcast guests! Corey is joined by three students from the MET Professional Academy outside of Phoenix, Arizona: Sylvia, Josh and Mason. These three students share a series of stories that captures the true power of the CAPS Network - connection. You will hear examples of profession-based learning, community ties, mentor relationships and students teaching and learning from each other.


Episode 21 - Learning to Learn

This episode is a deep dive in to the "why" behind profession-based learning and the CAPS Network model. Corey is joined by Robert Hall, Executive Director of LAUNCH outside of Milwaukee, WI and Todd McLees, Founder of the Pendio Group, also in Milwaukee. Robert and Todd talk about the very real ways in which the CAPS Network is preparing young people for tomorrow's unpredictable and ever-changing work environment. They stress the importance for students to develop the skills to become...


Episode 20 - Stories from the Lab

Funny stories and compassionate facilitation abound in this conversation between Corey and BV CAPS Instructor Rebecca Snodgrass and BV CAPS Simulation Coordinator Robin Bacon. Robin and Rebecca share their experience building a medical simulation experience for a variety of medicine and healthcare classes. They explain how this hands-on learning prepares students for industry by giving them a space to explore, grow and risk.


Episode 19 - Distributive Power

In this episode Corey catches up with Steve Radley, President & CEO of NetWork Kansas to talk about the power of community and network as change agents. Steve joins the conversation from his offices in Andover, Kansas and helps Corey draw parallels between entrepreneurial networks and educational networks.


Episode 18 - Stewards of Humanity

In a bucket filling episode, Corey talks with Helen Pereira-Raso, the Head of School at Holy Trinity School in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Helen shares her perspective about the power and possibility of profession based learning and teaching. Helen also shares the reasons she sought a CAPS Network partnership and how her students and teachers leverage the power of the Network. Don't forget! Today is also the launch of The Network Art Challenge. All CAPS Students are invited to participate in...