Data Literacy in Freshman Integrated Science Part 1

Data Literacy in Freshman Integrated Science Part 1

This year, we’re taking a very intentional approach to working with data in our Freshman integrated science course, lovingly titled Chemical and Physical Systems and even more lovingly referred to as Science 9. We tweak this course every year as we vertically align our curriculum with the Middle School and develop departmental goals for data and computational thinking. This hasn’t been an easy road as […]

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Embarking on a New Adventure

Embarking on a New Adventure

  When our head of school asked if I wanted to assume the responsibilities of our our retiring Registrar, I was very reluctant at first. The idea of tackling the massive puzzle of our complicated schedule as well as the never ending deluge of paperwork that comes with the position didn’t sound appealing. I didn’t think, flat out, that this would be something I would […]

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Is it time we move away from “Innovation Leads”?

Is it time we move away from “Innovation Leads”?

This is in response to one of George Curous’s recent posts where he argues that schools should reconsider the role of “Tech Lead”, or “Coordinator of Instructional Technology” in my own school. I understand his sentiment, especially when these roles have poorly articulated job descriptions and the educational technology experts and leaders are relegated to mundane tech help, fixing “…things in my classroom that use […]

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