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21st Century Literacy: Citizenship and Ethical Literacy

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Although some may lament that citizenship and ethics are sorely lacking in modern education, our Mission Statement has embedded these virtues into the very fabric of our institution: More than ever our nation needs responsible men and women who can meet the challenges of this world with confidence and embrace all its people with compassion. [...]

21st Century Literacy: Information Literacy

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Over the past few weeks I’ve been highlighting the importance of contemporary literacy and 21st century skills.  Basic Literacy describes the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the digital age.  Visual/Media Literacy addresses the need to be able to communicate by nonlinguistic means.  Our next topic, Information Literacy, examines the challenges of manipulating and [...]

1:1–Information Management and Research

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

We are in the midst of preparing to implement a 1:1 Tablet PC program in grades 7, 9, and 10. While there has been considerable discussion concerning policies and procedures, the over-arching goal of this initiative is to support teaching and learning. To that end, we are utilizing four “themes” that will guide our thinking [...]