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St. Philip’s Academy seeks to provide a rigorous academic and moral education to elementary and middle school children of the city of Newark and its environs. The School exists to provide a unique educational opportunity for capable students, regardless of their ability to pay, enabling them upon graduation to be successful in the most selective secondary schools in the nation. We seek to provide a model of educational excellence, thereby contributing to the revitalization of the city of Newark.

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Mar 11, 2011

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National Geographic Education also uses BioBlitz to connect students with citizen science and community geography. Kids can do real research in their own backyards, schools, or local parks. They can also participate in National Geographic and the the National Park Service's annual BioBlitz, this August in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Regardless of the venue, kids of all ages can discover, map, and count species, helping scientists collect valuable data on biodiversity while adding to the park's official species list.Students will learn and improve observation and record-keeping skills during every BioBlitz. It's a win-win situation for the students, the scientists, and the community!

 

In addition, National Geographic Education promotes citizen science through its Community Geography Initiative, engaging the public to document, understand, and look after the places they care about.  A great example of this program is the web-based FieldScope platform, a mapping, analysis, and collaboration tool for scientists and students to work together. Take a look at the featured FieldScope projects in theChesapeake Bay and Saguaro National Park, Arizona.

 

Interested in learning more? National Geographic Education houses a growing collection ofcontent on citizen science on our website. From encyclopedic entries, to videos, articles, and activities, there is plenty to learn about the educational potential of citizen science, as outlined by Dr. Daniel Edelson, VP of Education for the National Geographic Society.

 

There are great, relevant discussions ongoing in the Thinkfinity - All About Science and Geography Education Interest groups.  Check them out!

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It was lovely to meet you! I've attached the handouts and my display material here. We believe in sharing what we've learned so please feel free to reach out with any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Over the course of this summer I'll add posts to this group to highlight some of the specific examples around reinforcing student and teacher preparedness for 21st Century Learning here. If you like, you can sigm up for email notifications to get those updates in your inbox.

 

Here's a post to get you started that focuses on how we worked to curb technology frustrations at our school:

http://community.thinkfinity.org/community/professionaldevelopment/blog/2012/06/11/curb-technology-frustrations

 

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Just looking for a display or handout I had at ISTE? I've attached them all here!

 

21 CLC Handout includes my direct contact information

Scope of Tech includes how we slowly introduced our main hardware and software tools to K-8 students in a way that allows them to reap the benefits while focusing on content

Math Standards is a mapping of engaging math lessons for each Common Core standard in K-8  that we use in traditional classrooms and help us reinforce 21st Century skills

ISTE Poster highlights the 4 skills we needed to most consciusly focus on in all our grade leveks to ensure our students are prepared to use a fully engaging, interactie environment

 

Enjoy the end of the conference and I look forward to talking to all of you more in the future!

Hi,

 

Two staff members from St. Philip's will be presenting a Poster Session at ISTE! Come visit us Tuesday from 4-6pm at theSDCC Halls DE Lobby.

 

We'll be presenting Batteries Included: Lessons Learned in a Digital Age Classroom. We'll share with you the lessons we've learned using our 21st Century Learning Center the past two years and, more importantly, how we prepared our students to learn effectively in a state of the art 21st Century Environment.

 

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Can't make it? Don't worry, I'll be posting pieces of the presentation here!

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