Entries by Gloria Lowe

Renton Prep International Youth Silent Film Festival Finalists

Renton Prep students from the 8th and 9th grade cohort participated in creating silent films for the International Youth Silent Film Festival. Two filmmaking teams were selected as regional finalists for the 2018 Pacific Northwest Regional Festival in Portland, Oregon at the Hollywood Theater. In order to qualify as a finalist, the films must be […]

The Importance Of Dance In School

At Renton Prep, we’re passionate about teaching students in a technology-enabled, Christ-centered environment. However, that doesn’t mean STEM subjects are the only ones that matter to our team of educators. We are committed to turning young people into well-rounded, happy adults. That’s why we enthusiastically encourage students to take part in a wide range of extracurricular […]

Human Machine Balance by Richard Boyd

The biggest issue for the 21st century, for individuals and organizations alike, is determining how to achieve the correct balance between humans and automation to optimize outcomes. This raises a number of questions for teaching methods and practice. We will discuss how we can teach the next generation to achieve human machine balance and comfortable […]

WE Volunteer Grant Award

WE have great news! Dr. Michelle Zimmerman recently wrote a grant for WE Day WE Volunteer Now project to support Welela’s and Leah’s project for outreach, hard work, and content. The team won the WE Volunteer Grant Award. As a Microsoft Showcase School we are always looking for ways to expand our funding for individual […]

Renton Prep Students Win Renton VFW 2017

We are honored and humbled to be apart of Renton VFW 2017. This past December our students represented by not only writing heartfelt and touching essays but also won awards! Check out last year’s essays. Renton VFW 2017 Awards What is America’s gift to this new generation? These amazing young minds took this task to […]

Christmas Program 2017 – Beyond The Classroom

This year our school has been focusing on a theme of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These Global Goals were our thematic inspiration for the Christmas Program 2017; they will also continue to inspire our Dance program and STEAM Fair.  Our Dance Program theme is Beyond and we designed our Christmas program to reflect a […]

Student Voice Talking about Equity in Education

Don’t Prove Them Right, Prove Them Wrong Student Voice Talking about Equity in Education and their Vision of Participating in Educational Technology. Originally published: NCCE Blog A keynote speaker, Kevin Honeycutt, at Northwest Council for Computer Education, spoke about how to face and deal with overcoming stereotypes. He says, “Don’t prove them right, prove them […]

Renton Story: Samantha Fredericks

Samantha Fredericks’ Story Samantha Fredericks is a teacher at Renton Prep, with a background in linguistics and Spanish. She loves using her unique skills and educational experience to give our students a broader learning scope than they might receive at a standard school employing teachers strictly trained in traditional subjects. By exposing our students to […]

Renton Story: Alexis Berreth

Alexis Berreth’s Story, a 10th Grade Team Player. Alexis Berreth came to Renton Prep wanting to learn about technology. However, she was concerned with her lack of knowledge in the space. Would she fit into a school that embraced rapidly evolving technology? Alexis was thrilled to find that her fellow students who already knew a bit […]

Harnessing Data To Empower Learning

Renton Prep prides itself on using the latest technology to enhance student learning. As the director of Renton Prep, Dr. Michelle Zimmerman, PhD uses her considerable knowledge and educational background to make technology and data useful in the classroom. A Proud University of Washington Alumnus Dr. Zimmerman was recently interviewed by her alma mater, the […]

Renton Story: Alden Johnson

Alden Johnson’s Story, a 6th Grade Engineer. Alden Johnson is a 6th grader at Renton Prop. He loves the unique way that Renton Prep helps him become immersed in his studies. For instance, he’s able to enhance his PowerPoint presentations with voice-overs and then build confidence by delivering the information in person to his classmates. Alden […]

Truth & Bravery Dance Show

For the past 18 years, Renton Prep teachers and educators have encouraged students to embrace their artistic side by participating in the annual dance show. Started by Dr. Michelle and Gloria Zimmerman, the dance show is a way to incorporate physical education, movement, and history into one afternoon. By highlighting historical dances, such as swing dancing […]

Renton Students on the Move: Presenting at NCCE 2017

Renton Prep students were once again invited to present and attend the Northwest Council on Computer Education’s annual conference. Educators and administrators throughout the Northwest attended the NCCE 2017 conference to learn more about incorporating computer-based education into the classroom. As a leader in computer-based learning, Renton Prep students and faculty, including Dr. Michelle Zimmerman […]

Talking About The Future: Renton Presents At FETC 2017

The Future of Educational Technology Conference is an annual event that brings together experts, educators and administrators to discuss advancements and upcoming achievements in educational technology. At Renton Prep, a key aspect of our mission is technology. We believe that all students should learn from and engage with technology in a safe, constructive environment. Two […]

Why Students Need Eportfolios

Gone are the days of students or job seekers collecting their clips or gathering print-outs of their work. Today, eportfolios, or electronic portfolios, have become the digital standard for displays and presentations of past work. This is because eportfolios give students and educators a new, dynamic tool to work with. This tool helps individuals truly showcase their abilities. […]