Entries by Gloria Lowe

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 […]

Blended Learning: Where Digital Curriculums Meet Traditional Classrooms

Over the next three years, it is estimated that 80 percent of all available jobs will require employees to have some level of technological proficiency. Since the clock is ticking, it’s more important than ever for all learning institutions to examine their curriculum and determine the best way to integrate digital learning with traditional classroom education. […]

Renton Prep Students Wow at TCEA

Renton Prep Students Presenting at TCEA The Texas Computer Education Association, better known as TCEA, hosts an annual conference and exposition, bringing together students, educators and coding professionals. This multi-day conference encourages attendees to share new computer education best practices, participate in workshops, and attend presentations by other students from around the country. Renton Prep students […]

Seattle Educators Discuss Digital Curriculum for the Classroom

At a gathering of Washington State educators in Seattle called Educators Talk Real Change in the Emerald City on January 19, 2017, put on by The Learning Counsel, the hot topic of discussion focused on digital curriculum. With rapidly advancing global technology, it is obvious to educators that classroom curriculum will need to evolve with the times. Fortunately, […]

The Educational Benefits of Augmented Reality

There are few aspects of society that have benefited more from advancements in technology than education. The personal computer revolutionized coding and web design learning. Mobile technology also brought about massive change in our understanding of the digital world. And of course, there is no denying that the World Wide Web has put research only a few […]

Revolutionizing Digital Ink Book: Chapter 26 and Chapter 17

Hands-on, experiential involvement in school subjects helps students to develop better understanding of the material. At Renton Prep, our students got to explore the benefits of immersive learning when they were invited to contribute to the digital ink book, Revolutionizing Education with Digital Ink, which resulted from the 2015 Workshop on Pen and Touch Technology on Education (WIPTTE). […]

Minecraft Education Mentor Project

As technology develops across aspects of daily life, it is increasingly important for kids to learn how to navigate the digital landscape. Minecraft, introduced in 2009, is a no-rules gaming environment that affords kids the opportunity to build cities, allocate resources, manage budgets, and much more in a vivid and dynamic virtual world. Minecraft Education […]