In April, TEB Innovation Time hosted a virtual event at Gimnasio Campestre, Colombia. Recognizing the positive influence of the technology-driven education utilized in Renton Prep, we were asked to join this international event as a keynote speaker. TEB Innovation Grupo TEB (Tecnología Educativa de Bogotá) is a formal group of educators from high-quality private schools […]
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The faculty of any institution plays an important role in its success. However, research shows that few faculty members receive the support and training they need to succeed. So what can schools do to support their teachers? The Importance of Empowered Faculty Leaders of our industry can agree that the future of education is shifting […]
Check out our Virtual STEAM Fair for 2021! Every year we organize a STEAM fair for our students to apply their knowledge and skills. Each grade completed its own projects based on specific topics and requirements. This year our theme was the Evidence of Humans. Here is a walkthrough of the project each class created […]
Stop Cyberbullying Day is an annual event that brings millions of people together to celebrate and promote a truly diverse and inclusive internet. Learn more about how you can take part in Stop Cyberbullying Day and protect your children. What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying or cyberharassment is a form of bullying done through electronic means such […]
Many people fear that technology will distract students but we believe that a computer-based education is the next step in providing a better education for our students. Instead of holding students back, technology-driven education can prepare them for success within our modern world. NCCE Northwest Council for Computer Education, NCCE, is an organization whose goal […]
With the approach of summer, many parents are wondering how they can keep their children engaged safely. What many parents don’t realize is that there are a lot of free Microsoft virtual summer camps available to students. Here’s a guide of virtual summer courses that will not only keep your student engaged but also allow […]
Best Teacher School Award 2021 Our school and Dr. Michelle Zimmerman won another award! We are honored and happy to be selected as the Renton Reporter’s 2021 “Best of Renton” awards for business and community. From launchpad speaking to business excellence and everything in between, we strive to carry out our mission, vision and action […]
Renton Prep Christian School is recognized for its unique technology-driven curriculum that pushes its students to think outside the box. With our school’s emphasis on teaching sustainability within the classroom, we participated in the Tech for Good Challenge. Recently, in collaboration with Microsoft and WE Schools, our students created a sustainability project for the Tech […]
In this technology-driven era, artificial intelligence (AI) has infiltrated our daily lives. However, more often than not, many curriculums are not teaching AI to students across the nation. Exploring the critical intersection between the humanities and AI will teach students to understand and navigate the world around them. This is one reason why Renton Prep […]
With the sudden switch to remote learning for many students in 2020, many online learning platforms are continuously adding new features to keep up with demand. In particular, the Microsoft Education digital tools have enabled Renton Prep to still provide a world-class education to all of our students. As the first Microsoft Showcase School in […]
It’s been almost a year since COVID-19 has created unpredictable times for all of us. But a major area of life that has seen significant change is education. Without a doubt, distance has taken some toll on children everywhere. We reached out to our students to hear their experiences during the pandemic — both the […]
If you saw the KOMO news report at the end of 2020, you may have seen that students have opportunities for accelerated learning at Renton Prep. Accelerated learning is just one way Renton Prep has continued to push boundaries during the COVID-19 pandemic that shifted the education landscape. A few of our students were highlighted […]
The following questions are for Renton Prep students to share their personal experiences at school since March 2020, when COVID-19 restrictions around America began to go into place. When responding, feel free to write as much or as little as you’d like. We can’t wait to see your thoughtful responses!
When Alan Lai graduated from Renton Prep and started Bellevue College classes with Running Start, he admits he felt a little lost. He started as a business major, but found it wasn’t for him. He switched to chemistry but decided four years of chemistry wasn’t something he wanted to do. It took time for him […]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools all across the globe converted to distance learning. While many schools and students struggle to adapt, Renton Prep is proud to say that students have found advantages to highly-adapted distance learning in this new environment. In a recent KOMO News story, some of our students expressed the advantages of […]
RENTON, Wash. — In March, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools nationwide. Five months later, Renton Prep Christian School in King County reopened, giving students the option for in-person learning. With extensive mitigation protocols in place, including daily health screenings, temperature checks, and contained cohorts, Renton Prep had zero cases of COVID-19 transmission and completed […]
The success of our reopening plan came from our diligence and devotion to our student’s safety and education. Our mitigation plan provided the opportunity to offer in-person classes along with online options. This combination provided the flexibility that students needed for a successful Fall 2020 semester amidst the challenges of COVID-19. In this post, we’ll […]
On October 6, 2020, one of our very own students and our executive director presented at the ISTE Creative Constructor Lab. Dr. Michelle Zimmerman and student Brooklyn Jones joined together to share their experience utilizing design thinking in education at Renton Prep. What is ISTE and the Creative Constructor Lab? The International Society for Technology […]
Last month Steelcase hosted a virtual education summit on the topic of blended learning. Dr. Michelle Zimmerman presented as one of the panelists of educators in their discussion of incorporating blended learning in the classroom and how this new method is redefining the concept of education. What is Blended Learning? Blended learning is a new […]
As we continue to progress through the 2020-2021 school year, we are grateful that our doors remain open and our students are safe. Together with the implementation of our reopening plan, our partnership with Base Camp Health for early COVID-19 detection has allowed our start to be a success. The School Reopening Decision Ensuring a safe […]