Entries by Team Renton Prep

A Timeline of our School Reopening

In spring of 2020, our natural state of a technology-driven classroom quickly shifted to a classroom that lived entirely online. As COVID-19 cases rose across Washington state and America, Renton Prep quickly adapted to the changing landscape. As our anticipation and excitement mounts ahead of our school reopening on August 17, we want to outline […]

Minecraft for Education: Classes Excel in Remote Learning

Renton Prep students moving to an entirely remote learning environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced our students to adapt quickly. While as a school we have equipped ourselves for remote learning, much of the weight of the transition fell onto the students to keep up. Despite continually learning behind a screen, our 7th and […]

Students Speak at OECD Global Forum

Renton Prep is consistently aiming to optimize and innovate our curriculum design to prepare students for the future. To contribute to the global discussion in education, Renton Prep was invited to participate in the international OECD Future of Education and Skills 2030 forum. Three Renton Prep eighth graders talked during the OECD global forum to […]

Alumnae Getting Ahead with Running Start

Although the much-anticipated 2020 Renton Prep Dance Program was canceled due to COVID-19, with Running Start and our Alumni and Scholars Program, there was still a benefit to all the work our students put into the preparation for the dance. When Renton Prep joined the Running Start program, we aimed to prepare our students to […]

Renton Prep Student 3D-Prints Face Shields for Hospitals

As COVID-19 government restrictions went in place across Washington and many hospitals became overwhelmed with patients, Renton Prep ninth-grader Alden Johnson thought of a way he could help. With a 3D printer and printing materials, Johnson found that he could make face shields and send them to local hospitals to help. At 40 minutes each […]

How Social Media Improves Digital Classrooms

At Renton Prep, we harness emerging technology that improves teaching, learning, and critical thinking. Social media is a piece of technology that improves the digital classroom experience for students. The benefits of social media in the classroom are endless. Most importantly, it improves student communication, digital literacy, and creates new methods for collaboration. Additionally, students […]

Differentiated Instruction Helps Students Succeed in the Classroom

In order to accomplish successful teaching, educators must consider methods that allow every student to understand what is being taught. This is essential in a diverse world. There are many factors that can affect the way students receive and interpret information. In fact, every student is different. Therefore, methods such as differentiated instruction can greatly […]

Adopting Design Thinking in School

Implementing design thinking in teaching methods truly connects educators to their students. It has the capacity to unite empathy with creativity to allow teachers and students to contribute their very best. It is more than just innovation, it is creating ideas while keeping the needs of your consumer or audience in mind. How can you […]

Self Reflection and Development for Successful Teaching

Throughout our Renton Prep Christian School blog, you will see many posts discussing student progression and involvement in education. As a school, we do like to focus on how we can empower, inspire, and motivate students to take advantage of their human capacity. However, it is just as important to focus on teachers, who are […]

Student Amanuel Nega Presents on C# Programming

At Renton Prep, we love to highlight our students on their special achievements. Not only is it a pleasure to educate young, driven, and passionate young adults; but it is an honor to commemorate them for their humility and hard work. In this article, we’d like to shed light on 6th grader Amanuel Nega who […]

Vision 2020: Renton Prep Christian School Christmas Program

As the end of the year approaches, it gives our school the chance to reminisce on all the memories we experienced throughout the year. Every year, we strive to reach new goals and enhance previous ones. When it comes to appreciating all that our school has accomplished, the annual Renton Prep Christmas program gives our […]

Inquiry Based Learning Intensifies Student Engagement

One thing is irrevocable, and that is that all students are diverse. They each prefer certain learning strategies and are likely to respond differently to various educational experiences. Although diverse, students do share one commonality. They are full of curiosity. What makes teaching so fascinating for teachers is being able to strike interest in their […]

Renton Prep Teachers’ Summer Scavenger Hunt

This summer, our teachers embarked on a professional development adventure throughout downtown Seattle. It was not only an enjoyable experience, but a learning one too! As a school, our teachers push themselves to be the best leaders for their students. This includes taking action from in and outside the classroom. It was an amazing opportunity […]

Encouraging Students to Become Creators of Knowledge

In today’s age, students may often overlook the importance of school. However, learning makes up some of our most significant experiences. True learning allows us to experience a shift in perspective and leads to many growth opportunities. With the right tools and mentors, it is possible for students to be creators of knowledge and appreciate […]

Teacher Training Stories: Deanna Wright’s Experience in Uganda

Renton Prep’s Summer Learning Teacher Stories highlight the summer break of our teachers and staff. So, we want to thank our kindergarten teacher Deanna Wright for sharing her summer adventures with us. As you also may have heard, she was recently honored as a Certified National Geographic Educator. These teacher training stories serve as an […]

Addressing Project-Based Learning and Problem-Based Learning in the Classroom

Classrooms are a place where students grow mentally and academically. Regardless of any subject, teachers should be introducing topics and lesson plans every student can learn from. What can we do to transform 21st-century education? Implementing PBL is a great start. The two main PBL’s are project-based learning and problem-based learning. Sharing the same acronym, […]

Back to School: Helping Students Prepare for the Year

Back-to-school season is finally here! It is an exciting time for some students, as it brings them closer to their goal of graduation. The new academic year is a new beginning where they can improve their performance, meet new friends, and set new goals. At Renton Prep, we strive to create a friendly and inviting […]