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“Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning,” Dr. Michelle Zimmerman

Renton Prep has a flourishing ambition of applying STEM-based learning in education. Throughout Renton Prep’s history, executive director, Dr. Michelle Zimmerman, has dedicated many years of experience in education. Within her work, she focuses on being able to bring the importance of technology into our classrooms. Significantly, Dr. Michelle Zimmerman actively participates in many educational field […]

Renton Prep Christmas Program: Nostalgia with Purpose

The Christmas season came and went leaving us with new hope for the new year. As we look back, Renton Prep has had a great first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. And it all culminated with a beautiful Christmas program that evoked emotions of sentimental yearning for Christmas past. Nostalgia with Purpose You may […]

Amazing Grace Will Join Renton Prep at 200 Mill Plaza

In March of 2018, we sent out an article about the status of the 200 Mill Plaza redevelopment. This article provided facts about accommodating Renton Prep’s growth and how students, families, and staff will benefit from a more modern campus. At Renton Prep, we strive to find methods that will improve the atmosphere and quality […]

Renton Prep Walkathon Raises Money for Mercy Ships

Humility and service are some of the qualities we endeavor here at Renton Prep. In fact, our students have recently dedicated their time to help others in need. They all worked together to raise money for the non-profit organization Mercy Ships. The organization is a civilian hospital ship that travels overseas and provides state-of-the-art care to […]

Renton Prep And Microsoft Take Learning Beyond The Classroom Walls

At Renton Prep, we’re proud to be the first K-12 Microsoft Flagship School in the United States. We’re committed to furthering the education of young people both inside and outside the classroom. In an effort to help students experience educational opportunities unbound by time or place, we recently moved our learning space to the Seattle […]

Students Present at TechFest Conference 2018

Here at Renton Prep, we always thrive to instill technology based education within our students and educators. On October 26, 2018, eleven of our students were given the opportunity to speak at TechFest in Tulalip, Washington. The conference provides a chance for K-12 school district administrators to see products and services of the latest technology […]

How Can Students and Teachers Save Time and Communicate Better?

Education might be the golden ticket, but without an effective means of communication, information will never reach its intended target. And while technology has made our world more connected than ever before, not all of the tools out there are equally effective. That’s why Renton Prep is glad to have Microsoft Office’s software product Sway […]

Parents’ Thoughts On A Technology-Based Education

These days, technology plays a greater role in our educational systems than ever before. Students type rather than write in cursive, use tablets instead of textbooks, and turn to the internet before hitting the library. With so much change in such a short time, it’s only natural for parents to feel overwhelmed. In an effort […]

Microsoft Store for Education: New Education Apps

While the school year has kicked in, it’s important for students and families to be focused and involved in their studies. Sometimes, students just need an extra push or motivation to get them to fully understand what they’re learning. The Microsoft Store for Education has recently released new education apps that work within the Microsoft Education […]

Back to School: Tips to Readjust to School

Summer has come and gone. And with the first week of classes in the books, students may find it difficult to readjust to school. Some families are proactive about getting their kids back on schedule, but there are still a few things that you can do to help your kid start off on the right […]

Renton City Comic Con 2018 – AI: Is it Real or Hype?

Every year the city of Renton hosts the Renton City Comic Con. The event has numerous panels and showings of comic characters impersonators. However, this event is not only about super-heroes, fictional characters, and cosplay. This past September, Dr. Michelle Zimmerman, Renton Prep’s TEALS Computer Science students, and their teacher attended Renton City Comic Con […]

Renton Prep Students Qualify as Finalists in the American Library of Poetry Competition 2018

The American Library of Poetry Competition is a contest that celebrates students’ creativity through writing. This competition is targeted to school age children from grades 3rd-12th, including tutored at home and home schooled pupils. Each year, they sponsor a writing competition throughout the entire nation. And in order to participate, students must submit a poem written […]

Renton Prep Is Bridging the Gap with Microsoft Translator

We live in a society that is made up of many cultures and languages. Thus, making communication barriers part of our diverse world. Microsoft Translator is a tool that helps alleviate language and communication barriers. And this is no different in the school setting. At Renton Prep, we have become very familiar with this new […]

Hack the Classroom With Paint 3D

One of the greatest challenges in education is finding ways to keep students engaged in the classroom. Indeed, accomplishing this goal is easier said than done in an age when students would rather be staring at a smartphone or tablet screen than a teacher who’s lecturing. That’s where tools like Paint 3D come in. A […]

Digital Learning Is the Future of Education

Once upon a time, students learned a majority of information from reading books or listening to teachers lecture. However, those days are past; today, students and educators alike have access to a wealth of information with the click of a button. In our modern digital era, virtual learning is replacing more old-fashioned strategies, and schools […]

The Benefits of YouTube in Teaching

YouTube has 1.8 billion viewers a month, and many of them are children and young people. From makeup tutorials to music performances, children and teens are watching these videos on TVs, laptops, and even smartphones. Whether or not we acknowledge it, YouTube is clearly playing a crucial role in our children’s lives. So why not […]

Student Data Privacy

Technology enables us to connect students and teachers around the world, but it also comes with certain challenges. Academic institutions may struggle to ensure student data privacy, especially now that teachers can send information with the push of a button. Once upon a time, student data was only visible to teachers and other school officials […]

Educational Summer Activities That Don’t Feel Like School Work

Summer is a great time for kids to relax and recharge free from the pressures of homework and extracurricular commitments. However, that doesn’t mean parents should park kids in front of a screen for the whole summer. According to the Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts, incorporating a little real-world summer learning into your child’s schedule can […]