Lorenzo Walker Tech HS & Institute of Tech

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Testing Our Learning

Last week marked the end of our 1st quarter of the school year (wow! already...) and while I appreciate such milestones, it also got me thinking about the need for continuous and lifelong learning.

Our school has taken the tremendous challenge of providing both academic and vocational/technical learning opportunities for our adult and high school populations. We seek appropriate and relevant tools to assist in meeting our mission. Thus, our focus on technology and online learning has become a guiding light, of sorts. As our Principal, Jeanette Johnson, pointed out in a recent post, many faculty have stretched to incorporate wikis, digital storytelling, blogs, social bookmarking, and podcasting. This has happened, in part, to her leadership which is why she is also the recipient of the District School Board of Collier County Instructional Technology Department's Innovative Principal of the Year award for 2008!

But back to sustainability - embracing technology is not the key, of course. Teaching and learning are our touchstones. But we utilize the applicable tools (technological or otherwise) in that process. In doing so, we recognize that these tools are not just for learning in our classrooms, but in their future lives as well. Learning is the key and it is embedded in our work at Lorenzo Walker.

photo credit to GypsyRock for Untitled

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  • I want to congratulate both you and Jeanette for leading us(very patiently)down the technology path and getting recognized for it.

    Linda B.

    By Blogger Linda's Blog, at 10/31/2007 4:40 PM  

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