Finding the Right Code for Kids

So many educators want to incorporate coding into technology education. Is it just a fad? An article from 2014 New Yorker suggests we are jumping the gun. Why is there such a push for children to learn to code in school? As technology director I rarely need to know code except to occasionally modify a … Continue reading Finding the Right Code for Kids

POP Robotics Makes the News

Robotics is making headlines in the recent article about the Prince of Peace Middle School robotics team.  If you live in the lower south east states you will find plenty of opportunity to join the fun through BEST Robotics and many other free programs. The University of Auburn is expanding its outreach to help schools … Continue reading POP Robotics Makes the News

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Become a Mentor

Robotics, it's not what you think it is. Each year for the past seven, my husband and I have worked with a small group of middle school students ages 11 through 14 in an after school program like no other. We gathered together for a few hours each week in the fall to do the … Continue reading How to Win Friends and Influence People – Become a Mentor

Modern Math Education

Are you doing research about what works in education? Are you wondering why the best education systems are always ahead? An interview with Maarit Rossi of Finland tells about her success in developing math thinkers and her efforts to spread the word across the world. Student-centered classrooms and real world applications are key. Rossi's interview … Continue reading Modern Math Education

Research-Based Professional Learning

A Journey to Bring the Best Education to Catholic School Students Note: As seen in the video above - Take a quick look at how robotics in education is changing the lives of young learners at Prince of Peace as they compete at the south eastern United States "South's BEST Robotics Competition". All schools … Continue reading Research-Based Professional Learning

WINNING! Robotics in Middle School

AUBURN BOUND! Congratulations to the POP Dusters Robotics Team at Prince of Peace! We are going to the SOUTH's BEST Regional Competition at Auburn University in December! Team President, Braden Cornelius (driver) with spotter, and team Treasurer, Katie Swetz gain 150 points in the semi-final, 3 minute round on the yellow playing field. Prince of … Continue reading WINNING! Robotics in Middle School

A Letter About Change

To My POP Colleagues: We have traveled together for several years and enjoyed amazing growth as a school community. More students, more teacher, and more technology have been added every year. Now we are at a tipping point, that point when our small town size is nearly too big to manage through casual conversations in … Continue reading A Letter About Change