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Each month SNN will feature 2-3 schools or organizations doing great things in education and community involvement. If something is happening in YOUR SCHOOL, tell us about it
RONCALLI CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, PORT SAUNDERS, NF
Roncalli Central High School of Port Saunders, NF appeared on the Newfoundland edition of CBC's Canada Now (Here and Now) on Wednesday, March 14th.
Check out the CBC News Story. The video clip was provided to SNN by CBC Newfoundland and Labrador
Reporter Doug Greer visited Roncalli to do a piece on their media program and the school's 'TEEN TV" Program. Teacher Don Tulk and Principal Aurele Beaupre of Roncalli have been very active in bringing journalism into their school. The school has been involved with the SNN Program since its inception in 1996.
Roncalli students produce excellent multi-media stories, which include print and broadcast components both for their school and SNN. Their stories focus on issues affecting teenagers and activities happening in their school and their community. Don Tulk's students have also participated in STEM~Net's Hook, Line and Net Conferences which focus on intergrating technology into the Newfoundland and Labrador school curriculum.
During the visit it was mentioned to Mr. Greer how different people and organizations are important in Roncalli's success - especially SchoolNet News Network and STEM~Net.
WebCT SELECTS TWO K-12 COURSES FOR ITS 'GOLD STANDARD' AWARD
Two K-12 courses have been selected as WebCT 2001 Exemplary Course Projects:
- Art Technologies 1201 by Craig Goudie and STEM~Net, Newfoundland and Labrador’s K-12 Education Network
- Physics 20 - Nick Zaparyniuk, Ross Sheppard High, Edmonton, AB
These projects were selected from a record number of entries to be awarded the "Gold Standard" award and will be showcased at WebCT'sThird Annual Users Conference, taking place from June 23-27, in Vancouver, B.C.
Art Technologies 1201is an introductory two-credit art course offered through the Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Education for high school students who may or may not have any previous exposure to an art program in school.
This course is designed to expose students to the relationships among perception, art, and technology; to help students understand the importance and implications of images and image-making in our society; and to help students with making and using art.
Physics 20 at Ross Sheppard in Edmonton focusses on the study Kinematics,Dynamics, Circular Motion, Gravition, and Waves. Energy is the science theme common to all units in the equilibrium, matter and systems also play a role.
WebCT is the world’s leading provider of integrated e-learning systems.
GARDEN VALLEY COLLEGIATE, WINKLER, MANITOBA
In December 2000 the Globe and Mail interviewed teacher Larry Danielson of Garden Valley Collegiate of Winkler, Manitoba. The interview focussed on using data, communications technology in new ways and creates independent learners. Check out the story on Garden Valley's website GVC - Globe & Mail article
Larry Danielson and Garden Valley Collegiate have been involved with SchoolNet News since 1996.