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Year: 2002 – Province: Newfoundland and Labrador
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: Bishops College
192 Pennywell Road
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2L6
Principal: Edmund Arnott
School Telephone: 709-579-4100
School Fax: 709-579-4109
School Website: www.bishops.ntc.nf.ca
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 10-12, technology education
- My students' success is my success.
- Leadership is a responsibility.
Prime mover behind schools' inclusion in the Network of Innovative Schools; applies innovative use of communications technology whenever possible.
Strong advocate of Web-supported courses, posting assignments, notes, deadlines, time lines topic lists, evaluation tools and quizzes on-line to give students ready access to the heart of their course, including paperless handouts that students can download to a palm-based computer or graphing calculator. Many students from other schools unofficially use these courses as distance learning tools.
Expanded use of electronic portfolios from a presentation tool for finished work to an enriched learning process, guiding students through the steps of the learning cycle and giving step-by-step instructions on using electronic portfolio software. Students can progress at their own rate, and often exceed expectations.
Integrates learning from several areas of school life: for example, computer technology students created a high-energy digital video for a basketball championship pep rally, a student is redesigning and re-organizing the chemistry department web pages, and a wide array of SchoolNet GrassRoots projects combine science and technology.
"If it is useful and innovative, Bob is doing it and will help you get it going in your class." Fellow teacher and previous recipient of a Prime Minister's Award
"Academics were very important, but I began to see qualities in Bob that I wanted to emulate: leadership, commitment, perseverance, passion, success, fair play." Former student