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October 13, 2010


Tech Teams – Students Changing the School Culture

by fambrojoe

Two weeks ago our high school student tech team met for the first time this school year. I was surprised that so many students wanted to participate. The group will keep the same president as last year, but will be adding either 2 or 3 additional leadership positions. We will be building on the reasonable momentum that was started last year and there is a lot of potential to utilize technology positively to change our school community.

Last week four students from middle school met to begin planning for the launch of our 2010-2011 middle school student tech team (SWATms). I spent about 20 minutes vision casting to them and then listened to their ideas for the team. This week we will hold our first full meeting and I am expecting around 12 to 15 students.

Our student written mission is to lead and serve a modern GSIS community by integrating technology into our learning and environment inside and outside of the classroom, connecting to each other and the world.

Throughout the short time that the high school SWAT team (Students Working to Advance Technology) has been operating, I can already see its influence on the school culture. I am looking forward to seeing that continue and thrive this year.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Dec 6 2010

    Great post. Students need a voice in things that are happening at their school…if not, we don’t get the buy in.

    Nice job Joe.

    Now…back to the presentation skills.

  2. Dec 11 2010

    I just wish that we could have the same level of Technical/Technological understanding and innovation in Africa (South Africa). Technology is there but not enough is being pushed at high school level. I believe that e-learning is the future….


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