5 Best Practices of Tech-Leading Superintendents

Our own Barb Nemko is featured in a great article about tech-savvy superintendents. Karen Cator of Digital Promise picked her as one of 5 leading superintendents in the League of Innovative Schools.

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Unexpected benefits of Project-Based Learning

On Dec. 5, I had the opportunity to interview five members of American Canyon High School’s leadership class taught by Christine Goularte. As project manager for NexTech, my role is to oversee the implementation of Project-Based Learning (PBL) at 10 Napa Valley Unified School District schools.

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Mayor Jill Techel to lead ‘Hour of Code’

Mayor Jill Techel will lead New Technology High School students Friday as they join more than 4 million other students across 150 countries in participating in the “Hour of Code,” a campaign kicked off by President Obama.

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French Alliance donating computers to Napa High School

The Alliance Française de Napa, a non-profit dedicated to promoting French culture and language, will be donating 10 new Google Chromebook computers to the Napa High School French program on Thursday.

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Snapshots of the SHUSD: Culinary arts instructor Sarah Goff

St. Helena High School culinary arts instructor Sarah Goff said she was destined to work with food. Being a fourth-generation Napan, she has been raised alongside her family-farmed acreage that has produced pears, prunes and apples and finally, wine grapes, in Carneros.

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Lois Wolk debates Internet privacy with New Tech students

Great article about New Tech students and Senator Wolk. We were there and the students asked amazing questions. Very engaged and confident. All students in Napa County will be like this soon!

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Director of Anita Hill Film to Visit Napa’s New Tech High

Projects don’t get more ‘real-world’ than this! NTH students are participating in the Napa Valley Film Festival as reporters.

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Schools embrace project-based learning 2.0

NapaLearns and Napa County schools are featured in this great article. Read the related article at the end to learn how this wonderful form of learning can be assessed.

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RLS students sharpen debating skills

Great things happening in St. Helena at RLS Middle School. The students are developing the 4Cs while debating school policies. How much more relevant and authentic can you get?

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Napa Valley Needs To Diversify, Innovate To Grow Economy, Speaker Says

New Tech High students were outstanding during the Innovation Summit in Napa. Ignite talks are amazing and the students presented recommendations for new businesses to make Napa thrive!

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Response: The Best Advice On Doing Project-Based Learning

Here is some great advice on doing PBL with our New Tech Network friends joining in!

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New Tech Network and Higher Order Thinking Skills

New Tech high schools are outperforming all others on the CWRA – an assessment of higher order thinking skills!

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Chromebook pilot program begins in St. Helena

St. Helena is all in with digital devices for kids! Their pilot will help us all understand how 1:1 devices enhances education for all!

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New Tech High wins honors

Napa New Tech wins well-deserved recognition! Congrats to the staff and students!

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Sergio Villegas takes on new position at NapaLearns

We are thrilled to have Sergio Villegas, formerly of Vintage High School, on our NapaLearns team! He will be a great partner to teachers up and down the valley!

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