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"Flipping for Technology"

Posted by Robert W on February 25, 2013

 (L-R) Sixth-graders Max Ransom, Wright Conklin, Thomas Sell

Y equals F of X denotes that Y is a function of X,” says the voice. Sawyer Lyons taps the screen on his Asus Android tablet a few times. The voice repeats the statement. “Y equals F of X denotes that Y is a function of X.”

Sawyer, a McCallie School seventh-grader, is viewing a video lecture by his accelerated Algebra I teacher Cary Hubbard. He is studying the “introduction to functions” lesson in the comfort of his own home, feet propped up.

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Topics: Aaron Sams, Campus Life, Camtasia, Cary Hubbard, flipped classroom, Featured, Jonathan Bergmann, Posts from the Ridge, rob lyons, Roc Evans, Salman Khan, ShowMe, spotlight, technology in schools

Meet the 2012 Faculty Fellows

Posted by Robert W on February 14, 2013

The McCallie Faculty Fellows program annually rewards outstanding educators at the school who make a positive impact on both the academic and character development of their students. Former Board of Trustees Chairman Ed Michaels ’60 proposed his plan for the development of a faculty fellows program several years ago, and it was born in 2008. It is designed to acknowledge outstanding faculty members during their professional review year. A committee will select the Fellows from the review pool and award each a $2,500 supplement per year for four years, funded through an endowment established by Mr. Michaels.

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Topics: Campus Life, faculty, Featured, fellows, jack denton, john lambert, mccallie, rebecca burnette, richard campbell, rob lyons, tim chakwin

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