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Three JPPSS Teachers Named Statewide Technology Educators of the Year

A trio of educators from the Jefferson Parish Public School System have earned statewide recognition for their use of classroom technology. The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators announced its 2016 Educators of the Year. Bissonet Plaza Elementary Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator Christine Smith Dauterive is the Region 1 Leader of the Year. Patrick F. Taylor […]

STEM Professionals Mentor Johnson Gretna Park Elementary Students at Tulane Workshop

Students from Johnson Gretna Park Elementary participated in the inaugural event of a Tulane University program aimed at introducing young people to careers in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Tulane University’s BATS (Boys at Tulane) Program provides fifth through seventh grade boys with the opportunity to meet and work with both male […]

JPPSS Distinguished Digital Educator: Kristi Dunckelman

Head into the classroom of Allen Ellender School teacher Kristi Dunckelman. This Jefferson Parish Distinguished Digital Educator takes her students through a technology infused lesson on finding adjectives.

JPPSS Students Explore Google’s Latest Virtual Reality Program

The sights at Schneckenburger Elementary would’ve made any teacher smile. Students literally “oohing” and “ahhing” as new topics were introduced….Every young person engaged in the lesson at hand…And as class time ended, there were calls for “more.” These were just some of the reactions when the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program visited schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School […]

JPS-TV Video: Witness the Rebirth of St. Ville Elementary

After the Jefferson Parish School Board authorized the reopening of Douglass Elementary and St. Ville Elementary near the end of last school year, the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s facilities and technology departments worked fast to ensure these previously closed campuses would be ready to welcome students for the first day of 2015-2016. Similar to […]

LA-SiGMA Project Still Accepting Applications for RET Program in Materials Sciences

The Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications’ (LA-SiGMA) Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) project is a six week program where teachers work collaboratively on a wide variety of materials science projects for an inside look into materials science research and computer-based modeling. Teachers will meet world-class researchers, visit labs that are closed to the public, work on meaningful research first hand…and they […]

National Youth Science Camp Accepting Applications until March 1

Two students from the state of Louisiana will join their high-achieving peers from around the world in an immersion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Applications are now being accepted for the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC). This honors program accepts two students from each state, as well as students from other select countries. The chosen few […]

Pitre Fifth Graders “Crack the Code”

Fifth grade students in Lawrence Jackson, Jr.’s class at Pitre Elementary got coding as part of the Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science that took place the week of December 8. Jackson designed the Hour of Code activity to complement his ELA curriculum, using a Time for Kids article titled “Cracking the […]

Roosevelt Students Code in Class

Every computer program, smart phone app, and website around us is built with countless lines of code. Coding is the language written into the technology we use every day. For that reason, technology teacher Carol Chaloux was excited to expose her Roosevelt Middle School students to the power of coding by participating in the Hour […]

Coding is the New Superpower: Join Us for the Hour of Code on December 8-12

This is a guest post by Kelly Maher, a teacher at Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy and a distinguished digital educator with the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Maher was recently named Region I Educator of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE). She has also written articles for eSchool […]