Summer Teacher Feature: Beito, Hicken, & Remigio

Responses provided by Liz Remigio & Jay Beito What kind of workshop did you attend? We [Liz Remigio, Jay Beito, and Mary Hicken] attended the Skillful Teaching Workshop in San Francisco as a team, which allowed us to collaborate during the sessions and to synthesize the content together at the end of the day.  Engaging … Continue reading Summer Teacher Feature: Beito, Hicken, & Remigio

Summer Teacher Feature: Tim Newman

What have you been learning about this summer? For the 1st part of summer, I worked on research projects with O’Dowd students for the Ecology Project International at Yellowstone, where we: Ran a long-term study on the number of "ungulates" i.e. hoofed mammals the ecosystem can maintain (National Park Service Bison Team) Conducted a new … Continue reading Summer Teacher Feature: Tim Newman

Summer Teacher Feature: Ray Lehner

What have you been learning about this summer? The main focus of the USS Midway summer workshop was about World War II in the Pacific. We got daily tours of the ship so we saw the inner workings of an aircraft carrier, engine room, flight deck, combat operations, hangar deck, the bridge, the magazine, how planes … Continue reading Summer Teacher Feature: Ray Lehner

Comprehensive 2018-2019 O’Dowd Planners

What is it? The Comprehensive 2018 Planners are two different resources built by O'Dowd teachers that provides teachers with personalized spaces for you to map out different areas of work by week or by unit. Brian Cushing (Social Studies Teacher & Co-Chair) and Laura Ramey's (Religious Studies Teacher) planning resource helps teachers visualize the day-to-day … Continue reading Comprehensive 2018-2019 O’Dowd Planners

T3 May: Unit Review Ideas

With finals week just around the corner, teachers are beginning to wrap up the semester with activities that sum up themes and concepts from this year. At this May T3 meeting, we specifically discussed different types of study guides and review games. Here is a snippet from our collaborative session: Study Guides & Practice Tests: … Continue reading T3 May: Unit Review Ideas

T3 April: Teaching with Maps

Sarah shared a wealth of knowledge in cartography and free resources available to educators. We shared PBS map frustrations (which we learned not all was lost), ogled over the potential in Google Arts & Culture 360° walkthroughs, but mostly I was amazed by how seamlessly she facilitated conversations that allowed departments from Religion, Geo-History, and World Languages to connect over the topic of "Teaching with Maps".

Building O’Dowd’s Ed Tech Leaders

In the 2017-2018 school year, we have made an effort to increase frequency of teacher gatherings to create a greater sense of community, collaboration, shared resources, and experiences. To further build and enhance this initiative, our first cohort of Ed Tech Representatives have stepped up to actively seek the best practices of teaching, use of … Continue reading Building O’Dowd’s Ed Tech Leaders

T3 February: What’s Working?

In past T3 meetings, we've never had a good chunk of time dedicated to talking about the work that our teachers are doing in the classroom, so this month, we focused solely on sharing what has been working well. Creativity Assign projects that create a sense of self by: Mr. Kris Koller, Religious Studies Department … Continue reading T3 February: What’s Working?

5 Features in Schoology that are Working For Me

Schoology is the online hub that our teachers generally use to share resources, assign coursework, and communicate information to students and parents. Ms. Rita Yeh, Mandarin Teacher at O'Dowd, is a stellar educator who is constantly striving to better her teaching practice and to use available tools more efficiently. Here are some of the ways … Continue reading 5 Features in Schoology that are Working For Me