I teach Computer Science at Regis High
School in Manhattan, New York. This is a
Catholic High School for gifted boys
from the ages of 14-18. We emphasize
teaching by doing and a large part of
the work the boys do is project–based.
attended an overview of the Knowledge Network ILAMM (Integrated Learning and
Mentoring methodology) course in South Africa with Jil Hrdliczka in South
I found it to
be an amazingly good system. It addresses the problems of varying student paces
in learning, self-learning by students, students who only join courses midway
and most importantly the integration of computers with all subjects so that
computers are seen as a tool for learning and not as a separate subject.
All of these
are in keeping with our teaching philosophy at Regis High School. I hope to
implement parts of the ILAMM in the Fall.
Knowledge Network prepared Resource Toolkits for
Caroline to take back to New York with her. The
learners there are in for some fun and great learning.
Caroline took photographs of
New York for those using the Knowledge Network IT Learning System Progressive
Learning Programme and Resource
Toolkits. Learners and educators at
schools using the Knowledge Network IT Learning System may
download the 800 x 600 versions of the
photographs for use in school projects and educator workbooks.