Teacher Profile – Ms. Jeanne DeRosa

Help Desk student Nick Whitney recently interviewed Ms. DeRosa, who is a new teacher at BHS who teaches algebra II, advanced algebra topics, and calculus. Nick is also a student of Ms. DeRosa, and here is the transcript of their conversation about technology and teaching at BHS. How long have you been teaching? I’ve been…

An Inside Look at Project Adventure at Burlington High School

Can students recognize that their attempt to participate and complete a challenge is more significant than the performance result? Can student participate fully and actively in various team-building activities? Can students understand the value of different forms of communication through challenges and demonstrate inter/intrapersonal skills to accomplish tasks? These are just a few of the…

January Teacher Profile-Mr. Rob Parkin

I am pleased to feature Mr. Rob Parkin, a member of the BHS Social Studies Department, as our Teacher Profile for the month of January. Mr. Parkin teaches U.S. History- Early American History and Contemporary American History- as well as International Studies. Mr. Parkin offers his students challenging, project-based learning opportunities. He frequently integrates a…

There’s An App For That!

Recently, Help Desk students were assigned one of their last major projects for the first semester. The project, “There’s An App For That,” asked students to select a specific content area and research a minimum of five, free iOS applications that teachers or students could integrate in the classroom for teaching and learning. Next, students…