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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016
By Melanie Cox McCluskey This past summer, Carnegie Mellon University researchers and local teachers played with maps of Pittsburgh’s public bus routes as an experiment in visualizing so-called big data. The two-week residency prepared teachers to take the big data movement — datasets so large or complex that traditional processing applications are inadequate — into classrooms for the current school year through the new Fluency project. The depiction of transportation patterns – vibrant eye-... Read More
Posted by By: Rose-Anne Vigilante on Friday, October 21, 2016
NCCP is thrilled to partner with City Theatre for it's Young Playwrights Program. Students in our new Page & Stage club will work with Ms. Goughneour, Ms. Vigilante, and teaching artist Shannon Reed. City Theatre Young Playwrights is a comprehensive, dynamic approach to arts education serving teachers, students, and the Pittsburgh community. . The workshops are student-centered, involving young people in hands-on activities and stressing the idea of an ensemble environment. The Artistic... Read More
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016
Students at Nazareth Prep were recently introduced to The Challenge Program, Inc. during a kick-off assembly at their school. The assembly theme was an Olympic trial that demonstrated the interview screening process to help students Qualify for Success. During the assembly, students in the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes were introduced to local career opportunities. Throughout the year, they will be eligible to compete for financial awards in five areas linked with academic and... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
This past summer cultural literacy teacher Marlee Flaherty took part in the "Poland Personally" educators’ experience.  This learning opportunity was sponsored by Classroom Without Borders. CWB envisions itself as the premier provider of experiential, extended term professional development for teachers in the metropolitan Pittsburgh region.  CWB is different from other providers of teacher training because it offers unique travel experiences enriched with rigorous content, scholarly readings... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
As a part of our focus on integrating technology, students and teachers will have access to amazing resources from the Smithsonian museums this year. Jenny Lanas (cultural literacy 11) and McCall Goughneour (cultural literacy 10) were some of the first teachers to be selected as a team to work with the Smithsonian Learning Lab! The Smithsonian Learning Lab is a major rethinking of how the digital resources from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, 9 major research centers, the National Zoo, and... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016
We are proud to share that two of our teachers have been selected to participate in prestigious programs focusing on innovation in education. Mrs. Kristin Alvarez, Integrated Design Lab teacher and Mrs. Jenny Lanas, Coordinator of Educational & Cultural Affairs/Cultural Literacy/Game Design teacher will be participating in two cohort programs that have both national and local connections. Kristin Alvarez will be focusing on how to explore the promises, practices and pedagogies of maker-... Read More
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016
Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri, Head of School and Chief Learning Officer, has been named to the second cohort of Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Big Picture Learning and Internationals Network for Public Schools announced the second cohort of Deeper Learning Equity Fellows last month. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows is a cohort-based leadership program that aims to develop, strengthen, and sustain a group of diverse and exceptional leaders who will influence the policies and practices that expand... Read More
Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2016
WQED recently featured the Citizen Science Lab and Nazareth Prep in their Remake Learning series. Students at Holy Family take weekly science courses at the Citizen Science Lab, a new, beautiful facility located in the Pittsburgh's Hill District. The Citizen Science Lab offers great equipment, fantastic staff and an opportunity to anyone who wants a chance to learn about science access to a lab worthy of the "pros." WATCH THE VIDEO NOW  
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015
Filing was a rote task that Khrysta Brown took for granted. Then, two high school freshmen showed her how to do it better. “There was this alphabetizing device in this office, and it was collecting dust, and I saw them using it one day,” said Brown, a human resources specialist at Peoples Natural Gas. Assigned to mentor students from Nazareth Prep as part of the Catholic school's job-training program, Brown said she, too, benefits from the partnership that aims to teach students skills... Read More
Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015
New students at Nazareth Prep start the school year with nothing. Not even desks. Those, they have to build. “How many of you have worked with tools?” Rick Okraszewski, head of the Carpenters Training Center in Collier, asked a group of incoming freshmen seated in the center's conference room this month. The teenagers, who met for the first time a week ago, fidgeted in their seats. A few raised their hands. “You got to pay attention to that router that you're using, that sander that you're... Read More

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