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Esports Highlighted at Youth Fair

By | July 8th, 2022|Categories: eSports, Information Technology, Miami Dade Youth Fair|Tags: , , |

Esports competitions has become a very popular activity and the gaming is a vital part of the M-DCPS CTE Game Design curriculum in Information Technology academies.

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The Educational Innovator of 2022, Lisa Hauser!

By | July 6th, 2022|Categories: Awards, Career Academies, Computer Science & Coding, CTE Initiatives, Teachers, Women in IT|Tags: , , , , |

Lisa Hauser was awarded the winner of this years Educational Innovation Abie Award by the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). The Educational Innovation Abie Award is in honor of A. Richard Newton and it recognizes educators for developing innovative teaching practices that attract female students to educational fields such as computing, engineering, and math in K-12 or [...]

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Sonia Samaroo named CISCO Academy Award Winner

By | July 19th, 2021|Categories: Awards, Computer Science & Coding, Information Technology, Women in IT|Tags: , , , |

Sonia Samaroo, Educational Specialist for M-DCPS Department of Career and Technical Education was named by Cisco Networking Academy as the Cisco Be the Bridge Award winner for 2021. Ms. Samaroo has been a Cisco educator for 21 years; is the Cisco Networking Academy ASC Director for Miami-Dade; the district NAF Director of 19 NAF Academies of [...]

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Congratulations to Sonia Samaroo!

By | July 20th, 2020|Categories: CTE Initiatives, Internship, NAF, SYIP|Tags: , , , |

CTE Educational Specialist at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Achieves Janet Linton Leadership Award. This award recognizes outstanding academy directors and educational leaders (including district administrators, teachers, principals, etc). Created in 2006, in memory of the late San Diego Academy Director, Janet Linton, the award honors extraordinary contributions and leadership within the NAF network, at the school, [...]

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Bringing Home the Gold

By | May 10th, 2020|Categories: Career Pathways, Career Technical Student Organizations, Competitions, CTE Initiatives, FBLA, Miami Dade County|Tags: , , , , |

Bringing home the gold is an understatement when we had to rent a u-haul to hold over 100 trophies earned by MDCPS FBLA students at the first ever FloridaFBLA PBL Virtual State Conference. Thank you to state advisor Jody Jones for making this happen in light of Covid-19.

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Super Teacher of The Week

By | February 5th, 2020|Categories: Career Academies, Computer Science & Coding, In the Media, Information Technology, Teachers, Videos|Tags: , , , |

  The CW has highlighted Ms. Gloria Jimenez as the Super Teacher of the week. She is broadening new horizons for her students by using a Harvard curriculum to design apps for Android phones. She is a teacher that truly cares about her students and wants them to excel in life.  "What I am trying to [...]

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The Successful 2020 RoboSlam Fest

By | January 29th, 2020|Categories: Competitions, Computer Science & Coding, Miami Dade Youth Fair, Middle School, Robotics, STEAM, STEM|Tags: , , |

The 2020 RoboSlam was held on January 25, 2020 at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds.

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Schools Host FETC Conference Attendees

By | January 15th, 2020|Categories: Career Academies, CTE Initiatives, STEAM, STEM|

Educators from across the U.S. & other countries toured Rockway Middle School Engineering & Robotics Magnet on Tuesday January 14, 2020 as part of the Future of Educational Technology (FETC) national conference being held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The next day, more educators toured the engineering academy at Coral Park high schools. Thank you [...]

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Latino She-Tech Summit Dec. 14th

By | October 30th, 2019|Categories: Career Academies, Community & Industry Partners, Computer Science & Coding, Information Technology, NAF Academies, Women in IT|Tags: , , |

The Latino Tech™ “The Future of Work Summit,” powered by Codella.org at Hialeah Gardens High School on December 14th, will inspire participants to dream big and be prepared for opportunity as they hear from a roster of nationally recognized female tech leaders who will show them what their jobs look like and what it took to [...]

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Vex Robotics Competition at the Miami-Dade Youth Fair

By | April 1st, 2019|Categories: Community & Industry Partners, Miami Dade Youth Fair, Robotics, STEAM, STEM|Tags: , , , |

W.R. Thomas and Coral Reef alliance took top place tournament champions at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair VEX Robotics competition on March 17, 2019. The Tiger Industries team from W.R.T. also won first place middle school engineering notebook award. Highlights of the event include: South Dade Senior high winning 2nd competing for the first [...]

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