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2021 Fall Showcase: Rhetoric & Writing Project (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / November 23, 2021 / Comments Off on 2021 Fall Showcase: Rhetoric & Writing Project (VIDEO)

To many people, “rhetoric” is a dirty word, but to the RHE 306 students, it’s a flexible tool for persuasion. In this dual enrollment course created by the University of Texas at Austin, RHE 306 students have learned the fundamentals of argumentation: mapping the stakeholders and positions in a controversy that is important to Texans, taking a position…

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Learning Gets Real: 2021 Fall Student Showcase (VIDEO)

By Craig Doerksen / November 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Learning Gets Real: 2021 Fall Student Showcase (VIDEO)

Raise your hand if you enjoy doing things that have no meaning… Now a show of hands if you enjoy showing off something you are proud of? WATERLOO’S 2021 FALL STUDENT SHOWCASE We just wrapped up our first term of classes with a showcase of student learning. Students in each class presented and showed off…

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2021 Fall Showcase: Data Science Project (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / November 9, 2021 / Comments Off on 2021 Fall Showcase: Data Science Project (VIDEO)

Whether you’re creating it or using it, data surrounds our everyday lives. How can data be analyzed to tell a story? How can we use data to form a prediction or describe patterns? How can we make sure a data set is valid and does not display bias? Our data science students addressed these essential…

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PAY ATTENTION! (🐿️!)

By Craig Doerksen / November 1, 2021 / Comments Off on PAY ATTENTION! (🐿️!)

Facebook is getting a lot of attention these days…for how they keep our attention. While the social and political implications of what platforms do and don’t do is very important, the story also draws attention to… attention. Attention is a finite resource—we can ‘spend’ it or ‘invest’ it—but we do not get more of it. (ADD and ADHD…

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Learning how to fail

By Craig Doerksen / October 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Learning how to fail

I was in Atlanta recently at an education conference and a colleague who I’d not seen since we had started Waterloo wanted an update on how we were doing. Being an educator he asked an important question, “How do you know what you are doing is working?” So I shared with him one of the…

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Do we need managers or leaders?

By Craig Doerksen / September 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Do we need managers or leaders?

The pandemic has disrupted a lot, right? A lot in the workplace, and a lot in schools. And, when things get stirred up, we notice status quo features of life, school, or work we had not seen before. They were always there, but once we see them in the light, we realize—that’s not a feature, that’s a…

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Getting Excited for a New Year at Waterloo (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / August 20, 2021 / Comments Off on Getting Excited for a New Year at Waterloo (VIDEO)

We started off the 2021-2022 school year strong with an ice cream social! Find out from students and teachers all the things they are excited for in a new year at Waterloo School Austin.  

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Waterloo 2021 Commencement Highlights (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / June 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Waterloo 2021 Commencement Highlights (VIDEO)

Watch the highlights from Waterloo School Austin’s first official commencement exercises. Congratulations to the class of 2021!

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Why Waterloo? Preparation for College and Career (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / May 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Why Waterloo? Preparation for College and Career (VIDEO)

Watch Andrea’s story about how Waterloo supported her athletic career and prepared her for her journey with the US Air Force.

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2021 Spring Showcase

By Waterloo School / May 1, 2021 / Comments Off on 2021 Spring Showcase

Roll out the red carpet! It’s showtime and all the Waterloo students are ready to show off the hard work they have done in their projects.  We are so grateful that we were able to have our first in-person student showcase since the Winter term of 2019-2020!  Follow each class’s link below you will find…

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