My name is Anthony (Tony) DePrato, and I am currently the Director of Technology and Special Projects for YK PAO School in Shanghai, China. I have a Masters in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University, and Bachelor of Arts in Communications and International Studies from St. Thomas More College (A Four Year Private University).
My current posting requires to me to oversee technology that is varied in complexity across two campuses on different sides of the world’s largest city. One of the campuses I work for is a bilingual grade 1-5 primary school; the other is a secondary year 6-12 boarding school, which recently received approval from the IBO to begin the diploma program.
Before this I was the technology director for the Dubai American Academy and a member of the GEMS Digital Learning team, which supports many schools simultaneously.
Currently I am seeking to expand my role in school leadership. I have a background not only in Technology Management, but also in facilities design and management, human resources planning and data management, school policy writing, school improvement plan development, government policy alignment, and developing large programs that span curriculum K-12.
I am looking for a school that would be interested in allowing me to apply myself to more than one area and develop as a leader. I am a student first, a good listener, and a creative problem solver. I believe there is opportunity to improve student learning and education even when resources are lacking. I always take a ‘students first’ approach to planning, as I see that at the core mission of any educational initiative.
I have recently completed my Principals’ Training Center Leadership Certification. In doing so I completed the following courses:
- Leadership and Team Dynamics
- Assessment Leadership
- Teacher Evaluation and Supervision
- School Finance
Technology in the Classroom
Guess what I discovered this week with the Chromebooks in my classroom?? Well, if you see the picture above this post, you probably can guess – BroPro. This is a VPN Chrome Extension. It basically lets people (students mostly) get … Continue reading →
Posted: February 18, 2017, 3:36 pm
Tony and Patrick are back at it. In this episode we talk about teacher evaluations via a video recording. The impending announcement of Windows Cloud and Intel’s Compute Card. Could this be the future of computing in schools? Teacher evaluations … Continue reading →
Posted: February 15, 2017, 3:57 pm
Google sheets is pretty powerful – heck most spreadsheets program are pretty powerful. This guide will show you how to create your very own spreadsheet that will automatically calculate area. Area is not terribly difficult for students but it is … Continue reading →
Posted: February 9, 2017, 8:39 pm
Tony and Patrick are back – at long last. Check out the talking points below and be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or follow us on Podomatic. 1) Welcome back and happy new year – what were you … Continue reading →
Posted: February 1, 2017, 1:41 am
By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato I just read the article, Apple planning to make original TV shows and movies as hardware sales soften. I decided to try and remember what I used to be able to buy for the … Continue reading →
Posted: January 13, 2017, 12:18 am
Not too long ago I wrote that I was in the market for a new computer. I was looking at five different computers but it boiled down to the 13″ Apple MacBook Pro with Touchbar (yeah-I like to adopt early) … Continue reading →
Posted: December 14, 2016, 4:15 pm
Patrick and Tony are back in another great episode (truly-this one is pretty darn good). We talk about a world without work and what that does to education and integration specialists and Tony’s take on how to make them more … Continue reading →
Posted: December 13, 2016, 2:13 am
Anyone interested in STEM/STEAM spaces and equipment should watch this video. It is older, but worth a revisit. He says we need 20 years to make this feasible and affordable. I think we might be moving a bit faster. He … Continue reading →
Posted: December 6, 2016, 12:41 am
By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato I try not to rant. However, I saw some terms of service a few days ago that made me angry. I was reviewing program that another school is running. Within … Continue reading →
Posted: December 2, 2016, 1:06 am
By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A few weeks ago I was on a campus, but not my campus. I was speaking with some technology teachers. They would prefer to … Continue reading →
Posted: November 30, 2016, 2:04 am