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
By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato I am always focused on the end-game. The end-game for students is the next level after they leave K-12. Preparing students to … Continue reading →
Posted: April 23, 2017, 11:51 pm
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Posted: April 14, 2017, 1:07 am
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Posted: April 12, 2017, 3:32 am
Tony and Patrick are back! This episode Tony discusses WiFi and we talk about Remix OSTony and Wifi email comment and a lot more. Check out the talking points below. http://www.xe.com/ Remix OS on Mobile (ROM) http://www.jide.com/about Connects your Android … Continue reading →
Posted: April 2, 2017, 7:14 pm
By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato “Read every line item until you get it.” ~Michael Burry During the last four weeks I have been reading literature, academic studies, and … Continue reading →
Posted: April 1, 2017, 2:33 am
Tony and I are back! In this episode we talk about body cameras in the classroom and the official announcement that Chrome OS will support Android apps. It raises some questions. Body cameras in the classroom? http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/8/14545828/uk-schools-body-cameras-trials by: James Vincent … Continue reading →
Posted: March 17, 2017, 2:46 pm
My district (heck I think the whole state) requires that teachers keep a record of each and every time I contact a parent or a parent contacts me. In the past I did this in a notebook but there would … Continue reading →
Posted: February 22, 2017, 2:27 pm
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