About

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

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Technology in the Classroom

As a professional, there are those magical moments when you come across a system, technique or app that just works. It doesn’t just works, it works exactly as expected. It crushes those pesky expectations and everytime you produce a product … Continue reading
Author: Patrick Cauley
Posted: September 10, 2017, 9:53 pm
Tony and I were in Cincinnati together and took in a Reds game (they won by the way). No, that is not us on the jumbotron. While there we also had a chance to sit down together and talk Ed … Continue reading
Author: Patrick Cauley
Posted: August 25, 2017, 2:40 pm
By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A very significant part of Educational Technology Leadership is devoted to professional development, new systems implementation, and the long term planning of support. Every year as the semester starts-up, administrators around … Continue reading
Author: Tony DePrato
Posted: August 11, 2017, 8:09 pm
By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Since 2008, I have been working with groups of new hires. There is much stress and confusion when people are relocating to another country. I always try and provide the information … Continue reading
Author: Tony DePrato
Posted: July 14, 2017, 9:16 am
Yes, you read it correctly. I typed three exclamation points in the title. That is how strongly I feel about interactive whiteboards. Let me tell you where that comes from. It was my first international school and they were doing … Continue reading
Author: Patrick Cauley
Posted: July 10, 2017, 5:12 pm
I’ve talked about SoundCloud before as a good, free service for classes and schools to use to publish podcasts. I mean there are Android and iOS apps which make posting dead simple. You can also find some pretty great music … Continue reading
Author: Patrick Cauley
Posted: July 7, 2017, 1:53 pm
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Author: Tony DePrato
Posted: June 13, 2017, 4:12 am
By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato
Author: Tony DePrato
Posted: June 5, 2017, 4:53 am
OUCH! What the hell was that kid doing? Have you ever wondered how you could track your student’s engagement? Well look no further than France. Apparently there is a business school there that is doing just that. Now before you … Continue reading
Author: Patrick Cauley
Posted: June 1, 2017, 1:17 pm
Tony and myself are back! It’s been a while since we published a podcast, but this one is worth it! We talk about the Zoom Q8, Microsoft news, Ransomware and Tony’s rant. Check out the talking points below and find … Continue reading
Author: Patrick Cauley
Posted: May 31, 2017, 1:58 pm

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