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 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
Omar is back in the latest episode of the IT Babble podcast. He and Patrick talk about what Omar has been up to with his beginning programming class, wrapping IT curriculum around big budget hardware and Patrick talks about his … Continue reading →
Posted: November 26, 2016, 8:42 pm
Tis the season in the US for some turkey, football but more importantly a time when family gets together to be thankful for all that we have. We here at IT Babble wish all of our readers out there a … Continue reading →
Posted: November 24, 2016, 11:40 am
Yet another awesome episode of IT Babble. This week Tony and Patrick talk about interviewing for international schools, hypocrisy with data, Prodigy a math game and the fact that Skype is free. Check out the talking points below. 1) Interviewing … Continue reading →
Posted: November 19, 2016, 12:42 am
Yep, it’s been nearly four years and it is time to make that all important purchase and boy has it been exciting. I haven’t decided yet (but I’m close) and I’d like to share the journey I’ve been on so … Continue reading →
Posted: November 18, 2016, 1:21 am