Brother Rice Teachers to Visit Google and Apple Headquarters

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Twelve members of the Brother Rice High School administration and faculty will travel to Silicon Valley for a unique experience in 21st century learning this week. The team will participate in half-day interactive sessions at Google Inc. and Apple Headquarters, attend meetings with educators at Coursera, and visit two outstanding Catholic high schools in the Bay Area acknowledged for their commitment to technology enhanced learning practices.

The team will visit Google Inc. and Apple in order to interact with educational professionals to explore some of the best innovative practices in the application of technology and methodology that promote collaboration, engagement, interactivity, critical thinking and creativity. The group will also visit Coursera and will investigate their unique platform for delivering instruction in large online settings.

This special opportunity was made possible by a member of the Brother Rice community who has witnessed the dramatic impact of technology on his own profession and fully supports Brother Rice’s strategic emphasis on delivering academic excellence to its students. The group departs Wednesday.

Their itinerary begins with visits to two Bay area high schools:  Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton and Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose. Both schools have a significant number of children whose parents work at Apple and Google and have strongly influenced the adoption of newer methodologies and technologies.

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