Pine Crest School Welcomes New Faculty for the 2020-21 School Year

Posted by Pine Crest School on August 21, 2020 at 3:56 PM


It has long been said that adversity does not change who we are — it reveals who we are. This year, our lives have been disrupted in countless ways by economic instability, social unrest and the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Topics: Faculty, academics

Giving Students The EDGE

Posted by Pine Crest School on August 1, 2019 at 9:23 AM

By Danielle Weisfisch ’20

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Topics: Innovation, workshop, Student Life, 2019, academics, student leadership, student organization, entrepreneurship, education

Social and Emotional Education: Engaging the World with Empathy

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 16, 2019 at 10:29 AM

As class begins each day at Pine Crest, you will see a Lower School classroom in their morning meeting connecting through song or engaged in activities like mindfulness stretching.

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Topics: Student Life, mindfulness, academics, pine crest school, education, emotional intelligence, social and emotional learning

Pine Crest School Faculty Summer 2019 Reading List

Posted by Pine Crest School on May 13, 2019 at 2:27 PM

Summer is right around the corner, and it is the perfect time for teachers’ reflection, professional growth, and the chance to dive into a good book. Inspired by Pine Crest School’s 2019-24 Strategic Plan, “The Future is Here,” this year’s faculty summer reading supports themes that are reflected in the overarching, guiding question:

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Topics: summer, Faculty, 2019, academics, pine crest school, education, faculty reading, summer reading

Student Leadership: Pine Crest School’s DECA Chapter

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 28, 2019 at 3:49 PM

By Spencer Davimos ’22

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Topics: Upper School, Student Life, academics, pine crest school, deca, student leadership, student organization

Pine Crest School Science Classrooms Receive Anatomage Tables

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 22, 2019 at 8:25 AM

Pine Crest School received three Anatomage Tables recently.

Anatomage Tables are virtual dissecting tables that are generally used by medical schools such as the Mayo Clinic to allow medical students the opportunity to perform virtual autopsies. One Table is located in an Upper School Huizenga Family Science Building classroom. The additional Tables are located in the Middle School life science classrooms — one on the Boca Raton campus and one on the Fort Lauderdale campus.

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Topics: summer, Upper School, Faculty, Admission, Middle School, camp, academic camps, 2019, summer camp, academics, teaching, anatomage table, science, stem

Why Pine Crest School Students Create Digital Portfolios

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 19, 2019 at 12:03 PM

By Danielle Weisfisch ’20

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Topics: Innovation, Student Life, Admission, Pre-kindergarten, Middle School, studying, academics, giving, pine crest fund, computer science, metacognition, digital portfolio

Exploring Virtual Reality in Middle School

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 4, 2019 at 12:12 PM

Middle School at Pine Crest is home to new virtual reality (VR) equipment, which Pine Crest Computer Science and Technology faculty are using to teach students how to create their own virtual experiences and to influence others’ perspective.

“More content is being released and is increasingly available and accessible, and VR and augmented reality (AR) devices are becoming more effective,” said Mr. Sean Tibor, Pine Crest Computer Science and Technology Specialist. “By the time our Middle School students go to college, they will need to know how to use this equipment and feel comfortable using it.”

The terms “VR” and “AR” are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same.

“The difference is that AR takes information around you and fuses the world you are in with additional data or information  — think Pokemon Go,” said Mr. Tibor. “VR is about immersion and perspective. It overlays virtual items or instances on top of the real world. The benefit of VR technology is that it can change our perspective from a few different axes: distance, time, scale, and the forthcoming, human perspective."

Delving into these axes, Mr. Tibor shared how using VR technology is not limited to one course or subject.  

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Topics: Innovation, Panther Pulse, Faculty, Middle School, design thinking, innovation institute, 2019, academics

Building Teamwork and Imaginative Thinking through Competitive Robotics

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 4, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Pine Crest formed the School’s first-ever Lower and Middle School FIRSTⓇ LEGO LeagueⓇ (FLL) competitive teams four years ago, and since then, the Panthers have formed eight teams who have made their mark on the South Florida region.

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Topics: lower school, Innovation, Student Life, Middle School, innovation institute, 2019, academics, robotics

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