Spotlighting NR21 Success Stories
Featured Educator: Ralph Krauss @ Pinecrest Academy
Ralph Krauss leads a team of innovative Digital Learning Coaches for Pinecrest Academy's Las Vegas campuses. His dedicated efforts have not only lead his campuses to academic accolades, but has lead to innovations in the Pinecrest's teaching practices.
Pinecrest Academies of Las Vegas have become known for their use of video conferences in the classroom to inspire their students thanks to Ralph. "Textbooks will never make the content come to life no matter how many pages you read," he comments. Therefore, to make educational topics jump off the page, Ralph and his team enlist the help of primary sources by first hand interviews who have been a part of creating history. In the process, Ralph has coined a new education strategy entitled "edutainment". Pinecrest students have had the privilege of "chatting" with individuals in a variety of areas, including Grammy award winning artists to pillars of world history.
Making the Magic Happen
Just ask! Ralph says it is just that simple. His team of educators locate national figures whose expertise ties to their curriculum. Ralph finds many individuals are not only willing, but eager to support students.
The innovative efforts of this amazing Executive Digital Coach were recently featured at the 2018 ISTE conference and have lead to an invitation to the coveted Chan Zuckerberg Initiative conference.
Ralph we are honored to spotlight your talents as part of the Nevada Ready 21 team.