Innovation in Education with Junior Bernadin of The Ron Clark Academy
With the global pandemic pushing students of all ages into remote learning, tech-fueled innovation in education is more important and impactful than ever.
In this episode of The Digital Footprint, we sit down with Junior Bernadin, Dean of Students and Director of IT at The Ron Clark Academy. The Ron Clark Academy has a global reputation for leadership in education through their unique teaching methodologies, professional development, school culture, and more. During the pandemic, they've stepped up in a big way with the RCA House Points App, enabling schools around the globe to drive engagement and create a transformative school culture.
In our discussion, Junior shares more about RCA's House System, how it evolved, and how he and his team have leveraged technology to bring this innovative approach to school culture into schools all over the world.
💡 Name: Junior Bernadin
💡 What he does: Dean of Students and Director of IT at The Ron Clark Academy
💡 Company/Project: The Ron Clark Academy. The Ron Clark Academy (RCA) is a highly-acclaimed, nonprofit middle school located in Southeast Atlanta. The Academy has received both national and international recognition for its success in educating students with academic rigor, passion, and creativity. Schools from around the world send teachers to RCA to be trained on their innovative teaching methodologies.
💡 Noteworthy: One of the most unique aspects of RCA is The RCA House System, in which students are sorted into one of four houses (Altruismo, Amistad, Isibindi, or Reveur) and earn
points throughout the year for demonstrating honesty, hard work, outstanding effort, and dedication. The system has been proven to foster a positive culture for students, parents, and staff and to build character, relationships and school spirit.
💡 Where to find Junior: www.juniorbernadin.com