Connecting Classroom Campus and Community

See how we’re connecting our classrooms to the local and global communities.

 

Reading Recommendations

Check out these great books recommended by Park Tudor faculty and staff.

 

Exploring Education

Explore topics of an independent school education, such as great teaching, building character for life out of the classroom, and thoughtful integration of technology.

 

Tech Tips

Tips for parents, faculty and students for using Blackboard, My Backpack and other tech tools.

 

Model UN

Follow along as Park Tudor students participate in The International Model UN Conference in The Hague and other conferences across the U.S. each year.

 

The Safety Net

Find safety tips and resources, including school safety, driving tips and weather advisories.

Park Tudor Blogs are a glimpse into the culture of Park Tudor. We’re sharing some of the things we love – whether it’s trends in education, traveling the world, connecting with our Indianapolis community, or recommendations for a good book. Check out some of our blogs and come explore with us!

Exploring Education

Explore topics of an independent school education, such as great teaching, building character and integrating technology.

Connecting Classroom Campus and Community

See how we’re connecting our classrooms to the local and global communities.

Model UN

Follow along as Park Tudor students participate in The International Model UN Conference in The Hague and other conferences around the U.S.

Reading Recommendations

Check out these great books recommended by Park Tudor faculty and staff.

The Safety Net

Find safety tips and resources, including school safety, driving tips and weather advisories.

Tech Tips

Tips for parents, faculty and students for using Blackboard, My Backpack and other tech tools.

Recent Posts

It’s Harvest Time in the Park Tudor Gardens

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By Laura Reysz, Upper School Science Teacher; Sue Taylor, Middle School Science Teacher; and Mary Zajac, Middle School Science Teacher The Park Tudor gardens, located on the south side of the Upper School building, are producing a great fall harvest. Thus far, celery has been harvested and donated to Food Services, lettuce has been donated to the Westminster Family Services…

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Be in the Know About Social Media Use and Abuse

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According to a national survey conducted by Common Sense Media, “American teens absorb an average of nine hours of entertainment and social media A DAY.” Though some of this happens at the same time, like listening to iTunes while checking Snapchat, it is no surprise that most adults cannot keep up with the technological side of their children’s lives. It…

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Global Online Academy offers unique online courses for students

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By Jamey Everett, Global Online Academy Coordinator and Lower School Technology Integrator This past July, I had the opportunity to join the Global Online Academy (GOA) staff and faculty for their annual teacher training on beautiful Bainbridge Island, Washington. Seventy-five GOA faculty members and 24 participants in GOA’s inaugural Blended Learning Institute came together from around the world, for an…

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Diversity and Identity Development in the Classroom

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When one thinks about nurturing our students’ awareness of diversity and identity development in school, it is likely that some sort of discrete training session or advisory activity comes to mind. Yet the school curriculum also offers rich opportunities for meaningful, organic exploration of these topics. One such example has been the interdisciplinary Southern Studies class that I have taught…

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Sue Taylor’s Books

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Sue Taylor – Science Teacher The Shack – WM. Paul Young Snow Flower and the Secret Fan – Lisa See Same Kind Of Different As Me – Ron Hall & Denver Moore East of Eden – John Steinbeck Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte One Thousand White Women – Jim Fergus I really didn’t love books until I moved to Indianapolis…

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New iBlock Classes Tailored to Students’ Interests

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As part of Park Tudor’s newly redesigned schedule being introduced next school year, students in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to take a variety of unique classes during weekly iBlock classes on Wednesday afternoons. In order to help shape iBlock course offerings, Park Tudor parents Vicky Bender and Lee Clifford recently conducted a focus group with Upper School students to…

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