Each day, in ways large and small, learning with Apple technology helps the Shorecrest community collaborate, communicate, take risks, and think differently. Shorecrest is proud of its longstanding commitment to innovation, technology integration and preparing students for their futures.
The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.
Shorecrest recognizes that proficiency with technology and the development of information and media skills is essential to a student's future success in academics, the workplace, and lifelong learning.
Walk into any classroom at Shorecrest and find technology supporting student success. For example:
Seventh graders embark on a nine-week interdisciplinary digital storytelling assignment in multiple classes to create original stop-motion animation movies. Small groups develop original storylines, work on character development, and write scripts for their movies. In art class, students create models of their characters out of wire, recycled bags, paint and fabric. Then English and technology classes merge for two weeks to film the movies using stop-motion animation apps on iPad devices. They edit the videos in iMovie on iMac computers, add sound effects, then showcase their films for preschoolers.
Fourth graders try their hand at the world of game design with Scratch. After a short review of the elements that make up a video game, students choose a partner and begin to plan their projects. For the first few days, the teams of students develop a storyboard, paying close attention to audience and purpose.
Shorecrest is committed to:
Ensuring equitable access for all students.
Providing tech support and network services for all students.
Empowering teachers to use technology for teaching, learning, and communicating through internal and external professional development opportunities.
Utilizing technology tools to build community and foster collaborative learning within our classroom walls and beyond.
Providing students with the technology skills necessary to succeed in a variety of learning environments.
Educating students as digital citizens through the safe, ethical and responsible use of technology, information, and resources.
Educating students and families about the personal and interpersonal impact of social media.
Scope & Sequence for ISTE Technology Standards
In the summer of 2016, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) released their refreshed ISTE Standards for Students. The new standards provide a framework for amplifying learning with technology. As part of the release, ISTE adopted the scope and sequence developed by Shorecrest’s Instructional Technology Team as a support resource for the new standards.
View our K-12 Technology Skills Scope and Sequence. This graphic shows the foundational technology skills expected to meet the learning goals embedded in the ISTE Standards for Students. Additionally, these skills can increase productivity and enhance basic technical competence.
by: Laina Bennett Coburn, Director of Philanthropic Giving
The Intuitive Foundation provided Shorecrest Preparatory School with a grant to support a project that would provide women and other underrepresented communities with more opportunities to promote health, advance education and/or reduce human suffering. The expertise of dedicated members of the Upper School Girls STEAM Club was channeled into a student-produced podcast series focused on diversity and women in STEM-related fields.
Dr. Anna Baralt holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Florida and a bachelor's degree and master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida. She has taught preschool and elementary students at Shorecrest since 1997, and is now Director of Educational Technology. In this role, she provides support in designing curriculum and technology integration, and facilitates professional development schoolwide. Dr. Baralt was recognized as a Teacher of the Future by the NAIS in 2008, and a Superpower Educator in 2009. She is also a 2010 and 2016 recipient of the FCIS DeWitt E. and Vera M. Hooker Fellowship Grant as well as a 2013 Benedict Foundation Grant. She is passionate about integrating technology into project work, 1:1 learning programs, developmentally appropriate technology practices, STEAM education, and using technology to facilitate professional learning communities. Her dissertation work centered on the affordances of the iPad and how early childhood students use the device to support collaborative problem solving. The Baralts have two children, Cai '17 and Lilianna '21.
Jason Chin came to Shorecrest in 2015 from the Dalton School in New York City, where he was a Technical Specialist who oversaw the implementation of that school’s one-to-one program among other responsibilities. He studied Management Information Systems at SUNY Stony Brook, holds multiple certifications from Apple, and has significant experience in tech support for businesses in the tri-state area. After spending over a decade as an independent technical consultant working with top corporations in the fast-paced New York City, Jason brought his immense knowledge and expertise to the education region. Jason has obtained CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and Apple Certified System Administrator certifications throughout his career. While providing fast, friendly tech support for his colleagues, Jason is deeply involved in Shorecrest's Technology Strategic Plan providing insights, implementations and integration of technology in the classrooms.
Lower School Technology Coordinator Katy Deegan is a part of the Shorecrest technology team who works closely with teachers to incorporate technology into their curriculum. Katy graduated from Eckerd College with a B.A. in International Relations & Global Affairs and French. She earned two graduate degrees from the University of South Florida; M.A.T. Elementary Education and M.Ed. Educational Leadership. Katy has a background teaching in gifted education and has taught in both public and private schools. She presented on the topic of Design Thinking in the Classroom at the FCIS 21st Century Learning Academy. Katy enjoys walking the beach and traveling. She is a foodie and loves cooking shows and new culinary experiences.
Alice Hathcoat has been at Shorecrest since 1987. She spent eight years as a kindergarten teaching assistant and then joined the technology department where she serves as an Apple Certified Mac Technician. Mrs. Hathcoat is the mother to one son, Jesse '10. In her spare time, Mrs. Hathcoat loves to knit and foster kttens. She lives in St. Petersburg with her husband, eight cats and an Australian Cattle Dog named Mathilda Mae.
Eric Johnson joined the Shorecrest Technical Support Team with over 25 years of professional IT experience in a variety of roles. No stranger to the Shorecrest campus, he has been an active parent volunteer over the past 2 years. Eric returns to the workforce after a 10 year sabbatical where he was a stay-at-home parent, focused on raising his two sons, Tanner ‘26 and Dash ‘28. When not enjoying all that St. Pete has to offer, Eric, his wife Ande, Tanner and Dash, enjoy all types of outdoor adventures including: backpacking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and golf.
Felicia joined Shorecrest in 2019 as the Registrar. Originally from Oklahoma, Felicia grew up in the Panama Canal Zone area where she spent two years at the Panama Canal College. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.B.A. in Finance, and later an M.B.A. from the University of Houston. Felicia moved to the St. Petersburg area to be closer to family and started her career with a computer staffing firm, eventually becoming its Controller. Soon after the birth of her two children, she started teaching at their school. Felicia taught Spanish for two years, middle school math for 10 years and technology for five years while in her role as Technology Integrator. Felicia is a lifelong learner, enjoys all sports and is an avid Rays fan.
MS Technology Teacher, Dean of Curriculum & Scheduling
Christine Scoby holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Masters in Educational Technology, and has taught for many years in the Lower and Middle Schools at Shorecrest. Mrs. Scoby is a Apple Teacher and has presented at AMLE 2012, FCIS 2013, ISTE 2014, FCIS 2018, FCIS Winter Symposium and CITL on technology integration, and presented training at other schools. She was a 2016 recipient of the Steelcase Active Learning Grant. She was also selected to participate in the Transatlantic Outreach Program where she participated in a STEM study tour that traveled throughout Germany. Mrs. Scoby integrates core academic curriculum within her technology course in all middle school grades to enhance, connect, reinforce and expand concepts taught in the classroom. Her three children have all attended Shorecrest John '15, Justin '16 and Lili '25.
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