Owlcast 96 - Alumni Edition w/Alex Stelea (2012) • Kindling curiosity in school and approaching higher education with an open mind
ACS Athens Owlcast
by ACS Athens (American Community Schools)
4d ago
Alex Stelea, a distinguished alum from the Class of 2012 is with us today. Alex's journey is a fascinating exploration of technology, education, and the ever-evolving landscape of the digital age. In our conversation, Alex shares how being introduced to new technologies with fresh, inquisitive eyes during his high school years sparked a lifelong passion for innovation. He recounts his fond memories at ACS Athens, where his curiosity was nurtured from a young age, and how these formative years were instrumental in shaping his academic and professional trajectory. Alex reflects on the profound i ..read more
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Owlcast 93 - The TED Club of Dering School from Leuven, Belgium
ACS Athens Owlcast
by ACS Athens (American Community Schools)
3w ago
Today’s Owlcast is all about TED-Ed, the program that provides free, customizable activities for educators to support their students in identifying, developing, and sharing their ideas with each other and the world. ACS Athens has been collaborating with other schools in these events, as they broaden students' perspectives and expose them to diverse viewpoints and ideas. This interaction encourages a sense of community and cooperation among students from different backgrounds, promoting cultural exchange and understanding. Additionally, it creates opportunities for networking and building rela ..read more
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Owlcast 92 - The 2024 Career Day and UK University Fair
ACS Athens Owlcast
by ACS Athens (American Community Schools)
1M ago
Today we are joined by ACS Athens counselors from the Center for Student Success and students who earlier this spring attended an inspiring career day, featuring alumni mentors and also visited a vibrant college fair showcasing universities from the UK. Through advisory classes and a supportive school environment, students are encouraged to express their uncertainties and develop self-awareness. We’ll hear stories of how involvement in diverse activities has helped students build confidence and realize that their career paths are not set in stone. In today's episode, we have with us Anna ..read more
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Owlcast 91 - The Innovation Lab of the Institute's Future Academy
ACS Athens Owlcast
by ACS Athens (American Community Schools)
1M ago
In this episode of the Owlcast, we are joined by an inspired and motivated group of educators who operate in the heart of emerging dynamics and shifting paradigms, guided by the Institute's North Star: preparing students today for the needs of the world tomorrow. In a world increasingly affected by robots and AI, it's easy to lose sight of the real question: it's not the tool, but the user, that matters most. Dive into the ethical questions surrounding AI and robots, as we strive to raise awareness through informed education. And let's not forget the power of peer-to-peer teaching, whether it ..read more
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Owlcast 90 - President's Edition w/ Richard L. Jackson
ACS Athens Owlcast
by ACS Athens (American Community Schools)
2M ago
On this second episode of the Owlcast President’s edition with ACS Athens President Dr. Peggy Pelonis, we have a very special guest: A distinguished American diplomat who has lived in Greece for many years, serving the U.S. diplomatic corps but also education from top leadership positions. Today, we dive into the intricacies of diplomatic relations between the United States and Greece, spanning from the tumultuous years of the 1940s to the dynamic landscape of the 2020s. Our guest today is Richard L. Jackson, who offers a unique perspective on this topic, challenging conventional narratives an ..read more
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Owlcast 89 - When the power of creativity transcends language and culture -- The IB Art Exhibition 2024
ACS Athens Owlcast
by ACS Athens (American Community Schools)
2M ago
It’s one thing to visit and enjoy an art exhibition, seeing the artwork and the installations, and it’s quite another to listen to it. The artists sometimes are apprehensive about describing their art to an audience rather than a viewer, but when they start, a whole different world comes alive. The inner artist craves to speak out, on top of the visual representation of the art, explaining and exploring their own creative process. Today, we’re visiting the 2024 IB Art Exhibit, which took place in the lobby of the ACS Athens Theater as it does every year. This year, there were so many themes, s ..read more
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Owlcast 88 - ACS Athens OPEN: turning dreams into reality
ACS Athens Owlcast
by ACS Athens (American Community Schools)
2M ago
This week is the ACS Athens Open edition, where student entrepreneurs and dreamers of new ideas come together to think out of the box and shape the future! Joining us are the brilliant minds behind some truly innovative concepts that emerged from last year's ACS Athens Open. From the hydroponic green wall to gamified learning platforms, these students are redefining what it means to think creatively and boldly. Their journey in the Owlcast today navigates them through the challenge of finding connections between seemingly dissimilar projects and trading places. They're also gearing up to deliv ..read more
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Owlcast 87 - The National Honor Society Experience
ACS Athens Owlcast
by ACS Athens (American Community Schools)
2M ago
Today’s episode is about belonging to the NHS, the National Honor Society and the merits of being inducted into this prestigious organization. We are joined by two faculty advisors who have dedicated their energy and time to guiding students in joining and being active in NHS, as well as a remarkable high school senior who not only exemplifies the pillars of quality of an NHS member but also serves on the council for the second consecutive year. Together, we will explore the significance of NHS induction, its impact on students’ lives, and the invaluable experiences gained through active parti ..read more
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Owlcast 86 - President's Edition - w/Cheryl Brown & Brooke Fezler of ISCA
ACS Athens Owlcast
by ACS Athens (American Community Schools)
3M ago
Welcome to the first episode of the Owlcast, President’s Edition, with Dr. Peggy Pelonis, President of ACS Athens. In this episode, we unbundle and explore the vital role of K-12 counselors and advisors in our education system. We are exploring the multifaceted importance of these professionals in ensuring our children's safety, well-being, and holistic development. Joining Dr. Pelonis, are Cheryl Brown, Founder and Executive Director of the International School Counselor Association, and Brooke Fezler, Founder and Associate Executive Director of ISCA. This podcast was recorded as Th ..read more
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Owlcast 85 - Student Edition - Black History Month 2024
ACS Athens Owlcast
by ACS Athens (American Community Schools)
3M ago
Today's Owlcast is an audio journey through the celebration of Black History Month in ACS Athens. A group of students and their club advisors talk about the essence of humanity, as they explore the rich tapestry of perspectives, experiences, and cultures that make up our world over a series of activities and creating artifacts through the Month of February. Students read poems expressing the anxiety and the pride, the misgivings and the hope, the trauma and the promise. They talk about the swag, the cultural spice that distinguishes the African American experience, while they try to tackl ..read more
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