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Mark Rauterkus
Works at Pittsburgh Public Schools, Schenley High School / Obama Academy
Attended Ohio University and Baylor University
Lives in South Side, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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The stigma attached to the phrase “inner-city public high school” is powerful and alienating to many students and families. It is also not accurate. I’ve just completed my sophomore year at Barack Obama Academy of International Studies, located in the former Peabody High School building in Pittsburgh’s transforming neighborhood of East Liberty. I attended a private, single-sex elementary and middle school before coming to Obama. Over the past two...
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Step #9:  Please be sure to stress the words, Don’t Procrastinate. That’s a lot more powerful than just “Push On” which is on the Cycle because someone came up to me after a presentation a long time ago and said that “Don’t Procrastinate” was too negative.  Well, it may be, but it still conveys what has to be done.  I did change the words on the Cycle, however, and it is good to have “Push On” on the slide since Push On conveys perseverance and persistence – two of James Heckman’s “non-cognitive skills.”
 
Awe showed up on the video.  Actually, the slide should read:  Evaluate and give yourself a treat.
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Fruit of labors on Digital Badges goes public soon.


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Tim of Spout Fund, the tech guy, said that there was an API and a group nationally that ran the API efforts. Don't have a pointer to that. Can you post a link?
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We are working on Digital Badges. One of our pending Digital Badges is to test water polo knowledge. If you'd like to submit a test question for our pending test, fill out the Google Form. The question, the right answer, and wrong answers are needed.

Thanks for the consideration. Simple questions are welcomed too as most of our Summer Dreamer students are in the 4th grade and have never played water polo before.

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Friday night water polo now blending with staff training!

We are meeting with some of the youth who are interested in swimming, running, exercise and water polo as a swim instructor job placement if they get picked in the 2015 Learn & Earn program and are placed with the Bloomfield Garfield Corporation.

Sessions are Friday evenings at the Thelma Lovette YMCA swim pool, 2114 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh's Hill District, 15219. The YMCA facility is about 3 years old. Enter after 5 pm and the first time those under 18 arrive they have to be signed into the facility by an adult guardian. In other visits later, no adult is needed. No charge to enter. Bring swim suit and towel, of course. We start with some lap swimming and then play water polo drills and work on skills.

Think of these times at the YMCA as a professional development. If we are not good swimmers ourselves and know how to play the games and sport of water polo, we won't be good teachers to the younger kids in our charge in their summer activities.

If you have any questions, feel free to call.
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Some of our Digital Badges are about to be released.

On Sunday afternoon is the kick off to the summer reading program at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh at the main branch in Oakland. Hope to see you there.

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Best of luck to the water polo players in the JO Qualifier Tournament this weekend in the Reading, PA area. Tiger Water Polo's boys 18-under team plays two games Saturday at Wilson High School. First vs. Princeton and then YPRO.
A match-up with Greenwich Aquatics might come tomorrow. That will be interesting.
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Robert Zullo gets it wrong. CRAP on this REPORTING from the P-G. There will be INDIE candidates that come to challenge the Ds. Sure, no Rs are going to win. But there is an election in November, and you can print a retraction or go back to 9th grade civics.
The four Pittsburgh City Council incumbents appeared headed for a victory over three candidates in a hotly-contested race in today’s Democratic primary, holding considerable leads over their opponents with nearly 98 percent of precincts reporting, according to unofficial Allegheny County Elections Division results. With no Republican opponents on the ballot, all four are all but assured of keeping their seats in the November election. In District...
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Who wants to help us make a water polo knowledge app? We're going to do some "digital badges" and want to get a big, 100-200, set of test-like questions on the sport of water polo covering terms, norms, rules, tactics, strategies, jargon, and how-to photos.

So, first question. Are there any resources out there that are easily shared and could be put into the public domain if they are not there already?

If you'd like to help, send me an email or just send me an email with five questions and the correct answers.

Mark at Rauterkus dot com
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Water polo and swimming coach
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Coaching, and publishing Digital Badges in 2015.
Employment
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools, Schenley High School / Obama Academy
    Water polo & swimming coach, 2011 - present
    Swim & Water Polo with PPS Summer Dreamers with the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, a 501(c)(3).
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Women's Water Polo Coach, 2014 - 2015
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South Side, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Pittsburgh - Athens, Ohio, Peoria, Illinois, Evanston, IL, Waco, Tx, Long Beach, CA, Boston, MA, Christchurch, NZ, Chengdu, China.
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Swim and Water Polo Coach in Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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http://Rauterkus.blogspot.com Graduated from Penn Hills High School, 1977. Ohio University, 1982. Spent time in grad school at Baylor University. My grades 9 and 10 were at St. Fedelis HS Seminary, now closed.
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  • Ohio University and Baylor University
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