James Tenbusch is a school administrator and educational professional with many decades years of experience. His focus has been on improving the state of public education in general, and increasing student achievement for specific school districts. James Tenbusch emphasizes serving students at risk of academic failure, and devoting school district resources to insuring that all students are reading at grade level by end of the 4th year of schooling. He believes that many times teachers and students are in too big a hurry to “get it done” versus “getting it right.” James Tenbusch is an advocate of the mastery learning approach, which means “starting where the student is at” in designing a curriculum to meet individual student needs. James Tenbusch offers a tiered approach to learning for students that offers a better opportunity for all students to master their core academics, and a systematic approach to moving students beyond basic competencies. |
As a public school superintendent, James Tenbusch has provided practical methods and instructional leadership on how teachers can integrate high technology also into their classrooms. According to James Tenbusch, “information” has become the new world’s commodity – those with the best information will succeed, those that don’t will be faced with difficulties in a competitive market environment for jobs and higher education opportunities. This means that public schools must equip students with information processing skill in order to succeed in later life. Since the 1980s, James Tenbusch has been committed to bringing technology to the classroom. Recently, he developed a highly success one-to-one laptop computing initiative program for use in middle schools and high schools. James Tenbusch is also a nationally recognized presenter for teacher technology training, providing workshops and seminars on a variety of technology integration topics.
James Tenbusch follows a 21st century learning philosophy to ensure that all students within his charge are well versed in the use of technology as a learning, communication, and productivity tool. With the use of advanced technology, students can expand their learning opportunities through the skilled use the Internet, blogs, wikis, video-conferencing, personal learning networks and more. Find out more about James Tenbusch, his achievements and the open source educational software developed by him at www.jamestenbusch.com.
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