Ms. Labrini Rontogiannis was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and moved to Athens in 2004. She earned a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education, both from McGill University. Ms. Rontogiannis has also received a M.Ed. specializing in Educational Technology through an online program at the University of Calgary.
Ms. Rontogiannis has been teaching for 18 years, 15 of those at ACS Athens. She takes pride in getting involved in all aspects of student life; both in and out of the classroom. She has taught Language Arts and Science in both the Middle School and Academy. She has been teaching both blended and online using the Moodle platform since 2007.
Ms Rontogiannis has also taken part in many professional development opportunities both in Athens and abroad, as well as presented her own work at a number of conferences. In 2014, she presented at the ICALT conference in Athens, and was the recipient of the Best Poster Award. Ms Rontogiannis authored a chapter in the 2016 publication "Revolutionizing K-12 Blended Learning through i2Flex Classroom Model” titled “Flipping and Flexing in Science: Video lessons and the i2Flex Model”. She has also written a number of articles for both ACS Athens school publications Ethos and Lancers Illustrated. On the virtual learning front, she has designed and implemented both the Virtual Health course that she has been teaching since 2014, as well as the eighth grade i2Flex Health course that she both designed and taught. She has also taught online courses through ACS Athens Virtual.
This year Ms Rontogiannis is teaching both F2F and through ACS Athens Virtual and is the coordinator for ACS Athens Virtual and Technology Integration.
Whether in a blended, face to face or online learning environment, a Learning Management System has become an essential learning space. Now more than ever, a LMS is more than simply a space to store and organize information; a LMS has taken on the added role of providing a personalized learning environment with interactivity between student & content, student & teachers, and of course student & student.
Within the Moodle platform there are a countless resources and activities available that can engage and empower your students. Learn how to use features of Moodle to increase interactivity; learn about checklists, forums and Interactive H5P content, and see how this can take your blended or online learning design, teaching and assessment to a whole different level.