The Shift to Competency Based Learning

Connor Fagans | cfagans20@dtechhs.org| May 15, 2019 Competency Based Learning. It’s the next big thing in education, and seemingly, the next big thing for d.tech. d.tech staff touts CBL as a system where students are assessed purely on what they know and where they need to improve. But this change begs the questions: How will …

The Gathering of Card Game Enthusiasts

Alex White | awhite19@dtechhs.org | January 14, 2019 At dtech, there are many that might be considered “nerds” or “geeks” for perpetuating many different stereotypes. In this case, the stereotype is playing card games. There are many different card games using normal decks of cards, but the ones that are seen as truly “nerdy” are …

Michael Gutierrez: From Tennis to Teaching

Ethan Yu | Eyu19@dtechhs.org | January 11, 2019 After World History teacher Kirstie Gonzales made her sudden move to Los Angeles in mid-October, Michael Gutierrez, the previous athletic director, sports coach and history teacher of Mercy High School, San Francisco, stepped into her place. Before pursuing a career in teaching, Gutierrez was deeply involved with …

Chalk Full of Surprises

Ethan Yu | eyu19@dtechhs.org | December 7, 2018 Walking around d.tech, you may have noticed a newly painted black wall located next to the bathrooms near the dining hall. This is d.tech’s new chalkboard. After finishing up the large Koi to Dragon themed mural, painter Mike Tyau was approached by school director Melissa Mizel with …

Why Be a Cabin Leader for Outdoor Ed?

Andrew Nourie | anourie19@dtechhs.org | November 25, 2018 Almost everyone who grew up in San Mateo County remembers the magic of Outdoor Ed. There’s something special about learning about the environment while not being surrounded by walls and desks; instead interacting being amongst trees under open skies. Exploring the outdoors with your fellow classmates for …