TRACKER APPS INTRODUCES SERVICE TRACKER
A Guided Reflection Process for Service Learning.
What it is
It allows students to record their service learning plans, activities, experiences and reflections. Students, teachers and coordinators are easily able follow the 5 stages of service learning in all projects.
Service Tracker shifts the job of monitoring Service Learning Projects away from teachers and empowers students manage this on their own. Data generated by students provides teachers with up to the minute feedback on student progress.
Schools seeking IB authorization must provide detailed evidence of student learning and community engagement in the core of the IB; in particular Service Learning. Service Tracker provides a simple way for students, teachers and school communities to track their implementation of these critical IB requirements.
THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND SERVICE TRACKER
Secure, Fast and Reliable for Schools to use, with easy set up and implementation
A visually effective way for students that prompts critical thinking and reflection at all stages of the process.
An accompanying teacher web portal that displays student data in searchable and customisable formats, allowing teachers to easily monitor student Service Learning progress.
Meet the Team
The Tracker Apps team is comprised of educational experts with a passion for supporting student agency through self-awareness. We believe in the power of data to provide feedback to students and teachers on skill development and curriculum implementation of the International Baccalaureate programmes.
Malcolm Nicolson is CAO of Tracker Apps and director of Erimus Education. After teaching in the UK, Bahamas and Thailand, he became Head of MYP Development for the IB (International Baccalaureate) from 2007 till 2013 and Head of Diploma Programme Development from 2013 to 2015. Malcolm was responsible for curriculum development across MYP and DP, including all subject review. Malcolm has a BSc. (Hons) Ecological Sciences from Edinburgh University; PGCE (Biology and PE) at Newcastle University; MA in International Education from Bath University, UK; and MSc (distinction) in Energy and Environmental Management from Teesside University, UK.
Dr Sally Hirsch, the CEO and founder of Tracker Apps, is an international educator with experience working in schools and universities around the world. She is best known for her work as a researcher and specialist in intercultural competence in education organisations and a curriculum developer for middle and high schools as well as teacher education programmes. Sally has a Bachelor's degree in Resource Management from the Australian National University, a Master of Teaching from the University of Sydney and a EdD in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco.
James is COO of Tracker Apps. He has lived and worked in Germany, France and the US in several different industries, including the tech startup sector and higher education. Currently James splits his time between San Francisco, where he teaches at FIDM, and Paris where he teaches in the MBA programs at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion and International School of Business. He has a Bachelor's degree in German and Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from HEC Paris.
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