Blue Dot Education
Big, Bold, Ambitious Learning
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Celestron 11" RASA First Images
When the new Celestron boxes arrived at HTH we were filled with excitement.  Almost immediately a group of students arranged an outing to SDAA's Tierra Del Sol site in Eastern San Diego to…
Andrew Lerario
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Blue Dot Education purchases Celestron RASA 11 inch Astrograph Telescope
Blue Dot Education has recently acquired a  Celestron 11 in. RASA Schmidt Astrograph Telescope. The telescope has an aperture of 11 in., and the focal length of f/2.2. This telescope possesses a lot…
julio.rodriguez
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
A Piece of Space on My Computer Screen - Student Captured Image - By Lucy Conover
Triangulum Galaxy, or M33, is in the “Local” group of galaxies. This group includes the Milky Way and Andromeda. Triangulum Galaxy is the smallest of the group, but it is 50,000 light-years across…
julio.rodriguez
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Balloon Beginnings - The First Weather Balloon Launches in 2014
The video below shows the first two attempts to send a weather balloon by students at High Tech High School in San Diego, California. The project’s inspiration came from Brian Delgado, a freshman…
julio.rodriguez
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Student Inspired Space Science Program
Image Credit: Brianne Nguyen c/o 2014. One of our first star images of Orion and the iconic nebula. In the fall of 2013, I was looking to develop projects in the fields of…
Brian Delgado
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Anza Borrego Trip 1/5/17
[caption id="attachment_511" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Taken by a Canon 70d and edited in lightroom. Photo Credit to Pablo Robin.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_517" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Taken by a Canon 70d. Photo Credit to Marco Giacomangeli.[/caption]…
alice.rickless
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Students Capture Amazing GoPro Footage of Earth from a High Altitude Balloon!
A small group of students at High Tech High School in San Diego successfully recovered a high altitude balloon that they launched to an estimated altitude of 90,000 -110,000 ft. The balloon carried…
Andrew Lerario
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Blue Dot Sponsored Film Wins Award at the La Jolla Film Festival
With the support of BDE, a group of female students came together to create and submit a film to the La Jolla Film Festival. Please check out their award winning work here: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvk01r7lXA0[/embed]
Andrew Lerario
Our Approach to Learning
These are the lenses through which all of our work is grounded.
Science
A way of thinking, actively gathering information to develop better understandings and construct new knowledge.
Exploration
A way of being, reaching outward in search of new knowledge, and reflecting inward as we gain experience.
Stewardship
A way of caring for oneself and the world around us, developing connections and relationships that foster kindness and conservation.
Innovation
A way of moving, constantly wondering, dreaming and pushing beyond the boundaries we face towards an exciting future.
Meet the Team
Our team consists of educators with broad backgrounds and diverse skill sets. Combined, we have 50+ years working in the classroom at High Tech High, where we have experimented with our practice through club work, projects, and extracurricular programs.
Andrew Lerario
Since 2006, Andrew Lerario has worked as a progressive teacher, looking for ways to develop his practice to remain on the frontier of education. He firmly believes that to effectively mentor students, he needs to continually push himself as an adult learner.
Brian Delgado
Brian Delgado loves learning. He strives to know a little bit more about the world each day. He has spent the past fifteen years as an educator learning how to inspire young minds to think more critically and more sharply.
Adam Borek
For the last 13 years, Adam has coached, mentored, and provided children with opportunities to experience the outdoors and learn about the world around them. He is proud to call his love of learning and teaching a career at Blue Dot Education and High Tech High.
Wesley Davis
Over the past twelve years, Wesley has worked for schools that specialized in project-based learning, social-emotional development, and blended instruction. Through meaningful projects and activities, Wesley strives to cultivate a sense of wonder, belonging, and scientific literacy that will benefit his students for a lifetime.
Mike Strong
Through his 13 years in education, Mike has urged himself and his students to pursue excellence using tools like creativity, critical thinking, empathy and passion to explore the physical and metaphysical world around them. He believes that doing authentic work, filled with opportunity for adventure, ignites relentless learners.
Our Programs
In our pursuit of changing the way we educate our young, we apply our design principles with one purpose - to create big, bold, ambitious leaning projects!
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Please contact us to connect, inquire about our programs, or to collaborate as we continue to push the needle in developing learning opportunities for our youth.