Owlcast 17 - with Helen Seretis & Michael Januzzi

Episode 17 January 21, 2022 00:24:36
Owlcast 17 - with Helen Seretis & Michael Januzzi
ACS Athens Owlcast
Owlcast 17 - with Helen Seretis & Michael Januzzi

Show Notes

Welcome to today's episode of the Owlcast. We have with us Helen Seretis and Michael Januzzi who are in charge of the Writing Studio in the Learning Commons of ACS Athens. The Writing Studio is just one of the services available for students, along with the Math, Research and Media Studios in the Learning Commons, which sole purpose is to enhance the learning experience of the students, by providing support, guidance and necessary resources as the school community takes learning to the next level. Today with Ms. Seretis and Mr. Januzzi we discuss:

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