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Getting Things Done...Escape Room-Style

Audrey Scott on Wednesday, 13 March 2019.

Thomas Clark Escape Room AmeriCorps

Mystery . . . clues . . . suspense . . . riddles . . . decipher . . . unlock . . . success.

Who knew math could be so intriguing?

“I’ve noticed sometimes students in class lack a little bit of motivation or excitement toward math specifically. They know it’s important, but it’s hard for them to get too excited about it,” says AmeriCorps member Thomas Clark (ACE 25, Jacksonville). “That’s where I got the idea of an escape room.”

AmeriCorps Week "Today’s Homework: Submarine Sandwiches, Basketball, and Lightsabers for All"

Audrey Scott on Monday, 11 March 2019.

In honor of AmeriCorps Week 2019, we are celebrating how our ACE Teachers are transforming the lives of the students they serve everyday in schools across the country. Follow along on our social media accounts and share your own stories with #MadeInAmeriCorps.

This story was originally published for the April 2018 ACE Newsletter.

Liam Driscoll MadeInAmeriCorps - AmeriCorps Week 2019

Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.

Click.

Liam’s eyes fix on the clock above the blackboard.

Tick. Tick.

Still no sign of one of his students.

“He showed up late if he showed up at all. Not just a few minutes, like right after the bell, but I mean 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. every day,” Liam Driscoll (ACE 24, Denver) remembers.

Catholic Schools and the Gospel of East Harlem

on Wednesday, 23 January 2019.

By: Seamus Ronan, ACE 23 - New York

Alliance for Catholic Education - Partnership Schools - Harlem

“Whatever it takes, is what it takes.”

That is the Gospel of East Harlem, where Our Lady Queen of Angels (OLQA)  has proudly stood since 1892. Principal Stephanie Becker (Remick 12) and Academic Dean William Beller introduced this phrase to our faculty in October.

From Participant to Presenter: Dr. Anna Egalite and the Reform Leaders’ Summit

on Monday, 21 January 2019.

Dr. Anna Egalite Reform Leaders' Summit

When Anna Egalite applied for the Reform Leaders’ Summit in 2010, she had lived in the United States for just two years, and she was hungry for answers regarding educational choice. Egalite came to America through the Irish Teaching Fellows and taught at Sacred Heart Interparochial School in Pinellas Park, Florida. During her first year of teaching, Egalite witnessed her low-income students bounce back and forth between the local public and private schools.

Press Play: Dr. Katy Lichon

Audrey Scott on Wednesday, 16 January 2019.

Press Play Alliance for Catholic Education

Welcome to Press Play, ACE’s new segment highlighting the latest and greatest publications coming out of the Institute for Educational Initiatives.

Spoiler Alert: We look forward to sharing a bit about the book and its author – just enough to pique your interest – then we’ll race you to the bookstore.

See you on the last page!

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