In a classroom at Navarre Middle School, Allie Olshefke has the students’ attention to herself. Her mentor teacher watches as she prods a group of seventh graders to explain their thinking.
“I’m glad you came to the answers, but I really want to know how,” Olshefke tells them, pointing to two triangles drawn on the whiteboard. “Sometimes it’s easier to show what we’re thinking than explain what we’re thinking.”
Will Newkirkremembers the beauty he saw at White Earth Nation on an undergraduate spring break trip from Saint John’s University in Minnesota. Years later, he recalls the maple-syrup tapping, land preservation, and beadwork that inspired him as an undergraduate.
Members of ACE 24 showed off their capstone projects July 17 as they presented during the 4th annual ACE Teaching Fellows Conference in DeBartolo Hall. Twenty-two teams spoke about topics such as identity formation in the digital age and cultivating friendships in the classroom as part of their Development and Moral Education in Childhood and Adolescence class.
“When I say, ‘The future of the Church is Latino,’ I try to correct myself,” said Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., ACE’s director of university-school partnerships, at the inaugural Adelante conference. “The present of the Church is Latino.”