Best Stories of 2019
As we enter into a new year, we also look back on the past year and our most popular news stories and blog posts.
The Alliance for Catholic Education welcomed Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J., to Notre Dame's campus this summer. After spending some time with the ACE Teaching Fellows and Remick Leaders, Sr. Helen addressed the ACE community and concluded her visit with daily Mass in the Dillon Hall Chapel.
"The Gospel is the story of Jesus’ life and ministry told in brief narratives expressing eternal truths. Through the Gospel of East Harlem, we are looking to capture and distill the moments in the classroom in action so that we can continue the urgent mission of becoming better teachers for our students and families."
As Catholic schools serve a diverse population of learners, it’s important that we find every source of support available to help these children thrive. Clare Roach from the ENL Team breaks down what Title funds are and how you can access them.
Casey Gelchion (ACE 24 - St. Petersburg) reflects back on her decision to apply to ACE Teaching Fellows. "As I began to pray and seriously discern the decision, I realized that I had been falling in love with ACE and its mission subconsciously for years. I wanted to help those in need, challenge myself, and grow closer to our Lord. Then suddenly, this choice made sense. I could do ACE, and I wanted to do ACE."
Why take a class on blended learning? Why dive into using technology for personalization in the classroom? The Higher-Powered Learning team began this exercise by asking ACE Teaching Fellows, “Why are you here today?” ACE Teachers then asked themselves iterations of “why” four more times. With each subsequent why-statement, student responses became more poignant.
"Movies and plays are just people playing dress-up. So why are Mary Poppins or It’s a Wonderful Life or Star Wars able to speak to me so deeply that I keep coming back to them over and over? (Or, in the case of Star Wars, over and over and over and over.) The bedrock of the classic stories, the beautiful performances, is empathy."
Illustrated by ACE 11 grad Katie Mitchell Broussard, Audacious Ignatius tells the story of St. Ignatius Loyola, from his conversion, development of the Spiritual Exercises, to the founding of the Society of Jesus.
After experiencing the challenges of being a first-year principal, Dominic Fanelli, a member of the 18th cohort of ACE Teaching Fellows and now a member of the 17th cohort of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, came to Notre Dame last summer for his first semester of Remick coursework ready to improve himself and his practices.
The Program for Inclusive Education (PIE) advocates for best practices in meeting the needs of all learners. With many resources available at the click of a mouse, PIE encourages you to look for and implement frameworks, strategies, and interventions that are backed by research and proven to be effective. This resource provides a synthesis of websites featuring evidence-based practices.