BRAINTREE, MA (August 2018) – Last week teachers within our schools came together with ASCD, a non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, to work on curriculum design aligned to the new Archdiocesan curriculum standards. The most important component of this two-day event was the emphasis placed on differentiation and meeting the needs of all students.
The event was led by veteran ASCD presenters Eric Carbaugh and Kristina Doubet. Both serve as professors at James Madison University in Virginia and have worked with ASCD for more than 10 years. The biggest takeaway that they hoped to instill through the workshop was that “learning is bigger than memorizing facts; it’s about creating meaningful learning experiences.” Many teachers came as teams from schools and were able to walk away with performance assessments that they could implement immediately in their classrooms to monitor student growth. Carbaugh and Doubet were particularly impressed with how our teachers are aligning their instruction, not just to academic standards, but also embedding faith into their work.
Jaime Gaudet, director of school improvement planning at the CSO, praised the ASCD workshop, stating, “Our goal at the CSO is to provide schools with the resources they need to be successful for years to come. Academics is one area that has been historically strong for our schools and we want to ensure that our teachers have the latest tools and knowledge to be able to best assist all students in the classroom.” By creating collaborations with established entities, like ASCD, the CSO is providing strong academic resources that enable teachers to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s students.
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