Today, there are so many exciting things happening at DePaul Catholic. During a recent visit, Maureen and I saw firsthand one initiative called Blended Learning. It combines small group instruction with computer-based, individual lessons for each student within the same classroom.
In Blended Learning, each student works in a private cubicle, equipped with a personal laptop and headphones, and learns at his/her own pace and appropriate educational level.
So advanced students are getting challenged while slower learners are getting the help they need to succeed at their level. No embarrassment. No frustration. As one first grader put it, “You take what you don’t know, and put it together with what you do know, and that’s how you make your brain grow!” Out of the mouths of babes!
IMS schools are led by faculty and staff committed to core values. These values
will assure a promising future in and out of the classroom, and will continue to
produce outstanding young men and women.
And this is why we invested in IMS and DePaul Catholic. As the IMS mission
reads: “Help us help them transform their lives and communities.”
-John Fries, 2017 Hall of Fame Award Recipient