ROCKFORD, Ill. — On Tuesday, October 9, Boylan Catholic High School will host more than 180 teachers from across the Catholic Diocese of Rockford for a training aimed at empowering educators to integrate technology into all aspects of learning.

The in-service will be led by Diana Dell, ED.S, PH.D, an educational technology consultant with more than 30 years of experience. Kindergarten through grade 12 teachers from all nine schools located in the Rockford Deanery will participate in large- and small-group interactive sessions that will help them integrate technology instruction into all subject areas. Topics covered will include Google Slides and leveraging YouTube in the classroom.

The training will provide teachers of different grade levels with the opportunity to learn from each other by building on the experiences of students in earlier grades, as well as courses at the same level.

The in-service aligns with the diocese’s Faith Forward Strategic Plan, which outlines objectives to strengthen Catholic education throughout the region. One of its key objectives is to integrate technology into the lessons of every teacher to better educate 21st century learners.

“As educators our job is to instruct our students to use technology responsibly, purposefully, and creatively,” said Boylan President Amy Ott. “We want to enable students to be active participants in their learning and empower them to make decisions about technology that reflect moral, ethical and social standards.”

The in-service will be held at Boylan Catholic High School. Check-in for participants begins at 8:00 a.m. with the first educational session beginning at 9:00 a.m. Event participation is limited to teachers from Rockford Deanery schools. Media welcome.

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