Dominican program helps teachers better use technology

Ever seen kindergartners record a video in front of a green screen? Or choose work for their parents to see — and explain what they were doing — in real time?

Both things happen in Michele Doyle’s kindergarten class at St. Celestine School in Elmwood Park, and she’s helped other teachers in the school learn how to use technology both to enhance their lessons and communication between school and home.

That was exactly the kind of outcome Ben Freville, associate dean of the School of Education at Dominican University, was hoping for with the Blended Learning Initiative, a program to help Catholic school teachers learn about and use technology along with traditional instruction in their classrooms with funding from the Skokie-based John and Frances Beck Foundation.

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