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Expert on Multiage Education Comes to Immaculate Conception School

Immaculate Conception School is announcing that it will host a 3 day multiage workshop in mid-June presented by Dr. Sandra J. Stone.  Dr. Stone is an internationally renowned speaker and workshop leader who is the founder and director of the National Multiage Institute.  Dr. Stone’s resume is vast in the area of education using a Continuous Progress/multiage approach to learning.  She is a former multiage teacher and professor of Literacy and Early Childhood Education.  She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Creating a Multiage Classroom and Playing: A Kid’s Curriculum.  Dr. Stone has conducted multiage training workshops in the U.S., Canada, and in 16 countries in Europe, Asia, and South America and has been invited by the Minister of Education to transform all schools in the Netherlands Antilles to multiage education.  

Immaculate Conception School will be slowly implementing this style of education within the next 2 years into its classrooms in order to give students an education that is focused on the student and the student’s needs.  Continuous Progress Education is a student-centered curriculum in which students are taught at a level of readiness.  

The 3 day workshop will be held at Immaculate Conception School June 23-25 from 8 a.m. till 3:30 p.m.  This workshop is open to any interested educator at a cost of $25 per day.  To register for this workshop, please call the school at 419.341.3315.   Anyone interested in attending the parent/community presentation on June 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. is more than welcome.  This presentation will be held in the Immaculate Conception School gymnasium and there is no charge for this event.  Please feel free to call the school with any questions you may have about Dr. Sandra Stone’s visit.

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Immaculate Conception Preschool Graduates 26

Their future IS so bright, they do need to wear shades! That is exactly what a group 4 and 5 year olds did on Wednesday morning as they graduated from ICS Preschool.  Under the direction of Miss Mary Heschel, Miss Michelle Wojciechowski, and Miss Emily Tichy the group of 26 sang their hearts out and entertained a full gym of parents, siblings, grandparents, and school mates.  Tunes like a rap version of “Itsy Bitsy Spider” by the 4 and 5 year olds rocked the house.  The children have learned many songs throughout the year in sign language including “I think your Wonderful”.

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