Fairfield and Diocese of Bridgeport Partner to Transfer Catholic Schools’ Curriculum

Fairfield and Diocese of Bridgeport Partner to Transfer Catholic Schools’ Curriculum

Fairfield’s Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP) has entered into a multiyear partnership with the Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic Schools and Apple Inc., to integrate technology across the curriculum and address individual student learning needs. The Personalized Learning Initiative will infuse Catholic schools in the Bridgeport Diocese with technology in order to create more time for teachers to spend with students in small groups or individually.

The education program has been described as a student learning management system that is adaptive and responsive to students’ needs. Students will have the opportunity to rotate through stations which will include working online, in small groups with the teacher, and working independently. Innovations labs will be added to each school and will feature Lego robotics kits, 3D printers, green screens, and a coding program.

Fairfield University’s educational technology faculty members Josh Elliot, EdD, and Jay Rozgonyi, along with the program’s MA students, will be supporting the diocese’s initiative with focus on classroom management, technical skills, course design, and online teaching strategies.