CBA Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, Steven Garraffo recently submitted a proposal to the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) to present a session at NCEA 2021, a virtual convention held in early April, 2021. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on private Catholic education, the NCEA put out an all-call for virtual sessions that offer “value and relevance for teaching and learning in today’s educational reality.”
Seeing firsthand the hard work, adaptability, perseverance, and dedication of the CBA faculty, staff, and students related to virtual learning, Mr. Garraffo’s presentation would highlight the strategic blend of asynchronous and synchronous methodologies (with an emphasis on asynchronous learning) utilized by faculty and staff at CBA. A key component of the proposed session is the identification and discussion of the specific features of CBA’s learning approach that have been adopted during the COVID-related transition to virtual and hybrid learning. This will also include video examples and demonstrations of portions of lessons presented and taught by many of our CBA teachers.