Blackboard Inc., a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, this week named Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School as the only high school in the world to win the 2021 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Teaching and Learning.
The award recognizes persons and institutions that have adopted flexible, distance, and online delivery models to positively impact the educational experience.
The annual Catalyst Awards recognize and honor innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice, here millions of educators and learners work every day to redefine what is possible when leveraging technology. Honorees from across the globe will be recognized during BbWorld, Blackboard’s premier annual global conference in July.
“It’s an honor to recognize this year’s Blackboard Catalyst Award winners for their commitment to advancing learning and delivering outstanding online education experiences,” said Lee Blakemore, Chief Client Officer and President, Global Markets at Blackboard. “Their passion for sharing best practices around leveraging technology in innovative ways is helping to drive student success around the globe. In a year like no other, winners demonstrated an unparalleled level of ingenuity and resolve.”
In a video message sharing news of NDCL’s Catalyst Award, NDCL Principal Joseph A. Waler explains how Blackboard promoted students’ academic achievement and socio-emotional well-being during the prolonged school shutdowns and unpredictable quarantines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Every day Blackboard engages our students through reliable and consistent online access to their courses, their teachers, and their classmates—all of which proved to be invaluable as we worked together to ensure their success despite the pandemic’s many challenges,” Waler said.
“Our daily in-person and online attendance averaged 96%, nearly 80% of our students were named to the honor roll, and 100% of our seniors in 2020 and 2021 graduated on time,” he reported.
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