the barbara and patrick roche center for catholic education
Innovation Institute for Catholic Educators
The Innovation Institute facilitates the design and delivery of educational innovations for study and adoption by nationally selected Catholic schools. The work of the Institute is directed by Boston College and is supported by grants, sponsorships, and partnerships with scholars, key stakeholders in business and community leaders. Creative partnerships ensure research and programming to provide game changing excellence in the field of Catholic education.
The most unique component of the Innovation Institute is its intentional design to build upon existing collaboration among Catholic institutions of higher education, enabling the Institute to use and advance cutting edge educational initiatives developed by university leaders. More importantly, programming is designed to advance the academic excellence for all students, who are the beneficiaries of the Institute's work.
The Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools
Through the Innovation Institute, and with the endorsement and support of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and other sponsors, the Roche Center for Catholic Education formally launched the Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools (TWIN-CS). This is the first initiative of the Innovation Institute and is grounded in research and leadership by Boston College faculty and other university researchers from around the country. The program implements and assesses models of dual-language immersion in Catholic school classrooms around the United States. Principals, teachers, field mentors, parents, board members, and other leaders from eleven Catholic schools in ten states represent the inaugural team, with additional schools expected to join the network in the coming years.
To learn more about TWIN-CS, please visit our supplemental resource site at twin-cs.org