Our Lady of Consolation (OLC) is excited to have iPads in the classroom. OLC was recently awarded a large grant from the Rockford Education Foundation to purchase five iPads to use in their Response to Intervention (RtI) classroom. The iPads improve learning even more for the students. They are very excited to work on all of the educational apps for reading and math. The students are able to touch the screens, listen to the interactive stories and manipulate the characters. The iPads make learning math and reading more fun. OLC thanks the Rockford community for all of your pledges and making it possible for them to enhance their RtI program.
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