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In these six life-transforming sessions, Father Thomas F. Dailey, O.S.F.S. explains in clear and practical language what spirituality truly means for teachers, and how to avoid and combat the temptations that can run counter to this spirituality. You'll learn how you can more effectively serve as a witness to Christ in the classroom, and the practical steps you can take now to deepen your own relationship with Christ.
Each 30-minute session with Fr. Dailey is followed by a short presentation by Master Teacher Jose Gonzalez, who uses his decade of classroom experience to bring immediate, practical suggestions for applying your new knowledge in the classroom.
You will also receive an electronic copy of The Beatitudes Teacher's Guide, which features 13 ready-to-use lesson plans on the Beatitudes. By using these lessons, you will help your students come to see that Jesus Christ is the only way to personal freedom, happiness, and holiness.
Each self-contained lesson is teacher-written, classroom-tested, and scholar-reviewed, and includes background readings, student homework, classroom activities, games, role plays, and more. Lessons are available for both elementary and high school classrooms.
Only $49.99 for your entire teaching staff! You can watch the course together on retreat or formation days, or teachers and catechsists can watch individually.
For a live component, invite one of our master teachers to join you and your teachers via Skype for $250. For more details, please contact Aja McCarthy at 603-494-2030.
Designed by Catholic educators, each course is easy-to-use with no required downloads or special apps needed.
Each teacher will receive a certification of completion which can go towards continuing education credits.
For only $49.99 you can enrich and inspire your team of Catholic educators through deepening their understanding of the Faith while at the same time equipping them with the tools to effectively impart that knowledge to their students.
Teacher-written and classroom-tested, each course includes a teacher's guide with 10-12 lessons that enable you to grab and keep your students' attention.
By completing this course, you will learn:
Sophia On Demand videos are the only online courses for Catholic teachers that combine university-level learning with practical applications. These applications include read-to-use handouts and activities, as well as engaging strategies that are proven to work in today’s classrooms.
Jose Gonzalez joined the team at Sophia Institute for Teachers after more than 10 years as a high school teacher at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Wichita, Kansas. In addition to teaching, he has also worked as a youth minister and a coordinator of Totus Tuus in the Archdiocese of Denver. Jose is also an experienced speaker and presenter whose experiences include youth and Confirmation gatherings, RCIA classes, and adult faith formation. Jose has a BA in theology with a concentration in religious education from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and an MA in evangelization and catechesis from the Augustine Institute. Jose and his wife, Mary Beth, have two daughters and a son.
Rev. Thomas Dailey, O.S.F.S. holds the John Cardinal Foley Chair of Homiletics & Social Communications at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. The Cardinal Foley Chair supports the work of the Church in the realm of Gospel communications by educating seminarians and other students, informing staff in parishes and (arch)dioceses, and dialoguing with journalists and media professionals. Prior to his appointment at the seminary, Fr. Dailey taught as a faculty member at DeSales University (Center Valley, PA) for 29 years. There he was a tenured professor of Theology, the inaugural Fr. Louis Brisson Chair in Salesian Spirituality, and the founding director of the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture. He also taught occasionally at Immaculata University, the Washington Theological Union, and in the National Institute for Clergy Formation. Fr. Dailey earned a doctoral degree in sacred theology (S.T.D.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome), where he completed his dissertation on the biblical Book of Job. He has lectured internationally on topics in biblical theology, Salesian spirituality, and Catholic higher education. He has written, edited or translated eight books and more than forty articles/chapters in a variety of scholarly and pastoral publications worldwide. He now writes a monthly column for CatholicPhilly.com and contributes regularly to the Seminarian Casual blog.
Sophia On Demand courses are designed by and for Catholic K-12 educators.
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No! Feel free to view the videos at your own pace. You can stop and restart anytime, rewind and watch parts again, and have total flexibility as to when and how you watch.
Either! The courses can be viewed by the whole staff if displayed a projector or smartboard, or independently by individual faculty members.
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When you have finished the course, please visit this page to request your certificate. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery.
Although we have never had a diocese reject our certificates, we cannot specifically guarantee that every diocese will accept our courses to satisfy their requirements. Please check with the administrator in your diocese if you have any concerns about credit.
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