Catechetical Workshops

I appreciate the positive attitude and encouragement, and the new approaches to the subject matter. - Los Angeles Teacher
This was by far the best workshop I have ever been to. - Atlanta Teacher
This was the best professional development session I have experienced in 10 years of teaching. Please do more! - Virginia Teacher
My teachers told me how great the program was. They felt that their day was very productive and worthwhile. - Philadelphia Principal
I am so appreciative of a WORTHWHILE in-service day that fed us physically, intellectually, and spiritually! - Philadelphia Teacher
I learned so much more through today’s program than in my two years in graduate school. - Philadelphia Teacher

Our day-long catechical workshops are designed to inspire, equip, and prepare K-12 teachers and parish catechists to instill in their students a deep and abiding love for Christ and His Church.

Our comprehensive approach to serving teachers provides them with...

Catechetical Formation

Catechetical Formation

Engaging sessions by a catechetical scholar provide background knowledge so you can confidently engage students with our Faith.

Practical Application

Practical Application

A veteran teacher follows each scholarly presentation with research-based teaching strategies, giving you immediate ways to apply this knowledge in the classroom.

Spriritual Formation

Spriritual Formation

You'll explore your vocation as a teacher, coming to see your calling as a witness to Christ in the classroom.

Ready-to-Use Materials

Ready-to-Use Materials

Receive a free, classroom-tested teacher's guide featuring 10-12 lessons with classroom activities and sacred art.

Dioceses Hosting Our Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Our Results

Since August 2014, Sophia Institute for Teachers has hosted more than 100 day-long catechetical workshops with approval from more than a dozen (arch)dioceses throughout the country. Here are just some of the results that demonstrate how much teachers love our programs and grow in their faith because of them.

81
%
say that our training is better than any other professional development program they've attended
95
%
learned new content
92
%
learned new teaching strategies
99
%
would recommend us to their colleagues
Secretary for Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Sophia Institute for Teachers’ materials and programs are of the highest quality, and they’ve been proven effective. Sophia is a key ally in our efforts to help teachers and students grow in their Catholic Faith.
Chris Mominey
Secretary for Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Sophia Institute for Teachers is filling a great void in providing Catholic Schools quality lesson plans. These well-done, timely and very much appreciated lessons help teachers address difficult issues through the lens of Catholic teaching and tradition.
Dr. Kevin Baxter
Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of New York
I wholeheartedly endorse the materials and professional development programs offered by Sophia Institute for Teachers. They are creating more effective teachers by engaging not only minds but hearts too.
Dr. Timothy McNiff
Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of New York
Popular Catholic Author and Speaker
Sophia Institute uses a solid curriculum and practical teacher training to bring the richness of the Gospel to our schools. This program uniquely equips catechists and teachers to bring the beauty and depth of the Catholic faith to young people in a compelling, contemporary and convincing way.
Dr. Scott Hahn
Popular Catholic Author and Speaker

Contact us to help bring a catechetical workshop to your diocese!