Catechetical Workshop

Encountering the Person of Jesus, Archdiocese of St. Louis

September 28, 2021
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Archdiocese of St. Louis (St. Joseph Parish, Cottelville)
Cottleville, MO • Directions

Join our Workshop staff for a FREE one-day program on helping students answer the question that Christ posed to the Disciples and also poses to us: "Who do you say that I am?" This Workshop blends scholar presentations with interactive pedagogical sessions, giving you a chance to explore content with a respected college professor, as well as explore and simulate practical teaching strategies with ready-to-use classroom materials. Share best practices with your fellow teachers, enjoy breakfast and lunch, and both formal and informal discussions.

Schedule


8:30-9:00am
Check-in and Breakfast

9:00-9:15am
Program Introduction

9:15-9:45am
Encountering Jesus Through Sacred Art
Spend time coming to know Christ more deeply through examining a variety of sacred art images.

9:45-10:30am
Who Do You Say I Am?
Enjoy the first of two presentations by Joan Watson, followed by Q&A.

10:30-10:45am
Break

10:45-11:30am
Fully God and Fully Man
Engage in interactive activities that will help your students understand what the Church believes about Jesus’ human and divine natures.

11:30am-12:15pm
Holy Mass

12:15-1:00pm
Lunch

1:00-1:45pm
Christ the Teacher
Enjoy the second presentation by Joan Watson, followed by Q&A.

1:45-2:20pm
Teaching as Jesus Taught
Jesus is the model teacher and catechist. Examine His pedagogy and learn concrete ways to emulate Him in your classroom.

2:20-2:30pm
Additional Resources, Evaluation

Join us, and you'll receive…

Catechetical Formation

Catechetical Formation

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

Spriritual Formation

Spiritual Formation

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

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.

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.

Presenters

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Jose Gonzalez joined the team at Sophia Institute for Teachers in 2014 after more than 10 years as a Catholic high school teacher. In addition to teaching, Jose has experience working in parish and diocesan ministry. Jose has led over 300 of our workshops in over 50 dioceses, is the host of our new podcast, Christ in the Classroom, and contributes regularly to our teacher's guides and digital instructional resources. He 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 four children.

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Joan Watson is a Catholic speaker and writer who loves to make Scripture, theology, liturgy, and history accessible and applicable. With degrees from Christendom College and Franciscan University of Steubenville, she has worked for the Church and various religious apostolates for almost fifteen years. Propelled by Luke 12:48, she is passionate about helping others encounter Christ and enter into friendship with Him through the daily circumstances of life.

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