Catechetical Workshop

Exploring Catholic Social Teaching, October 20th

October 20, 2021
8:45 am - 3:00 pm
Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Sacred Heart Retreat House, Alhambra)
Alhambra, CA • Directions

Join our Workshop staff for a FREE one-day program in the Archdiocese of LA on what some have called the Church’s best kept secret: Her Social Teaching. We will explore the major themes of Catholic Social Teaching and how we as Catholics are called to engage with the public square. 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 and catechists, enjoy catered breakfast and lunch, and engage in both formal and informal discussions as we honor you in your vocation. 

Please note that this day is geared toward K-8th grade teachers. 

Schedule


8:45-9:30am
Check-in and Breakfast

9:30-9:45am
Program Introduction

9:45-10:15am
Sacred Art and Catholic Social Teaching
Spend time reflecting on some of the themes of Catholic Social Teaching through sacred art.

10:15-11:00am
The 7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching
Enjoy the first presentation by a respected college professor, followed by Q & A.

11:00-11:15am
Break

11:15am-12:00pm
Love of God and Love of Neighbor
Engage in interactive activities that will help your students understand some of the foundational principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

12:00-12:45pm
Holy Mass

12:45-1:30pm
Lunch

1:30-2:15pm
Rights, Responsibilities, and the Common Good
Enjoy the second presentation by a respected college professor, followed by Q & A.

2:15-2:50pm
The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
Engage in hands-on activities that will help your students understand the Works of Mercy as a practical way to live out the social teaching of the Church.

2:50-3:00pm
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.

920 E Alhambra Rd, Alhambra, CA 91801, USA


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