Catechetical Workshop

Exploring Catholic Social Teaching Part 2, Diocese of Austin, TX

January 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual Workshop

Catholic School teachers, Catechists, DRE's and Homeschooling Parents from the Diocese of Austin, TX are invited to join us for a FREE three hour Virtual Workshop exploring what has been called the Church's best kept secret: Social Teaching. 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 enjoy both formal and informal discussions.This is part 2 of a topic we will present in November for the Diocese of Austin. However, you don't need to attend part 1 in order to attend part 2. If you would like to also register for part 1 click here.


This event will take place through Zoom. To register, click here.


Welcome and Introduction

The Saints and Catholic Social Teaching
Explore various ways to use the lives of the Saints to inspire your students to become active disciples in the world.This session will include an opportunity to work in virtual breakout groups.

Rights and Responsibilities
Enjoy the first presentation by a respected college professor.


The Gospel of Life
Engage in activities to help your students understand a full picture view of what it means to be Pro-Life from womb to tomb. This session will include another opportunity to work in virtual breakout groups.

Preferential Option for the Poor
Enjoy the second presentation by a respected college professor.

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.



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 250 of our workshops in over 45 dioceses, 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.