8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Redwood City, CA • Directions
We are excited to spend the day with teachers from the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Explore in-depth the Church’s social teachings and ways you can help your students learn how they are called to serve God and neighbor. You’ll explore topics such as human dignity, solidarity, the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, the proper role of government, the different types of justice, and our call to care for the poor and vulnerable.
You'll also receive a free copy of Exploring Catholic Social Teaching, a supplemental teacher's guide packed with fully-developed lesson plans and activities that will help you engage your students with the Catholic Faith.
This Workshop blends scholar presentations with interactive pedagogical sessions, giving you a chance to explore content with a respected speaker, as well as explore and simulate practical teaching strategies with ready-to-use classroom materials. Share best practices with your fellow teachers, and engage in both formal and informal discussions as we honor you in your vocation.
Registration for this event is being handled by the Office of Catholic Schools. This is one of four locations for this event. Each school will be assigned to a location.
Join us, and you'll receive…
Engaging sessions by a catechetical scholar provide background knowledge so you can confidently engage students with our Faith.
You'll explore your vocation as a teacher, coming to see your calling as a witness to Christ in the classroom.
A veteran teacher follows each scholarly presentation with research-based teaching strategies, giving you immediate ways to apply this knowledge in the classroom.
Receive a free, classroom-tested teacher's guide featuring 10-12 lessons with classroom activities and sacred art.
Carrie joined the Sophia Institute for Teachers team in 2019. As an Educator Support Specialist, she served the needs of parishes and schools using the Spirit of Truth series. Prior to coming to Sophia Institute for Teachers, she worked as a director of faith formation and youth minister for 20 years. Teaching the Faith has been her life’s mission and passion since she was a senior in high school. She has an undergraduate degree in business management and has studied theology and catechetics with Franciscan University of Steubenville and the University Notre Dame. Carrie lives in New Hampshire with her husband of 31 years, Mike, and is a proud mother and new grandmother.
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is an internationally renowned speaker, author, and preacher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas. He has appeared as a guest on numerous international Catholic radio and television programs, and is the host or co-host of several popular series on the Eternal Word Television Network. Deacon Harold, a Benedictine Oblate, is the author of the best-selling book, Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality, and has written the acclaimed work, Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African American Priest. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.