8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Garden Grove, CA • Directions
Teachers in the Diocese of Orange are invited to join us for a one-day program on the Virtues and the Moral Life. Explore the Virtues and Beatitudes. You’ll learn how to help your students see why Catholicism isn’t simply compliance with arbitrary rules, and how to connect the truths of our Faith with living a virtuous life. This Workshop will provide you with ideas to make morality relevant to your students. Spend time reflecting on the themes of freedom, virtue, sin, conscience, and the Beatitudes.
This Workshop blends scholar presentations with interactive pedagogical sessions, giving you a chance to explore content with a respected scholar, as well as explore and simulate practical teaching strategies with ready-to-use classroom materials. Share best practices with your fellow teachers, enjoy catered breakfast and lunch, and engage in both formal and informal discussions.
Registration for this event is being handled by the Diocese of Orange Office of Catholic Schools
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.
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 been leading Workshops in over 60 dioceses for more than 8 years, 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.
Dr. Matthew Ramage is Professor of Theology at Benedictine College where he is co-director of its Center for Integral Ecology. Dr. Ramage’s research and writing focuses especially on the theology of Pope Benedict XVI, the wedding of ancient and modern approaches to biblical interpretation, the dialogue between faith and science, and stewardship of creation. In addition to his other scholarly and outreach endeavors, Dr. Ramage is author, co-author, or translator of over fifteen books, including Christ’s Church and World Religions from Sophia Institute Press. His latest book is From the Dust of the Earth: Benedict XVI, the Bible, and the Theory of Evolution, published by Catholic University of America Press. Dr. Ramage lives in Atchison, Kansas with his wife, Jen, and their seven children. For more on Dr. Ramage’s work, visit his website www.matthewramage.com.