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7th and 8th Grade Catholic School Social Studies teachers are invited to apply for a unique and exciting opportunity. Selected teachers will enjoy a 3-day Workshop on infusing the Catholic Faith into Civics and History that will take place on February 10th, 11th, and 12th at the beautiful Commenwealth Chateau at Sugarloaf. Spend time listening to scholar presentations, engaging in hands-on interactive activities, participate in formal and informal discussions, enjoy catered meals, have time to collaborate and create your own lesson, and earn a $250 stipend for successful completion of the program.
This event is limited to 25 participants. Applicants must currently be teaching 7th or 8th grade social studies in a Catholic School within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and must complete the application in full. Early application deadline is Friday, November 19, 2021. Final application deadline is Wednesday, January 5, 2022. To apply click here.
This Workshop is made possible by the Ambassador's Fund for Catholic Education.
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 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.
Joseph T. Stuart, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of History and Fellow of Catholic Studies at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. He is the author of three books: Rethinking the Enlightenment: Faith in the Age of Reason (Sophia, 2020), Christopher Dawson: A Cultural Mind in the Age of the Great War (CUA Press, 2022), and, co-authored with his wife Barbara A. Stuart, The Church and the Age of Reformations (1350–1650) and Martin Luther, the Renaissance, and the Council of Trent (Ave Maria, 2022). Joseph and Barbara live in Bismarck where they raise their three children, square-foot garden, and marvel at God’s daily blessings in their lives.