What You'll Get with this Workshop
- Access to live session and recording
- Explore teaching strategies with a master teacher
- Enjoy a dynamic presentation by a catechetical scholar
- Classroom-ready lesson plans
- Receive a professional development certificate
No special downloads required
Join us for a two hour virtual retreat on helping you and your students fully enter into the Lenten season. 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. You can choose to join us live or watch it on your own time. This Workshop is open to all K-12 Catholic school teachers, catechists, and catechetical leaders.
The live session will take place on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm Eastern Time. The recording will be available for viewing 2-3 business days after the live session.
Please note: All participants who attend live will recieve a certificate for 2 hours of professional development. Those who watch the recording will recieve a certificate for 1.25 hours.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
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.
Dr. Ben Akers is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Assistant Dean for Student Life at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. He served for six years as the Director of the Denver Catholic Biblical School and Catechetical School in the Archdiocese of Denver helping grow it into the largest and most comprehensive diocesan Bible Study program in the United States. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and St. Francis School of Theology. He attained a Master’s degree in Scripture while working as a campus missionary for FOCUS at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado (Boulder) (2001-2004). He went on to study and work in Rome, Italy directing a study abroad program for Christendom College. While in Rome, he attained a Licence degree in Sacred Theology (STL) from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) where he also earned his doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD). He and his wife Heather are blessed with three wonderful daughters and a son.
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