Using Sophia SketchPad to Teach about Confession

What You'll Get with this Workshop

  • 45-Minute Session
  • Explore teaching strategies with a master teacher
  • Classroom-ready lesson plans
  • Instant, easy access — no expiration!
  • Receive a professional development certificate

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Workshop Overview

In this 45-minute recorded webinar, Catholic teachers and parish catechists will learn about the Sacrament of Reconciliation and how you can use the Sophia SketchPad video to explain the Biblical basis of penance and to convince even the most skeptical students of the importance of Confession.

By purchasing this webinar, you will receive: 

Video Viewing Guide: Perfect for Catholic classrooms, parish religious education classes, and homeschooling parents, this guide includes pre-viewing activities, post-viewing discussion questions, and a fill-in-the-blank activity for your students to complete when watching the video a second time.
Video Script: Allows your visual learners to read along and/or refer back to the script while completing the viewer’s guide.
Background Reading: Short essay on Confession to increase background knowledge of this Sacrament.

Complete Lessons on Penance and Reconciliation (high school and elementary school versions):  Students will deepen their understanding of God’s mercy, why they should go to Confession, the importance of telling their sins to a priest, and how the sacrament brings about the forgiveness of sins.

Recorded Webinar: Join master teacher Jose Gonzalez to discuss simple but effective techniques for explaining and engaging your students with Confession. You can watch a recorded video right away. 
Professional Development Certificate: You may request your certificate by visiting this link.

Sophia Institute for Teachers is an independent, non-profit organization. Participants at our programs receive certificates stating the number of hours at each workshop and as proof of attendance. Each diocese will determine if/how these hours can be applied toward on-going teacher or catechist certification requirements. If you need official verification that attendance at our program will satisfy your requirements, please check with your principal and/or the appropriate person in your diocese.

Your Presenters


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.

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