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Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, ThinkCatholic wants to support Catholic school teachers during an unprecedented disruption.

Excellent Resource to Build Educators' Knowledge and Understanding of the Catholic World View

Chelsea Marshall

The content of this program is well thought out, easy to understand and takes a person step by step to a greater understanding of our Catholic world view. With this understanding, educators can easily see why it's so important we work to ensure th...

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The content of this program is well thought out, easy to understand and takes a person step by step to a greater understanding of our Catholic world view. With this understanding, educators can easily see why it's so important we work to ensure that view permeates all curriculum.

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Designed for Catholic teachers and Education students hoping to teach in Catholic schools, this course explores what makes a Catholic education distinctive and valuable, enabling teachers to live their vocation fully and fruitfully.  

What are people for?

The answers we give to this question shape teaching practice, from pedagogy to curriculum and beyond.  

If you've ever wondered if or how teaching in a Catholic school is any different for any other school, this is the course for you!  

Ideal for Catholic schools systems who need effective, efficient, and affordable professional development to support their Catholic identity and mission.

Online On-demand Professional Growth

Bring the richness of the Catholic intellectual tradition into your classroom

  • Catholic. Really.

    Learn to incorporate the Catholic tradition into your professional practise. If your only preparation for teaching in Catholic school was going to Catholic school, you deserve more support.

  • Our spiritual heritage

    You have a right to clear accessible information about your own religious tradition - and so do the young people you teach. Your students can see their own story of faith unfold across their entire education.

  • Ancient tradition. Latest tech.

    ThinkCatholic's web-based learning platform gives you HD video lessons and engaging experiences right on your phone or computer.

  • Full-day workshop. For less.

    Access the equivalent of a full-day workshop, but for less cost than a registration fee. ThinkCatholic's flexible learning delivery means no substitute teacher costs, because it's always available on non-teaching days.

Instructor

Brett Salkeld

Brett Salkeld

Doctor of Theology

Brett Salkeld is Archdiocesan Theologian for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina. With a doctorate in systematic theology from Regis College, Toronto, and a B.Ed. from the University of Regina, Dr. Salkeld has worked with Catholic teachers and education students across Canada for many years, teaching in professional development, undergraduate, and graduate programs.Dr. Salkeld's writings include the books How Far Can We Go? A Catholic Guide to Sex and Dating  (with Leah Perrault), and Transubstantiation: Theology, History, and Christian Unity(2019).  He lives in Regina, Canada with his wife Flannery and their growing family.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Let's Get Started!

  • 2

    Morning session 1: What are People For?

  • 3

    Coffee break: Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ (Optional)

  • 4

    Morning session 2: Can We Know Anything?

  • 5

    Afternoon session 1: What is Education For?

    • Where do we find our meaning and purpose? FREE PREVIEW
    • Where do we find our meaning and purpose? Check-in
    • What does it mean to teach people made for God?
    • What does it mean to say people are made for God? Check-in
    • How does belief in Heaven help life on Earth?
    • How does belief in Heaven help life on Earth? Check-in
    • Information or formation? FREE PREVIEW
    • Information or Formation? Check-in
    • How does Catholic education make students 'career ready'?
    • How does Catholic education make students 'career ready'? Check-in
    • How can vocation become formation?
    • How can vocation become formation? Check-in
    • What kind of context does a Catholic school teach in?
    • What context does a Catholic school teach in? Check-in
    • How is thinking taught?
    • How is thinking taught? Check-in
    • Is Critical Thinking a part of Catholic Education?
    • Is Critical Thinking a part of Catholic Education? Check-In
    • Is Creative Thinking a part of Catholic Education?
    • Is Creative Thinking part of Catholic Education? Check-in
    • Session reflection question: Professional Learning Log
  • 6

    Afternoon session 2: What makes education Catholic?

    • What makes an education a Catholic education? FREE PREVIEW
    • What makes an education a Catholic education? Check in
    • What are the basic presuppositions that underlie any teaching in a Catholic school?
    • What are the basic presuppositions that underlie any teaching in a Catholic school? Check in
    • How do we justify a Catholic "bias"?
    • How do we justify a Catholic "bias"? Check in
    • Can a non-Catholic student benefit from Catholic Education?
    • Can non-Catholics benefit from a Catholic education? Check in
    • How can Catholic education heal divided cultures?
    • How can Catholic education heal divided cultures? Check in
    • Is Catholic education indoctrination?
    • Is Catholic education indoctrination? Check in
    • What if I disagree with the Church? Part 1
    • What if I disagree with the Church? Part 2
    • What if I disagree with the Church? Part 3
    • What if I disagree with the Church? Part 4
    • How does Catholic education teach all subjects? FREE PREVIEW
    • Why do non-Catholic families choose Catholic education?
    • Session reflection question: Professional Learning Log
  • 7

    Bonus Preview: ThinkCatholicClassroom

    • How does a Catholic worldview infuse a whole curriculum and school?