Date posted: Jul 21, 2021
featuring video with Dr. Thomas H. Groome and master teachers; articles by Jane E. Ayer and Melinda Brown Donovan.
Focused on the elementary and junior high catechist and religious educator, this course explores teaching as a vocation, the various types of learners, different approaches to presenting religious education material, and ways to create sacred space and pray in the classroom. It is not dependent on any catechetical textbook series.
Week 1: Teaching as a Vocation and Modeling Jesus's Pedagogy
Week 2: Pedagogical Models and Being a Reflective Teacher
Week 3: Honoring the Senses and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Week 4: Creating Sacred Space and Ways of Praying
This course includes:
All STM Online: Crossroads courses include these features:
Additional Materials Needed:
All materials provided in the course.
A participant can expect to spend an average of approximately 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both the assigned reading and interaction online.
Jane E. Ayer (course design and articles), theology teacher at Notre Dame Academy and former director of religious education, Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Office; Dr. Thomas H. Groome (videos), professor of theology and religious education, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry; and Melinda Brown Donovan (article), associate director for continuing education, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.