I am available to come and share ideas about teaching the faith to kids with your group of catechists or teachers. I have spoken to groups of 10-150, always address a spectrum of grade levels and learning styles, and bring lots of examples and projects. When I speak, one of my primary goals is that the teachers in attendance walk out with at least one idea (and hopefully lots) that they can implement easily and quickly into their classrooms.
I make available the ideas that I share in my presentations here on my blog so there are not a bunch of individual links and resources to track down. It is all about sharing the faith and enriching the experience that students have in our classrooms as they grow in knowledge and love of Christ and His Church.
Also, if you are interested in the Fulton Sheen Curriculum, the canonization process, and the alleged miracle submitted to the Vatican for Sheen's (possible) Beatification, Bonnie Engstrom of A Knotted Life and I are willing to travel and present together.
If you are interested in having me come to your church or school, please
contact me through the comment box here on the blog or at katherine
(dot) bogner (at) gmail (dot) com.
Topics that I have presented on in the past:
-Fulton Sheen Curriculum
Check it out here. An article about my presentation at the CDOP Catechetical Conference can be found here.
-Our Mother Mary
Some examples of those activities can be found here and here and here.
-Using Technology in Catechetics
Take a look at this.
-Happy the Home
Encouraging parent involvement in Religious Ed- see some ideas here.
-I Believe! -Teaching the Creed
Using ideas like this and this and this.
-Hands on Ways to Meet the Content in Your Curriculum
...this could be my whole blog... you could pick the topic! Last time I did it geared to a particular grade level and set of curriculum guidelines.
-Teaching to the Multiple Intelligences in Religious Education
Same thing as the last item on the list. You can see one of my handouts here, but I also came armed with activities to demonstrate for each category.
-Ideas for Enriching Lent
Check out examples here and here and here.
-Fostering Prayer with Your Students
There are so many ideas for this topic- like this and this and this.
-A Rosary Celebration
Um...these presentations were before my blogging days, so I have to catch up on posting those activities.
-Teaching During the Year of Mercy
Using ideas like these.
-Making the Secular Holy
Covering stuff like this and this. Oh, and I love this and the other books I did it for.
-Catechist and Program Formation
Practicals like this and this and this.