I’m back after a couple of weeks of giving presentations and getting ready for the Summer Institute for Technology in Ministry that is being held in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, starting next week. Continue to visit ACyberPilgrim during the summer weeks. Of course – YOU – are an important part of the blog conversation. Come and join the conversation during the summer weeks. Continue to watch for articles that will provide you with ideas to implement in your catechetical ministry.
Summer Opportunities for You
If you are wondering about how you can learn more about technology during the summer, visit the Edutopia website LEARN SOMETHING NEW THIS SUMMER (http://www.edutopia.org/blog/professional-development-series )!
Yes, the audience for these materials are focused on school educators for every other subject, but religion! I would encourage you to approach with an open mind! Remember that educational technology as a field has over 20 years of experience. However, religious educators were not often part of these earlier conversations.
The result – other subjects offer us “best practices” that we can quickly adapt to meet the needs of students in our religion classrooms. Go to “Techniques for Teaching Vocabulary to Elementary Students” (http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teaching-vocabulary-elementary-gaetan-pappalardo) . Is there anything here that can be applied to religion vocabulary in the classroom? If not, what has worked for you? Would you be willing to share these “best practices” with others via this blog? Just click on “comments” and add your suggestion!
Check out the “2011 Summer Rejuvenation Guide: Ten Teacher Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Summer (http://www.edutopia.org/summer-rejuvenation-classroom-resource-guide ). There may be ONE suggestion that YOU are looking for!
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