Virtual Workshops

Online Professional Development for Catholic Educators

Grow in your faith and fulfill continuing education requirements with our self-paced Virtual Workshops! Each one includes course materials and ready-to-use practical resources. Watch them on your own time, and receive a certificate when you've completed each one!

All Virtual Workshops

Using Sophia Sketchpad to Teach about Marriage

credits
45 minutes
cost
$9.99
In this 45-minute recorded webinar, Catholic school teachers and parish catechists will聽learn about the nature of marriage and how to transform the Sophia SketchPad video on marriage into a remarkable learning experience in your religion class.
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The Spirituality of the Teacher

credits
4 hours 30 minutes
cost
$49.99
In these six life-transforming sessions,聽Father Thomas F. Dailey, O.S.F.S.聽explains in clear and practical language what spirituality truly means for聽teachers, and how to avoid and combat the temptations that can run counter to this spirituality.
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The Sacraments and Discipleship

credits
4 hours 30 minutes
cost
$49.99
If you are a Catholic school teacher or parish catechist looking to deepen your understanding of the sacraments so you can more effectively engage young people, then look no further than this six-part course on the seven sacraments
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Infusing Lessons with Sacred Art

credits
45 minutes
cost
$9.99
Master Teacher Jose Gonzalez leads a 45-minute session for Catholic teachers and catechists聽on teaching with sacred art.
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I Believe: Exploring the Creed

credits
6 hours
cost
$39.99
Join us for a 6 session series on the 12 articles of the Creed. Explore content with two of our dynamic presenters and discover practical tips and ideas for engaging your students.
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Called to Hope

credits
1 hour 15 minutes
cost
$9.99
This Workshop with Jose Gonzalez from Sophia Institute for Teachers and Sr. Johanna Paruch, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University will discuss the Christian call to hope and what it means for our everyday lives.
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Encountering Divine Mercy

credits
60 mins
cost
$9.99
Jose Gonzalez from Sophia Institute for Teachers and Prof. Scott Sollom, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University will explore the beauty and power of Divine Mercy through dynamic presentations and discussions.
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Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

credits
75 mins
cost
$9.99
This Virtual Workshop focuses on providing ways to help your students understand what it means to be poor in spirit and truly humble.
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Hail Mary, Full of Grace

credits
60 mins
cost
$9.99
In this Workshop, we will explore how our Blessed Mother can lead us closer to her Son and be a powerful intercessor in our lives. Participants will hear engaging presentations and explore practical strategies to implement with their students.
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Combatting the Sin of Racism

credits
2 hours
cost
$14.99
This Workshop聽gives you a chance to explore content with a respected speaker, as well as discover聽and learn聽practical teaching strategies with ready-to-use classroom materials.
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Helping Students Be Fully Present at Mass

credits
2 hours
cost
$9.99
Join us for a two-hour virtual workshop on helping your students fully enter into the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. This Workshop blends scholar presentations with interactive pedagogical sessions, giving you a chance to explore content with a respected college professor, as well as explore and simulate practical teaching strategies with ready-to-use classroom materials.
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Sharing God’s Story

credits
1 hour 15 minutes
cost
$9.99
In this Workshop, we will explore the beauty of Scripture聽and how we can effectively communicate it to our students.
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Our Life in Christ

credits
1 hour 15 minutes
cost
$9.99
In this Workshop, we will explore the beauty of encountering Christ and living out our faith and how we can effectively communicate it to our students. Participants will hear engaging presentations and explore practical strategies to implement in the classroom. This Workshop was originally offered for the teachers in the Diocese of Albany.
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O Come O Come Emmanuel

credits
1 hour 15 minutes
cost
$9.99
This Virtual Workshop focuses on providing ways to help your students make the most out of the Advent season. Explore ways to help your students intentionally live the spirit of Advent and truly prepare for Christmas. You will explore content as well as practical strategies to implement with your students.
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Preparing for Easter: A Virtual Lenten Retreat for Teachers and Catechists

credits
1 hour 15 minutes
Enjoy a 1.25-hour virtual retreat on helping you and your students fully enter into the Lenten season.聽This Workshop blends scholar presentations with practical teaching tips and includes ready-to-use teacher and catechist-written classroom lessons.
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The Transforming Power of the Cross

credits
1 hour
cost
$9.99
In this Workshop, we will explore how Christ redeems suffering and death and how we are called to respond to it in our lives. Participants will hear engaging presentations and explore practical strategies to implement with their students.
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The Great Paraclete

credits
1 hour
cost
$9.99
During this Workshop you will spend time reflecting on the third person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit. Participants will explore content as well as practical strategies to implement with their students.
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This Is My Body, This Is My Blood

credits
1 hour
cost
$9.99
In this workshop we will explore the beauty of this reality and how we can effective communicate it to our students.
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Then God Rested

credits
1 hour 15 minutes
cost
$9.99
Spend some time reflecting on what it means to truly rest and engage in leisure. This session includes engaging presentations with many pracitcal tips for your own life and the classroom.
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Dying and Rising with Christ: Teaching and Living the Paschal Mystery

credits
1 hour 15 minutes
cost
$9.99
Enjoy a 1.25 hour pre-recorded virtual workshop on helping your students understand live the Paschal Mystery.聽This Workshop blends scholar presentations with pedagogical tips. It聽is open to all K-12 Catholic school teachers, catechists, and catechetical leaders.聽
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Using Sophia SketchPad to Teach About Confession

credits
45 minutes
cost
$9.99
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.
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Using Sophia SketchPad to Teach About Confirmation

credits
45 minutes
cost
$9.99
Master Teacher Jose Gonzalez leads a 45-minute session,聽offering Catholic school teachers and parish catechists a ready-to-use lesson plan聽based on the popular Sophia SketchPad Confirmation video,聽as well as the chance to explore ideas about this important topic.
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Using Sophia SketchPad to Teach About Holy Communion

credits
45 minutes
cost
$9.99
Join Master Teacher Jose Gonzales as he leads a 45-minute session showing Catholic teachers and parish catechists how you can use the Sophia SketchPad video on the Eucharist to explain the聽connections between Original Sin, Christ's Death, and Resurrection, and the Eucharist.
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