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GWC 500-04 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 Part 1 "B" Training

Ended Jul 24, 2021
2 credits

Full course description

Event Sponsor: *

Diocese of Bismarck

Event Contact Name: *

Chris Kraft

Position or Title: *

Director of Catechesis and Youth

Event Contact Phone: *

(701) 204-7208

Event Contact Email: *

Event Location: *

Church of the Little Flower, Minot

Event Start Date: *

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Event End Date: *

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Objective and Outcomes: *

1. Human: To explore with participants the general developmental and religious characteristics of the 3-6 year old child.
2. Theological: To facilitate meditation upon the biblical and liturgical themes of the Catechesis.
3. Pedagogical: To offer guidelines and assistance to catechists in setting up an atrium for 3-6 year olds, preparing an album, and making materials.
4. Spiritual: To deepen participants’ simplicity and essentiality, nurturing the ability to observe and learn from children, while also exploring avenues for deepening parental and congregational ability to observe and learn from children.

Resources/Course Materials: *

The Religious Potential of the Child, 3rd Edition by Sofia Cavalletti
Experiencing Scripture and Liturgy with Young Children

Listening to God with Children by Gianna Gobbi
The Montessori Method Applied to the Catechesis of Children

The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey, Revised and Updated
Sofia Cavalletti; Patricia Coulter; Gianna Gobbi; Silvana Q. Montanaro, M.D.; Rebekah Rojcewicz

Optional: Life in the Vine: The Joyful Journey Continues, by Rebekah Rojcewicz

Attendance: *

Sign in sheet

Evaluation and Evidence of Learning and Application: *

This course will offer the participants opportunities for growth through group discussion, personal reflection essays (3) individual presentations, and group projects (album pages). The "new learning" will assist them in beginning work in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd from implementation to materials making, but will also impact daily interactions with children and other adults through a deeper understanding of human and spiritual development of the human person.