"Kristen, I know at the high school level (as for the elementary level) there is an approved curriculum by our bishops. When we make adaptations, as you've highlighted, how do what we do follow what our bishops desire for us to…"
"What's interesting is to learn what skills educators are expected to have today. Check out 20 Technology Skills That Every Educator Should Have.
Are we ready to adapt these skills into our ministries? More importantly, where…"
"Pat, if you have an opportunity to visit your public school to see what is happening with educational technology in their classrooms, that will give you some idea of what your youth ministry kids are experiencing. Another way is to attend a…"
"There is a LOT of great discussion here! Concerning publishers lagging behind and the awareness that school catechesis (and education in general)) is much more up to speed with using technology for instruction than parishes, I agree! That…"
"I've been thinking about talking to public school teachers to hear what they're doing in the classroom with technology. I've thought, too, about inviting a teacher to present info at a catechist inservice on how adolescents learn, and…"
"St. Mary's Press has a couple of products out that use QR Codes for smart phones. I witnessed a teen group at Queen of the Universe Parish in Gainesville, FL do the Stations of the Cross using the QR codes. Their church is very…"
"I've seen a couple of products that utilize technology - but I can't remember off hand where. One used the codes that smart phones read (I don't even know what you call those) and it was a middle school session that was a kind of…"
"This is where I am intrigued with the "Flipped Classroom" model. As I listen to everyday educators, the kids are listening to their lectures at home and then when they come to the classroom, they do what they would have been doing at…"
"I've been in youth ministry as a volunteer and as director of youth min at our parish for many years and I'm watching it change before my eyes. The things that used to work so well have lost their appeal to the majority of young people.…"