Please note: Despite the restructuring of Aquinas College, the W.I.S.E. conference and operations of the Center for Catholic Education will continue.
Last year’s World Congress on Catholic Education gave priority to Catholic Identity and formation of educators to serve in Catholic schools.
Aquinas College’s WISE program addresses both of these concerns within a community of Catholic Educators!
WISE is an educator formation initiative sponsored by the Aquinas College Center for Catholic Education. Participation in WISE provides an opportunity for Catholic school principals, vice principals and teachers to focus on and further develop their understanding of the unique nature and mission of the Catholic school. What educators learn and experience through WISE helps them to assess the depth and expressions of Catholic Identity in their own school communities and to understand how their mission as educators impacts the total school community.
Print and share this flyer for the W.I.S.E. program:
June 13-16, 2017
While some events will be at alternate locations, the majority of prayers, sessions, discussions, and meals will be held at Aquinas College located at 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205.
Catholic school principals, vice-principals and teachers! While a team of 3 from each participating school is recommended, schools may send as few as 1 delegate. The program is limited to 27 participants.
The cost for the first registrant of each school is $800. The price for a second or third delegate is $650. This fee covers dorm room (2 per room), all meals and materials.
If you prefer other lodging in the area, the fee is reduced to $650.
“It fed my spirit and pushes me to grow in holiness. It reminded me to put my faith in God as I move into a new position. I need not fear.”
“This experience was the “I” in WISE for me. It has inspired me to stay true, even when it’s tough, and to keep the mission first and foremost in ALL things.”
“I have been inspired to really work on Catholic Identity permeating every aspect of every school day. This program gave me ideas of how to share the inspiration with my faculty and staff. I found courage in and through the talks.”
“This conference has given me so many tools to begin discussing and developing Catholic Identity with the faculty, staff, and students. This experience has also given me the opportunity to renew my prayer life and to consider anew how God is calling me to serve His Church.”