Topics for Presentations — Aquinas College - Nashville, Tennessee

Topics for Presentations

Topics for Faculty Formation, Presentations, Workshops, and Retreats

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Tending the Soil: Culture as the Context for Catholic Education
Considers the impact of today’s society and culture on the transmission of Catholic values by Church, school and the family.

Another Gospel
Focuses specifically on the values transmitted by advertising and the consumerism as opposed to those values traditional to the faith.

A Meeting Place along the Way: The Nature, Identity, and Mission of the Catholic School
Examines the purpose of the Catholic school and what constitutes the unique identity of a Catholic school.

The Classroom as the Road to Emmaus
Uses the Emmaus story to consider the faith journey of teacher and students as they build a culture of encounter in the classroom.

Their Angels Behold the Face of the Father
Reflects on why we teach!

Growing in Wisdom, Age and Grace: On the Dignity of the Student
Based on the Christian view of the human person, examines different stages of development and their implications for academic and spiritual growth.

What Teachers Need for the Journey
Considers the attributes which teachers in Catholic schools need in order to accomplish the mission entrusted to them by the Church. Suitable for retreat or professional development.

A Catholic School? What the Kids Say
Presents results of a survey in which over 2,000 high school students in Catholic high schools in seven schools across the country participated; shows how Catholic students perceive Catholic identity lived and expressed in their schools.

Education in the Dominican Tradition
Identifies and examines teaching and the educational process from the distinctive perspective of the Dominican tradition as it contributes to the mission of Catholic schools.

Gravissimum Educationis and Beyond 
Considers the influence of Gravissimum Educationis (Declaration on Christian Education of Vatican II) on the mission of Catholic schools.

Different Gifts, Same Mission
Explores how temperament impacts teamwork, teaching, learning, communication, leadership and seeking after holiness. The topics may be offered in separate sessions.

Catholic Identity Across the Curriculum: It’s More than Just Content! 
An examination of Catholic identity and its impact on the content, mission, and atmosphere of the school.

Learning (and Living) with the Preadolescent!
Considers the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual development of the pre-adolescent and the challenges and opportunities of this stage for faith, family and school.

“Give them something to eat yourselves!”
Lessons for teaching from the Multiplication of the Loaves

Respecting the vital mission of Catholic schools, we recognize both their great value and the financial constraints which may burden them. It is our intent that lack of financial resources not be an obstacle to working with the Center for Catholic Education. We do ask that travel expenses be assumed by the hosting school/diocese and will work in collaboration with you in determining an honorarium for any presentation.

In order to inquire about arranging retreat conferences, parent sessions or professional development presentations, contact:

Sister Elizabeth Anne Allen, O.P., Ed.D., Director
Center for Catholic Education at Aquinas College
(615) 297-7545 x471

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