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

The Classroom as the Road to Emmaus
Uses the Emmaus story to consider the faith journey of teacher and students together in the classroom

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

Growing in Wisdom, Age and Grace: On the Dignity of the Student

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

Lord, I Want to See
Deepening personal prayer

Different Gifts-Same Mission: How Temperament affects Teamwork, Teaching and Learning, Communication, Leadership and Seeking after Holiness! (These may be offered in separate sessions).

Catholic Identity across the Curriculum! It’s more than just content!

Learning (and living) with the Preadolescent!

“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 them 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, O.P., Director,
Aquinas College Center for Catholic Education
(615) 297-7545 x471.

Center for Catholic Education
Sister Elizabeth Anne, O.P., Director
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 297-7545 x471

Prayer for the New Academic Year

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Reflecting on Catholic Education

“Teaching has an extraordinary moral depth and is one of man's most excellent and creative activities, for the teacher does not write on inanimate material, but on the very spirits of human beings.
” -The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium, #19

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Tracing the Mission

2000 years ago, the Church received the commission from the Lord to proclaim the Gospel!

800 years ago, Saint Dominic founded his Order “to praise, to bless, to preach.”

154 years ago, The Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation began their work of Christian education.

53 years ago Aquinas College undertook its mission of Veritas et Caritas.

20 years ago, Aquinas inaugurated its Educator Preparation Program.

2 years ago, the first Masters Degree programs in education were offered at Aquinas.

Last year, Aquinas College launched its most recent educational initiative: the Center for Catholic Education.