October 12, 2018

John Carroll University

• Dynamic break-out sessions led by expert presenters

• Corresponds to courses in the U.S. Bishops' Curriculum Framework

 • Network with other teachers, workshop lesson plans, and share ideas

• Emphasis on practical pedagogy for high school students

Break-out Sessions


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Living as a Disciple

Catholic Social Teaching should not be the Church's "best kept secret." Explore practical ways to cultivate in students a commitment to social justice--no matter what course you're teaching.

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Teaching Paschal Mystery

The death and resurrection of Jesus teaches that "life is attained and matures in the measure that it is offered up in order to give life to others" (Pope Francis). How do we share this truth?

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Prayer in a Diverse Classroom

How do we pray--and how do we teach prayer--with students from various faiths, or with no faith background at all? How can we prepare all students for a lifetime of intimacy with God?



Dr. Krista Stevens (Living as a Disciple) is Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in Diversity and Christian Social Teaching at John Carroll University. A former high school teacher, Dr. Stevens holds graduate degrees from Weston Jesuit School of Theology and Fordham. Her research focuses on racial justice.and CST.

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Dr. Christopher McMahon (Teaching Paschal Mystery) is associate professor of theology at St. Vincent College. His many publications include the popular college textbooks, Jesus Our Salvation: An Introduction to Christology and Called Together: An Introduction to Ecclesiology.

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Gail Roussey (Prayer in a Diverse Classroom) is Associate Director of Campus Ministry and Coordinator of Liturgy at John Carroll University, where she teaches a course on inter-religious dialogue. She holds a Masters in Ministry degree and worked in the Pastoral Planning Office for the diocese.

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Moral Development

Meeting Students where they are, but not leaving them there

Keynote Presentation by Tracey Lamont, Ph.D.

Dr. Lamont is Assistant Professor of Religious Education at Loyola University, New Orleans. A former high school teacher, Dr. Lamont's research explores new ways to think about young adult moral development in a complex global society. She serves as a member of the U.S. Bishops' Young Adult Advisory team and is a committee member of the National Dialogue on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.

Workshop Schedule


 8:00 - 8:30 am     Mass in St. Francis Chapel

 8:30 - 9:00 am     Gathering (coffee and pastry)

 9:00 -10:30 am    Opening Keynote: Moral Development

10:45 -12:00 am    Break-Out Session 1 (Living as Disciple, Paschal Mystery, Prayer in Diverse Classroom)

 12:00 - 1:00 pm    Lunch and Resource Sharing

  1:00 -  2:15 pm     Break-Out Session 2 (Living as Disciple, Paschal Mystery, Prayer in Diverse Classroom)

  2:30 - 3:00 pm    Social (beer and wine reception)