Mission and Catholic Identity – August 5, 2019

For Monday, August 5

Mission and Catholic Identity

Catechetical Certification for Catholic Schools – Level I. Please join us in participating in the 2019-2020 Christ in the Classroom (CIC) Level I.  Interested schools joining Cohort 2 can start signing up NOW! The direct link to ordering your three year subscription to the Symbolon series through the Augustine Institute:  Christ in the Classroom Level I: Intention to Opt-In for 2019-2020 [docs.google.com] Registration opened August 1, 2019 and will close December 1st. The registration link would re-open in August 2020 for interested schools wanting to join CIC Level I – Cohort Three. Some schools are purchasing a ‘bulk’ number of subscriptions so they have them available as needed.
Step 1: To sign up and register for your school’s three year subscription to the Augustine Institute’s Symbolon Series using the Intent to Opt-In for 2019-2020.
Step 2: Download the CIC School Instructions for Administrators document from the Augustine Institute to set up your cohort of learners within the online platform.
Step 3: Begin! Download a copy of the CIC Level I – School Guidebook from OCS to guide you this year.
If you experience any technical difficulties with the Symbolon online tool, please contact directly:
Stacy Wendt, Manager of SYMBOLON – FORMED Administration
Augustine Institute
W: 815-543-4738 or 630-246-2223
FAX: 815.895.0333CIC Level I – School Guidebook
stacy.wendt@augustineinstitute.org
https://www.augustineinstitute.org/

Wednesday, August 14 – Diversified Learners Leadership Conference Day with Dr. Michael Boyle, Loyola Chicago.  To register, click here.  Please join us…there is STILL time!

PreK-12 Religion Textbooks: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Conformity Review Guidance assists schools and parishes in the conformity of catechetical texts and series in an authentic and complete way to the Catechism.   The Office for Catholic Schools advocates for Catholic schools to use and apply the most current USCCB Conformity Review – As of July 3, 2019, when making curriculum and instructional materials purchases.  Some religion textbooks have an “Imprimatur”. An Imprimatur is an official license by the Roman Catholic Church to print an ecclesiastical or religious book – it is that stamp or guarantee that something is of a good standard. Right now, an example of an imprimatur at the high school level for religion textbooks is, ProLife Curriculum: Principles and Choices  (Grades 9 – 12) and the imprimatur is from Archbishop Sartain. (The imprimatur is located in the front of a religion textbook included with the publishing information). For additional info about the subject of RELIGION, click here.

WABIDA DYSLEXIA FAMILY FAIR – August 17, 2019 The Washington State Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (WABIDA) serves as a resource for individuals and the groups seeking information about specific language disability/dyslexia; promotes and organizes classes and workshops to provide information for individuals with dyslexia, educators, parents and others; encourages the development of resources for individuals with dyslexia; recognizes achievement for individual efforts in the field of dyslexia; and when possible, offers monetary support for any of our stated goals. Saturday, August 17, 2019  9 AM to 12:30 PM Location: Hamlin Robinson School 1701 20th Avenue South Seattle, Washington 98144 (206) 763-1167 www.wabida.org  Click here to register!

What is MDI? Sign up for 19-20 Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI) now!

Special Olympics – Unified Robotics is COMING!!! Special Olympics of Washington (SOWA): 2 items to place on your radar and share with staff and school families: 1) Unified Robotics season will begin in September! If you have a robotics team, can you also build a Unified one???? Find out more by clicking here.  2) Saturday, October 19thSOWA is hosting a Day of INCLUSION at the Seattle Center.