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2.a Adult Faith Formation/Teacher Spirituality
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Description of Activity

  • Professional development opportunities within the school

SMART Goal Design - Is this goal...

  • Specific?
  • Measurable?
  • Attainable?
  • Result-oriented?
  • Time-bound?

Goal/Expected Result

  • School plan to educate staff in their faith and help them deepen their spirituality

Resources

  • Faith Ambassador
  • Teachers/Administration
  • Board’s Religious Education Department
  • Parish Priest
  • Ongoing Adult Faith Formation (ICE)
  • Build Bethlehem Everywhere (CCSTA)
  • The Enduring Gift

Relevant Catholic Theme(s)

  • Mystery, Wonder and Awe
  • Dignity of Work and Service
  • Love and Justice
  • Peace
  • Hope

CGE(s)

  • CGE1c Actively reflects on God’s Word as communicated through the Hebrew and Christian scriptures
  • CGE4c Takes initiative and demonstrates Christian leadership
  • CGE5c Develops one’s God-given potential and makes a meaningful contribution to society

How will success be determined?

  • Opportunities within the school setting to foster the spirituality of those working in Catholic education (e.g. staff retreats, prayer, guest speakers, book club)
Contributors Tasks
School Administration
  • With the Faith Ambassador and/or Chaplain, and interested staff, develop a plan for in-school Adult Faith Development
  • Implement

Faith Ambassador/

Chaplain
  • Coordinate with Administration to develop and implement an ongoing, adult faith formation plan
Staff
  • Openness to participate and assist in the ongoing professional development
Board’s Religious Education and Family Life Education Department
  • Facilitate Adult Faith Development in school
Process Stages Details and Considerations

September/ October

  • Meet with the Pastoral Team to explore the needs of staff vis-à-vis Adult Faith Development.
  • Examine practical issues (e.g. planning the In-School Faith Day; the possibility of a twilight retreat for staff; using some time at staff meetings for adult faith development; opportunities for staff to come together for prayer, budget)
October
  • Present to staff the Ongoing Adult Faith Development Plan for the year
October - June
  • Implement plan
June
  • Evaluate and being planning for following year

Effectiveness (degree to which goal has been achieved)

  • Evidence of Ongoing Adult Faith Development plan and activities for the year

 

Follow Up/Next Steps

  • Evaluate plan, celebrate successes, modify for improvements if necessary
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