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

  • Professional development opportunities outside the school


SMART Goal Design - Is this goal...

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

Goal/Expected Result

  • Using resources outside the school to help educate staff in their faith and deepen their spirituality


  • Ongoing Adult Faith Formation (ICE)
  • EOCCC Mid Year Institute
  • EOCCC Conference
  • When Faith Meets Pedagogy Conference
  • Marguerite Retreat Centre (Pembroke)
  • Providence Spirituality Centre ( Kingston)


Relevant Catholic Theme(s)

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


  • 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?

  • Staff participation in activities related to theology and spirituality (e.g. conferences, board P.A days, retreats, exposure/mission trips, justice activities, parish life)
Contributors Tasks
School Administration
  • Encourage and support staff financially to take the OECTA/OCSTA Religious Education A.Q. Courses and participate in conferences and retreats
  • Allow staff time at meetings to share with others what they have learned from outside professional development experiences
Faith Ambassador/ Chaplain
  • Assist administration in publicizing faith development opportunities
  • Pursuing their own faith development
Board Religious Education and Family Life Education Department
  • Offer Religious Education A.Q. Courses Parts 1, 2, and 3
  • Organize Board-wide P.A Days
  • Financially support conference opportunities for teachers (e.g. EOCCC Conference, EOCCC Mid Year Institute, When Faith Meets Pedagogy) and retreat opportunities (e.g. Marguerite Centre, Providence Spirituality Centre)
  • Assume responsibility for personal ongoing adult faith formation
Process Stages Details and Considerations

August/ September

  • Distribute Board information of OECTA/OCSTA Religious Education A.Q. Parts 1, 2, and 3, Courses
September/ October
  • Meet with the Pastoral Team to explore the needs of staff vis-à-vis adult faith development
  • Examine practical issues: budget, whether the Faith Day is Board or school organized, where to find time during the school year for staff professional development, possibilities for staff to attend conferences
  • Present to staff the Ongoing Adult Faith Development Plan for the year


  • Implement plan
  • Allocate time at staff meetings for teachers who have attended conferences to report and distribute resources which might be helpful to colleagues

Effectiveness (degree to which goal has been achieved)

  • Evidence of staff participation in ongoing adult faith formation experience outside the school
  • Sharing at staff meetings

Follow Up/Next Steps

  • Continue to make staff aware of professional development opportunities and support them in this endeavour
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