Online Resources

Religious Education Elementary Curriculum Policy Documents (Ontario)

Kindergarten
Ontario Curriculum:  Kindergarten Curriculum Links
(Ministry of Education’s Kindergarten Curriculum Policy Document and Growing Success Kindergarten Addendum for assessment and evaluation)
Catholic JK/SK Resources
NEW:  Observing, Documenting and Communicating Learning in Kindergarten in our Catholic Community
(EOCCC, November 2017)

Elementary
Elementary Religious Education Policy Document
(2012, Institute for Catholic Education)
Secondary Religious Education Policy Document
(2016, Institute for Catholic Education)
Inservicing Resources
RCCDSB Powerpoint Presentations

1.  Introduction
2. Instructional Approach & Strategies
Additional Inservicing Resources
(From Central Curriculum Cooperative Catholic Resources Page)
INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHERS & ADMINISTRATORS User Guide
(Prepared by Members of the Faith in Education Council, Catholic Curriculum Corporation
for The Institute for Catholic Education. Spring 2013)
Module A – Introduction Speaker Notes
Module A – Placemat
Module B – New Evangelization Speaker Notes
Module B – Graphic Organizer
Module C – Six Strands Speaker Notes
Module C – Placemat

Secondary:  Implementation Timelines
Full implementation of the new CPD is scheduled for September, 2018.  It will be gradually phased in during 2017, and fully implemented in 2018.  Units and resources have been produced by the Central and Eastern Ontario Curriculum Corporations. They will be available pending approval by Ontario’s Catholic bishops, in the Spring of 2018.
Course Profiles
Links to course profiles can be found with each grade on the Religious Education Programs Page.  

Teacher Resources

Books
The King Nobody Wanted
(By Norman F. Langford. Beautifully Illustrated Children’s book,90 Images.  Published 1948 now available for download in public domain)
Classroom Resources (Curriculum, Feasts & Seasons)
Catholicmom.com
(Lots of helpful classroom-friendly resources and information for the religious educator)
Looktohimandberadiant Blog
(Religious Educator Katie Bogner’s blog. Contains an amazing variety of downloadable resources, a must-see for all elementary religious educators)
Monthly Craft Ideas
(From Loyola Press website)
Colouring Pages
The Story of Mary Colouring Book
(Downloadable from Loyola Press website)
Colouring pages with Catholic Themes
(Links to many printable colouring pages gathered by Gilles Coté on his 4Catholiceducators.com. Well-worth the visit!)
Google Images
(Lots of different Catholic colouring page links!)
Magazines and Journals
Journal of Catholic Education
(Formerly called, Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice.  This is a refereed, open access, online journal that promotes and disseminates scholarship about the purposes, practices, and issues in Catholic education at all levels.  This open access journal represents Catholic colleges and universities, Catholic education leaders, and scholars from a variety of disciplines who are collectively committed to contributing research and encouraging good practice in Catholic elementary, secondary, and higher education by advancing the field of Catholic educational research)
Today’s Catholic Teacher Magazine
(From their website:  Today’s Catholic Teacher, The Voice of Catholic Education, is the only magazine that reaches principals and teachers in every Catholic school in the country, plus all the diocesan superintendents and supervisors in the $10.4 billion US Catholic school market)
Catechist Magazine
(From their website:  CATECHIST is the leading magazine reaching directors of religious education and thousands of teachers who teach religious education classes within the nearly 20,000 Catholic parishes and nearly 10,000 Catholic schools)
Websites & Blogs
4catholiceducators.com

(Marvellous online resources, maintained by Catholic educator Gilles Côté.  A must-visit for Catholic school administrators, teachers, pastors and parents)   
Marc Cardonarella’s Home Page
(Great thought-provoking articles and reflections for Catholic educators and catechists)
Jared Dees’ The Religion Teacher Website
(One of the strengths of this site is its focus on sound Religious Education lesson planning and assessment. Also has helpful articles and reflections on how we can make Religious Ed more meaningful and effective for students of all ages)
Joe Paprocki’s Catechist’s Journey Blog
(Joe Paprocki is a well-known Chicago author and catechist. He speaks all over the United States, and his resources are widely used)
General Online Resources
Classroom Materials Makers
(Great generators for lesson plans and a wide variety of teaching-related resources)

RCCDSB Religious Education Pages:
Religious Education Programs Page
Religious Education Scripture Resources Page
Religious Education Online Resources Page
Religious Education Morality & Ethics Resources Page
Religious Education Social Justice Resources Page
Religious Education Sacraments Resource Page
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