21st CenturyCatechetical Leader:Serving, Ministering, and Evangelizing in a DigitalCulture Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF President and Founder of Interactive Connections Faith Based Educational Technology Gigs, Geeks and God 2.0 Technology day for catechetical leaders and other parish staff January 12, 2012 Milwaukee Archdiocese
What questions do we need to ask in thisCULTURE?
How do I……UNDERSTAND“RELATIONAL” MINISTRY?WHAT DOES THIS MEANFOR ME?( ONE MINUTE BUZZ)
What relational ministry meansfor most of us in this room…a. Face-to-Face interactions: One-on- Oneb. Small Group Sharingc. Faith Sharingd. Teaching in a classroome. And…
Relational Ministry in the 21st Centurya. Traditional – we will always do what we have done through the ages. Kristi Jenkins Amy Barber Diane KledzikSr. Beatrice Caulson
Relational Ministry in the 21stCenturya. Traditional – we will always do what we have done through the ages.b. Online Presentations/Webinars (Sr. Beatrice Caulson, Queen of Peace Catholic Community, Gainesville, FL)c. Global Learning (Amy Barber, Queen of Peace Catholic Community, Gainesville, FL)d. Online Learning (Center for Digital Education’s CONVERGE Special Report, Vol 2, Issue 4 – The Evolving Classroom.)
Relational Ministry in the 21stCenturye. Facebookf. Scripture podcasting (Kristi Jenkins, St. Cecilia Catholic Community, Fort Meyers, FL)g. Other stories…examplesWe will serve in NEW ways in this evolving Digital Culture!
We are called today to……EVANGELIZE THEDIGITAL CULTURE?
March 19, 2011 Article – ChurchNews Site• Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications• reflects on the Pope’s invitation to “understand that the Church is called to dialogue with the men and women of our time, who are increasingly more immersed in a digital culture.”• The Church must embrace this call to proclaim Christ using the language that most easily reaches people today and that is most understandable to them
Geocaching is a treasure hunting game whereGeocaching you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity. Seek and You Will Find: Evangelizing via Geocaching By Diane Kledzik Diocese of St. Petersburg
How do WE……BECOME DIGITAL LEADERSIN THIS 21ST CENTURY?(ONE MINUTE BUZZ)
A Digital Age Catechetical Leaderis one who…... isnt afraid to use the tools of modern technology to spread the Gospel message. (Richard Drabik)
A Digital Age Catechetical Leaderis one who… ...moves easily in and out of the tools of the age, using what furthers the mission of Jesus, while also knowing and respecting the necessary boundaries to protect those in our care. (Judith Dieterle)
A Digital Age Catechetical Leaderis one who… …tweets the reminder to check the Facebook page for updates on the next event and/or meeting. (Cheryl Sagan)
A Digital Age Catechetical Leaderis one who… . . . has an open attitude toward technology and a critical disposition toward the culture these create. (Rose Pacatte) . . . appreciates and uses new technologies to tell stories (Rose Pacatte)
A Digital Age Catechetical Leaderis one who… . . . is not afraid to use social networking, media and technology for ministry and catechesis - and willing to learn new technology skills. (Joyce S. Donahue)
A Digital Age Catechetical Leaderis one who…• like leaders of any age, echoes the Story speaking the language of the native.• alternative: A Digital Age Catechetical Leader is one who… will buy Tim an iPad2. (Tim Welch)
10 Points for Digital Leadership1. Observe2. Step into the Educational Technology World3. Learn More via your Personal Learning Network4. Wants to Collaborate5. Identify “Best Practices”6. Adapt BP’s to the Catechetical World7. Involve small groups of catechists to be involved with you8. Advocate for $$$$ needed to bring technology into religious education9. Advocate for a “Parish Technology Plan” – include training10. Continue with Media Literacy Awareness
Oral History Project p. 40 to… Oral History of My Parish Project Local Landmarks Photoblog p. 83 to…What’s in My Church PhotoblogAdapt Best Practiceshttp://astore.amazon.com/interacconnec-20/detail/1564842479
Mentoring the “Experience of the Gospel” with new tools…http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/video-sharing-4.jpg
Cell Phone - Why• As of 2004, 45% of students ages 8- 18 had their own cell phone (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2005)• As of 2006, 74% of students in Grades 9-12 uses a cell phone daily (Project Tomorrow, 2006a)• These numbers will only increase as cell phones become more affordable and available to students
Bringing Student Culture into the Classroom“Chandler-Olcott and Mahar (2003)assert that classrooms that integratetechnology-mediated literacypractices within everyday sociallearning communities have thepotential to promote moreacademically related interests withinthe school than classrooms lackingsuch integration.”Pg.5, Toys to Tools
Christ Has No Online PresenceChrist Has No Online Presence but YoursNo Blog, no Facebook page but yours,Yours are the tweets through which love touches this world,Yours are the posts through which the Gospel is shared,Yours are the updates through which hope is revealed.Christ has no online presence but yours,No blog, no Facebook page but yours.Paul Brian Campbell, SJ created this contemporary take on SaintTheresa of Avila’s well known prayer, Christ Has No Body.