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  • There is much talk these days about the rapid pace of change; so rapid that the present only may be described from the past. Illustrating this point is an interesting advertisement, seen on airport walls, depicting the evolution of music technology using four images: vinyl albums (50-60s) eight track tapes (70s) to cassette tapes (80s) to CDs (90s), and finally to iPods and MP3 players (current decade). This simple depiction is both symbolic and a real example of the rapid rate of change of all technology. It demonstrates that information may be broken down into smaller and smaller bits, reproduced at faster and faster rates, and accessed and consumed by growing audiences of individuals and groups, causing the content we share to multiply at rates beyond our imagination.Technology, however, is not the only part of our world experiencing rapid change.
  • Twitter, instagram, youtube, linked in, facebook, pinterest, just to name a few. How do we use this social media to create or sustain communities of practice?<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?><poll url=""> <!-- This snippet was inserted via the PollEv Presenter app --> <!-- The presence of this snippet is used to indicate that a poll will be shown during the slideshow --> <!-- TIP: You can draw a solid, filled rectangle on your slide and the PollEv Presenter will automatically display your poll in that area. --> <!-- The PollEv Presenter app must also be running and logged in for this to work. --> <!-- To remove this, simply delete it from the notes yourself or use the PollEv Presenter to remove it for you. --> <title>How did you listen to the music as a teenager?</title></poll>
  • Things have changed recently at a very rapid pace, as anyone who tries to keep up with understands (i.e., still saying web 2.0 vs. social web). Consider the technology for the automobile... Technology has so impacted how cars are made and how they operate that a car today is incredibly different from a car 20-40 years ago. My grandpa could fix a lot in his cars back in the day. Now a scope and a mechanic with computer certification is required to make those repairs. Consider the amount of technology just in your world... Now in our world... (invite participants to name all the tech that they use and that others around them use). “A clutch is a clutch, but not so much!”
  • Virtual trainer: put this link up in the back channel for people (source of quote): compare this to the printing press for everyone not just those with journalistic credentials, the citizen journalist. Marketers used to assume they knew what we wanted, now they know, based on a variety of means—name examples, e.g., asks “was this ad relevant to you?”, etc.Expand upon these three C’s of Web 2.0 which we will be exploring further today in this workshop by sharing stories about this from your experience, e.g., connecting with an old friend on facebook, sharing pictures with grandparents of kids, reviewing hotels on tripadvisor, etc.Then ask, how many people believe this, that we are or have constructed a new social fabric? Ask for raise of hands, encourage back channel conversation (virtual trainer).
  • SHARE:The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate looked at sacramental participation by generation. It found a marked decrease of the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation by 10% or more per generation. This is a further indicator of the movement of young people and their families away from the church.
  • NOTE:The purpose of the next set of slides is two-fold. To give your audience an understanding of today’s young people in light of their Catholic faith To create a sense of urgency SHARE:Research has told us much about today’s Catholic young person. The Pew Forum on Faith and Society conducted a study called “Faith in Flux” where they looked at religious switching and religious dropping out. What they found is that Catholics who leave their faith approximately 60% of them do so between the ages of 13 and 23. This is a stark reminder of the critical season of adolescence and young adulthood. Many of those who leave the church do not join other Christian denominations. They become one of the fast growing segments in the past 10 years: the “None”s – those who identify themselves as having no religious affliliation.
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  • Its really ALL about evangelization... Just another tool with which to do it. Evangelization isn’t the 5th E, it is and should be infused into all the E-principles that we discuss today.
  • So, What would Jesus tweet? What do you think the caption for this photo might be?Joke: the real caption for this photo is probably, “what the heck is my password again?”Really, how would Jesus share the good news today?
  • Between now and 2014, the tablet market is estimated to grow 123% ( Ask participants to share some of their favorite apps, backchannel and live. Virtual trainer can share examples about app usage and young people/children from experience. Some parents today use apps just like our parents used TV to babysit us. We need to monitor those games and apps and balance usage. Critical thinking and how to access media.Again, experts believe that more users will connect to the Internet via mobile devices than desktop PCs within 5 years.Source:
  • Youngstown Faith Formation 4.0

    1. 1. Is There An App For That? Strategies for Integrating Technology into Faith Formation 4.0 Charlotte McCorquodale, PhD Ministry Training Source S
    2. 2. 3 I’m overwhelmed by these new technologies! I am a tech junkie and want to learn more, more!
    3. 3. Let’s Get to Know Each Other S Who, What, Where? S What is one issue or trend that you believe is a challenge you face in forming disciples in your school/ministry setting? S Why did you choose this workshop? What is one question or issue you hope we discuss today?
    4. 4. Where are we headed today?  Understand the impact of current cultural and technological trends on ministry in today’s world.  Identify key strategies for integrating technology into faith formation, as well as ministry communication and collaboration.  Share practical tips for using popular social media apps in ministry.
    5. 5. How did you first hear the music?
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    7. 7. Social Media Revolution 0 S
    8. 8. Technological Signs of the Times
    9. 9. 11 The three Cs of the Social Web: Collaboration, contribution, and community are the order of the day and there is a sense in which some think that a new 'social fabric' is being constructed before
    10. 10. The New Social Operating System Social Network Revolution Internet Revolution Mobile Revolution
    11. 11. The New Social Operating System “Institutions—both formal, such as schools, and informal, such as families—were once at the center of our societies. Now we are. Each of us, with our mobile phones, is connecting across and within institutional boundaries. The result, which the authors call “networked individualism,” is profound.”
    12. 12. US Bishops on Social Media “Because it is so different from mass media and mass communication, social media is creating a new culture on this Digital Continent. Young people use it as their first point of reference....The implications of that for a church which is struggling to get those same young people to enter our churches on Sunday are staggering. If the church is not on their mobile device, it doesn’t exist. The Church does not have to change its teachings to reach young people, but we must deliver it to them in a new way.” 16
    13. 13. What does Networked Individualism look like in our world today? (All Stats from Pew Internet Research) S 72% of online adults use social networking (15% use Pinterest, 13% Instagram, 67% Facebook, 20% LinkedIn) S Those 65 and older have tripled their presence on social networks in the past 4 years up to 43% now S 18-29 year olds most likely to use Twitter (30%) and the overall percentage of internet users on twitter double since November 2010 to 18%
    14. 14. Mobile Devices As of May 2013: S 91% of American adults have a cell phone S 56% of American adults have a smartphone S 28% of cell owners own an Android; 25% own an iPhone; 4% own a Blackberry S 34% of American adults own a tablet computer As of January 2013: S 26% of American adults own an e-reader
    15. 15. The % of cell phone owners who use their cell phone to… S Take a picture: 82 S Send or receive text messages: 80 S Access the internet: 56 S Send or receive email: 50 S Record Video: 44 S Download Apps: 43 S Look for health or medical information online: 31 S Check bank account balance or do any online banking: 29
    16. 16. What are the current trends impacting faith formation and st parish communities in the 21 Century?
    17. 17. Faith Formation 2020 Eight Trends S Increasing Number of People Becoming More “Spiritual” and Less “Religious” S Declining Participation in Christian Churches S Increasing Diversity and Pluralism in American Society S Increasing Influence of Individualism on Christian Identity and Community Life S Changing Patterns of Marriage and Family Life S Declining Family Religious Socialization S Increasing Impact of Digital Media and Web Technologies
    18. 18. 69% of her generation will be confirmed 91% of her generation were confirmed 79% of her generation were confirmed CARA, 2008
    19. 19. Rise of the “None”s 32% Of 18-29 Year Olds identify themselves as unaffiliated with any religion
    20. 20. I left at 28. I left at 14. I left in 18. I am leaving now. I left at 26. I left at 16. I left at 35. I left at 20. I left at 17.
    21. 21. U.S. Catholic Population Snapshot CARA 2010 96,946,000 Catholic at some point in life Currently self-iden fies as Catholic In a household registered with a parish A ending Mass on Christmas and Easter A ending Mass at least once a month A ending Mass every week 74,470,000 58,272,000 50,640,000 36,490,300 17,873,000
    22. 22. Faith Formation st Century for the 21 According to John Roberto, “We are experiencing a convergence of new information and communication technologies with digital resources that are beginning to transform contemporary life and learning, and have the potential to transform faith formation.”
    23. 23. Faith Formation for the 21st Century According to John Roberto, “We are experiencing a convergence of new information and communication technologies with digital resources that are beginning to transform contemporary life and learning, and have the potential to transform faith formation.”
    24. 24. Faith Formation 4.0 Julie Lytle S 1.0—Oral: Jesus and early church told stories S 2.0—Written: First Gospels, Letters of St. Paul S 3.0—Mass Mediated: Printing Press, Radio, TV S 4.0—Interactive: Digital media and Social networking What do you think the last one includes or could look like?
    25. 25. Faith Formation 4.0 Audience… Message… Method… then…Media! S
    26. 26. Audience(s) Who are the people we want to reach out and connect with in order to evangelize and form? S
    27. 27. Catholics Use of Social Media CARA, November 2012 S Over 80 % of Catholics under 30 use social media. Nearly 3 million follow Catholic-themed blogs and half of Catholics unaware of Church's online presence S 62% of adult U.S. Catholics, representing an estimated 36.2 million people, have a profile on Facebook; S 58%of Catholics age 30 and under share content such as pictures, articles and comments at least once a week on social media; and nearly a third of all surveyed said they would like their pastors and bishops to blog S 37 % of Catholics born before 1943 have a profile on Facebook, and that number climbs to 82 percent among Catholics born since 1982. S 24% of Catholics 30 and under use Twitter, 15 percent are on LinkedIn, and 13 percent use Instagram.
    28. 28. Catholics Use of Social Media CARA, November 2012 S The Catholic website most often visited regularly by self- identified adult Catholics is their parish website. Currently about one in ten (9 percent) say they visit this once a month or more often. This is equivalent to 5.3 million individuals. S 19% of Catholics 30 and under reported sharing content on social media at least once a day. S Women were more likely than men to post daily (17 percent to 9 percent), and the most popular social networking sites for daily posters were Tumblr (50
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    30. 30. Teens and Technology 2013 Pew Research S 78% of teens now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of them own smartphones. That translates into 37% of all teens who have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011. S 23% of teens have a tablet computer, a level comparable to the general adult population. S 95% of teens use the internet. S 93% of teens have a computer or have access to one at home. Seven in ten (71%) teens with home computer access say the laptop or desktop they use most often is one they share with other family members.
    31. 31. E-Principles ducate valuate nvision xecute
    32. 32. E-Principles ducate valuate nvision xecute
    33. 33. 40 Multiple Tools: One Mission Using the tools in one cohesive effort
    34. 34. It’s not about this….. It’s about this….. Evangelize
    35. 35. It’s about them….
    36. 36.  Who is your audience?  What do you need to     communicate? What technology tools does your audience already use? What technology tools do you want to use or feel comfortable trying? How can you test out your technology tools? What is the ministry need that you want to address? These are elements of a good plan...
    37. 37. Will Our Children Have Faith?
    38. 38. If so, then it has to become about them, the
    39. 39. Family Faith Formation S Strengthen family religious socialization, especially in the first decade of life—by nurturing a vibrant faith in parents and equipping them with the skills and tools for developing faith at home. S Develop the home as a center of faith formation by promoting foundational family faith practices: caring conversations, rituals and traditions, prayer, Bible reading, and service.
    40. 40. Family Faith Formation S Educate and equip parents to embed foundational faith practices into the daily experience of family life. S Develop family programs: milestone faith formation, family learning, family service S Engage families more fully in the life and ministries of the community.
    41. 41. Milestones Faith Formation S Develop faith formation (learning, worship/ritual, faith practices) around lifecycle milestones, sacramental celebrations, and life transitions to deepen people’s faith, strengthen their engagement in church life, and equip them with practices for living their faith. S Birth / Baptism & Anniversaries of Baptism, Welcoming Young Children to Worship, Car Keys/Drivers License, Cell Phones, Starting Faith Formation at Church , Starting School, Kids and Money , Blessing of Backpacks , First Communion, Receiving a first Bible, Confirmation, Graduation (HS, College), A New Home / Apartment, Career / First Job, Engagement , Wedding, Retirement or AARP Card, Death / Funeral
    42. 42. What is the message you want to share?
    43. 43. Web Faith Formation Resources S Sacred Space: S Videos for Catholic Youth Ministry: S Movie Clips by Wing Clips: S Daily Bible Readings: S Daily Mass Online: or S Three-Minute Daily Catholic Retreats by Loyola Press
    44. 44. It’s Mobile, and there’s an app for that!
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    46. 46. • More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month • Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube—that's almost an hour for every person on Earth, and 50% more than last year • 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
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    49. 49. 1500+ talks to stir your curiosity
    50. 50. Faith Formation 4.0 Audience… Message… Method… then…Media! S
    51. 51. Let’s Apply S Pick an Audience S Decide on the message S Pick a method to reach that audience S Choose the media to utilize to accomplish the message and method
    52. 52. If you build it will the come?
    53. 53. A Lesson from Old Blue
    54. 54. Presentation Sources S Pew Research: S Lifelong Faith Associates: S Faith Formation 4.0 by Julie Lyles S Faith Formation 2020 S USCCB “Hornswoggle…. S Bruce Baumgarten, “E-Principles Theory” S Ela Milksewa, Cultivation Ministry, Slides on Decreasing Participation by Catholic S Digital Native Imags: S Digital Immigrant and Native Image: S What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies and implications for education (TechWatch report) S The Gospel and Social Media