Big Ideas in Religious Education is designed as a teacher/catechist professional learning supplement to Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ, a Religious Education program sponsored by the Catholic Bishops of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories.  The modules are also valuable adult faith-formation resources for anyone involved in Religious Education or catechesis in a school or parish setting.

Five online modules explore these Big Ideas in Religious Education:

  • Liturgical Year
  • New Evangelization
  • Sacred Scripture
  • Creed
  • Six Tasks of the Catechesis

The purpose of the modules is to increase teacher/catechist comfort and knowledge in delivering the Religious Education curriculum. Each module contains background information, classroom video, interviews, activities, opportunities for reflection, prayers, and links to related resources. Accompanying the modules are ejournals that summarize key information for participants and provide opportunities to record reflections, and comprehensive facilitators’ guides that exemplify best practices in collaborative inquiry. Designed for use by school/parish leaders, the facilitators’ guides contain suggested delivery plans and a wealth of additional resources to extend participants’ knowledge.