B3 – Communication Through Community (CCC)
Presenter: Robert Gallo, Daniel Pupulin (Toronto)
Audience: Gr 2/3
Description: Communion Through Community is an online platform where Gr. 2/3 teachers, and students can engage virtually five distinct Catholic modules focused around the sacrament of Communion. These modules will have engaging activities which will lend to the themes of the Growing In Faith, Growing In Christ program, as well as be closely connected to the Religious Education Policy Document.
The document would be available via the Catholic Curriculum Corporation website, via link. By using software, teachers will be able to explore the five modules that their class will be using to network with other students in their sacramental year. Through technology, schools will be paired with one another automatically, providing the contact info of another teacher in a different Catholic school Board. Classes can meet online bi-monthly throughout the school year, as a tentative virtual schedule is provided. An online handbook will be available for all teachers should technical support be needed at any time.
The online sessions where students will meet their virtual friends will be designed to help guide the teacher with regards to the themes/topics surrounding the sacrament of Communion and can be viewed prior. Modules will offer, activities, interactive videos, and discussion questions throughout this online journey with their partner school or within their own classroom. Communion Through Community will also offer activities in French!