Join our 2012 WOG conference as a presenter!
Offer your unique experiences
at our sixth WOG conference
October 25-28, 2012
at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center
in West Hartford, Connecticut
Weaving Our Gifts, organized by the Center for Children and Theology, in collaboration with the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a conference based on a model of collegial presentations. Collegial sharing offers the possibility for all attendees to be active participants. Your contribution will help create an unparalleled Weaving Our Gifts conference in 2012! Click for more WOG info, and to read about our keynote speaker for 2012.
Call for Presenting Participants
As an experienced catechist, consider areas of expertise that you have discovered or developed to enhance your atrium or atrium community. What has worked so well that you can't bear to keep it to yourself? Past presenters have called on their varied skills in dance, art or music; serving children with disabilities or with special needs; in theology, Scripture, or liturgy; integrating children into the Sunday liturgy; implementing the Montessori method; or using CGS to serve adults or youth in their communities. Send us your proposals on any or all of these topics, and more!
Returning presenters are welcome to re-present the same material or a modification of it at the conference. Participants always comment that there are so many wonderful presentations going on at the same time, it's difficult to decide which to attend!
Click here to read our WOG 2010 schedule of presentations for inspiration!
Consider sharing the gift of your experiences at Weaving Our Gifts in one of these ways:
60 minute paper or presentation. Share your perspective with engaged peers.
90 minute hands-on workshop, mini-class, or in-depth demonstration on topics such as liturgical dance, art, music, cosmic education, etc.
60 minute moderated discussion. Tackle thorny issues and share valuable feedback. Suggest a topic and lead the discussion, or ask us to find a facilitator.
Hidden Treasures. What are the trade secrets of your atrium? If presenting to a group feels intimidating, share your treasures in a more relaxed setting! Bring adaptations you've made, children's art, posters, or a tabletop display for others to explore. You'll be there to answer questions, but won't make a formal presentation.
Send your ideas by March 23, 2012 to email@example.com
Include your full name, mailing address, email address,
daytime phone number, denomination, years of experience in an atrium,
topic, format (see list bulleted list above), and brief description of work to be shared.
Within a month of the deadline, applicants will be notified about their inclusion in the conference.