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1 1 Ontario Institute For Studies in Education University of Toronto with Bat Kol Institute, Jerusalem Additional Qualification Courses Religious Education Parts 1, 2 & 3 Parts 1, 2 & 3 in Israel July 6 -18, 2009 For More Information contact Patricia O’Reilly at

2 2 The OISE Religious Education AQ –Parts 1, 2, and 3 program in Israel combines an additional qualifications course with the opportunity to spend time in the Holy Land. The OISE Religious Education AQ –Parts 1, 2, and 3 program in Israel combines an additional qualifications course with the opportunity to spend time in the Holy Land. Learn the Christian story in the place where it began!

3 3 The Land, The People, The Book Knowing our Story ________________________ Reflections on the Paradigm Shift Affecting Catholic Education in Ontario - A Work in Progress February 2008 James T. Mulligan, CSC

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5 5 Isolate any Catholic school – your own school or the school you most identify with. Isolate any Catholic school – your own school or the school you most identify with. Think of that school as a free-standing entity unto itself. No Catholic school board. No external faith resources. It is entirely on its own. Think of that school as a free-standing entity unto itself. No Catholic school board. No external faith resources. It is entirely on its own. The school must survive as a Catholic school in a very secular culture on its own. The school must survive as a Catholic school in a very secular culture on its own.

6 6 And now the critical questions. Are there a sufficient number of Catholic educators in that school who know the Catholic Christian story? Are there a sufficient number of Catholic educators in that school who know the Catholic Christian story? Is there a core group of Catholic educators who see their work as living out their baptismal commitment and are be able to tell that story, sharing their faith with students? Is there a core group of Catholic educators who see their work as living out their baptismal commitment and are be able to tell that story, sharing their faith with students?

7 Mulligan ‘s Challenge: To Get On With Searching For the Soul of Catholic Education Will this core group be respected enough and accepted in order to be able to shape the direction and the vision of education of that Catholic school so that their school continues to be and to grow as a Catholic school?

8 “And She Gave Birth”

9 This Course will: extend the depth and breadth of the candidates’ understanding of sacred Scriptures and Church Tradition as it informs our Catholic faith story study the Catholic story and know it sufficiently to share it with their Catholic students follow the Religious Education Guidelines Parts 1, 2, 3 as prescribed by The Ontario College of Teachers and approved by the Archdiocese of Toronto

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11 11 Nostra Aetate ‘In Our Time’ Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions. Second Vatican Council October 28, 1965 Acknowledges what might have been lost to its own self-understanding by misreading or ignoring the culture and tradition that gave it life Acknowledges what might have been lost to its own self-understanding by misreading or ignoring the culture and tradition that gave it life Recognizes the roots of Christianity within Judaism Recognizes the roots of Christianity within Judaism

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13 13 Pope John Paul ll Whoever meets Jesus Christ, meets Judaism.” Mainz,Nov.17,1980 The Pope placed a piece of paper on which a prayer was written between the stones of the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on 26 March 2000

14 14 Who Takes This Course? Teachers who want to: participate in a unique professional development opportunity, participate in a unique professional development opportunity, experience their faith in a new way, experience their faith in a new way, learn the Catholic Christian story learn the Catholic Christian story earn a Religious Education Additional Qualification, earn a Religious Education Additional Qualification, Parts 1, 2 or 3

15 15 Who else can apply? Recent graduates from Faculties of Education are welcome Recent graduates from Faculties of Education are welcome Auditors are accepted if space is available

16 16 Course Expectations Compulsory pre-course readings Compulsory pre-course readings Preparatory classes and orientation sessions (flexibility for out of town participants) Preparatory classes and orientation sessions (flexibility for out of town participants) Written Assignment and Final Evaluation Written Assignment and Final Evaluation

17 17 Cost -$3,000 (tentative to fuel surcharge) plus OISE tuition of $ Cost includes: return flights from Toronto to Tel Aviv, transfers, accommodation (twin share basis), hotel and government taxes, two meals daily, land transportation, entrance fees at site visits, professors’, guest speakers and course materials Cost excludes: lunches, alcohol, gratuities, personal expenses

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19 Accommodation Accommodation will be at Ecco Homo convent in the Old City of Jerusalem and on a Kibbutz in Galilee Private bath – twin share, 3* Single supplement $ Single supplement $500.00

20 20 Information Meeting Wednesday December 3 rd, 2008 Wednesday December 3 rd, 2008 Time: 7:00 p.m. OISE-252 Bloor St. West Room 5-280

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22 22 How to Apply? The application form is online at The application form is online at Download application (applications cannot be submitted online. Download application (applications cannot be submitted online. Application deadline is January 15, 2009 Application deadline is January 15, 2009 (applications after the deadline will only be accepted if space is available) (applications after the deadline will only be accepted if space is available)

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24 24 Submit Application Send the completed application form with a deposit cheque for $ payable to OISE –Israel Summer AQ Course to: Continuing Education – Israel program Ontario Institute for Studies in Education 252 Bloor St. W, Suite Toronto, On. M5S 1V6

25 25 Payment Schedule The OISE tuition is due when summer AQ registration opens in April 2009 The OISE tuition is due when summer AQ registration opens in April 2009 There will be two trip payments: March 1, and May 1, 2009 There will be two trip payments: March 1, and May 1, 2009 Full refund will be given if the course is cancelled Full refund will be given if the course is cancelled

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27 27 Other Expenses Participants will be required to buy out of country medical insurance if they do not have coverage. (Proof of coverage must be submitted) Participants will be required to buy out of country medical insurance if they do not have coverage. (Proof of coverage must be submitted) A passport valid until January 1, 1010 is required A passport valid until January 1, 1010 is required

28 28 The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the organizers will not accept any responsibility for any person taking part in all or any part of this program. Payment of a deposit by an intending participant is deemed to be full acceptance of these conditions. The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the organizers will not accept any responsibility for any person taking part in all or any part of this program. Payment of a deposit by an intending participant is deemed to be full acceptance of these conditions.

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30 For More Information Bat Kol Institute Patricia O’Reilly


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