2020 RECongress Technology Center

Religious Education Congress
Friday, February 21 through
Sunday, February 23
, 2020

 
The Technology Center at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress is located in the center of Exhibit Hall A and adjacent to the Office of Religious Education booth. The Tech Center is available to exhibitors and selected companies; its purpose is to highlight educational software, online services and internet resources that is of interest to our Congress attendees. Our Tech Center is in a stage/audience format with a PC-based multimedia computer (with internet access), a large rear-projection screen behind the presenter on stage, with microphone and an additional large format screen off to the side.

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updated 18 Feb 2020

CONGRESS 2020 TECH CENTER
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FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 21, 2020
10:00 - 10:30 am Information for Growth – Assess Your Catholic Knowledge: Step right up and participate in this quiz show style game to test your Catholic IQ!
10:30 - 11:00 am Creating Customized Digital Images: Learn how to create simple and professional looking digital images using free tools!
11:00 - 11:30 am Twitter 101: Learn To Tweet! Ready to get on social media but not sure where to start? We will help you set up a Twitter account and go over the basics. (repeated at 2 pm)
11:30 - 12:00 pm Data Driven Assessments to Improve Your Religious Education Program: Come demo the IFG:ACRE (Information for Growth: Assessment of Child/Youth Religious Education) and how to use student data and reports to make programmatic improvements.
12:00 - 12:30 pm Creating Simple Videos: You can create simple, fast and great looking videos using completely free digital tools. Come create your first video today!
12:30 - 1:00 pm Gamify Your Ministry! Want to turn traditional lessons into a fun, interactive game? Come learn how to create your own!
1:00 - 1:30 pm Information for Growth – Assess Your Catholic Knowledge: Step right up and participate in this quiz show style game to test your Catholic IQ!
1:30 - 2:00 pm Curating Digital Content with Padlet: Ditch that pile of paper and learn the power of digital curation using Padlet.
2:00 - 2:30 pm Twitter 101: Learn To Tweet! Ready to get on social media but not sure where to start? We will help you set up a Twitter account and go over the basics.
2:30 - 3:00 pm Customized and Personalized – Digital Faith Formation Resources: Looking for a tool to help you decide what formation tools meet the needs of your teachers and catechists? Come check out the Information for Growth Survey and customizable library of digital formation resources.
   
SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 22, 2020
9:00 - 9:30 am VERBUM CATHOLIC STUDY SOFTWARE can save you time in your Bible study and catechesis by putting key sources from the entire Tradition at your fingertips.  (60 minutes)
9:30 - 10:00 am  
10:00 - 10:30 am GRADELINK – The 5 website must-haves for driving school enrollment. Learn five easy ways to take your website to the next level and turn website visits into booked tours!
10:30 - 11:00 am EL PROYECTO NACIONAL DE LAS HERMANAS CATÓLICAS – Demostrando nuestro plan de estudios bilingüe en línea, “Called & Consecrated”: Explorando la vida de las religiosas, para promover comprensión y conexiones significativas con las hermanas y monjas católicas.
11:00 - 11:30 am MAGIS CENTER – Fr. Robert Spitzer’s 7 Essentials: Credible Catholic is contemporary, credible, and unique, supplemental material that is designed for today’s Catholic Religious Education and Faith Formation programs.
11:30 - 12:00 pm  
12:00 - 12:30 pm VERBUM CATHOLIC STUDY SOFTWARE can save you time in your Bible study and catechesis by putting key sources from the entire Tradition at your fingertips.   (90 minutes)
12:30 - 1:00 pm  
1:00 - 1:30 pm OSV – Meet the future of faith formation with Biblezon + CatholicBrain, where religious education comes to life in an interactive and engaging way to connect with students and families via the first Catholic tablet for kids, teens and adults.
1:30 - 2:00 pm SHERRY HAYES-PEIRCE – A technique for creating three posts to engage your parish during Lent will be demonstrated during this session by RECongress speaker Sherry Hayes-Peirce.  (60 minutes)
2:00 - 2:30 pm  
2:30 - 3:00 pm GLOBAL SISTERS REPORT IN THE CLASSROOM will demonstrate how to use our free resources to bring Catholic Social Teaching alive for your students.
3:00 - 3:30 pm CHRIST IN US – See a demonstration of the future of catechesis with Sadlier Religion's new blended learning religious education program and resources that transforms the catechetical experience in schools.
   
SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 23, 2020
*9:00 - 2:30 pm FREE ePostcard  –  Get your FREE RECongress souvenir ePostcard today!
10:30 - 11:00 am NATIONAL CATHOLIC SISTERS PROJECT – Demonstrating their bilingual online curriculum,
Called & Consecrated, to help promote understanding and build connections with Catholic sisters.
11:00 - 11:30 am CHRIST IN US – See a demonstration of the future of catechesis with Sadlier Religion's new blended learning religious education program that transforms the catechetical experience in schools.
11:30 - 12:00 pm  
12:00 - 12:30 pm VERBUM CATHOLIC STUDY SOFTWARE can save you time in your Bible study and catechesis by putting key sources from the entire Tradition at your fingertips.   (90 minutes)
12:30 - 1:00 pm  
*9:00 - 2:30 pm FREE ePostcard  –  Get your FREE RECongress souvenir ePostcard today!
 

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THROWBACK TECH CENTER

RECONGRESS TECH CENTER
A/V Technology in the Liturgy

"Audiovisual Technology in the Liturgy: What Are the Benefits, Barriers and Lessons Learned?"
Presented by Daniel Houze (RandomHouze Productions) and Robin Rokisky (Seaton Delta Consulting), this 20-minute video is a discussion on the various uses of A/V technology in the liturgy and how it was done for the first time at the 2010 Religious Education Congress.


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