Launched in the fall of 2023, the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) is pleased to continue offering a webinar series led by Lasallians. Lasallian educators from across the Region have designed these webinars to provide opportunities to discuss current trends in Lasallian Catholic education. The webinar presenters offer resources to bring back to the classroom, office and educational community. In partnership with the Lasallian Resource Center, below are the archived webinars that have already taken place. Learn more and register for upcoming webinars >
AT A GLANCE:
Addressing Social, Emotional and Spiritual Learning Through Advisories
Recording Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Speakers: Christine Buell, Assistant Principal for Student Life, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, San Francisco, CA, and Nicole Nastari, Dean of Students, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, San Francisco, CA
While the concept of advisories is not new, we have reconfigured them to provide a vehicle by which to address the social and emotional needs that have emerged for our students from the pandemic. As current research has suggested, teenagers are more anxious than ever and in need of more support and education.
Advisories create a space in which we can promote wellness strategies, address social-emotional learning and deepen community connections across class levels. Throughout the school year, we use the time and space in advisory to explore various topics, including diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, positive relationship strategies, neurodiversity, stress management, mindfulness and community-wide spirit activities. Furthermore, advisories create high-impact leadership opportunities that further promote the development of intellectual, social and emotional skills. We will cover the practicalities of organizing lesson plans, selecting and training student advisory leaders and community-wide involvement that make this programming so effective.Access the Archived Webinar
The Eucharistic Revival: Our Role in Lasallian Education
Recording Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Speaker: Brother Mark Engelmeyer, FSC, Religion Teacher, Central Catholic High School, Pittsburgh, PA
With churches having empty pews during Mass, many Catholics not having an understanding of the Eucharist, and more and more young people disaffiliating from the Church, the United States Bishops have called for a three-year Eucharistic Revival. As one of the largest Catholic high school networks in the United States, we as Lasallians have a great opportunity to play a pivotal role in helping the young entrusted to our care rediscover and grow in their love of Our Lord in the Eucharist.
Based in the teachings of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, this session will help educators effectively incorporate the Eucharistic Revival into their schools.Access the Archived Webinar