Orthodox Institute Northern California Information
The Institute is being presented by an outstanding team from the Antiochian Orthodox Institute Northern California
Archdiocese, the OCEC, and the OCA. Participants are invited to a reception
Name ___________________________________ Email:________________
and keynote address Friday evening, and are offered three sessions on Saturday.
Coursework can lead to one of three certiﬁcates of participation: Address: _______________________________________________________
Teacher Training I (Basic) or, ______________________________________________________________
Teacher Training II (Advanced)
Phone: ___________________ Parish: _______________________________
Divine Liturgy Special Certiﬁcate
Please check your answers to the following questions.
If a certiﬁcate is not desired, participants may also choose to attend courses of
interest from any track. Course descriptions are on the back of the brochure. 1. Friday evening reception and keynote address of Bishop Benjamin:
I will attend ( ). I will not attend ( ).
2. Saturday coursework; you may take all three courses in a track to earn a cer-
Courtyard by Marriott; Airport (San Bruno) around $100/night (800) 671-9207 tiﬁcate, or if you aren’t interested in a certiﬁcate, you may choose courses from
any of the tracks. Please check the courses you will take for each session.
Marriott San Francisco Airport (Burlingame) (800) 671-9207
Teacher Teacher Divine Liturgy
Training I Training II
Session I Overview of Enhancing the Overview of the
Orthodoxy ( ) Classroom Divine Liturgy( )
“Educating Ourselves and Experience ( )
Our Children in Godliness”
Session II Introduction to Overview of Church
Teaching ( ) Moral Issues ( ) Architecture ( )
The title of the OCEC Teacher Train-
ing Program comes from the writings of Session III Curriculum and Arts and Crafts for The Bible in the
Resources ( ) Religious Divine Liturgy ( )
St. John Chrysostom, in his epistle to the Education ( )
Ephesians. The OCEC Department of
Teacher Training offers this workshop to
improve the quality of education in our PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Fee $30, payable to St. Nicholas
church schools by providing Orthodox Church, Attention Randa, DUE September 17.
teachers with knowledge of the faith, and basic instructional
techniques. For further information contact Myra Kovalak (me- Mail completed form to: OI Northern California, St. Nicholas Church, 5200
Diamond Heights Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94131. Contact Randa at (415)
email@example.com). 648-5200, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher Teacher Divine
Training I Training II Liturgy Announcing the second
Coursework Coursework Coursework
Overview of Enhancing the Overview of Divine
The basic tenets of our
Teachers will be pro-
Both our minds and our
faith that undergird vided with the tools to bodies are engaged in
the revision project are instruct students in a this ancient service. The Friday, September 21, and
provided in an interac- variety of ways, based major elements of the Saturday, September 22, 2007
tive course that models on how they learn. The Divine Liturgy will be St. Nicholas Church, San Francisco, CA
a variety of teaching principles of teaching explained and discussed.
techniques. special needs students Friday evening Keynote Speaker
will also be addressed. Church Architecture Bishop BENJAMIN of the Diocese of Berkeley
Introduction to The structure of an
Teaching Overview of Moral Orthodox church is
Effective teaching is a Issues ﬁlled with symbolic Presenters:
combination of planning imagery, reminding us Carole Buleza, Antiochian Archdiocese Director of Christian Education
and management. Topics The Orthodox view- of our place withing the Myra Kovalak, OCA, and Director of Teacher Training for the OCEC
include: how to write a point on moral issues created order and God’s Joseph Tershay, Diocesan Coordinator for Christian Education for the
Antiochian Diocese of Los Angeles and the West
measurable objective, will be contrasted with supremacy. Learn about
Linda Funk, Diocesan Coordinator for Christian Education for the
ﬁve components of a those of our secular the symbolism and how Antiochian Diocese of Eagle River and the Northwest
lesson plan and ideas for society. Major topics of it works with the Divine Father Michael Anderson, Former Youth Director for the OCA,
the presentation of each, concern to youth will be Liturgy. St. Christina of Tyre Mission in Fremont
and how to manage touched upon through- Deacon Lee Askin, Saints Peter and Paul, Ben Lomond
a positive, productive out the presentation. The Bible in the Divine
classroom. Liturgy *This event is an abridged version of the fall Orthodox Institute at Antiochian Village,
Utilizing Crafts for Orthodox Christian- an opportunity for continuing education for Church school staff and interested adults.
Curriculum and Religious ity ﬁnds its fullest Please see the last page of the brochure for course descriptions. On behalf of His Grace
Resources Education expression in the Divine Bishop JOSEPH, His Grace Bishop BENJAMIN, and the presenters, we invite you to
An overview of “best Easy arts and crafts ideas Liturgy, many por- participate in this exceptional event.
resources” will be pro- will be introduced for tions of whch are taken
vided. Websites valuable use in the church school directly from Scripture.
for Orthodox education among various age levels This course will enhance Schedule
will be explored. Teach- and different degrees of your understanding, Friday, September 21 11:30 Session II
7:00 Welcoming Reception and Keynote 12:30 Break for lunch
ers may receive special abilities. and help you speak with Address by Bishop Benjamin 1:00 Session II continues
instruction in The Way, those from Bible-based Saturday, September 22 2:00 Break
The Truth, and The Life, denominations. 8:30 Registration, pastry and coffee 2:30 Session III
and The Scribe. 9:00 Session I 4:30 Certiﬁcates and Closing
11:00 Break 5:00 Vespers
St. Nicholas Church, 5200 Diamond Heights Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94131