2015 RECongress Tech Center

Religious Education Congress
March 13-15
, 2015
Located in Hall A

 
The Technology Center at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress is adjacent to the Office of Religious Education booth, located in the center of Exhibit Hall A, The RECongress Tech Center is available to both exhibitors and selected companies. Its purpose is to highlight educational software, online services and Internet resources – be it web site or computer-based software – that is of interest to our Congress attendees.

Our Tech Center is in a stage/audience format with two PC-based multimedia computers (with Internet access), a large rear-projection screen behind the presenter on stage, an additional large format plasma screen off to the side. The Tech Center also offers free Internet access to Congress-goes.

Sunday ONLY at the Tech Center:

ePostcards — Only on Sunday of Congress can you drop by for your free ePostcard souvenir of Congress. We had over 200 photos taken last year by those who dropped by the Tech Center for their personalized souvenirs.

CONGRESS 2015 TECH CENTER
(Check back as we firm up our schedule)

FRIDAY – MARCH 13, 2015
10:15 - 11:00 am Archbishop Gomez Online – The Archbishop conducts an online video chat from Congress with Los Angeles archdiocesan students from St. Finbar Elementary School in Burbank .
11:00 - 11:30 am Gradelink – More Catholic schools are switching to Gradelink SIS than ever before. Come see how we help you save time, boost enrollment and improve learning, along with award-winning customer support.
11:30 - 12:00 pm Outside da Box – See the latest video resources, including the VCAT (Video Catechism) 48-film series and information about a new film project on the Saints (not the football team).
12:00 - 12:30 pm TheFiveLoaves.com  – "Please Refresh Your Screen: Six Essentials for Every Parish Website.” Discover how Emerging Media and the Gospel can help your parish outreach.
12:30 - 1:00 pm RCL's Echoes of Faith 3.0 is the most comprehensive tool available for catechist formation. Newly revised and fully interactive, this online design provides flexible learning and communication options for parishes and schools. Come and learn how easy it is to use this cost effective resource to form competent, creative, and confident catechists and religion teachers!
1:00 - 1:30 pm
Liturgical Publications – WeShare is the premier tool to handle your events, registrations, and online donations. Your parishioners can register for events, pay online, and print tickets. Easy, convenient, and flexible for both you and your parishioners.
1:30 - 2:00 pm RCL's Echoes of Faith 3.0 is the most comprehensive tool available for catechist formation. Newly revised and fully interactive, this online design provides flexible learning and communication options for parishes and schools. Come and learn how easy it is to use this cost effective resource to form competent, creative, and confident catechists and religion teachers!
2:00 - 2:30 pm Catholic Communication Collaboration – Since completing the C3 pilot, the Archdiocese has launched a team of five specialists to visit all parishes and schools to help match technology to ministerial needs.
2:30 - 3:00 pm Gradelink – More Catholic schools are switching to Gradelink SIS than ever before. Come see how we help you save time, boost enrollment and improve learning, along with award-winning customer support.
   
SATURDAY – MARCH 14, 2015
9:00 - 9:30 am St. Camillus Center – Fr. Chris Ponnet will focus on the Peace and Justice curriculums: Consistent Life Ethics, Death Penalty, Health Care and Pax Christi!
9:30 - 10:00 am Gradelink – More Catholic schools are switching to Gradelink SIS than ever before. Come see how we help you save time, boost enrollment and improve learning, along with award-winning customer support.
10:00 - 10:30 am Verbum - The Catholic Study Platform was created to provide an outstanding resource for Catholic study, research, devotional and personal exploration of Sacred Scriptures. Verbum dynamically interacts -- connected, searchable and synchronized.-- with every book (even personal notes) you own.
10:30 - 11:00 am Pearson's iLit is a comprehensive literacy solution for struggling readers that is built and delivered entirely via computer or tablet and is designed to produce two or more years of reading growth in a single year.
11:00 - 11:30 am Outside da Box – See the latest video resources, including the VCAT (Video Catechism) 48-film series and information about a new film project on the Saints (not the football team).
11:30 - 12:00 pm Gradelink – More Catholic schools are switching to Gradelink SIS than ever before. Come see how we help you save time, boost enrollment and improve learning, along with award-winning customer support.
12:00 - 12:30 pm Verbum - The Catholic Study Platform was created to provide an outstanding resource for Catholic study, research, devotional and personal exploration of Sacred Scriptures. Verbum dynamically interacts -- connected, searchable and synchronized.-- with every book (even personal notes) you own.
12:30 - 1:00 pm Liturgical Publications – How a parish uses the technology and communication tools available to it is of great importance. A recent article from Tracy Earl Welliver published by Liturgical Publications has been generating buzz about how and why we communicate as parish communities. Hear from the author and have a chance to discuss the future of parish communications.
1:00 - 1:30 pm Liturgical Publications – WeShare is the premier tool to handle your events, registrations and online donations. Your parishioners can register for events, pay online, and print tickets. Easy, convenient, and flexible for both you and your parishioners
1:30 - 2:00 pm Liturgical Publications – For many, smartphones have become vital to managing our day-to-day lives. Ensure your parishioners have access to continuous, pertinent parish information and updates while instantly receiving important notifications on the run.
2:00 - 2:30 pm Catholic Communication Collaboration – Since completing the C3 pilot, the Archdiocese has launched a team of five specialists to visit all parishes and schools to help match technology to ministerial needs.
2:30 - 3:00 pm RCL's Echoes of Faith 3.0 is the most comprehensive tool available for catechist formation. Newly revised and fully interactive, this online design provides flexible learning and communication options for parishes and schools. Come and learn how easy it is to use this cost effective resource to form competent, creative, and confident catechists and religion teachers!
   
SUNDAY – MARCH 15, 2015
9:00 - 2:30 pm Get your FREE RECongress souvenir ePostcard!
 


SUNDAY ONLY! Send an E-Postcard! Drop in at the Tech Center and have a photo taken of yourself sent to your home ... or to your friends!
See last year's ePostcards!

 

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FROM THE 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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