Workshop for Evangelizing Elementary Students

From September 4-7, NET held its convention in Cancun with the motto: “How much God loves us!” Club NET is a program for 1-5th grade students in Mexico.

100 people participated in the convention, including Legionary priests of Christ, consecrated women of Regnum Christi, teachers, coordinators of Catholic formation, directors of Regnum Christi schools, local directors, coordinating mothers and NET guides. The participants came from Monterrey, Saltillo, Nuevo Laredo , Durango, Colima, Leon, Irapuato, Guaymas, Tijuana, Mexico, Toluca, Morelia, Pachuca, Villahermosa, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Campeche, Chetumal, Cancun, El Salvador, Guatemala and Bogota.

During the convention, attendees reflected and were trained on the skills, strategies and methodologies proposed by NET with its Club NET and COBU (Good Heart) programs for preschool.

In this edition, the participants lived in first person the dynamics and activities that make up the programs in the three areas – school, family and friends (club) – to see it from the kids’ perspective. There were also workshops on positive discipline, FAMILY activities and activities with transversal materials that favor socio-emotional education and favor the competences of the program.

Throughout the workshop, there was the participation and support of Legionary priests including Paul Lara, LC, territorial director of Monterrey, Ricardo Sada, LC, territorial director of Mexico and Central America, John Walsh, LC and Emilio Díaz -Torre, LC, delegate of the Territorial Director of Mexico for the Prelature of Cancún-Chetumal. Fr. Emilio celebrated daily Mass, offered confession and invited the participants, through their talks, to meet true love, the love of God.

Others in directive roles also participated: Miriam de la Garza, territorial counselor for the consecrated women from Monterrey, Luly Clariond, general director of Semper Altius Network schools, Mónica García de Luca, academic director, Patricia Villaseñor, director of the pastoral area, Angelina Álvarez, academic manager of primary , Claudia Sosa, preschool academic manager, Noita D’Escrivan, pastoral counselor, Emma Alejandri, pastoral counselor, and Sofía Martínez, safe environment coordinator of the Semper Altius School Network.

As every year, NET organizes this workshop to integrate and share with all the people who implement the NET and COBU virtues programs, the innovations of these and to enrich with the experiences of all. Among the new, the materials to work in the classroom were highlighted, which include strategies that favor socio-emotional education through a positive discipline, as well as transversality with other subjects. Also the MOODLE NET electronic training platform, in addition to the music and animated videos of the COBU program.

From these encounters very valuable feedback is obtained for the improvement of these programs, which help to experience and share the love of God to children and their families.

Read the original on SomosRC, the Mexican Regnum Christi site.

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