ESF Introduces Its Competency-Based Training Process to Schools
the Institute for Priestly Formation, Omaha, NE
Interiority-based Approach to Seminarian Training
The Institute for Priestly Formation, based at Creighton University, Omaha, NE, was founded to assist bishops in the spiritual formation of diocesan seminarians and priests in the Roman Catholic Church. The Institute responds to the need to foster spiritual formation as the integrating and governing principle of all aspects of priestly formation. Inspired by the biblical-evangelical spirituality of Ignatius Loyola, this spiritual formation has as its goal the cultivation of a deep interior communion with Christ; from such communion the priest shares in Christ's own pastoral charity. In carrying out its mission, the Institute directly serves diocesan seminarians and priests as well as those who are responsible for diocesan priestly formation.
Mall at Creighton University, Home of Institute for Priestly Formation, Omaha, NE
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Aquinas College is a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located in Nashville, TN, named in honor of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Statue of St. Thomas Aquinas, Aquinas College
Aquinas College Campus, Nashville, TN
Introduction to the Internet: In-service Workshop
St. Gertrude School, in Cincinnati, OH, is a Catholic, elementary school in the Dominican tradition. In partnership with parents, They offer children an excellent academic and religious education, providing a Christ-centered atmosphere in which students may grow in knowledge, truth, and love.
Two Sisters walk in St Gertrude School Hall
Washington County Public Schools are located in Western Maryland, as part of the Tri-State area that includes nearby Pennsylvania and West Virginia. More than 20-thousand students attend 46 school facilities, administered by nearly 2,500 employees.
Washington County: Smithsburg Middle School
Instructional Technology Training Institute
In 1973, Dr. Peter Esseff was invited to conduct a two-day workshop on individualized instruction for technical and vocational faculty members from all community colleges in the State of Maryland. The sessions were conducted in a completely individualized way, with each participant receiving a set of programmed workbooks, a set of slides and tapes, and the use of a cassette player and a slide projector.
Prince George's Community College,
Site of the Instructional Technology Training Institute
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
ESF In-service Workshops
In the 1970's, ESF ran a series of In-service Workshops to train the instructors of several Historically Black Colleges to develop instructional materials using ESF's IDLS Process. These educational institutions, now all major universities, are: Coppin State, Morgan State, & Hampton Institute.
Coppin State University
Coppin State University is a model urban, residential liberal arts university located in the northwest section of the City of Baltimore that provides academic programs in the arts and sciences, teacher education, nursing, graduate studies, and continuing education.
Morgan State University
For over 130 years, Morgan State University has been an important part of the higher education system in the Baltimore area, the State of Maryland, and the nation.
Hampton University, a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, is a privately-endowed, non-profit, non-sectarian, co-educational, historically black university.
Hampton University Chapel
Hampton University is a place that values scholarship, talents and achievement. It is also a place that values character. It is a place that believes in integrity, honesty, respect for oneself, respect for others, decency, dignity, responsibility and fairness. It believes in providing an "Education for Life" to the whole person.
Hampton University Skyline
Sound-Page Technology Introduced at Vocational School
The Victor Cullen Center, a secure commitment facility for delinquent boys in a rural area outside of Sabillasville, in Frederick County, MD, was placed under the direction of Maryland's Juvenile Services in 1967. The site contains approximately 500 acres. A gymnasium and modular school building are near the center of the campus. The administration building, the Cullen Building, was constructed in 1946. When last occupied by Juvenile Services, it housed offices on the first level, as well as a kitchen and dining facility in a wing that was added in 1955. Victor Cullen Center was closed for a time but reopened in 2004 and is used as a regional Detention Center where the boys can be closer to their homes. Victor Cullen is part of the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Juvenile Services.
Victor Cullen Vocational School