Readers of this blog are likely aware that I use the great study tool called Verbum. Verbum is the Catholic version of the popular Logos Bible Software. You can read my review of their excellent Foundation 6 library package here.
My friends at Verbum are doing something incredible….amazing….generous…I’m not sure any of these words are good enough. Today they have officially announced an initiative to give away five million dollars in scholarships for schools to implement their brand-new high school religion curriculum. This program is built upon Verbum’s “Lumen” textbook series and consists of some 200 Catholic works. Check out the official press release below which includes multiple links to more detailed information.
FOR RELEASE ON: March 1, 2015
Verbum to give away five million dollars in high school religious education tools.
March 1, 2015: Bellingham, WA: Verbum, the Catholic study platform, has announced they will be giving away up to five million dollars in scholarships for schools to implement their brand-new high school religion curriculum. The curriculum, under review by the USCCB, is written on the USCCB’s Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework. Catholic schools that meet a few minimal requirements will be able to get the entire freshman curriculum free this fall.
“Verbum’s software leverages the tools that educators have already acknowledged as necessary for this generation of students – computers, tablets, and phones,” said Robert Klesko, the lead educational designer at Verbum. “We answered the question, ‘Where do you find quality content for these devices once you have them?’ and I think our response is very compelling.”
With Verbum, students learn from the company’s “Lumen” textbook series. Accompanying the textbooks is a digital library of over 200 works of Catholic theology aimed at equipping students for a lifetime of faith-formation. The textbooks serve as springboards into Verbum’s powerful software tools and relevant library.
To qualify for a Verbum scholarship, your school:
1. Must currently have or be in the process of implementing (for fall 2015) a 1-1 technology/BYOD program. Verbum is compatible with PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, and Kindle Fire models.
2. Must pay $2,500 to cover the cost of an in-person training session for their teachers.
Verbum provides high-quality, Catholic information and specialized tools to make studying faster and easier. Verbum is a fully integrated learning platform which will engage today’s students, drawing them into the study of the faith and forming digital disciples.
For more information, or to apply for the program, visit verbum.com/5million.
Verbum is the Catholic division of Faithlife, makers of Logos Bible Software. Verbum works on Macs, PCs, and mobile devices, and serves everyone from the laity to the clergy, and from students and seminarians to teachers and professors.