DDBC is an ONLINE course. If you are unable to attend a session or two due to unavoidable emergencies, will will give you a link to view the recorded session. However, we do encourage you to participate in the live sessions, as the time before and after the scheduled webinar is used to answer questions and to connect with others in the group. We also model how an online training group can be utilized to develop a sense of community among the participants.
If you would like to sign up for DDBC but are unable to attend ANY of the sessions due to known conflicts work obligations, for example, please let us know. We are flexible and you can still register for and attend DDBC.
Please be sure to read our cancellation policy in the Orientation handout given to enrolled participants, and as described below.
All Webinar sessions will be from 1-2 PM Eastern Time
Schedule for DDBC Summer 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 GoToWebinar Practice Session
Thursday, June 8, 2017 DDBC Orientation (Module 1)
Between June 8 and 22, 2017 , participants will view 6 recorded, half-hour Lab videos on the following topics: Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Gravatar, Wikispaces and Digital Catechesis. These Lab Videos will assist you in setting up the corresponding accounts and connecting to us for the remainder of the course. Lab videos are viewed at your own pace, independently.
Thursday, June 15 – Lab Q&A Session – This session will allow you to ask questions and troubleshoot setting up the various Lab tools.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 – Social Networking: Creating Communities for Christ (Module 2)
Thursday, July 6, 2017 – Wikis: Interacting, Collaborating and Organizing for Ministry (Module 3)
Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Mobile Devices for Ministry (Module 4)
Thursday, August 3, 2017 – Digital Storytelling: Evangelizing in the Digital World (Module 5)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 – Websites for Ministry (Module 6)
Thursday, August 31, 2017 – Ten Great Ideas for Your Classroom or Ministry (Module 7)
Thursday, September 2, 2017 – The Capstone Project (Module 8 – for Pastoral Technology Certificate candidates)
For those enrolling in the Pastoral Technology Certificate Level ONLY, there are a few more due dates:
- Capstone Proposal due date- September 21, 2017
- Capstone Project period – September 21 through November 21, 2017
- Written Essay and Article are due – December 7, 2017
Wondering how much it costs? Please refer to the information on our registration form to see all the pricing options. Just click on the EventBrite registration link on the right sidebar.
Early Bird Registration: March 26 – April 16, 2017
Regular Registration: April 17 – May 28, 2017
Late Registration: May 29 – June 10, 2017 There is a late registration fee of $25.00 and a transaction fee for late registration. Discounts are not available for late registrations.
If you can involve three or more people from your parish, diocese or organization, we can offer you a 20% discount off the Regular Registration price! To find out more,
DDBC is a fully ONLINE course. If you wish to explore an on-site presentation day, please contact us.
Cancellation and Refund Policy – DDBC Summer 2017
Start Date: June 6, 2017
Withdrawal Deadline for refund minus $50 administrative fee: June 23, 2017.
After June 23, 2017, no refund will be issued. However, all participants who have paid for registration have one year to continue to access the materials online. (June 2017 – June 2018)
For more information, please submit the form below.
Continuing Education Units
DDBC is approved by the University of Dayton for 3.5 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)s. Participants who complete all required work as specified in the Pastoral Technology Certificate level will be eligible to apply for these CEUs.