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Curriculum Development Renaissance Module


Type of event: Training

The Renaissance Program presents Curriculum Development Renaissance Module, facilitated by Amy Brock and Lauren Wyeth, CRE. Wednesdays, February 3 - March 3, 4-6pm Eastern Standard Time.

The Curriculum Development Renaissance module will be offered in an online format onWednesday afternoons, 1-3pm Pacific / 2-4pm Mountain / 3-5 Central / 4-6 Eastern, February 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 2021.The module will be led by Lauren Wyeth, Credentialed Religious Educator, andAmy Brock. Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee is $175. The registration deadline is January 19.

Module Requirements

TheCurriculum DevelopmentRenaissance module is an online learning experience comprised of five two-hour webinars with reading and other assignments for each session. Credit will be offered for full participation in the module. Full participation includes:

  • Online attendance at each of the five two-hour sessions;
  • Reading and reflection to prepare for each session;
  • Responses to Reflection Questions on the Discussion Forum after each session;
  • Submission offinal evaluation within a week of the ending of the module.

Goals of the Module

The overall goals of this module are to:

  • Clarify and expand an understanding of curriculum, religious education, and faith development;
  • Learn about Tapestry of Faith as a core UU curricular resource; how to adapt and use it with various models and many different contexts for lifespan faith development;
  • Learn about other curriculum sources and where to find them;
  • Understand the curriculum planning process and consider strategies to use the process effectively in one’s own congregation;
  • Practice evaluating and adapting curricular plans;
  • Learn how to use curriculum choices and implementation to foster inclusive, multicultural, and multigenerational faith communities;
  • Work in teams, to develop useable curricular projects; and
  • Network with other religious educators and be affirmed and nurtured by a supportive community.

Required Reading

The reader for the module is Fashion Me a People by Maria Harris. Participants should obtain this book as early as possible to allow maximum time to complete the reading. Aguide to the reader is also provided with important background information. Fashion Me a Peopleis both deep and rich.The late Maria Harris wrote it from her perspective as a (liberal) Catholic. The guide helps make this book more broadly accessible by translating both the Christian theology and the Greek terminology into universal insights for faith development. Unitarian Universalists, and others, can find many areas of common ground with Harris.

Technical Considerations

The webinar platform is Zoom, which you can download fromZoom. In order to register and access module materials, participants must have a UUA profile name. To create a profile name, click on “create account” at the top right and follow instructions on the page.


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