Event format: Online
Date & time:
Type of event: Training
The Curriculum Development Renaissance module will be offered in an online format on Mondays, 10am-12pm Pacific / 11-1pm Mountain / 12-2 Central / 1-3 Eastern, August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2021. The module will be led by Pam Lepley and Gabrielle Farrell, Master Level Credentialed Religious Educator. Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee is $250, payable on a sliding scale according to availability to pay. More payment details are available in the registration form. The registration deadline is July 19.
The Curriculum Development Renaissance 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 of final evaluation within a week of the ending of the module.
Goals of the Module
The overall goals of this module are to:
- 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.
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. A guide to the reader (PDF) is also provided with important background information. Fashion Me a People is 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.
The webinar platform is Zoom, which you can download from Zoom.
In order register and access module materials, participants must have or create a UUA profile name. On UUA.org, click on “create account” at the top right and follow instructions on the page. If you have already participated in an online module, use the profile name you have already created. You must provide your profile name to be added to the group and begin the preparation required before the first session.