Renaissance Module: Curriculum Development (Online); July 2020
Type of event: Training
The Curriculum Development Renaissance Module
The Curriculum Development Renaissance module will be offered in an online format on Wednesday afternoons, 4:30 - 6:30 pm Eastern, July 29, and August 5, 12, 19, and 26.
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 clarify and expand an understanding of curriculum, religious education, and faith development;
- 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;
- To learn about other curriculum sources and where to find them;
- To understand the curriculum planning process and consider strategies to use the process effectively in one’s own congregation;
- To practice evaluating and adapting curricular plans;
- To learn how to use curriculum choices and implementation to foster inclusive, multicultural, and multigenerational faith communities;
- Working in teams, to develop useable curricular projects; and
- To network with other religious educators and be affirmed and nurtured by a supportive community.
The module will be led by Sara Lewis and Tracy Beck.
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. A guide to the reader 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.
Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee is $175.
The registration deadline is July 15.
The webinar platform is Zoom, which you can download from Zoom. In order to 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. No later than two weeks before the module begins, email the module leaders with your profile name to be added to the group and begin the preparation required before the first session.