Renaissance Module: Teacher Development (Online); March 2020

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Teacher Development Online Renaissance Module

The Teacher Development Renaissance module will be offered in an online format on Tuesday afternoons 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, and 3/31 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET.

Module Requirements

The Teacher 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 reflect on religious education philosophy and relate that philosophy to the faith development of teachers;
  • To participate in a community of religious educators through study, worship, creating, and networking;
  • To gain understanding of teachers’ contributions and needs;
  • To increase understanding of child development and its relationship to teaching and learning;
  • To understand issues related to safety and ethics;
  • To explore and develop strategies for recruitment, support, appreciation and recognition of volunteers; and
  • To work together to develop a sample teacher development program.


  • The module will be led by Emmie Schlobohm and Sara Lewis.
  • Required Reading: The Courage to Teach, by Parker Palmer, as well as the Reader Guide (PDF) and handouts (PDF).
  • Register Today!
  • The registration deadline is February 18.
  • Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee is $175.

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