Teacher Development Renaissance Module

Teacher Development

Module Descriptions

Sadie Kahn-Greene and Jenni Papp, CRE will lead the Teacher Development Renaissance module. Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee for this five-session module is $250.

  • July 18, 2023 - 12 pm ET - 2 pm ET
    Session 1: Teaching and Learning — What Shapes Us?
  • July 25, 2023 - 12 pm ET - 2 pm ET
    Session 2: Teachers as Learners and Seekers
  • August 1, 2023 - 12 pm ET - 2 pm ET
    Session 3: Supporting Learners and Seekers
  • August 8, 2023 - 12 pm ET - 2 pm ET
    Session 4: Toolkits for Teachers
  • August 15, 2023 - 12 pm ET - 2:30 pm ET 
    (please note this last session would be 2.5 hours long)

Register for Training

Registration will close at Midnight (Eastern) or 11:00 PM (Central) on July 14th, 2023 or if the webinar reaches its registration capacity. We will email the Zoom number on the day of EACH event.

Please REGISTER ONLINE for Training.

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;
  • In order to get full credit for the course final project has to be presented during the last session;
  • Submission of final evaluation within a week of the end 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 an 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.

Required Reading

The Reader for this module is The Courage to Teach, by Parker Palmer, as well as the Readers Guide (PDF) and handouts (PDF).

Technical Considerations

The webinar platform is Zoom, which you can download from Zoom.

Participants must have or create a UUA profile name to register and access module materials. On UUA.org, click on “Create account” at the top right and follow the 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.

Copy the Google (ICS) or Outlook (ICS) link address to subscribe to this event (or download the file to import it) in a program which supports the iCal format.