The Religious Literacy Project will offer free, live professional development webinars throughout the 2017-18 school year. See listings below for fall offerings.
Webinar for Educators: Religious Literacy Method
Building on the American Academy of Religion Guidelines for Teaching About Religion in K–12 Public Schools in the United States, the National Council for the Social Studies recently released a Religious Studies Companion Document for the NCSS C3 Framework. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the methods in these documents and learn how to 1) discern and analyze the power of religion in contemporary and historical contexts and 2) teach religion content embedded in current curricula in ways that are pedagogically rich and constitutionally sound.
In the world today we continue to see the power of religions to inspire and justify the full range of human agency from the heinous to the heroic. Their influences remain potent at the dawn of the 21st century in spite of modern predictions that religious influences would steadily decline in concert with the rise of secular democracies and advances in science. Understanding these complex religious influences is a critical dimension of understanding modern human affairs across the full spectrum of endeavors in local, national, and global arenas.
This introductory webinar will be offered this fall:
All sessions are conducted using Zoom Video Conferencing platform.
Additional information about signing onto the platform will be provided to webinar registrants.