The UU Leadership Institute wishes to offer a class on different models of a “one-room schoolhouse” children’s faith development program using for ages 5-12.
- Description of the proposed course:
The course will provide tools and examples of how to provide solid, engaging faith development in a small congregation.
- To whom the course would be directed:
Small congregation religious educators, RE chairs, ministers with no RE staff and religious educators in churches who have a second service with low RE attendance.
This course will provide several frameworks for a one-room school house and real examples (including photos) of how to implement them. It will also suggest some ways to include monthly themes into such programming.
- Learning objectives:
Participants will have nominal understanding of faith development and pedagogy as practiced in the one-room schoolhouse model.
- The instructor’s qualifications:
Someone who has successfully implemented this model. We will pay an honorarium once the semester is successfully completed.
- Please note:
It is not necessary for a proposal to include all models of one room RE that a presenter wishes to present. There are UUA staff eager to be in partnership with such a class who have suggested successful programs which could be curated, including interviewing religious professionals and review session materials.. Stipends include support for the creation of a class, such as investigating models to share with the participants. This work could be done in the Fall of 2016 for a class in the Spring of 2017.
Before submitting a proposal, please understand the ethos of the UU Leadership Institute:
- Look through the website (especially the pages under FAQ) and take a sample course.
- Read the participant covenant.
- Listen to the UU Perspective Podcast by Dean Renee Ruchotzke: http://www.uuperspective.com/uupp-009-rev-renee-ruchotzke-helping-lay-leaders-to-become-awesome/
How to Submit a Proposal
A proposal should include:
- A cover letter that summarizes the course proposal, describes the instructor’s qualifications, and explains why the proposed course is appropriate for the online format of the UU Leadership Institute
- A draft syllabus describing the six modules with brief descriptions, goals, learning objectives and bibliography. Each of the six modules should include:
- 20-40 minutes of recorded presentation
- Curated readings (book chapters or articles)
- Additional videos
- Optional resources
- A description (or, preferably, a link to a sample video presentation) of ways that you make your recorded online presentations engaging.
- Names and emails of three references who can speak to your presentation/teaching skills
All submissions must be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, with all of the required elements in one email.
Proposals accepted for either Fall 2016 (Deadline: July 15, 2016) or Spring 2017 (Deadline: October 15, 1016)