Teacher Training in NYC for Teaching about Religious Diversity

This summer, the Religious Worlds of New York summer institute will bring twenty-five primary and secondary teachers from throughout the United States to New York City for a teacher training session. The teachers will work with leading scholars of religion, meet with diverse re­lig­ious leaders, visit local houses of worship, and conduct original field research. This combination of classroom and community-based education will:

– Introduce teachers to American religious diversity
– Help teachers distinguish between acad­emic and devotional approaches to the study of religion
– Give teachers the pedagogic tools they need to teach about contempor­ary lived religion

The best part about this program? It is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities! Each participant will receive a $2,700 stipend in order to participate in the program (covering travel, housing, and other expenses in NYC).

The program will last from July 14-August 1, 2014 on the campus of Union Theological Seminary. Applications are due March 4, 2014. Please visit religiousworldsnyc.org for more information about the program and the application process.^

This entry was posted in Calendar Events, Guidelines, Resources and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.