SSE Teachers & Coordinators Enrichment Workshop

With Bhagavan’s grace and blessings we are happy to announce the details of the upcoming Enrichment Workshop for the Region 3 SSE Teachers and Coordinators.

Dates: August 19th – 20th 2017, Saturday & Sunday
Venue: 2424 Huffine Mill Rd, McLeansville, NC 2730
Nearby Airports:

  • Piedmont Triad International Airport (18 mi)
  • Raleigh – Durham International Airport (65 mi)
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (107 mi)

 

About the workshop:

This workshop is part of the National SSE Enrichment Program for all regions of Sathya Sai International Organization (SSIO) USA. The workshop is designed for SSE teachers, SSE coordinators, Sai Youth, and officers (e.g. President) and is being conducted in each of the ten regions. The workshop will be facilitated by Mr. M. Srinivas.

Manthripragada Srinivas is an SSE teacher and teacher-trainer, and a faculty member of the Institute of Sathya Sai Education, USA. He has served Region 8 (Southern California) as education coordinator, YA advisor, and devotion coordinator. By Swami’s grace, he has had the privilege of leading a number of groups of children, YA’s and adults to Parthi for presentations in the Divine Presence.

Objective:

Participants will get an in-depth introduction to the National SSE Enrichment program, its goals, processes, and resources/tools that are being created for the initiatives. The tools are based on the recommendations of the International SSE Conference held in Prashanthi Nilayam Aug 1-3, 2015. Following the workshop the SSE team of our region will plan to pilot the initiative during some part of the 2016-2017 SSE School year leading to a more detailed roll-out in the 2017-2018 school year.

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is different from the regular SSE teacher training as it is an introduction to the National SSE Enrichment program. This workshop also serves as a required training for SSE Coordinators and Teachers. The following participants are highly encouraged to attend the workshop and benefit from it.

  1. All SSE coordinators in our region are required to attend this workshop.
  2. SSE Teachers, including new teachers, and trained and experienced teachers from across the region are highly encouraged to attend this workshop.
  3. Sai Youth who are interested in the National SSE Enrichment program and wish to participate in a teaching or non-teaching capacity are encouraged to attend the workshop so they can get trained and learn about the various opportunities available.
  4. As budding SSE Teachers, SSE Group 4 children are encouraged to attend as well.

If you would like to participate but have not undergone a prior teachers training program, you can still attend this workshop by completing the SSE teachers training available online via the national SSE website.

Prerequisites:

All participants are expected to have completed the basic SSE teacher training course and are requested to bring their teacher manual. Workshop participants need to register by completing the online registration (see “Registration” tab above). 

Accommodation:

We will be happy to arrange for accommodation in devotees’ homes if you need it. Please indicate this in the registration form. We will also provide nearby hotel information for those who prefer to make your own arrangements.

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Mr. Srinivas will share his experiences and insights as an SSE teacher and coordinator for over three decades.

He will conduct a mini-workshop on writing plays/playlets for SSE.

He will assist in honing your lesson-planning and delivering skills.

Saturday’s sessions are meant for current teachers and newly certified teachers. The focus will be on understanding the SSE program as laid out by Swami and hands on exercises in planning and conducting classes.

Sunday’s session will focus on mentoring newly certified teachers.

Both days, the sessions will be highly interactive, informative and inspiring.

Sample agenda from past workshops. The agenda for this workshop will be sent via email to the registrants.

Saturday
7:30am Breakfast
8:00am Registration
8:30am Welcome and orientation to the workshop (Region 3 Officers)
9:00am Opening Keynote
Swami’s message, overview, goals of the National SSE Enrichment Program, and outline of the process we follow.
10:30am Break
10:45am Foundations of the National SSE Program (Group Activity – I)
Getting familiar with the vocabulary and tools to describe what we do in the SSE program.
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Beyond an SSE Class to SSE Program (Group Activity – II)
Beyond a single class – Creating a transformation centric program involving children, teachers, parents, youth, coordinators, and officers.
3:30pm Break
3:45pm Teaching in SSE (Srinivas’ Talk + Q&A)
Interactive session to discuss how to engage and inspire students, teachers, parents, leaders of different ages and requirements.
5:45pm Closing
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Informal Satsang
Relaxed evening satsang with experiences, stories & music
Sunday
7:00am Early morning sarva dharma devotional (optional)

Omkar, Suprabatham & multi-faith prayers.

7:30am Breakfast
8:00am Active Learning (Group Activity – III)
How do students learn? Making the program interesting, engaging, and enriching.
10:00am Break / Group Photo
10:15am Initiating a Pilot (Talk + Group Activity IV)

Participants work on planning for the pilot initiative in their center to be tried sometime during 2017-18 school year..

12:15pm Closing Remarks
Expressing our gratitude and appreciation.
12:30pm Lunch & Disperse

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