1. Lesson Plans:
We are in the process of collecting the lesson plans being used for our SSE classes. You can look at the plans available on this portal or on the national repository. You could even contribute to the collection by uploading any lesson plans you might have. Please look at the table with links in section 3.
2. SSE Teacher Training:
Members and Parents aspiring to become SSE Teachers can now take the teacher training course online. The program consists of a self paced training module followed by a review of the lesson plans generated by the trainee. Once the online training is completed, the newly inducted teachers can start generating lesson plans for the SSE classes. It is advisable for them to pair up with existing SSE Teachers for a few weeks. This would provide them with smooth transition into conducting the classes on their own.
Here are the steps to be followed to start the online SSE Teacher’s Training:
- Please inform your center / group’s SSE coordinator of your intent to start the training.
- The primary web site for the training is: http://www.saispiritualeducation.us/standard-4/objective-a.
- Register for the Training: Online Training Registration Form
- Watch the training videos and review the required material. If you have any questions and need help, please reach out to your center’s SSE coordinator or the regional SSE coordinator.
- Once you complete the training, submit the lesson plan for review: Submit Lesson Plan
Note: At any point in time, if you need help with the training or need clarification on the concepts presented in the training, please reach out to your center’s SSE coordinator or the regional SSE coordinator.
|Center / Group SSE Coordinator||Center Details|
|Regional SSE Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
3. Important Links:
|US National SSE Portal||http://www.saispiritualeducation.us|
|Enrichment Workshop Presentations||http://sairegion3.org/sse-national-enrichment-program-presentations/|
|Online Teacher Training Portal||http://www.saispiritualeducation.us/standard-4/objective-a|
|SSE Resources Portal – Contribute and Search for SSE Related Content||http://www.saispiritualeducation.net|
|Conference Reading Material from International SSE Conference 2015|
|General material pertaining to SSE||http://sairegion3.org/forums/forum/sse-zone/|
|Upload Lesson Plan||http://sairegion3.org/upload-sse-lesson-plans/|
In an effort to make the classes more interesting and create a fun based learning environment, a number of values games could be incorporated into the weekly classes. For e.g. Illustrating the unity of all religions via a crossword on the “Golden Rule” of religions may help the kids retain better what they learn in the class. Or a discussion on Swami’s childhood could be coupled with a quiz on the important dates and events from Swami’s childhood.