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: Saturday, January 5, 2019, 7:45 AM – Sunday, January 6, 2019, 12:30 PM
Venue: 613 Pilot Hill Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560
Nearby Airports:

  • Raleigh – Durham International Airport (7.3 mi)
  • Piedmont Triad International Airport (85 mi)

 

About the workshop:

This advanced workshop has been developed to address the training needs of SSE coordinators (regional, and center) and SSE teachers in the USA. The attendees are current or previous coordinators and teachers who are interested in learning more about improving their own classes and the SSE program in their center.

All participants are expected to have completed the basic SSE teacher training course and are requested to bring their teacher manual. Workshop participants should have completed the online survey as well as had an opportunity to meet with the facilitator on the phone prior to this face-to-face session. Following up from this workshop each participant will work on an ongoing project coached by the workshop facilitator.

The workshop will be facilitated by the National SSE Coordinator, Dr. Srinivas Raghavan.

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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Saturday
7:45am Registration
8:00am Breakfast
8:30am Welcome Address Welcome and orientation to this important task given by Swami.
8:45am Session 1: Foundations of SSE Program
Overview and expectations of SSE Program for teachers, and coordinators. Discuss program elements & framework.
10:45am Break
11:00am Session 2: Practicing Spirituality – Learning to Practice
Working through the process to achieve harmony between the SSE program’s mission and operation.
12:45pm Lunch
1:30pm Session 3: Practicing Spirituality – Teaching to Practice
Instilling and imparting the culture of practice through example and structure.
3:30pm Break
3:45pm Session 4: Practicing Spirituality – Practicing to Teach
Work through the process of preparing to teach, creating lessons, and learning to use support tools.
5:45pm Closing
6:00pm Dinner
6:30pm Evening Informal Satsang
Devotional singing, sharing experiences, Q & A
Sunday
6:45am Early morning devotionals
Omkar, Group offering of worship
7:30am Breakfast
8:00am Session 5: Practicing Spirituality – Fundamentals of Learning
How do students learn? How do you work with different learning styles? Creating Learning Objectives
10:00am Break / Group Photo
10:15am Session 6: Practicing Spirituality – Integrating Spirituality
Working with parents, teachers, students, officers, and center members to create a wholistic spiritual environment integrating spirituality into everyday life
12:15pm Closing Remarks
Expressing our gratitude and appreciation.
12:30pm Lunch & Disperse

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