SRE Teacher Training: 3-day course

Saturday, 17 July '21   10am – 3pm AEST
METTA CENTRE, 2/7 Cross Street, Bankstown NSW 2200, Australia
15 spaces available
SRE Teacher Training: 3-day course

Course dates

  • Sat, 22 May '21   10am – 3pm AEST - done
  • Sat, 17 Jul '21   10am – 3pm AEST
  • Sat, 11 Sep '21   10am – 3pm AEST
Details

All three days of training are required for accreditation as a Buddhist Special Religious Education (SRE) teacher in NSW public schools. The training also incorporates ongoing skills development for current SRE teachers, necessary to maintain accreditation.

Schedule:

DAY ONE - Saturday 22 May 2021
MORNING (10AM - 12PM): Appreciation of Traditions: you will gain an understanding of the rich diversity of Buddhist traditions.
Introduction to SRE: Context and overview of SRE in NSW public school, and understanding the broad range of skills needed to share the Dharma with young people.
LUNCH (12PM - 1PM): A vegetarian lunch will be provided. Current teachers are invited to join us, please RSVP.
AFTERNOON (1PM - 3PM): Classroom management techniques: current teachers will join us to workshop approaches to managing difficult behaviours in ways that align with Buddhist values and prioritise the wellbeing of young people.

DAY TWO - Saturday 17 July 2021
MORNING (10AM - 12PM): The Buddhist Council's SRE curriculum: emphasis on imparting values and life skills to young people. Understanding of child development and age-appropriate teaching practices.
LUNCH (12PM - 1PM): A vegetarian lunch will be provided. Current teachers are invited to join us, please RSVP.
AFTERNOON (1PM - 3PM): Teaching approaches and resources: current teachers will join us to workshop effective teaching methods and useful resources.

DAY THREE - Saturday 11 September 2021
MORNING (10AM - 12PM): Expectations of teachers, including understanding Code of Conduct, child protection, authorisation requirements and review.
LUNCH (12PM - 1PM): A vegetarian lunch will be provided. Current teachers are invited to join us, please RSVP.
AFTERNOON (1PM - 3PM): Lesson planning: current teachers will join us to workshop how to plan and conduct lessons.

Instructions

This is a hybrid event that will allow participants to also join via Zoom (if unable to travel to Sydney). Online participants are expected to actively engage in the workshop, and must be visibly present onscreen with their registered name.

Please indicate whether your attendance will be in-person or online. Zoom details will be sent closer to the date.

If you are a keen volunteer we don't want to turn you away due to financial difficulties. Please email educaton@buddhistcouncil.org so we can find a solution.

Tickets

Cost
SRE Teacher Training FULL COURSE
Course ticket - for remaining 2 dates.
15 available
Book for the full 3-day course to receive a discount.
A$240.00
Single day 22 May SRE Training
25 available
A$90.00
Single day 17 July SRE Training
25 available
A$90.00
Single day 11 September SRE Training
25 available
A$90.00
Location

METTA CENTRE
2/7 Cross Street
Bankstown NSW 2200
Australia