Some of our most ardent supporters are teachers. Whether you are a world religions teacher, have a multi-cultural classroom or are seeking a different PD experience, Encounter can help.
For Your Classroom
If you are looking for something that goes beyond the textbook and brings the subject of world religions alive for students, Encounter World Religions can help in several ways:
- Sacred Symbols: This presentation uses dozens of ritual items portraying world religions as not just texts and creeds but also as stories, textures, sights and sounds.
- House of Worship Tours: Visits arranged to houses of worship, with guides organized at each location.
- Overviews: On this page you will find short overviews of many world religions organized using EWR's four P's. These may be printed and used in a classroom or may be useful for student research.
- Media: Check here often. As we continue to research, experience, and read from a variety of online sources Encounter staff will often post articles and pictures which you may find interesting.
- Audio CD: To See, To Be, To Do on audio CD can be used in class or in a library collection. It features a concise comparative model for understanding religions and numerous stories from the different traditions.
If you are looking for unique professional development for yourself, your school or school board, Encounter World Religions can help in several ways:
- Exploring World Religions: The gold-standard opportunity is this week long course offered every summer. It receives rave reviews from new teachers and thirty year veterans alike, for the firsthand experience and the powerful credibility it lends to their classroom teaching.
- Professional Development Presentations: Well-received presentations provide excellent resources for teachers to expand their knowledge of world religions or simply to better understand the diverse background and family contexts which shape their multicultural classrooms. Contact Us for more information.
- Audio CD: To See, To Be, To Do on audio CD can be used as a valuable teacher resource to deepen one's comparative understanding of traditions.
Taught with passion and with humour, our courses not only work for religious studies but can also complement the subjects of sociology, anthropology, and history.
Our events offer the opportunity to learn about the ethnic and religious background of the students and parents you encounter every day. Whether it is the Exploring World Religions course, the To See, To Be, To Do overview or other programs, you will have the opportunity to learn about their traditions and perhaps visit the sacred places your students frequent.
Contact us for rates and schedule availability.