Training course for Christian education teachers
The scholastic year 2018-2019
The course was organized for CE teachers in the Christian schools from Grades (1-11). The course started in Bethlehem on Friday, 4th October 2019, while in Ramallah it was started on Friday, 25th October 2019, for a period of 13 training hours, over a period of 4 meetings.
The goal of this course was to train the CE teachers in the implementation of Christian Education books that were renovated during the years 2016-2018.
Forty CE teachers participated in these two courses, some of whom teach Christian Education for the first time, and some of them have many years in this field. The two courses dealt with new books in terms of the “spiral design of the curriculum”, and the content in its doctrinal, liturgical and ethical dimensions, the distribution of the content throughout the books series, the interrelation of the books with each other among the series, as well as other topics related to the planning of annual and quarterly plans and preparation of Daily lessons. The CE teachers expressed the usefulness of these courses for developing their educational and teaching performance.
It is worth mentioning that these courses were the result of cooperation among the Catechetical Office of the Latin Patriarchate, Department of Religious Studies at Bethlehem University and the Secretariat of Christian Schools.
Sr. Virginie Habib