REC Seminars & Presentations

Introducing ReligionAndPublicLife.org

Monday, June 21, 2021 – 12pm (ET)

Dr. Nathan C. Walker – 1791 Delegates

ReligionAndPublicLife.org is an emerging social learning community. Learn how the following three features may support researchers, educators, and institutions. The (1) social network, similar to LinkedIn, connects young adults, college students, and professionals through sharing profiles, joining clubs, and messaging one another through the mobile app; (2) the learning management system allows contributors to build on-demand and live courses, as well as publish digital resources to serve as textbooks to supplement onsite teaching; and an (3) the e-commerce platform allows contributors to advertise their services (e.g., speaking, consulting, training) and products (e.g., certificate programs, books, research reports, lesson plans). Join its founder, Dr. Nathan C. Walker, for a demo of the platform and learn how to apply for an onboarding grant to help you generate income by selling online courses and promoting your professional services.

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Recent Events

Headshots of three teachers, two women and one man, superimposed on the image of a chalkboard with the title Teaching Religious Literacy: Teacher Panel. Text on the chalkboard says Wednesday, January 10, 2024 3:30pm (ET)

Teaching Religious Literacy: Teacher Panel

January 10, 2024 – Join three secondary religion teachers for a conversation about how they teach about religion in their different contexts. They will share examples from their classrooms and discuss the challenges of teaching about religion in today’s educational climate.

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Religious Literacy: Children’s Museums as Playful Spaces to Engage Young Children and Adults

November 1, 2023 — Children’s museums provide playful spaces within the public sphere for children and adults to engage together through familiar and novel content and platforms. This talk explores processes in developing religious literacy within the informal educational context of Boston Children’s Museum (BCM). To guide critical theory-practice connections, we reflect on how as collaborators in the Religious Literacy Initiative we sought to provide children and the adults who care for them opportunities to: 1) unpack how beliefs and values develop as a facet of identity; 2) increase comfort around differing belief systems and uncover commonalities; and 3) celebrate religious, cultural and familial traditions. 

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Podcasting as Pedagogy

October 12, 2023 — World Religions high school teacher Greg Soden will offer tips, show examples and rubrics, and discuss the various tools available to educators who want to assess their students via podcasting!

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