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Dharmic (Religion and cultural) Traditions of India

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Course Description

  • This 4-day virtual workshop will familiarize participants with the core teachings, practices, and traditions of four Dharma (religious) traditions indigenous to India: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. Along with learning about these religions of India, participants will focus on the best pedagogical strategies to enable them to utilize this content in various K-12 settings. This workshop will include: instruction, discussion, collaborative work time, and site visits to places of worship, where possible, for each of the four religions.
  • Lead Learner (Facilitator): Indira Walia
  • Credit(s) and Type: 30 Hours Relicensure


Target Audience

  • Admin Pro-tech
  • Certified
  • Open to Substitute Teachers = Yes
  • Open to Student Teachers = Yes
  • Open to Charter School Staff = Yes
    • Charter Certified or Classified


Date, Time & Location

  • Start Date: June 21, 2021
  • End Date: June 24, 2021
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Field trip opportunity TBD)
  • Location or Google Meet Link: Please contact Indira for details


Course Outcomes

Here are the outcomes for the course:

  • Explore how to bundle cross-curricular content and standards as a framework for lesson objectives and assessments related to one or more of the four Dharmic traditions 
  • Critically reflect upon their current worldview and consider how this workshop contributed to their understanding of religions as internally diverse, dynamic, and embedded in culture
  • Identify the best pedagogical strategies to utilize the content of the workshop in their various setting