Choosing educational resources
Quarterly curriculum? Rotation model materials? Online resources? DVD clips? Choosing age-appropriate, dynamic, life-changing, formative teaching materials for the educational ministry of your church is an important task.
Evaluating Curriculum for Reformed Identity
There are many different ways to evaluate curriculum. This form will help your congregation look for examples of teaching and learning activities that are distinctly Reformed. The process can be used to evaluate curricula from a variety of publishers, including online resources.
Help is available
Churches often need help with the interpretation and evaluation of curriculum. They want to know the scope and sequence of the material — what is taught and when — and to look at sample lessons. Many publishers provide this information online. Visit specific publisher’s Web sites for downloadable samples and to view the scope and sequence.
Basic Guide to Finding Scope, Sequence, and Samples
A basic guide for finding the scope and sequence of stories and sample sessions of a particular curriculum can help committees navigate the internet and find the tools they need to meet their educational ministry goals.
Register for planning course
Training and tools for curriculum evaluation and lesson planning tools are available through Opening Doors to Discipleship, Course A, Session 12. Register for this free online resource by contacting your denominational representative for the login number.
Each year the Presbyterian Church of Canada produces a curricula comparison chart. It is an excellent tool to begin your search. Children’s curriculum from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Congregational Ministries Publishing, is listed in this chart. Visit the We Believe site for more thorough information about curriculum features and tools. Choose curriculum by Presbyterians for Presbyterians through CMP.