Spirit Play Training
Training is important in Spirit Play to insure that your program begins and continues using the most of its resources and volunteers. Volunteers value their training as a sign that the church supports them in teaching. With your
training, each participant receives a CD with over 600 stories, lessons, and materials to use in your program. These materials are not available for sale. They also experience a model classroom, practice with using stories, and the wealth of knowledge brought by the trainer. The training is for a full day, 9 am to 5 pm. Shorter workshops are available for tuning up your program. Contact your regional trainer.
Recommendations for Training
We recommend that you send at least two people from your church to a training along with the DRE so that they can support each other in training others when they return.
If you begin a Spirit Play program, please register it by sending an email to email@example.com with church name and number of classes with ages of children. Please update your information if you change DRE’s or contact people, or if you add classes.
If you have an ongoing Spirit Play program, we recommend that you have additional people trained every two or three years to cover the turnover in teachers and to guarantee the quality of your Spirit Play program. Many programs have experienced difficulties with Spirit Play when their original teachers who are trained leave, and only people who were trained secondarily remain. It’s good to get a refresher training to keep the program alive with possibilities.
If you are already a Spirit Play Teacher or DRE, you may join the Yahoo group by clicking here.
June 3 Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Trainer: Emily Manvel Leite
UU Church of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Drive
June 17 Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Woodinville UU Church, WA
Trainer: Joy Silver
Deadline: May 1
Contact: Reverend M. Jamil Scott, Director of Lifespan Learning, DLL@wuuc.org
Flyer and Registration form below.
Woodinville Online registration:
July 29 Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster PA
Trainer: Nita Penfold
Information to come.
August 5 Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Trainer: Jennifer Innis
Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
901 Page Avenue Fort Worth Texas
Contact: DRE, Cameron Young. firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration materials to come.
September 30,2017 Canton NY 9 am to 5 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton, NY
3 ½ East Main Street, Canton, NY 13617
Trainer: Nita Penfold
Time to set up your 2017 trainings. Contact your preferred trainer soon.