Teachers

Teachers are interreligious leaders of today and tomorrow. Many young peoples’ first impressions of global religious communities and encounters with people who are religiously different occur in the classroom. ICJS provides thoughtful programming and professional development opportunities for Baltimore-area teachers in public, private religious, and independent non-religious schools to come together to think about how to teach about religion and facilitate interreligious encounters in the classroom.

ICJS Teachers Fellowship

We offer a one-year, grant-funded, cohort-based program for Baltimore teachers to think deeply about pedagogy, engage in place-based learning about religion, and workshop lesson plans. Click here for more information and to apply to be an ICJS Teacher Fellow.

Educator Workshops

Several times a year, ICJS hosts and convenes workshops and events open to all Baltimore-area teachers and educators. These professional development and curricular enrichment programs encourage teachers to explore local resources for teaching about religion and share best practices. Click here for more information about these workshop programs.

Resources and Reflections for Teachers

ICJS provides a variety of accessible resources on Baltimore religious events and communities, reflections on teaching about religion, and handouts and case studies from past events to assist all teachers in building better interreligious pedagogy. Click here to explore these resources.