Here are some basic resources for Sunday school teachers and youth advisors of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto:

Teacher Manual

Resources for teachers, including goals and objectives, how to organize a session of Sunday school, basics of teaching and learning, and a summary of policies and procedures.

Safety Policy

Details our congregation’s policy, and summarizes legal obligations in California. Our Code of Ethics form is also here.

Criminal Background Checks

Criminal background check policy and resources for paid and volunteer staff.

Curriculum Resources

Links to curriculum books online, where available.

Teacher Podcasts

A series of ten-minute audio podcasts giving introductions to teaching, with Joe Chee, Ph.D. candidate and master educator, and Dan Harper, associate minister of religious education.

Games for CYRE

A great way to end a Sunday school session is with one of these games. Or if you run out things to do some Sunday, access this Web page with your smartphone, and find a game you can play with your group!

Curriculum plan 2019-2020 — Spreadsheet showing suggested lesson for each week of the UUCPA two year curriculum plan, for 2019-2020. Teachers may substitute other lesson, or create their own lessons, to accommodate the interests of their class. (14-16 plan here)

Volunteer job descriptions — for various volunteer positions.

coming soon?

Classroom set-ups — Diagrams showing how your classroom is supposed to be set up for you on Sunday morning or evening. Here are PDF files of diagrams for room set-up for Sunday school classrooms. These set-ups are also used by Sunday evening youth programs:

diagrams coming soon?

Request for Payment form — print this out, attach receipts, and submit to the Assoc. Minister of Religious Education to be reimbursed for approved expenses.