Can teachers edit individual lessons?

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Can teachers edit individual lessons?

Postby martensd » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:01 pm

With the 2013 curriculum for youth Sunday School classes, teachers have flexibility to choose weekly lesson topics from outlines grouped under the monthly themes. Will they be able to edit individual lesson topics, or will the SS presidency have to do this after conferring with our teachers?

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Re: Can teachers edit individual lessons?

Postby lajackson » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:09 pm

There is a plan that teachers will be able to edit their lessons, but I am not sure if it has actually been implemented just yet.

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Re: Can teachers edit individual lessons?

Postby mevans » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:17 pm

This is a requested feature, but we haven't seen it yet.

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Re: Can teachers edit individual lessons?

Postby mschmauch » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:01 am

It would be very helpful to have a general idea when teachers will be able to edit their own lesson plans. If it was going to happen within a week or so we could easily wait. If it's not coming for a month or more I, as the SS President, need to urge my teachers to funnel their lesson choices to me soon to get them scheduled properly so class menbers willnot lose trust in the Scheduling system after it's just been announced.

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Re: Can teachers edit individual lessons?

Postby russellhltn » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:14 am

MSchmauch wrote:It would be very helpful to have a general idea when teachers will be able to edit their own lesson plans. If it was going to happen within a week or so we could easily wait. If it's not coming for a month or more I, as the SS President, need to urge my teachers to funnel their lesson choices to me soon to get them scheduled properly so class menbers willnot lose trust in the Scheduling system after it's just been announced.


We rarely hear about changes in advance. The limited pool of developers work on many projects based on priorities set by the Priesthood department.

I'd suggest you work with your teachers as I think it's more likely "a month or more" then "within a week". If I'm wrong, it will be a happy surprise.
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Re: Can teachers edit individual lessons?

Postby yatesto » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:41 am

Thanks Russell! Knowing it will take some time is very useful; I don't have to keep checking each day. :) Your group does a great job. I love seeing the use of technology grow in the Church.

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Re: Can teachers edit individual lessons?

Postby gregsowards » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:06 pm

The website states it will be available the first week of 2013. You can take it to the bank!

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Re: Can teachers edit individual lessons?

Postby jdlessley » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:45 pm

Now you know why they seldom announce updates or features for those updates. When that announcement was made it looked like it might make it in that time frame. And now that the time has passed let's exercise patience and forbearance.
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Re: Can teachers edit individual lessons?

Postby whatgoesaround » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:53 pm

Frankly, it is one thing to exercise patience and forbearance, but the entire new curriculum idea was that students and their parents would study at home in preparation for the lessons. If that doesn't happen soon then the youth are missing out on a huge opportunity to not only learn at home prior to Sunday, but get their parents involved. I know that individual lessons can be announced over the pulpit or in the bulletin or on Ward Facebook pages, but many people rely on going to lds.org to get information about the Ward. I would say that our lack of patience is in Godly love for our youth and their benefit.

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Re: Can teachers edit individual lessons?

Postby lajackson » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:20 pm

whatgoesaround wrote:Frankly, it is one thing to exercise patience and forbearance, but the entire new curriculum idea was that students and their parents would study at home in preparation for the lessons. If that doesn't happen soon then the youth are missing out on a huge opportunity to not only learn at home prior to Sunday, but get their parents involved. I know that individual lessons can be announced over the pulpit or in the bulletin or on Ward Facebook pages, but many people rely on going to lds.org to get information about the Ward. I would say that our lack of patience is in Godly love for our youth and their benefit.

If you will recall, the change in youth curriculum was announced so late in the year that LDS Distribution had already prepared and shipped the old manuals to those who requested them. Hardly anyone was as prepared for this change as they would have wished.

I am sure programmers and others are scrambling as quickly as they can to adapt to the change. In the meantime, youth and parents can still study at home.

And while lessons cannot be updated by the teachers, they can be updated by administrators who can be very specific about what will be studied on Sunday. So it actually is possible today to do the very thing you suggest. It just cannot be done by the teachers themselves.

They will have to talk to and coordinate with other leaders, which was also a very important part of implementing the new curriculum, as I recall from our stake training.


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