richmanll wrote:With the new integrated curriculum coming in 2018 for children, youth, and adults, there will be less of a need to have a tool to schedule lessons for the year and post them. The materials to be provided to teachers and students will include a study schedule.
Is this going to change everything? For example, with Relief Society and Melchizedek Priesthood no longer have "teachings of the prophets" on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays and general conference addresses on the 4th Sundays?
Is all the youth curriculum (Sunday School/YM/YW) going to change again?
Will there be no more Gospel Principles class? (or is it Gospel Essentials?)
richmanll said there will be less need to have a tool, but I have to imagine with the new "teaching in the Savior's way" program that they'll still want us to prepare in advance for class (one of the things I liked about Lesson Schedules was the ease of studying for class in advance).
Or will the study schedule that richmanll mentioned dictate what we are to study on a given week, church wide? If so, I suppose they could post it on lds.org for the whole church. That would actually be nice. Then if I go to a different ward, I'm not getting a lesson repeat from the previous week. But, if it's going to be a study schedule like we currently have--a list of lessons with no date--then there's the need for a tool so we know what lesson we're doing on what date. The current youth curriculum has monthly themes, but even in that, you're supposed to pick certain subtopics each week, and the Lesson Schedules tool allows you to do that.
Hmm...we might be stuck waiting until August to find out more.