Saturday, July 7, 2018
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Teachers and classroom volunteers, youth ministry volunteers, SSP & after school program counselors, Vacation Bible Camp volunteers, parents & grandparents interested in supporting their children’s growth and development, anyone interested in United Methodist beliefs and practices.
10:00 am to 11:30 am – Session with
Keynote speaker Jen Hoggan.
11:30 am to Noon Lunch
Noon to 2:00 pm – Two workshop
sessions. Participants will choose
based on their interest.
Please indicate your plans to attend by calling or emailing:
Childcare available with reservation.
Morning session for all participants:
Broad Strokes Training
Remember and celebrate the purpose of your work.
Be encouraged by the community around you.
The Struggle Is Real:
Spark Interest and Extinguish Discipline Concerns in Children’s Classes
Teaching groups of children in a way that honors diversity, sets children and teachers up for success, and opens learners up to active, positive participation with the lessons and ideas presented. Let’s look at routines, expectations, and tools for success in a classroom setting.
Did you know there are eights kinds of “smarts”? Discover how to make use of multi-sensory, multiple intelligence learning styles. Learn practical strategies for planning engaging lessons and working with group dynamics. Identify helpful approaches to leadership in the classroom and other youth program settings.
Succeeding Through Failure:
Using Improv Techniques To Engage,
Excite, and Educate
Many teachers struggle with engaging students and getting them to participate and be involved, whether the lesson is about algebra, the New Testament, or what it means to be a friend. Using improvisation-based activities, teachers can draw out their students in a positive, supportive, and more open way, taking advantage of mistakes and “failure” to create a looser and more playful environment. In this workshop, attendees will learn, and participate in, basic introductory improv exercises and see the power of “yes and,” listening, teamwork, and even “failure” in action, in addition to learning specific exercises to bring back to their classes.
You Don’t Know Jackie:
United Methodist Beliefs
Strengthen your understanding of the church’s proclamation and practice of the Christian faith.
Seeds to Branches:
Growing in Faith, Abiding in Love
The mustard seed starts out very small. With time, it becomes a plant offering hospitality to many birds. Humans, too, go through processes of change and development. We’ll talk about stages of faith and ways to nurture our sense of God’s nearness and love.