IFD186 – Active Learning for Today’s Children
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In this interactive two week Children’s Teacher Training Course offered by Pamela Deck, you will learn practical ways to prepare for and teach today’s children in this multisensory, fast paced world. Children will be able to experience and retain the Good News and grow in their faith journeys.
This course is for both new and experienced Sunday School and Children’s Ministry teachers who want a fresh approach and support from other teachers as we learn with each other. We will explore: choosing and using curriculum, planning lessons, positive classroom management and nonstressful environment, how children learn and remember applying brain research, multi-sensory learning methods, the importance of reflection time, and evaluating lessons. Through your assignments, you’ll engage with the material, your instructor, and fellow participants at a deeper level than lecture alone-and the time of day you learn is flexible! Pamela looks forward to journeying with you in your teaching ministry!
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
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Past participants in this course have said…
“The resources and assignments this course offered have been very helpful in my ministry. It forced me to assess the quality of our programs, to find what we are doing well and where our challenges lie.”
“I am very happy that I was a part of this workshop discussion and I learned a lot. Loved it! Sorry to see it end!”
“Thank you, Pamela Deck, for another wonderful workshop with excellent course materials, collaborative discussions, and additional resources for help in the areas of ministry where each of us serve.”
Pamela Deck loves helping churches, other groups, and individuals equip disciples and connect faith to real life through Christian education ministries! Based in the Western North Carolina Conference (WNCC), her educational background includes a B.S. from Clemson University, Certificate in Business Administration from Isothermal Community College, and graduate work at Candler School of Theology at Emory University for the Certified Associate in Christian Education in the United Methodist Church in 1996. With over 25 years of experience in education ministry, she served as Staff Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator at Spindale United Methodist Church. Since then, Pamela has contracted with the United Methodist Publishing House at various times as Cokesbury Action Team Conference Leader and Marion District Representative; FaithHome for Parents Consultant; and National Workshop Presenter. Ongoing training includes Safe Sanctuaries (WNCC), Transitions (WNCC) Coaching (GBOD), Liturgical Dance (SEJ and Long’s Chapel), and Equipping Ministry (Group). Visit Pamela’s website and Facebook page to learn more about her work.
Pamela enjoys being involved at Spindale United Methodist Church as adult Sunday School teacher, Praise in Motion dance leader, Middle School youth group leader, and lay leadership team. She is a member of the WNCC CEF Christians Engaged in Faith Formation and Leadership Rutherford Board. Pamela serves as WNCC Recertification Registrar. Some favorite hobbies are travel, baking, reading, fashion and sewing, guitar, piano, and dance. Pamela lives with her husband and black lab mix and has a young adult son and daughter. She looks forward to learning together with you soon!