close You have been logged out, log in again to continue.

notifications

New! Are you an Adventist teacher? Click here to join Adventist Teacher Connect to become part of a global network of Adventist teachers!

Adventist Learning Community
1.0 CEU

Gr. PreK-2 Three Angels Curriculum Training

Course Summary

This course prepares teachers to deliver the integrated PreK-2 unit that is part of the North American Division curriculum.

Three Angels for Kids has been created to strongly ground Seventh-day Adventist PreK-12 students in the Revelation 14 message of a God of love about to intervene for humanity. 

The ultimate goal is to draw students into a loving relationship with Jesus. The core philosophy is one of righteousness by faith and trust in the One who provided the ultimate sacrifice for us. This leads to a natural response of courage and conviction to stand up for beliefs in the midst of pressure and chaos.

Within this grace-filled context,  this training provides teachers with an understanding of how to deliver integrated instruction in Bible, reading, writing and art  as encompassed in the Three Angels for Kids PreK-2 unit.

 

What do I need to know?

The Three Angels for Kids curriculum is available for purchase at www.ThreeAngelsForKids.com.  Teachers' guides and slides may be downloaded for free. By completing this course, teachers will earn 1.0 CEU's.

What will I learn in this course?

By the completion of this training you will have:

  • Re-examined your background knowledge and feelings regarding the three angels’ messages and embraced the love of God as the basis of Revelation’s warnings
  • Become knowledgeable in the broad principles underlying the three angels' messages of Revelation 14
  • Grasped the framework for teaching the three angels’ messages to Prek-2 students in a developmentally-appropriate manner
  • Gained a clear understanding of the materials needed to teach the unit
  • Decided on a plan of action for procuring program components
  • Become familiar with the NAD standards addressed in the unit
  • Generated ideas for combining subjects to create an integrated block to schedule the instruction
  • Refreshed your understanding of effective learning strategies to fully engage students in relevant discussions
  • Gained proficiency in asking open-ended questions to prompt students to apply new learning within a wholesome grace-oriented context
  • Become skilled in using before/during/after skills to teach students the two anchor texts: Three Angels in the Sky and God Makes a Plan
  • Learned to use research-based strategies to teach vocabulary, including contractions and words with the suffix /ed/
  • Gained an understanding of  wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry watercolor techniques and the methods for teaching young children to express themselves through watercolor
  • Created your own watercolor resist using wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques
  • Grasped the importance of using metacognitive skills through modelling and shared writing to guide students in the completion of their watercolor books
  • Become familiar with various options for assembling students’ Three Angels for Me books
  • Gained the skills to provide children with the tools to self-manage during literacy rotations
  • Grasped the big picture of what is needed to conduct literacy rotations to accompany a guided reading program
  • Learned how to implement the suggested stations for literacy rotations, including vocabulary, listening center, puppets, and sentence strips
  • Committed to teach the Prek-2 integrated three angels curriculum unit with fidelity and grace
  • Learned where to find additional resources to support your teaching

 

About the Instructor

Sandra Doran, Ed.D. has enjoyed working as an educator and writer within the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the larger community for more than thirty years. She is the author of seven books, hundreds of articles, and served as columnist for the Adventist Review, Signs of the Times, and ParentTalk magazines.

Within the educational arena, she has taught on every level from pre-school through college, held top administrative roles in four schools, and worked as Associate Superintendent of Education for the Florida Conference for 15 years. Most recently, she served as founding head of North Tampa Christian Academy, creating an innovative environment for project-based learning.

Doran holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Atlantic Union College, a master’s degree in religion and communication from Andrews University and a doctorate in special education from Boston University. She currently serves as Curriculum and Creative Director of Three Angels for Kids.


Reviews

Erinn
6 months ago
star star star star star

Great ideas. Thank you

1.0 CEU
star star star star star 1
Self-paced course
Philosophy and Mission Teacher Standards
Curriculum Teacher Standards
Instruction Teacher Standards
Professional Learning Teacher Standards