The Secondary Encounter Bible training course will provide you with an overview of the big picture philosophy of this Bible curriculum, the overarching holistic goals for spiritual growth, the pedagogical framework of the curriculum, the role of assessment, how to plan and teach from an Encounter unit and the vital importance of teachers first abiding in Christ before they can bear fruit in their Bible classrooms.
1. Understand key ingredients of a spiritual growing environment. 2. Identify imperative pedagogical strategies that will contribute to a classroom culture of thinking and learning. 3. Understand the Transformational Planning Framework as transformational teaching tool in the teaching of Bible units. 4. Understand and interpret the elements featured in a teaching unit. 5. Describe how an understanding of biblical discipleship can inform a contemporary understanding of what it means to be a disciple. 6. Develop a personal philosophy of biblical assessment.
Nina is very passionate about inspiring teachers to know and share Jesus with children and teenagers in meaningful ways. She has taught English and Bible to Grades 7-12, and is the main author and trainer of the Secondary Encounter Bible curriculum. While writing, she has worked as Secondary Curriculum Officer for Adventist Schools Australia, Associate Secondary Director of Education for the North American Division, and is currently working as Adventist Identity Officer for Adventist Schools Australia. Her ongoing prayer is that Encounter Bible will not only change the spiritual culture of schools, but that it will impact teacher’s lives so that they will have a deeper walk with the Lord.