Class Descriptions

Friday, 7:40-8:30

Classroom Management

Instructor: Linda Massey

Have you ever wondered how some teachers make controlling a classroom full of children look so easy? Learn what techniques those instructors have in common, regardless of their teaching style.

Cyber Safety

Instructor: Debbie Etters
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Become familiar with current trends and statistics about kids online, and learn what a parent, grandparent, or other adult can do to safeguard children on the internet.

Beyond Storytelling

Instructor: Rebecca Faunce

Go beyond the book and bring a story to life through drama, props, and more. Learn ways to present Bible stories children have heard many times in a new and refreshing way. Discover exciting and interactive tools to go beyond storytelling!

Drug/Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Instructor: Amber Marino

Get the rundown of what Drug/Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is and explore some strategies on how to integrate individuals with Fetal Drug Exposure/Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders into your Sunday school program.

Magic Tricks

Instructor: Earl Faunce

What kid doesn’t love a little magic? Learn some fun tricks, illustrations and tools to spice up your class times and drive home important lessons for children.

 

Saturday, 10:10-11:-00

Recruiting Family Volunteers

Instructor: Earl Faunce

There seems to be a never-ending need for more volunteers! Learn about some practical ideas and tools for recruiting new volunteers and keeping old ones.

Safety and Security: A Must for Children’s Ministry

Instructor: Cheryl Moe

How can we protect the children we serve, our volunteers, and our church? We will discuss our responsibilities and talk together on this important subject.

Beyond Storytelling

Instructor: Rebecca Faunce

Go beyond the book and bring a story to life through drama, props, and more. Learn ways to present Bible stories children have heard many times in a new and refreshing way. Discover exciting and interactive tools to go beyond storytelling!

Reaching and Teaching Children with Autism

Instructor: Lorraine Peterson

The incidence rate of children with autism is on the rise; estimates are as high as one in fifty! Learn practical ways to reach and teach children with autism in your local church.

1, 2, 3, Jesus Loves Me

Instructor: Rachel Newport

Do you want to share the Gospel with children but don’t know where to start? Learn how to effectively share the simple message of salvation, and discover tools that will help you in your presentation. (This class may be a helpful prerequisite for Guiding a Child to the Savior.)

 

Saturday, 11:10-12:00

Review Can Be Exciting!

Instructor: Mona Boggs

Children learn through interaction. Games help them continue the learning process and help you monitor their progress. Learn some fresh ideas you can use to make review time fun in your class.

Cyber Safety

Instructor: Debbie Etters

Become familiar with current trends and statistics about kids online, and learn what a parent, grandparent, or other adult can do to safeguard children on the internet.

Preschool Management

Instructor: Laura Gibson

What is the difference between discipline and punishment? How can you keep control of a class full of little kids? Get some preschool teaching tips for positive behavior management.

Include the Whole Family

Instructor: Lorraine Peterson

Families of children with special needs often share that they desire two things from their church: accessibility and acceptance. Learn five steps you can take toward becoming an accessible and accepting church.

Guiding a Child to the Savior

Instructor: Rachel Newport

A child comes to you wanting to receive Jesus as his Savior. What do you do now? Learn how to be prepared to counsel children who respond to the presentation of the Gospel. (1, 2, 3, Jesus Loves Me may be helpful as a prerequisite class.)

 

Saturday, 12:50-1:40

Skits as a Teaching Tool

Instructor: Margo Cross

Kids love to dress up and act, and drama is a great way to involve them in the learning process and help them remember the truths you are teaching. Learn how to make skits an enriching experience for your class.

Science Object Lessons

Instructor: Rich Concannon

Learning fundamental truths and positive character traits is critical to the healthy development of a child. Adding an object lesson to any story, activity or game is an excellent way to reinforce this goal. Find out about some exciting object lessons to add to your teaching.

I’m Not Too Little!

Instructor: Lee Dickerson

Even preschoolers can understand truth from God’s Word and respond to the salvation message if it is presented effectively. Learn what little children are like and helpful methods for keeping their attention.

Fun Inclusion Activities

Instructor: Amber Marino

Explore some ways Sunday school programs can use games and activities to assist individuals with special needs and include them in your programs. We will also explore disability through the “Come Feel What I Feel” sensory tables from Joni and Friends, where you can “experience” the effects of certain special needs.

Foundations of Scripture Memory

Instructor: Rachel Newport

Scripture memorization is much more than rote repetition. Learn how you can help kids hide God’s Word in their hearts, understand what they are memorizing, and have fun doing it!

 

Saturday, 1:50-2:40

Making PowerPoints

Instructor: Earl Faunce

You’ll be surprised how easy it is to use PowerPoint to spice up your lessons! Discover tips and tricks for adding PowerPoint presentations to your classroom experience.

Learning Teaching Strategies from Jesus, the Master Teacher

Instructor: Linda Massey

Regardless of their religious beliefs, people who have studied the life of Jesus agree that He was a masterful teacher. Explore the teaching strategies Jesus used that you can adopt to make your own instruction more effective.

Teaching With Puppets

Instructor: Lee Dickerson

Children of all ages love puppets, and using them in your class is a fun way to get kids’ attention and teach valuable truths. Learn the basics of how to use puppets and incorporate them into your class.

Drug/Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Instructor: Amber Marino

Get the rundown of what Drug/Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is and explore some strategies on how to integrate individuals with Fetal Drug Exposure/Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders into your Sunday school program.

Teaching Memory Verses as Songs

Instructor: Rachel Newport

Discover how to help children memorize God’s Word by teaching verses in song form! Learn an effective method for teaching songs, see examples of using music and videos in your class, and understand why songs are beneficial to help children memorize Scripture.