Thursday, January 27, 2022

Master Class 1 – 7:00-8:00 pm

Creating Educational Spaces That Are Equitable and Engaging

Speaker: Dr. Summer Wood, CEO of Strategic EDvantage Coaching and Consulting, Principal of F.H. Jenkins Preparatory School, Nashville TN

In this class, participants will focus on practical ways  to ensure that the educational spaces in our churches and ministries are equitable, engaging and culturally responsive.

Master Class 2 – 8:15-9:15 pm

The Moment The Message The Method

Speaker: Dr. Rene Rochester, CEO of PhatStar Learning, Franklin TN

In this class, you will be empowered with Biblically based teaching methods.  Learn to engage your students with relevance, wisdom and power as you serve as a conduit of the Holy Spirit, the Master Teacher.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Master Class 3 – 7:00-8:00 pm

Teaching in a Cancel Culture

Speaker: Pastor Jevon Billups Pastor, Dominion Life Center, Largo MD

The world is ever changing and cultural norms seem to rapidly shift with the influence of social media.  Teachers in this session will discuss the need for cultural humility in the classroom and will focus on respect, language, barriers, and conflicting convictions.

Master Class 4 – 8:15-9:15 pm

Managing Your Classroom – Tips for Success

Speaker: Dr. Vermelle Greene, Author and Executive Director of The Boys Initiative

Classroom management is not the same as discipline.  Many of the behavior problems that teachers experience have little to do with discipline.  Most are caused by a poorly designed or non-existent plan of procedures and routines.  To be an effective teacher, you must be an effective manager.  In this session, we will discuss how to design and implement a classroom management plan that can work for all teachers and age levels of children.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Breakout Sessions 1 – 9:00-10:00am

Authenticity and Community (Teaching Young Adults)

Speaker: Thomas Brackeen, Minister to Youth and Families, Metropolitan AME Church, Washington DC

Learn strategies and methods that will create engaging educational experiences for young adults.


Teaching Strategies for the Elementary Learner

Speaker: Bekah Stoneking, Content Editor, Explore the Bible: Kids, Lifeway Christian Resources

Discuss practical ways to make learning fun and effective for elementary age students


Comparing Platforms for Digital Instruction

Speaker: Daniel Christian Bradley, Minister to Youth and Young Adults, Maple Springs Baptist Church

The COVID-19 pandemic forced churches and ministries to deliver services, classes and small groups in a virtual setting.  In this session participants will discuss options for virtual meetings (Zoom, Google Meet, Streamyard) and learn about tools and resources that can be used to ensure that virtual learning is effective and interactive.

Creating and Facilitating Effective Student Engagement Activities
Speaker:  Sherry Bell, Faculty and Student Support Services Manager and Professor, Lancaster Bible College
This session will focus on innovative approaches to balance the teaching and learning process with student engagement activities for the purpose of long-term application of the instruction.

Breakout Sessions 2 – 10:15-11:15am

Engaging Youth with Biblical Teaching

Speaker: Ray Nelson, Motivational Speaker and Youth Developer

Learn strategies and methods that will create interactive and engaging educational experiences for middle school and high school youth.


Stopping the Exodus of Boys from Our Ministries

Speaker: Dr. Vermelle Greene, Author, Executive Director of The Boys Initiative

Many of our boys are leaving the church, largely because of the teaching methods used in children’s and youth ministries.  As followers of Christ, we have the spiritual resources to make a difference and change our teaching methods to fit the developmental , physical and emotional needs of boys and young men.  Come prepared to learn and discuss how to best meet this challenge in your ministry.

Teaching on Zoom

Speaker: Sherman Nelson, Digital Pastor, Carolina Missionary Baptist Church

Teaching on Zoom is an interactive hands-on class that helps the teacher understand the nuts and bolts of teaching virtual classes using Zoom.  Students will learn to share screens, manage breakout rooms, utilize whiteboards and annotating features, and maximize the use of the chat feature.

Secrets to Creative and Effective Teaching 

Speaker: Esther Moreno, Child’s Heart Children Ministries

Discover ideas and resources that will improve your skills as a teacher and increase the quality of instruction in your educational spaces.


Breakout Sessions 3 – 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Motivated to Learn (Teaching Adults)

Speaker: Jevon Billups, Pastor, Dominion Life Center, Largo MD

This session is designed to explore methods and practices of educating adult learners (also known as andragogy).  Participants will discuss three critical areas of consideration when teaching adults.

Teaching Strategies for Preschool and Toddlers

Speaker: Catherine Hwang-Jin, Children’s Pastor, Bayside Church, Roseville CA

Identify age-appropriate strategies for teaching little learners about God’s Word.

The ABC’s of Effective Teaching

Speaker:Bobby Mathieu, Kids Zone Director, Landmark Church of Alexandria, NCCEC Board Chair

Participants will identify and discuss practical ways to ensure that our students are engaged in learning and that our teaching is effective.


How to Make Your Teaching Come Alive

Speaker: Dr. Bobby Manning, Pastor, First Baptist Church of District Heights

Learn how to make your expository teaching of Biblical truths come alive through the use of illustrations from everyday life, object lessons, and cultural context.

Wrap up and debrief immediately following last workshop session.

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