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COURSE OVERVIEW | These workshops will support participants' understanding of a key component of 'quality Christian Education' in Aotearoa New Zealand by exploring different ways in which the Bible may inform and shape their practice and reflection on teaching or leading. In particular, participants will interact in depth with the different approaches presented in The Bible and the Task of Teaching (Written by David I Smith and John Shortt, available online as a free PDF).
Smith and Shortt's work, briefly introduced in the second workshop of 2018, was very well received by participants, with many indicating they would like to explore these ideas further, hence the topic for this year's programme. Through teaching, discussion and practical activities, participants will be supported to identify specific goals in relation to the theme of the PLD which they will then explore in their own classroom during Term 2. In Workshop 2 there will be opportunity to share progress towards these goals by contributing to structured, scaffolded, collaborative conversations which help them grow further in their understanding of quality Christian education.
- Northland | Thursday 28 March, Thursday 29 August
- Auckland | Friday 29 March, Friday 30 August
- Waikato/BOP |Thursday 21 March, Thursday 22 August
- Lower North Island or Upper South Island | Friday 3 May, Friday 6 September
- Mid or Lower South Island |Thursday 2 May, Thursday 5 September
VENUES | In 2019, only the Waikato/Bay of Plenty course went ahead.
COST | These interactive workshops are offered at the low cost of $290 (incl GST) per teacher for the two days, i.e. $145 per teacher per day.