Become a Creative Facilitator of Interactive Training. Discover a seven-step process for designing presentations and training sessions that consistently engage participants.


Become a Creative Facilitator of Interactive Training

Are you frustrated with the lack of audience involvement in your presentations? Are you desperately in need to stop or minimize lecturing but are not sure what to do differently? Are you longing for a process to help you design and deliver memorable presentations and training sessions? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this seminar is for you!

Upcoming Course Dates

Moving Beyond Lecture is offered in October as part of a Good Soil training package. See Annual Training Schedule

Course Dates Location  
Moving Beyond Lecture October 19–October 20, 2017 ABWE Training Center More info & Register
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Engaging Participants

In this seminar you will discover a seven-step process for designing training sessions that consistently engage participants

Mind Map

1. Mind Map

Learn a quick and easy visual method for determining the content needed for your training/teaching sessions. You will watch a brief video clip of a simple explanation of mind mapping. Then you will work with others to create a mind map of a fun lesson before you create one on your own for an upcoming lesson you want to teach.

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2. Define Objectives

Once you have thought through all you know about the subject of a particular class (or what you need to research for that class), next you need to define your objectives. You need to decide what you want participants to know, be able to do, and to feel, as a result of your training/teaching. What are the facts, issues, ideas, principles, concepts—the cognitive items your students need to know? As your students process these items, how do you want them to feel? Excited? Passionate? Ashamed? Worshipful? Sad? Once they know these things and feel a certain way, what do they need to do in response to your teaching? How should they react? What is the next step they need to take or what should they be able to accomplish?

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3. Prioritize Content

Differentiate between the content that participants really “need to know” and that which is only “nice to know.” Also, determine what content you should tell them “where to go” to find, if needed. Once we have cleaned up the project twice, the content should be manageable and we can be sure to have time in class for processing. Avoid bored and frustrated students! Prioritize your content.

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4. Outline Content

Based upon the visual “mind map,” organize the teaching content into an outline form. There are many ways to outline content. Our objective is not to get everyone to do it the same way. We do want teachers to realize that it is necessary, but only after you’ve taken the first three steps in designing your training sessions. Too often outlining courses comes earlier in the process and thus teachers have too much material in the outline. Therefore, they think they no option but to lecture to get it all in. If you want to engage students, outline your course – after you mind map, define objectives, and prioritize content.

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5. Chunk Content

Based upon the outline, organize the teaching content into CPR “chunks” (bite-size segments) that can be taught in about 20 minutes. Each chunk includes some (1) new content and time to (2) process that content. A (3) review activity should occur after two or three chunks (40-60 minutes period). During this time you’ll learn how long an adult can listen with attention (without falling asleep!), but you’ll also learn how long an adult can listen with retention. And after all, that is what we want—students taking what they learned with them, using it, practicing it.

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6. Insert Activities

Once a teacher gets to this point, now is the time to choose the learning activities he/she believes will best convey the material. You’ll ask, “Which activities will be most effective to help me meet my objectives with my students (what I want them to know, feel, and do)? You’ll explore 31 alternatives to lecture that will add options to your teaching/training toolkit.

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7. Develop Your Handout

You’ll ask the question, “What can I put into my students’ hands that will help me meet my objectives and communicate these truths. This is the last step which is often done too early. A truly engaging class will take this step only after the other six. This is when we can better decide what kind of handout will be most effective.

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Adult Learning Styles

In This Seminar You Will...

  • Practice your new-found skills in a safe environment with feedback designed to accelerate application of what you learn.
  • Observe the seminar facilitators model many engaging instructional methods and educational best practices in a fast-paced, highly interactive learning environment.
  • Receive a copy of the Moving Beyond Lecture student workbook which will remind you of all the principles you learn so you can use them in your ministry.

Students learn best when they are having fun!

Daily Schedule

Morning Session: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Lunch: 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Schedule

Moving Beyond Lecture is offered every Fall at the ABWE training center in  Lewisberry, PA .

Annual Training Schedule

  • Monday-Tuesday

    Good Soil Basic

    Learn to use the Good Soil evangelism and discipleship scale, the worldview onion peeling model, how to use The Story of Hope andThe Way to Joy (and other similar resources) and much more.
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    Hooks for Hanging OT/NT Storylines

    Offered on Monday and Tuesday evenings, these “Hooks” workshops are designed to help you teach participants to grasp an overview of the Old Testament and the New Testament in two one-hour sessions.
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  • Wednesday

    Trainer Certification

    Learn and become certified, to lead basic Good Soil E&D seminars and gain access to all of the necessary documents and files needed to present the seminar.
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  • Thursday-Friday

    BibleStorying

    Learn how to tell Bible stories effectively so that you can… Use Bible stories to reach children and adults too. Use Bible stories to reach postmodern AND tribal people. Enhance your preaching and Bible teaching.
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  • Monday-Tuesday

    Good Soil Basic

    Learn to use the Good Soil evangelism and discipleship scale, the worldview onion peeling model, how to use The Story of Hope andThe Way to Joy (and other similar resources) and much more.
    Learn More

    Hooks for Hanging OT/NT Storylines

    Offered on Monday and Tuesday evenings, these “Hooks” workshops are designed to help you teach participants to grasp an overview of the Old Testament and the New Testament in two one-hour sessions.
    Learn More

  • Wednesday

    Trainer Certification

    Learn and become certified, to lead basic Good Soil E&D seminars and gain access to all of the necessary documents and files needed to present the seminar
    Learn More

  • Thursday-Friday

    Moving Beyond Lecture

    Discover a six-step process for designing presentations and training sessions that consistently engage participants.
    Learn More

Engaging, interactive, and FUN learning!


Location

This training is held in the ABWE Administration and Training Center at:

522 Lewisberry Road
New Cumberland, PA 17070
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Registration

$120 per participant ($96 for ABWE Personnel) — includes lunch, snacks, and instructional materials and other resources)

Special discounts available for students who previously attended the seminar at ABWE, as well as group discounts.

Upcoming Course Dates

Moving Beyond Lecture is offered in October as part of a Good Soil training package. See Annual Training Schedule

Course Dates Location  
Moving Beyond Lecture October 19–October 20, 2017 ABWE Training Center More info & Register

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