I just wanted to share the impact of Moving Beyond Lecture on the teaching team at Biblical Ministries Worldwide.
One week after Gil’s Moving Beyond Lecture seminar here at our office in Georgia, we started our Candidate Seminar. I challenged all of those who attended Moving Beyond Lecture (MBL) to take at least one principle from MBL and apply it to one of their classes and then report back to me. I made it a contest of sorts: the winner would receive a nice gift.
Results? I have ten (10) examples of how impactful MBL was on the training team. In just one week, this course material has dramatically changed how we design and conduct many of our sessions. One of my trainers is a VP of Academic Affairs for a seminary and he completely revised his approach to his class. Who is the winner? They all are! Not only did they see more enthusiastic response to material from the students, they now “own” the MBL principle they used. So, everyone is going to get a small reward (Starbucks card).
I'm not going to let the pressure off, though. Even though everyone has returned to their “real job,” my thoughts going forward are
-Have everyone complete a Training Wheels for their course(s)
-Revise the handouts they use, if any, with learning objectives clearly stated
-Reduce dependence upon PowerPoint as the primary content transfer mode
Thank you so much for making such a contribution to our training processes at Biblical Ministries Worldwide. Only eternity will tell the real impact of your gracious gift to (or for) the cause of Christ.