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EDUCATING FOR
LIFE SCHOOL

TRAINING TEACHER TRAINERS

OCTOBER, 2023

Teachers and homeschoolers have a key role in shaping the next generation. This is an amazing opportunity and an awesome challenge. The shaping of young minds who will build the future!

But how many teachers who are currently working have the opportunity, due to busy schedules, to access specific and integrated christian educational training?  This in-service training programme promotes the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills for a teacher. Every two years, the University of the Nations (Youth With A Mission in Burtigny) in partnership with Instruire.ch (Association of Christian schools in French-speaking Switzerland) offers an in-service training course for teachers (and parent teachers) that lasts one school year.

Educating for Life demonstrates how to use teaching methods that include hands-on activities and discussion. In this way, teachers can learn by their own experience of being students in the program! Not restricted to participants of the christian faith, the principles of teaching will apply to any age of student, and any subject area.

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INSPIRING
TEACHING

This teacher training course offers 1 week and 5 weekends of training as well as a follow-up of the teachers during one school year with 4 visits per year. Topics include: Teaching from a Biblical Perspective, Helping Students Study, Successfully Managing a Classroom, Life Giving Evaluation and more. All content is carefully curated, and presents ample opportunities for application in a wide range  of  educational platforms

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CHARACTER
GROWTH

Your character  plays a vital role in your overall calling and life and particularly influences those who lead a classroom. Throughout this course you will be encouraged to pay careful attention to your growth, challenging yourself to practice and apply what you learn.

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TEAM
DYNAMICS

Collaboration with God and one another is highly emphasized on this course. So throughout  your time you will embark on a journey of discovery with others to build this kingdom culture which you can take back to your classroom. We commit to invest in relationships, prayer and training for each new teacher in our schools.

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SKILL
PRACTICE

You will be encouraged and challenged to sharpen your teaching approach to produce relevant, creative and high quality work. Your assignments and projects will present more than enough opportunity  for you to grow.

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WORSHIP & 
PRAYER

Worship and prayer are integral aspects of our daily lives. Engaging in  these  allows us to grow a deeper passion for God and seek revelation of his heart and purposes for the world. It is a place to get nourishment, encouragement  and inspiration as we  connect and join in his redemptive work. We also find the courage to change and be transformed into better educators.

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ONGOING 
FELLOW-UP

The follow-up of the teacher by a trainer during the year consists of, among other things,  four visits of at least half a day to the teacher's class, plus interviews after observation and some coaching. There is also personal work to be handed in.

PRACTICAL INFO

PREREQUSITE

None

LANGUAGE

FR

CREDITS

12 credits from UofN

College of Education (For DTS certificate holders)

COST

1360 CHF (Payment in instalments possible)

DATES

October 23 - 28, 2023

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