In this interactive two week course, you will learn to lead and teach more effectively so that people you minister with better retain and apply the Good News to their lives. Whether you are a new or seasoned teacher, you will discover a comprehensive “101” approach to faith formation for groups of all ages. Practical information and techniques based on scientific learning and educational practices can be put to immediate use. We will explore who you are as a teacher, your students, call and gifts, ages and stages of faith development, building caring community, hospitable space, curriculum, brain-friendly learning, ideas for making scripture come alive, and more.Through assignments and discussion boards, you will engage with the material, the instructor, and fellow participants at a deeper level than lecture alone. You can expect to spend an hour each day reading, writing assignments, and responding to others.This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.