Explore Biblical Education

Descriptions of the workshops for Exchange Conference 2019 are available here. Descriptions for Exchange Conference 2020 workshops will be available in the spring of 2020.

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General

  • Battling for Hearts and Minds

    New

    Presenter: Jeff Keaton

    There is a battle raging for the hearts and minds of today's children. As Christian educators, you are on the frontlines of this battle. In this presentation you will be reminded of the importance of your great work and will be encouraged to invest in this generation of children like never before.

  • Characteristics of a Vibrant Christian School

    New

    Presenter: Jeff Keaton

    Every Christian school hopes to be a place where Christ is central and children are thriving. However, there are many barriers that prevent schools from reaching these lofty goals. In this presentation Jeff will share with you the key characteristics that are necessary for your school to reach a level of vibrancy that will produce the Christian leaders of tomorrow.

  • What Makes Education Christian? Parts I & II

    Presenter: Dr. Bryan Smith

    Christian education is one of the most rewarding ministries available to believers. But our success in this ministry depends, in part, on our ability to establish and maintain a clear vision for the task. If teachers do not know what the essence of Christian education is, our successes will likely be occasional and accidental. In this session we will consider what makes education Christian, what the main challenges to Christian education are, and how we can overcome these challenges.

  • Why Are Essential Questions Essential for Your School?

    New

    Presenter: Dan Beerens

    Essential questions serve many functions in effective teaching and learning processes. They truly are the best vehicle for focusing the student outcomes of a unit, engaging students, fostering higher level thinking, and stimulating student reflection on mission distinctives. Come to explore what sets an essential question apart, discuss examples of effective essential questions, learn a process to develop and refine essential questions, and then discover how to use them effectively to assess student understanding and the mission of your school.

  • Communication: A Key to Retention

    Presenter: Anita Sedivy

    During difficult economic times it is vital that we retain quality families in our schools. Communication from the classroom teacher plays an important role in the retention process. Teachers will be introduced to practical ways to spice up their weekly communication and practice creating personal electronic messages that can make a big difference to parents.

  • Helicopters and Snowflakes: Dealing with Today’s Parents

    Presenter: Pam Litzenberger

    Parents and students today are very different from those we dealt with 20 or even 10 years ago. In this workshop we will discuss several types of parental involvement, explore how and why parents are different than they were in the past, and talk about practical methods for handling difficult parental situations in your classroom—without losing your sanity!

  • Classroom Management: Rules or Relationships?

    Presenter: Rachel Santopietro

    “Welcome to my class! Now, here are the rules…” How’s that for developing a relationship with your students? But we need rules too! Learn how to manage your classroom in ways that build a learning community.

  • Helping Your Students Become More “Globally Minded”

    Presenter: Ann Carruthers

    With our classrooms becoming more diverse and students being more aware of the world around them, teachers should look for opportunities to integrate cultural studies into their classroom teaching. This workshop will provide practical ways to explore the ways people live in other parts of the world and to find ways to challenge students with the Great Commission, “Go ye into all the world.”

  • Helping Your Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills

    Presenter: Ann Carruthers

    This workshop will explore practical ways to integrate critical thinking skills into everyday teaching. Help your students learn to dig deeper on their own and apply these skills to every aspect of their lives.

  • Developing a Special Education Program in Your School

    Presenter: Dr. Esther White

    Developing a special education program in your school is more feasible than you may think. Join us to learn the basics of creating a program to help students with learning disabilities or ADHD and how you can take steps to begin a program at your school. We will cover topics such as student eligibility, staffing, and tuition.

  • Accommodation or Modification?

    Presenter: Dr. Esther White

    Help for students with special needs can be confusing. Come learn the basic terminology, critical parameters, and useful strategies for helping special learners.

  • Conducting Conferences That Count

    New

    Presenter: Jenny Copeland

    Parent-teacher conferences often create anxiety for all parties involved—the teacher, the parent, and the student too! Even the stereotypical visual of a parent-teacher conference is one of awkward interactions, bad news, and wish lists on both sides. You can lead the change and make even that small segment of time together a valuable bridge for the entire year. Come gather practical ideas for efficient scheduling, warm environments, panic-free preparation, positive team-building discussions, and effective action item wrap-ups. Make this year’s conferences different!

  • Exploding the First Day of School

    New

    There’s a lot of buzz about the first day of school. But does it last past the first day? Is your first day routine killing your students’ interest? Get your students revved up about your class with some creative approaches to the first day of school.

  • Learning that Lasts

    New

    Good classroom instruction is multi-faceted to include a variety of learners and to enable differentiated instruction. This interactive session will help you reflect on your classroom practices and review some supporting research for involving all students in the learning process.

Administrative

  • Have You Thought of This? Thinking through Safety… Daily

    New

    Presenter: Dr. Jenny Copeland

    Every day parents entrust us with their most treasured possession, and it seems every day the safety warnings, wish lists, and recommended responses fluctuate. Comprehensive safety plans take time and expertise, and equipment is costly. Where do you start— and do you ever fully cover all your bases? Come join the conversation as we think through and share ideas of where to start, how to implement plans for today, and how to keep moving forward and improving your plans to protect the school and students God has given you.

  • Handling Organizational Conflict

    Presenter: Dr. Dan Nelson

    Ever face conflict in a Christian school? In this workshop we will recognize basic levels, causes, and effects of conflict; analyze several models of conflict resolution; and apply biblical principles to conflict resolution.

  • If People Only Knew: Drawing on God’s Grace for Daily Challenges

    Presenter: Dr. Dan Nelson

    A collaborative look at the challenges and burdens unique to Christian school administrators (and teachers) and practical advice on how to maintain energy and enthusiasm by accessing God’s refreshing, all-sufficient grace.

  • Building a Capacity for Change in Your Christian School

    Presenter: Dr. Brian Carruthers

    The effective administrator understands that there is always room for improvement in the way things are done in the typical Christian school. Convincing others that change is necessary, however, isn’t always the easiest task. This workshop explores ways to build a capacity for change in the Christian school so that your stakeholders are embracing change instead of resisting it.

  • Strategic Planning for the Christian School

    Presenter: Dr. Brian Carruthers

    Is your school fulfilling its goals and objectives? Does your school have goals and objectives? What is your ministry's mission statement? Where do you see your school five years from now? These questions and others will be addressed as this workshop discusses strategic planning for the Christian school.

  • Continuing the Conversation

    (non-CEU)

    Presenter: Dr. Dan Nelson

    This informal discussion gives administrators an opportunity to share ideas, strategies, and personal experiences. Come chat with us about a number of important issues facing today’s educators.

Preschool

  • Right from the Start: Philosophy of Early Education

    (K3–K4)

    Presenter: Becky Custer

    The beginning years are critical. We are laying a vital foundation and how we do this will shape each student’s approach to future learning. In this session we will learn what we can do to stimulate and encourage the love of learning in these formative years and to teach preschool right from the start!

  • Watch Me Grow! Understanding and Cultivating Preschoolers’ Developmental Skills

    (K3–K4)

    Presenter: Becky Custer

    Learn practical ways to instruct and inspire early learners to grow academically, socially, and spiritually. Explore the most productive methods for circle time and learning centers so that preschoolers can thrive in their classroom environment.

  • Pathways for Preschool

    (K3)

    Presenter: Becky Custer

    Come and discover the exciting parts and pieces to the Pathways for Preschool program. Come and see what fun is in store for your two- and three-year-old boys and girls! Tips for implementing and storing materials will also be given. Watch a classroom come to life, observe circle time, and survey the preschool classroom to visualize the total K3 experience.

  • Footsteps for Fours

    (K4)

    Presenter: Linda Parker

    Footsteps for Fours is a complete curriculum package for the K4 classroom. Designed by teachers who understand the development of the young child, this program has LOTS of parts and pieces to make a full year of learning fun and meaningful. Come and see how Max (the class mascot) and his friends help make each day in K4 fun and exciting. We will look at the scope and sequence for the school year and see how adaptable the various materials are for your own class schedule. We will review ways to best implement and store the materials available for your classroom. Join me and watch a classroomcome to life; observe a circle time and survey the preschool classroom to visualize the total K4 experience.

  • The Classroom Connection

    (K4) New

    Presenter: Linda Parker

    Communication plays a big part in turning your classroom into a community. Research shows that students perform better in school and their parents are happier when the classroom connection is strong. As teachers, we must be able to communicate with our students, parents, fellow teachers, and administration throughout the day—and we want them to listen!  We will discuss communication tips to help

    • students develop self-regulation, motivation, and accountability skills;
    • parents become more responsive and involved in their child’s work and classroom;
    • teachers interact with fellow teachers;
    • create a strong working team with the administration and support staff.
  • Scientists Come in All Sizes

    (K4) New

    Presenter: Linda Parker

    Curiosity and discovery are an exciting part of childhood and a necessary part of meaningful learning. Teachers may lose the excitement and anticipation of trying something new with their students because they feel that adding science is too costly or that it takes too much time. However, it is possible to turn your students into little scientists by integrating simple experiences/experiments into the classroom curriculum. We will discuss the steps involved in scientific discovery, how to decide on developmentally appropriate activities for preschool ages, and also perform some interesting experiments together.

  • Teacher = Classroom CEO: From Schedules to Management for the Early Educator

    (K3–K4)

    Presenter: Becky Custer

    Effective classroom management creates an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. Create appropriate preschool procedures, strategies, and instructional techniques to help guide learning activities and manage student behavior.

  • Highly Explosive! Handle With Care: How the Bible Can Impact the Classroom.

    (K3–K4)

    Presenter: Becky Custer

    God’s Word contains light to direct, food to support, and comfort to cheer.  It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Discover multiple ways to use Scripture in the classroom and ignite hearts for God.

  • Focus on Fives for a Strong Foundation

    (K5) New

    Presenter: Becky Custer

    The Focus on Fives program from BJU Press starts children on a journey of developing the skills they will need for first grade. This all-inclusive program provides foundational activities for heritage, science, literature, and all the language arts. We will explore the parts and pieces that make up this exciting, newly revised program. As we look at the special features of a unit, week, and day we will also focus on the instructional themes for heritage, science, and literature.

  • Focus on Fives to Build Language Arts Skills

    (K5) New

    Presenter: Dottie Buckley

    Language arts includes listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This begins with teaching phonemic awareness and phonics with songs, games, rhymes, visuals, and interaction that makes it so engaging! And it ends with reading and writing. This workshop will help you understand the many phases and facets of phonics and reading instruction using the BJU Press program. Learn why and how to use a word family approach to prepare students for both early and enduring success with reading.

  • Continuing the Conversation

    (K3–K4, non-CEU)

    Presenters: Becky Custer

    This informal discussion about K3 and K4 gives teachers an opportunity to share ideas, strategies, and personal experiences. Come chat with us about a number of important issues facing today’s educators.

  • Continuing the Conversation

    (K5, non-CEU)

    Presenters: Dottie Buckley

    This informal discussion about K5 gives teachers an opportunity to share ideas, strategies, and personal experiences. Come chat with us about a number of important issues facing today’s educators.

Elementary

  • How to Inspire a Love for History in Your Elementary Classroom

    (K5–Grade 6) New

    Presenter: Jessica Bancroft

    When you think of history, you typically think facts, people, and places, but history is more than that! In this workshop we will look at the tools BJU Press offers to help you as you plan heritage studies and discuss practical ways to make history come alive in your classroom.

  • Personalizing BJU Press Science for the Needs of Your Elementary Students

    (K5–Grade 6) New

    Presenter: Jessica Bancroft

    Science can occasionally seem overwhelming because of the many components involved. In this workshop we will look at how to use BJU Press science to best meet your classroom needs. We will show you how to use a variety of tools, including visual graphic organizers, and hands-on experiments and projects to make science a subject your students can’t wait to study.

  • Writing, Spelling, and Grammar

    (Grades 2–5)

    Presenter: Marnie Batterman

    In this workshop the advantages of cursive handwriting and the benefits of studying spelling by a proven method will be briefly discussed. The BJU Press Writing & Grammar program will be introduced with the stages of the writing process discussed in depth. This process will be modeled on the third-grade level, but it is applicable to all elementary-grades. The entire writing process and ways to organize the various stages of the writing process will be discussed. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to view and discuss examples of writing projects written by a third-grade class and then have the opportunity to work cooperatively to model the writing process. Handout will include a planning chart and Grade 3 samples.

  • Strategies for Effective Reading Instruction

    (Grades 1–6)

    Presenter: Dottie Buckley

    This workshop will focus on the components of effective reading instruction in the elementary classroom. Using BJU Press reading materials as the basis, Dottie will not only share teaching strategies that will ensure success for all students in the critical area of reading for comprehension but will also provide suggestions for enhancing instruction beyond the basal readers.

  • Using All Your Colors: Language Arts

    (K5–Grade 1)

    Presenter: Katie Klipp

    This workshop will discuss the philosophy behind and practical teaching application for BJU Press phonics, reading, spelling, and handwriting for K5–Grade 1. Participants will learn and practice additional methods, discover helpful ideas, and learn about time-saving techniques to make the language-arts section of their day more efficient, more effective, and enticingly more “colorful.”

  • From Less to Best—Making Bible Class Come Alive with Understanding and Creative Interaction

    (Grades 1–6) New

    Presenter: Katie Klipp

    Why is it that teachers sit back and breathe easy when "Bible time" comes each day? Do we feel that it's easier to teach because it’s without all the manipulatives, hands-on work, and critical thinking the other subjects demand? But wait, Bible class has all those things and more! Come learn how to make the most of the BJU Press Bible materials, how to make Bible truths come alive and STICK for years to come, and how to use creative methods and ideas from other teachers to engage your students during a time of the day that is the single most important influence in their school years.

  • Math: More than Memorization

    (K5–Grade 6)

    Presenter: Cindy Dickinson

    Memorizing facts is important in mathematics, but it is not the end-all. This workshop will focus on the fact that successful math students go beyond memorization and can really understand math. This is accomplished through a variety of ways, including the use of manipulatives. In this hands-on session, participants will be given ways to help their students become mathematical thinkers not just fact memorizers.

  • Making Sense of Sensory-Processing Difficulties and Disorders

    (K3–Grade 2)

    Presenter: Anita Sedivy

    Educators are seeing a rise in the number of children with sensory-processing difficulties. This session will introduce preschool and elementary teachers to helpful teaching practices and strategies to meet the needs of young learners struggling with sensory challenges.

  • I Can Do It! Developing a Can-Do Attitude in Struggling Learners

    (Grades 2–6) New

    Presenter: Marnie Batterman

    Do you have students who struggle in class? Do they ever "hit a wall," become easily frustrated, or feel they cannot do it? Perhaps there is not a specific disability, yet they struggle to achieve as easily as their peers. Let's chat about some strategies to help them find success and ways to encourage positivity in those reluctant learners.

  • Cliques, Clowns, Toughies, and Tattletales

    (K5–Grade 4)

    Presenter: Katie Klipp

    Doesn't it seem like just when you think you've mastered dealing with a certain type of difficult student, a new breed arrives to challenge your strategies? Sometimes it seems that teachers have to spend more time in character training than in actual academic instruction! If that is the case, teachers need to step back and look at how to manage these types of students in an effective way. What DO you say to a class clown, a perpetual tattler, a disinterested kid, or a competitive bragger? Come help yourself understand them in a new light and then gather new and creative ways to include them, reach them, and teach them—all while managing your own loss for words.

  • Systems for All Your Stuff! Organizing Your Classroom and Beyond

    (Grades 1–6) New

    Presenter: Pam Elbell

    A well-organized classroom sends a clear and positive message to your students. Is your classroom sending the wrong message? Come and learn some practical ways to effectively organize your classroom, schedule, and supplies to be better able to serve your students.

  • Communicating to Motivate Students: Bring Out the Best Behavior in Your Students

    (Grades 1–6) New

    Presenter: Pam Elbell

    The tough challenge of classroom management becomes easier when you have the right resources. Come hear some creative ways to encourage good behavior. Let’s share ideas on how we can better communicate our expectations to help our students learn good classroom behavior.

  • Continuing the Conversation

    (Grades 1–2, non-CEU)

    Presenters: Katie Klipp

    This informal discussion about Grades 1–2 gives teachers an opportunity to share ideas, strategies, and personal experiences. Come chat with us about a number of important issues facing today’s educators.

  • Continuing the Conversation

    (Grades 3–4, non-CEU)

    Presenters: Cindy Dickinson

    This informal discussion about Grade 3–4 gives teachers an opportunity to share ideas, strategies, and personal experiences. Come chat with us about a number of important issues facing today’s educators.

Middle School

  • Capturing Creative, Comprehensive, and Current in Middle School Language Arts

    (Grades 5–8) New

    Presenter: Pam Christy Hand

    Having a firm foundation in grammar and reading is crucial for middle school students as they transition to high school. Both this changing age and the amount of material in language arts can be a challenge, but with careful planning and a lot of creativity, both challenges can be met! This session will give strategies for covering the various materials using methods such as combining, collaboration, and technology and will focus on the BJU Press materials. We will also explore the change from reading to literature studies and how to incorporate writing and vocabulary into many areas. Prepare to participate and capture ideas to make your language arts classroom full and fun.

  • Making the Most of Your Math Class

    (Grades 5–8)

    Presenter: Pam Litzenberger

    How do I keep my students focused, interested, and learning—all the while teaching the “dreaded” math?  This workshop will present ideas not only from my experience teaching middle school for 30 years but also how to use BJU Press materials in a variety of ways to accomplish your goals while keeping students learning and enjoying math.   Materials that will be discussed include textbooks, activity manuals, testing materials, eTextbooks, and the interactive whiteboard.

  • Managing the “Middlers”

    (Grades 5–8) New

    Presenter: Pam Litzenberger

    Wondering how to keep your 30 sixth graders engaged? Or those 25 eighth graders actually paying attention in class? In this workshop I will present practical ways to keep your class moving and engaged—in what you are teaching! We will discuss problems ranging from taking attendance painlessly and grading homework easily without having to repeat answers numerous times to how to grade that endless pile of tests more quickly and then record those grades. Come loaded with your questions and tip to share with the group.

  • Continuing the Conversation

    (Grades 5–8, non-CEU)

    Presenters: Pam Litzenberger

    This informal discussion about Grades 5–8 gives teachers an opportunity to share ideas, strategies, and personal experiences. Come chat with us about a number of important issues facing today’s educators.

Secondary

  • Teaching Bible: Laying the Foundation for Biblical Worldview Shaping in the Other Academic Disciplines

    (Grades 7–12)

    Presenter: Kevin Collins

    If the Bible is the basis for our thinking in every area, then Bible class should be the foundation for all other academic disciplines. All of the other academic disciplines should be applying biblical worldview by rebuilding the disciplines according to Christian assumptions. Bible class should be supplying the biblical worldview so that students are equipped with those Christian assumptions. Refine the aim of your Bible class so that it is not disconnected from the rest of your curriculum.

  • Secondary Social Studies: Teaching to Transform

    (Grades 7–12)

    Presenter: Dr. Brian Collins

    This workshop will help you change your students’ lives though teaching BJU Press secondary social studies. How do you engage students’ interest, challenge them to think about social studies from a Christian worldview, and spark a desire to learn? In this session we will look in detail at BJU Press teacher editions and student activity manuals. These tools can help you create engaging, distinctively Christian learning opportunities for your students.

  • Secondary Literature

    (Grades 7–12)

    Presenter: Barb Rooks

    Beyond rigorous academics and the fostering of critical thinking, what makes the BJU Press Literature program especially valuable for Christian educators? It teaches students to evaluate literature, and therefore life, from a biblical worldview. Using poetry to illustrate, this workshop will model strategies that enhance evaluation from a biblical viewpoint. Additionally, participants will see how to apply scriptural principles germane to the literature being taught.

  • English: Tailoring to Make Everything “Fit”

    (Grades 7–12)

    Presenter: Barb Rooks

    The bell rings to end class. Who among English teachers has not felt the frustration of finishing a class period only partway through the lesson plan? With four different major areas to cover—literature, grammar, writing, and vocabulary—English language arts demands constant adjustment to successfully choose and achieve your objectives. Yet there is no easy answer: A one-size-fits-all solution will not work. Instead, you as a teacher must work within guidelines to create a syllabus custom-made for the needs of your particular students. You must become a classroom tailor, purposefully and knowledgeably limiting, emphasizing, and shaping the material’s various components for the perfect fit.

  • ReVision: A Second Look at Teaching Writing and Grammar

    (Grades 7–12) New

    Presenter: Barb Rooks

    Imagine, play, manipulate, create, collaborate—do these words harmonize with your approach to teaching writing, or is writing a drudgery for both you and your students? Teaching grammar in context and inspiring students with mentor texts to model may net greater results toward enabling young writers to express meaning with clarity and beauty. Learn how weaving workshops and practice into the curriculum better enables students to craft effective writing and saves time grading writing assignments.

  • Science

    (Grades 7–12)

    Presenter: Rachel Santopietro

    This workshop will present practical methods for teaching science and will explore the philosophy behind BJU Press secondary science materials. Participants will get a new vision of how to instruct and inspire students when this curriculum is used.

  • Maximizing Effectiveness with BJU Press Secondary Math

    (Grades 7–12) New

    Presenter: Gene Bucholtz

    Regardless of your level of familiarity with BJU Press products, this workshop will help you become more effective in using the secondary math product line.

  • Effective Strategies for Improving Math Scores on Standardized Tests

    (Grades 7–12) New

    Presenter: Gene Bucholtz

    Everyone loves to see higher standardized test scores! Teaching for the test may result in improved test scores, but does it increase the educational “bottom line” for your students? Learn how to increase math test scores while promoting overall educational outcomes.

  • Essential Strategies for Success of the Struggling Learner

    (Grades 5–12) New

    Presenter: Julia Soram

    Have you been at a loss of what to do to help a student that is having a hard time in your class? Come learn essential strategies to help struggling learners reach their full potential. The first half of the workshop will focus on strategies to use in the classroom to assist struggling learners. The second half of the workshop will focus on strategies to share with families of the struggling learner to better assist outside of the classroom.

  • Continuing the Conversation—English and Literature

    (Grades 9–12, non-CEU)

    Presenter: Barb Rooks

    This informal discussion about Grades 9–12 gives teachers an opportunity to share ideas, strategies, and personal experiences. Come chat with us about a number of important issues facing today’s educators.

  • Continuing the Conversation—Secondary Math and Science

    (Grades 9–12, non-CEU)

    Presenter: Rachel Santopietro

    This informal discussion about Grades 9–12 gives teachers an opportunity to share ideas, strategies, and personal experiences. Come chat with us about a number of important issues facing today’s educators.

  • Continuing the Conversation—Secondary History and Bible

    (Grades 9–12, non-CEU)

    Presenter: Dr. Bryan Smith

    This informal discussion about Grades 9–12 gives teachers an opportunity to share ideas, strategies, and personal experiences. Come chat with us about a number of important issues facing today’s educators.

Technology

  • Curriculum Trak and BJU Press: Exciting New Partnership!

    (All)

    Presenter: Dan Beerens

    Curriculum Trak mapping software has become the answer to many faith-based schools’ needs due to its ease of use, Faith-Learning Integration content, CLC accommodations and strategies, alignment and reporting tools, and sharing network. Now we make it even easier for those using BJU Press materials to map out their units and lesson plans! For the first time ever, BJU content is now digitally available in Curriculum Trak. Come check out how this new integration works!

  • Making MIMIO Meaningful: Interactive Solutions Simplified

    (All)

    Presenter: Greg Fuller

    Interactive whiteboard technology can be intimidating at times for many teachers. This workshop will demonstrate how teachers can make using this technology an everyday routine in their classroom. We will look at three levels of usage so each teacher can be confident in using MIMIO (or other brands) interactive technology to make their teaching more meaningful to their students.

  • Teacher Tools Online

    (Grades 1–12)

    Presenter: Cindy Dickinson

    Teacher Tools Online is a great tool provided by BJU Press to make your life easier. This workshop will describe the many resources included in Teacher Tools Online and provide suggestions for their use.

  • I Store My Brain on My iPad—Reduce Paper and Increase Efficiency with a Tablet

    (All) New

    Presenter: Dan Nelson

    Efficiency is essential to be effective as an administrator. Let’s take a look a number of apps—such as Outlook, OneNote, and OmniFocus—that will help to make you job easier as an administrator or a teacher.

  • Technology: Is the Bang Worth the Buck?

    (All)

    Presenter: Mike Santopietro

    Apps. Games. Device. Online tutorials. This list goes on. Technology offers great promise but requires discernment and training. In this session, we will discuss common pitfalls in choosing and implementing technology and share ideas on making the most of tech for teaching and learning.

Tours

  • Preschool Learning Center Tour

    (K3–K5, non-CEU)

    Guide: Anita Sedivy

    Every day for a preschooler is a new adventure, filled with learning and excitement.  Come join us as we tour the Preschool Learning Center. Get a glimpse into classrooms while you learn about the facilities and programs available.

  • Elementary School

    (Grades 1–6, non-CEU)

    Guides: Dr. Jenny Copeland and Katie Klipp

    What could be better than gathering ideas firsthand? Come join us as we tour the Bob Jones Academy elementary main building (Grades 1–6).  Not only will you get to see the facilities and hear about the programs but you will also get a glimpse into classrooms on each grade level and learn more about what a day at BJA looks like.

  • Middle School

    (Grades 7–8, non-CEU)

    Guide: Jeff Foster

    This tour will focus on viewing the BJA Middle School facilities and will include a time to ask general questions about the BJA mission and philosophy and specific questions about middle school student life, programs, and activities.

  • High School

    (Grades 9–12, non-CEU)

    Guide: Dr. Esther White

    This tour will focus on viewing the BJA High School facilities and will include a time to ask questions about the BJA philosophy and programs.

  • Printing Division

    (All, non-CEU)

    Guide: TBA

    This tour will allow you to explore the second largest printing facility in South Carolina.  You will have the opportunity to observe the entire printing process, from the equipment used to print, cut, and bind the materials to storing, packing, and shipping the BJU Press materials to their intended owners.

  • Content Development

    (All, non-CEU)

    Guide: TBA

    This tour will give you the opportunity to observe the content-development process from beginning to end. You will see the writers, designers, and other team members who play a vital role in developing the BJU Press preschool through Grade 12 materials.