Explore Biblical Education

Descriptions of the workshops for Exchange Conference 2021 are available here.

General

  • 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.

  • Curriculum Trak and BJU Press: A Partnership for Advancing the Christian School Mission!

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    Presenter: Michael Arnold

    Curriculum Trak mapping software meets the needs of many faith-based schools due to its ease of use, Faith-Learning Integration, All Belong accommodations and strategies, alignment and reporting tools, and sharing network. Since BJU Press has made materials digitally available in Curriculum Trak, schools that use BJU Press have found it even easier to map out their units and lesson plans, saving nearly 40,000 hours of planning and reporting. Learn how this integration works and how it could benefit your school!

  • What's Your Mindset?

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    Presenter: Dr. Esther Baker

    Research demonstrates that how we think about our abilities and effort makes a dramatic difference in outcomes. And how we talk to our students makes a dramatic difference in their outcomes. We will discuss how our mindset affects our success in academics, athletics, social interactions, and more.

  • Accommodation or Modification?

    Presenter: Dr. Esther Baker

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

  • Why Curriculum Mapping? Why Curriculum Trak?

    Presenter: Michael Arnold

    Curriculum mapping combines several schoolwide practices into a single initiative. More and more faith-based schools are finding curriculum mapping a necessary part of their planning and instructional efforts to ensure and enhance their academic rigor and excellence. Find out how curriculum mapping through Curriculum Trak can help refine your curricular decisions, promote professional development opportunities, and enhance your school's mission.

  • The Sociological Apocalypse of Generation Z

    Presenter: Ben Schettler

    What’s happening in our culture and why is it happening so quickly? With attention to detail, sobering passion, and a splash of humor, Ben Schettler gives the historical context that has shaped the thinking of Generation Z. Most teachers are aware that Generation Z students they teach don't think like they do. However, it can be difficult to discern where this shift in thought came from and why it is so substantial. Well-meaning teachers become frustrated because their students "just don't get it." This session prepares teachers with biblical answers and inspires them with hope, while making bold and sobering predictions about the biggest challenge Generation Z will face.

  • Thriving Not Just Surviving in a Technology Driven World

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    Presenter: Dr. Kevin Mathes

    Technology has infiltrated every aspect of modern life, and classrooms are no exception. Schools have invested in various types of technology, such as computers, mobile devices, internet access, and interactive whiteboards. This session provides educators with research-based information about students’ educational experiences in schools with established technology programs.

  • Exploding the First Day of School

    Presenter: Rachel Santopietro

    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.

  • 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!

  • Teacher Tools Online: What's in Here

    (K5–Grade 12)

    Presenter: Cindy Dickinson

    Teacher Tools Online (TTO) is a great resource provided by BJU Press to make teachers’ lives easier. In this session, you will learn how the Lesson Plan Overviews and PowerPoints can help with lesson preparation. You can also find ideas for using the artwork on interactive whiteboards and in assessments, discover options for showing videos to your classes without advertisements, and learn how to build your own tests using the ExamView test-building software.

  • A Biblical Worldview of Leadership

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    Presenter: Renton Rathburn

    Christian education needs strong leadership. But what does that mean? A Christian school can create a healthy interdependency between administration and faculty. This is possible when administration leads by transforming their faculty into leaders. This kind of leadership is not only demonstrated in Scripture, but it is also a central part of imitating Christ. This workshop traces foundational principles of biblical leadership, illustrates strategies for engaging and inspiring millennials, and demonstrates the importance of changing from game-theory leadership into "foxhole leadership."

  • 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.

  • From The Classroom To Virtual Learning: The Resources YOU Need

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    Presenter: Pam Litzenberger

    Where can I find “stuff” to help my class learn more effectively? If you are willing to put in work and try new ideas, you can make your class warm and inviting. Most importantly, you can help your students better understand the concepts you have taught them. This session will cover classroom, instructional, and online resources, as well as information on remote learning, such as online tools to record your own videos, finding online videos, and general tips for teaching remotely.

  • Conducting Conferences That Count

    Presenter: Dr. Jenny Copeland

    Parent-teacher conferences often create anxiety for all parties involved—the teacher, the parent, and the student too! Even the stereotypical idea 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!

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

    Presenter: Dr. Jenny Copeland

    Every day parents entrust us with their most treasured possession—thier children. But safety warnings, wish lists, and recommended responses fluctuate frequently. 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 brainstorm 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.

  • Flavors of Teaching: Differentiated Instruction

    Presenter: Rachel Santopietro

    Your mother told you to be sure to eat from all food groups. But some teachers feed all their students the same kind of instruction! Learn how to differentiate your teachings to meet students' diverse educational needs using a well-rounded plate of strategies.

  • Understanding Generation Z

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    Presenter: Ben Schettler

    Why is Generation Z so difficult to lead, teach, and connect with? Technology and cultural influences have increased the divide between the thinking, communication and even learning styles of generations. You may feel it is almost impossible to connect with the children you are called to teach. What do you need to know to help them? How can you better understand how they think and feel? What Bible truth is important for their development? Weaving together headlines, recent research, and practical biblical truth, this session paints a clear and accurate picture of the seven greatest challenges Generation Z will face.

  • Using the ExamView Assessments in the Classroom and Remotely

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    Presenter: Mike Santopietro

    One of the popular resources on Teacher Tools Online from BJU Press is the ExamView Assessment Suite. This session covers the basics of getting started with ExamView and highlights some of the robust features of this digital assessment tool.

  • Get Even More from Curriculum Trak

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    Presenter: Michael Arnold

    If you have capitalized on the partnership between BJU Press and Curriculum Trak to jump-start curriculum mapping at your school, perhaps it is time to find out what more Curriculum Trak can do for you. Explore the powerful reports available to Curriculum Trak schools. Consider how Curriculum Trak can support the unique planning needs of preschool, project-based learning, or STEM/STREAM integration. Discuss best practices and how leading schools are using Curriculum Trak to achieve their specific goals and mission.

  • Teaching Tomorrow's Scientists, Mathematicians, and Engineers

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    Presenter: Rachel Santopietro

    Discover how to turn your science and math students into student scientists and mathmeticians by transforming your class with STEM education.

  • Reclaiming Lost Instructional Time: Working on Your Classroom Transitions

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    Presenter: Dr. Brian Carruthers

    How can a teacher make better use of his or her instructional time? Often we are guilty of blaming outside factors for eating into our valuable class time, but maybe the culprit is ourselves! This workshop takes a critical look at just how we spend our valuable instructional time and gives suggestions for making each minute count.

  • Reflective Teaching

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    Presenter: Dr. Brian Carruthers

    A quality of an effective teacher is reflection. Typically, busy teachers finds it difficult to spend much time reviewing their effectiveness in the classroom. This workshop explores the role of the reflective teacher and how this quality actually improves future instruction.

  • The Ready Educator

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    Presenter: Ben Schettler

    “Be ready always to give an answer…” is the command, not the suggestion, of I Peter 3:15. In a culture that questions the truth of the Bible at every turn, educators need practical procedures and foundational knowledge to “give an answer.” This session will identify some of the more challenging objections that twenty-first-century Christians must be prepared to answer. It will equip you with biblical answers to those objections. And will teach you a three-step process for thinking through and answering any skeptical question.

Administrative

  • If I Only Knew: Making the Most of Digital Marketing for Analog Administrators

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    Presenter: Dr. Kevin Mathes

    Just like almost every other part of life, marketing has gone digital. The world is in a digital age, and millions of people spend so much of their time poking around digital platforms. School administrators should be aware of this fact and leverage digital marketing in promoting their schools. Marketing is all about connecting potential families with your school. If potential families are online, then that is where you should go.

  • Just OK is NOT OK: Striving for Excellence Through Continuous School Improvement & Strategic Planning

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    Presenter: Dr. Kevin Mathes

    Many administrators view continuous school improvement and strategic planning as a lot of work, and it is. However, the end result is an opportunity to strive for excellence. This session shares a blueprint for school administrators to strive for excellence by assessing and improving both instructional and programmatic effectiveness through the continuous school improvement and strategic planning process while staying true to the mission and vision of the school.

Preschool

  • Right from the Start: Philosophy of Early Childhood Education

    Presenter: Becky Custer

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

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

    (K3–K5)

    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.

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

    (K3–K5)

    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)

    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.

  • Scientists Come in All Sizes

    Presenter: Dr. 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 or experiments into the classroom curriculum. We will discuss the steps of scientific discovery, learn how to decide on developmentally appropriate activities for preschool ages, and perform interesting experiments together.

  • Music and Puppets—Supplemental Teaching Tools to Enhance and Stimulate Learning

    Presenter: Becky Custer

    Music, a powerful motivator, can also be one of the joys of learning. Introducing puppets to the early learner allows his or her mind to create, explore, and flourish. Create a fun, memorable learning experiences by incorporating appropriate melodies and exciting puppet friends into the classroom!

  • Pathways for Preschool: Parts and Pieces

    (K3)

    Presenter: Becky Custer

    Pathways for Preschool provides a center-based, hands-on approach to learning. The many parts and pieces to this program help teachers as they promote discovery learning and age-appropriate developmental skills in their classroom. Learn creative instructional tips and lesson planning strategies while we experience this exciting preschool program.

Elementary

  • Reading Groups vs. Whole-class instruction: Does it Really Matter?

    (K5–Grade 6) New

    Presenter: Becky Teruel

    Shouldn’t it be up to the teacher whether to use grouping or whole-class instruction to teach reading? Isn’t the outcome the same for students no matter how they teach reading? Up-to-date reading group research shows that how students are taught reading does matter. In this session, learn why reading groups are important and how to implement them. Participate in an interactive reading lesson and discuss ideas on occupying students during reading group time to help the classroom flow smoothly.

  • From Tedious Mission to Terrific Masterpiece: Handwriting and Writing

    (K5–Grade 1) New

    Presenter: Katie Klipp

    In this session, participants will learn how to navigate the BJU Press K5 and Grade 1 handwriting materials, gain helpful ideas that enhance students’ ability in and understanding of handwriting and writing, and learn about creative ways to make these two sections of the day enticingly more colorful for students.

  • Reading: The Final Grade

    (K5– Grade 6) New

    Presenter: Becky Teruel

    Isn’t giving a reading grade too subjective? Is it possible for a reading rubric to be consistent in all the elementary classes in your school? Come learn an effective method of grading for all elementary reading levels. Participants will learn which components of reading to grade and will practice grading and recording parts of a reading lesson.

  • Going beyond the Basic Colors: Reading

    (K5–Grade 1) New

    Presenter: Katie Klipp

    In this session, participants will learn how to navigate the BJU Press K5 and Grade 1 reading materials, gain helpful tips that enhance students’ ability in and understanding of reading orally and silently, and gather creative ideas for making the reading section of each day enticingly more colorful for students.

  • Cliques, Clowns, Toughies, and Tattletales

    (K3–Grade 5) New

    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 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 determine how to manage these types of students effectively. What do you say to a class clown, a perpetual tattler, a disinterested kid, or a competitive bragger? Come gain a new understanding of difficult students and then gather new and creative ways to include them, reach them, and teach them—all while managing your own loss for words.

  • Extra! Extra! They DON'T Read All About It!

    (K3–Grade 5) New

    Presenter: Katie Klipp

    Classroom newsletters are a work of art and heart, so it's disappointing when families don't read them as closely as we wish they would! In this day of fast-paced communication and packed schedules, we must find ways to get both needed information and fun class memories to parents to keep them involved, informed, and LOVING what comes from our classrooms. Learn ways to grab, stimulate, and keep their attention and support with the help of some great tools that are easy and free!

  • Helping Young Scientists Discover God's World

    (K5–Grade 6) New

    Presenter: Marnie Batterman

    Students are eager to study science because they find rocks, space, and animals interesting. But do your young scientists realize studying science helps us discover more about God's character, ways we can manage the world for His glory, and ways we can help other people?

  • Use all of the Crayons in Your Box: Phonics

    (K5–Grade 1) New

    Presenter: Katie Klipp

    In this session, participants will learn how to navigate the BJU Press K5 and Grade 1 phonics materials, gain helpful tips that enhance students’ ability in and understanding of word families and word manipulation, and gather creative ideas for making the phonics section of each day enticingly more colorful for students.

  • Language Arts Beyond Reading: A Look at Grammar, Writing, and Spelling

    (Grade 2–Grade 5) New

    Presenter: Becky Teruel

    Is grammar fun or ho-hum in your classroom? Is writing enjoyable or tedious? Are dedicated class times for spelling and handwriting necessary in this age of technology? Join me to discover strategies and ways you can use BJU Press materials to keep your students excited, engaged, and loving the language arts.

  • Math: More Than Memorization

    (K5–Grade 5)

    Presenter: Cindy Dickinson

    Memorizing facts is important in mathematics, but it should not be our ultimate goal. This workshop focuses on how successful math students go beyond memorization to really understand math. Learn ways to help your students become mathematical thinkers, not just fact-memorizers.

  • Helping Young Historians See God's Story throughout History

    (K5–Grade 6) New

    Presenter: Marnie Batterman

    Does history seem boring to your students? Many students see history as lists of dates, people, places, and facts. It's hard to inspire students when that is the mindset as you begin a lesson. Let's refresh their mindset to see God's hand throughout history as He works to accomplish His will and allow them to share in His story.

  • Logical, Practical, and VIBRANT: Spelling for Lower Elementary

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    Presenter: Katie Klipp

    In this session, participants will learn how to navigate the BJU Press Grade 1 spelling materials, gain helpful tips that enhance students’ ability in and understanding of word families and sentence dictation, and gather creative ideas for making the spelling section of each day enticingly more colorful for students.

  • Reading Groups vs. Whole-class instruction: Does it Really Matter?

    (K5–Grade 6) New

    Presenter: Becky Teruel

    Shouldn’t it be up to the teacher whether grouping or whole-class instruction is used to teach reading? Isn’t the outcome the same for students no matter which way reading is taught? Up-to-date reading group research shows that how reading is taught does matter for students. In this session, learn why reading groups are important and how to implement them. Participate in an interactive reading lesson and discuss ideas for how to occupy students during reading group time to help the classroom flow smoothly.

  • Math Manipulatives: Mess or Method?

    (K5–Grade 6) New

    Presenter: Cindy Dickinson

    Successful math students go beyond memorization and can really understand math. These students use manipulatives to become successful. In this course, participants will see a demonstration of a variety of manipulatives and how their use in the classroom can deepen students’ mathematical understanding. Participants may choose to print out the manipulative pack provided, gather 30 counters, and participate for a hands-on experience.

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

    (Grade 1–Grade 6)

    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 practical ways to effectively organize your classroom, schedule, and supplies to be able to better serve your students.

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

    (Grade 1–Grade 6)

    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.

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

    (Grade 2–Grade 6)

    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 strategies to help t hem find success and ways to encourage positivity in those reluctant learners.

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

    (Grade 1–Grade 6)

    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.

  • Phonics: The Whys and Hows

    Presenter: Becky Teruel

    Does it matter how students are taught to read? Does phonics seem tedious to teach? Since phonics is the proven method of teaching reading, understanding how it is used in the classroom is imperative. Join me as we explore the “whys” and “hows” of teaching phonics. We will look at the role of the Word Family approach in phonics instruction.

  • Integrating a Foreign Language in Classroom Instruction

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    Presenter: Ann Carruthers

    This workshop will provide the classroom teacher with a variety of ways to integrate a foreign language in every day teaching and activities.

Middle School

  • Capturing Creative, Comprehensive, and Current in Middle School Language Arts: Part 1

    (Grades 5–8)

    Presenter: Christy Hand

    A firm foundation in grammar and reading is crucial for middle-school students as they transition to high school. Both the mental development and the amount of material in language arts can be a challenge for middle schoolers, but with careful planning and creativity, both challenges can be met! This session will give strategies for covering various materials, specifically BJU Press materials, including the newly designed books. 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.

  • Capturing Creative, Comprehensive, and Current in Middle School Language Arts: Part 2

    (Grades 5–8) New

    Presenter: Christy Hand

    You know the material and how to incorporate it into your classroom, but is it effectively reaching today’s learners? While the subject matter hasn’t changed, our students and our technology certainly have. Learn ideas about how to make classes effective for today’s students through creative learning. This session will provide ideas for both technology and pen-and-paper strategies. Bring your own ideas, and be ready to try something outside the box!

  • Surviving the Middle School: Tips for Parents, Teachers, and Students

    (Grades 5–8) New

    Presenter: Christy Hand

    Middle-school years are too often dreaded by parents and teachers and misused by students, despite the fact that these are some of the most wonderful and crucial years of growing up. Learn not only how to survive but also how to love the middle-school years, whether you are the parent, the teacher, or the student!

  • Recipe for Success: Teaching Middle School Math Actively

    (Grades 5–8) New

    Presenter: Pam Litzenberger

    How do I keep my students focused, interested, and learning—all the while teaching the “dreaded” math? In this workshop I will share ideas from my experience teaching middle school for thirty-two years and show you how to use your BJU Press materials in a variety of ways to accomplish your goals while keeping your students learning and enjoying math. I will also discuss using teaching materials, including textbooks, activity manuals, testing materials, eTextbooks, and the interactive whiteboard.

  • Managing the "Middles"

    (Grades 5–8)

    Presenter: Pam Litzenberger

    Wondering how to keep room full of sixth graders engaged? Or a group of eighth graders actually paying attention in class? In this workshop I will present practical ways to keep your class moving and your students engaged in what you are teaching. We will discuss how to take attendance painlessly, make transitions, grade homework easily without having to repeat answers numerous times, grade that endless pile of tests more quickly, and record grades. Come loaded with questions and tips to share with the group!

Secondary

  • Secondary Social Studies: Teaching to Transform

    (Grades 7–12)

    Presenter: Dr. Brian Collins

    This workshop will help you change your students’ lives by teaching BJU Press secondary social studies. How do you engage students’ interests, challenge them to think about social studies from a Christian worldview, and spark their 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, and distinctively Christian learning opportunities for your students.

  • Memorable 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 gain a new vision of how to instruct and inspire students when this curriculum is used.

  • Recipe for Success: Teaching Secondary Math

    (Grades 7–12)

    Presenter: Pam Litzenberger

    This presentation gives an overview of BJU Press math textbooks (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, PreCalculus, and Consumer Math), highlighting how to best use the features of the teacher edition and the student text. The workshop explains the front and back matter, available resources, TeacherToolsOnline, ExamView, and AfterSchoolHelp.com. Suggestions are given for lesson planning, teaching the class, and classroom management.

  • 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 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.

  • Memorable Science and Its Application

    (Grades 7–12) New

    Presenter: Rachel Santopietro

    This workshop will apply new vision and methods to instruct and inspire students in science using BJU Press’s secondary science resources. Participants will use BJU Press resources to craft an interactive lesson that develops critical thinking and shapes worldview in students.

  • Recipe for Success: Teaching Middle-School Math Actively

    (Grades 7–12) New

    Presenter: Pam Litzenberger

    Need ideas to make 6th grade math more interesting or methods to help your pre-algebra students understand slope more easily? How can you make learning the quadratic formula—or any formula—easier to learn? In this workshop, I will present simple ideas that will be easy and inexpensive to personalize for your class and then implement. From graphic organizers to games and projects, these resources will add variety to your class and get your students excited to learn math.

  • Essential Strategies for Success of the Struggling Learner

    (Grades 5–12)

    Presenter: Julia Soram

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

  • The Professional English Juggler

    (Grades 5–12) New

    Presenter: Julia Soram

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

  • Helping Students Develop Strong Writing Skills: Part I

    (Grades 9–12)

    Presenter: JR Remelgado

    In this session, we will develop methods for challenging a group of students who have different writing abilities. Learn how to create an effective but manageable plan for teaching grammar and composition and tailor that plan to meet the needs of each student; and develop a teaching style that keeps students engaged as they improve their writing skills.

  • Helping Students Develop Strong Writing Skills: Part 2

    (Grades 9–12) New

    Presenter: JR Remelgado

    This workshop will give you the opportunity to write a lesson plan that incorporates strategies for engaging students in a particular selection of literature. Exchange ideas with colleagues and gather practical ideas for how to foster student enthusiasm for literature.

  • Helping Students Fall in Love With Literature: Part I

    (Grades 7–12) New

    Presenter: JR Remelgado

    Learn how to use BJU Press materials to create a comprehensive but flexible plan for teaching literature throughout the year. Identify strategies for engaging students with different interests, backgrounds, and reading abilities, and help them develop connections to and enthusiasm for literature.

  • Helping Students Fall in Love With Literature: Part II

    (Grades 7–12) New

    Presenter: JR Remelgado

    This workshop will give you the opportunity to write a lesson plan that incorporates strategies for engaging students in a particular selection of literature. Exchange ideas with colleagues and gather practical ideas for how to foster student enthusiasm for literature.

  • Ideas and Activities to Make Your Secondary World Languages Classroom More Exciting

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    Presenter: Ann Carruthers

    Are your students losing interest in learning a new language? Are they just tolerating verb conjugations? Are your classroom games and activities losing their appeal? Join me to discover fun activities, apps, and ideas that will add excitement to your classroom, engage your students, and make language learning fun.