The previous presentation of the CLM Module 1 class was on a Friday evening, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon. Ine order to help the group arrive and be ready, I shared six “homework” emails to prepare them for the face to face class time. They would “reply all” to the emails and become familiar with the topics and each other before meeting.
Here is a proposed calendar for a “hybrid” class approach – part online and part “face to face.”
I. Six preparatory emails:
Jan 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, 2024.
II. Four Zoom meetings, 2 hours each, 7 pm on Tuesday evenings
February 6 and 13: Friday Night material
February 19 and 26: Saturday morning material
III. One, 4 hour, Face to Face gathering
Saturday, March 2: Saturday afternoon material.
(By this time, hopefully, winter travel problems won’t be a concern.
Handout for the classes:
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ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING: I was blessed to teach a class at beadisciple.com multiple times a year from 2008-2014. They use Blackboard software. The form the class took was to present information in a paragraph, followed by a discussion question; each class member would have to respond with an answer to the question. They could also reply to each other’s comments, and ask me questions as the instructor. Over 6 weeks of class we would generate about 100,000 words of discussion.
This process can be duplicated on any bulletin board software and even in a Facebook group.
This resource for teaching Module 1 of the Certified Lay Minister program of the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference is developed by David Kueker and is based on Module I: Call and Covenant for Ministry, copyright 2016 by Discipleship Resources, Nashville, TN.
CLM 1.2, Reviewed: 2-19-22.