What makes an exemplary Bible school? Is it the curriculum? What about the facilities? Maybe the quality of the students? All of those do make a Bible school great if you have a qualified faculty. Our teaching staff needs to be strong in both character and competence. Someone has said that we teach what we know; we reproduce what we are.
One of the significant components and strengths of the GATS program is to provide continuous education and development for Bible School faculty around the globe.
We currently have available over 50 Faculty Development Lessons designed to grow Bible School teachers, allowing them to have a more significant impact in the classroom and in the lives of their students.
Each lesson is designed for ninety minutes of teaching, interaction, and evaluation. Lessons are taught in a variety of formats, not only training the trainers but demonstrating a wide range of classroom teaching techniques.
Lessons include lecture, interaction, and assignment components. Two forms of evaluation must be used for the faculty receiving the lessons as instructors can receive credit for them when studying the Bachelor Level of GATS.
Every GATS nation should participate in Faculty Development Seminars annually. These seminars can be hosted in individual nations or in a cluster of countries (nations that are close to each other coming together or on a sub-regional basis).
GATS has a team of approved Global Educators available to travel around the world ‘training the trainers.’
Faculty development lessons are currently available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Russian. For questions or more information e-mail us at email@example.com
GATS. It’s not just for the students. It’s also for the faculty. Together we are advancing toward ministerial excellence.
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