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ALC Courses: Faith-Based and Free!

Is your denominational certificate renewal sneaking up on you? Or perhaps you’re simply looking to learn more about a certain topic in education or ministry? The Adventist Learning Community (ALC) has you covered! Browse the course catalog to find something of interest, or search for topics such as curriculum or technology. Complete the self-paced video courses to earn free continuing education units. Here are some courses we recommend:

Coaching Distinctively Adventist Sports
Worth 0.5 CEUs, this course covers principles to “help the individual coach and the leaders at the school establish and clarify the mission and purpose for their interschool sports program (providing a firm foundation), and equip them to intentionally put those values into practice with their sports teams.”

Young Asian man using the laptop in the living room.Introduction to Adventist Robotics
In this 0.5 CEU course, learn about the First Robotics and First Lego League programs, hear firsthand accounts of the benefits of the program to students, discover the mission of Adventist Robotics, discover the First Curriculum, learn about gaining funding and volunteers, and receive instruction on how to register your program.

Elementary Encounter Adventist Curriculum
Complete this 1 CEU course to “understand the key ingredients of a spiritual growing environment. Identify pedagogical strategies that contribute to a classroom culture of thinking and learning. Understand the Transformational Planning Framework as a transformational teaching tool in the teaching of Bible. Incorporate thinking routines into Bible class in order to maximize mental engagement and authentic spiritual learning. Understand the importance of both content and process in teaching Bible. Understand and interpret the elements featured in a teaching unit. Describe how an understanding of biblical discipleship can inform a contemporary understanding of what it means to be a disciple. Become familiar with a range of strategies for differentiating the Adventist Encounter curriculum. Apply differentiation strategies in a single or multi-grade classroom in order to promote student growth. Develop a personal philosophy of Biblical assessment.”

Adventist Church History – Tell the World
This 1 CEU course “examines the beginnings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church as described in the movie ‘Tell the World’. It highlights the major events that influenced our pioneers and shaped our early church. Emphasis is given to God’s leading and inspiration to the early pioneers in their earnest search for truth.”

Secondary Encounter Adventist Curriculum
Worth 0.5 CEUs, this course will “provide you with an overview of the big picture philosophy of this Bible curriculum, the overarching holistic goals for spiritual growth, the pedagogical framework of the curriculum, the role of assessment, how to plan and teach from an Encounter unit and the vital importance of teachers first abiding in Christ before they can bear fruit in their Bible classrooms.”

Spirit of Prophecy
“The purpose of this course is to give you the tools necessary to teach students and congregations about Ellen White, building confidence in her prophetic ministry as an agency leading to Jesus and His Word.” You will earn 2.0 CEUs.

Curriculum Mapping: Big Ideas and Essential Questions
The purpose of this 2.0 CEU course is to “examine how to effectively build high-quality instructional units. This course will help teacher teams at all levels intentionally align curriculum, instruction, and assessment.”

Implementing a 1 to 1 Device Program
In this 0.5 CEU course, you “will not only acquire the skills to lead out in or participate in the creation of a 1 to 1 device program, but you will also gain access to resources, documents and presentations that will help you along the way.”

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