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Teacher’s Training Course

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it”
– Proverbs 6:22

Statement of Purpose

The Teachers’ Training Course run under Zoe Ministries. We are committed to training Christian teachers who are committed to extending God’s Kingdom into the lives of young children, through the field of education. Through Biblical principles, each teacher is personally equipped to teach primary and pre-primary children through a series of lectures, practical activities and assignments.

We believe that each child is a unique individual, made in the image of God, and deserves to be treated with respect and love. We also believe that God has a unique plan for each child. Since no two children are the same, teaching must reflect the fact that the classroom has children from diverse backgrounds, with different abilities and talents, as well as gifting.

The emphasis throughout the course is gaining a Perspective of education from the Bible, which would also translate into the practical reality of the Indian classroom. Besides this, those who complete the course could initiate/ support Sunday schools, Children’s Ministries, activity clubs and other related ministries of the church.

Aims and Objectives

To build an awareness of the current scenario in India Education, an appreciation of the positive and negative points of our system, and an awareness of our role as “Salt and Light” in the system.
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  • To impart an awareness of the centrality of Christ in all education. True knowledge is knowledge of God. As the Bible says. “In Whom (Christ) are Hidden all the treasures of Wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 3:23
  • To instill Biblical values in Teachers, which would practically transform the classroom.
  • To impart practical skills in disciplining children, conducting drills, lesson planning, and creative teaching.
  • To introduce innovations in subjects like phonics, language and mathematics.
  • To enable teachers to develop a curriculum with Christian value in-built in each subject.

Location and Duration

The course is conducted on alternate Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at ZOE Ministries
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Little Saints Academy

1stFloor, above Reloaded

Opp. Shatabdi Hospital, Dukes Road, Govandi Mumbai – 400074.  The duration of the course is nine months, (from July to March)

Practical Work

To fully benefit from the course, it is compulsory that those who join, also work with children simultaneously. This involves some practical work with children for at least a class/assisting a teacher, attending a Sunday School, or street kids ministry or any other work with children.
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Those already working as a teacher/or working with the children in some capacity are exempt from this requirement.

Practical Demonstration

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Students are required to appear for a total of two practical demonstrations, which will be held at Zoe Ministries on the above mentioned address

Speakers

A team of resource people under the able leadership of Susanna Santosh. This course was launched by Debbie Rodrigues and upgraded by Susanna Santosh.

Curriculum

The following would be covered in the course
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  1. Kingdom of God in Education
  2. Microskills
  3. A Biblical View of Discipline
  4. A Biblical View of Children
  5. Child Development
  6. Seven Laws of Learning
  7. Lesson Planning
  8. Creative Teaching
  9. God’s heart for the poor
  10. Practical Games and Activities
  11. Dealing with children in difficult situations
  12. Teaching language
  13. Teaching Pre Primary Maths
  14. Primary Maths Concepts
  15. An Introduction to Phonics
  16. Practical Games and Activities
  17. Classroom decoration and Teaching Aids
  18. Types of Learners
  19. Multiple Intelligences
  20. Dealing with Special Needs
  21. Counselling for teachers
  22. Assessment
  23. Public Speaking Workshop
  24. Sunday School/giving the gospel to children
  25. Balwadis, need for pre primary education
  26. Cooperative Learning
  27. Brain Based Instructions

Eligibility

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Anyone can apply who has

  • Completed their certificate of Higher Secondary education i.e. Standard XII
  • Has a desire to work with pre-primary / primary children / or is already teaching/involved in children ministry
  • Is a born-again Christian, and committed to the Church

Assignments and Field Work

In addition to attending the lectures, there is a requirement to complete a certain number of assignments.
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These include:
• Book Reviews students are asked to select books from the reading list and submit reviews on the same.
• Audio/video Reviews students are asked to listen to/watch certain lectures/videotapes demonstrations and write their reviews on the same..
• Teaching Aids students are required to make teaching aids for their classroom/field work. Details of these will be given.

Min 20 days of Field Work is required.

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Final Examination

At the end of the course theory examination and a class demonstration will be held.
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At the end of the course, and on completion of all the course requirements, a certificate will be awarded to the trainees. The certificate does not ensure the guarantee of the job.

 

Cost

The total cost of the course for 2019-20 is Rs. 10,000/- only. (Inclusive of notes), as well as their own materials for the assignments.

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Note:  TTC is also available in Hindi as per the demand, and the cost is Rs. 10,000, min qualification is 10th. Must be a committed Church member, Love for Children

 

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