In January Dr. Coley presented at the Conclave Conference in Chattanooga, TN, to youth ministers from around the region.
Pictured below are participants discussing applications of new concepts during the seminar, “Five Myths That Are Strangling Your Teaching.”
“Thank you so much for your two breakout sessions!!! Not only will I use these techniques with the students, but I am also going to use them as I take care of patients before and after going on dialysis. I am an NP and work with very discouraged, noncompliant patients that don’t think they can learn. I can’t wait to apply these at work. This is the most applicable talk I have heard in a long time. May God continue to use you to influence youth leaders for years to come.” ~Carey
“Every teacher, whether they know they are stuck in a rut or not, should pay attention to these active learning concepts. Your teaching will improve from spending time learning the techniques Ken teaches. His energy and passion for teaching are contagious. I’ve worked with youth for 17 years but my style will be different as a result of his presentations.” – Adam Cain, Associate Pastor of Youth, Bethlehem Baptist, Newnan GA
Dr. Coley is a frequent presenter at ACSI teachers’ conferences. On October 20th & 21st, he presented three workshops based on current findings in mind, brain, and education research.
Comments following sessions at ACSI NC Forum held in Winston-Salem, N.C.
I enjoyed the comfortable, interactive nature of both seminars, and I came away with some ideas and strategies that I will use in my classroom. I also felt affirmed by Dr. Coley’s responses when I shared some methods I already use.
Donna Reynolds, 6th grade SS and Bible teacher at High Point Christian Academy
I recently attended two of Dr. Coley’s workshops on active learning and metacognition, and I found both to be engaging, insightful, and practical. What I appreciated most was the way he effectively modeled, through the guided, interactive workshop activities, the very practices he was advocating.
Kim Holland, a HS English teacher at High Point Christian Academy
I always look forward to attending Dr. Coley’s sessions on engaging students in learning. He offers great practical ideas I can use in the classroom immediately while building a foundation in reaching students effectively and empowering them to take ownership of their own learning. I’m looking forward to using these new ideas to make a positive impact in my classroom on Monday.
Randy Bridges, middle school math at North Raleigh Christian Academy
“Who wouldn’t be fascinated with the brain and how it works? Teachers from all areas will benefit from this engaging session on the field of neuroscience as it relates to learning. Dr. Coley’s wit and wisdom leave participants energized, encouraged, and filled with knowledge to share. Don’t miss this engaging seminar!”
Madeline, ACSI NC Forum attendee and Christian school teacher
Today’s church faces the unique challenge of ministering to, and discipling, multiple generations at the same time. It is not uncommon to have as many as six generations represented in Sunday morning worship. Dr. Coley did a masterful job of explaining how to connect these age groups through creative and active teaching. Ken has the ability to encourage the seasoned veteran while also connecting with those new to teaching. Ken Coley is a gifted communicator and a regular contributor to our state-wide events.
Church Strengthening & Discipleship Team
South Carolina Baptist Convention
Thanks so much for your participation in our conference! Our attendees had many wonderful things to say about your keynote and breakout sessions. I appreciate your time and devotion in helping our conference provide critical insights for our teachers, administrators and support staff. It’s great to know that God is continually using us for His work in the area of Christian Education.
Associate Director of Preschool and Children’s Ministry Generations
Group South Carolina Baptist Convention
Dr. Coley led board training for Cambridge Christian School in Tampa, Florida in early January. Pictured is a subset of the board discussing one of the team building topics during the six hour event.
“I wanted to take a moment and say that I thoroughly enjoyed our training today. I’ve been with my current company for 29 years and have attended many different leadership seminars. The material you presented today was excellent and I loved your book, “Ten Practices of Effective Boards.” The different personality styles told through the different dog types was wonderful! In addition to providing us with wisdom on how better to operate as a board, I found that I could apply all of what we discussed in my professional role.”
Cambridge Christian School Board
Dr. Coley is pictured with administrators and the board chair from Cambridge Christian School. Tim Euler, head of school at Cambridge, is far right.
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