he Adventist Learning Community (ALC) is the NAD's official online platform for continuing education and offers hundreds of free courses and resources designed specifically for teachers, pastors and members. Some of the newest CEU courses available for teachers include: Coaching Distinctively Adventist Sports, Adventist Robotics, and five Adventist Teacher Certification courses. Additionally, by completing our new Encouter Bible Curricula courses, teachers can receive certification to teach in both Primary and Secondary specialties.
In August 2018, the ALC was present at the NAD Teachers' Convention in Chicago. Hundreds of teachers visited the ALC booth and many took home great prizes. In addition to sharing information about courses and resources available on the platform, ALC also filmed numerous breakout sessions during the Convention. These videoed sessions will be available as a resource on ALC and will provide the opportunity for teachers to be able to watch sessions they weren't able to attend.
If you’re interested in improving your teaching practice, need CEU credits, or require one of several educational related certifications, please visit isit us at www.adventistlearningcommunity.com and find free courses to help you achieve your professional learning goals.
By Paola Franco-Oudri and Adam Fenner
Adventist Learning Community
Dr. Adam Fenner
Dr. Adam Fenner is the Director of the Adventist Learning Community, and a committed Andrews University educator and historian. He holds degrees from Andrews University, Stanford University, and American University. He was a missionary in Honduras for two years, and worked for the independent ministry Pan American Health Service, which operates an orphanage and malnutrition clinic in Honduras.
Adam calls himself “a product of Adventist Education” and thoroughly believes in the value of his uniquely Adventist educational experience. Having attended Adventist schools from first grade through college, he has seen the true and lasting value an Adventist education can provide, and is committed to strengthening the system that gave him the spiritual foundation and values he celebrates today.
When he’s not working, he likes to fish, kayak, paddleboard, travel, and most of all spend time with his sons Jack and Leo, and wife Susan.
Paola Franco-Oudri is an elementary teacher and has worked in various schools both in Argentina and Canada. She currently works for the Adventist Learning Community in Berrien Springs, Michigan. As a certified CLASS assessor, she also conducts teacher observations and works with teachers to help improve teacher-student interactions.