Since the Encounter Bible curriculum employs a significant paradigm shift in both teaching and learning, and embeds latest pedagogy in brain-based learning, as well as a move to teaching units rather than a traditional textbook, training in this curriculum is paramount.
Elementary Encounter Training
Secondary Encounter Training
Bridge to Elementary
Bridge to Secondary
To teach Bible in the Adventist system, using Encounter materials and resources, the Bible teacher must have received Encounter training in one or more of the following ways:
Teachers should contact their Union Education Office for further information on training.
Training with ALC
Adventist Learning Community (ALC) conducts training for Elementary Encounter, Secondary Encounter, and bridge courses for teachers trained in one curriculum but transitioning to another.
For teachers to obtain an Encounter login, they must send a copy of their certificate to their union certification registrar.
Teachers who have completed elementary or secondary Encounter training and are required to teach secondary or elementary Bible classes must take a Bridge course on ALC.
Pre-service teachers will not be given an Encounter login. Once they are hired by a NAD school they can receive their Encounter login after their Union registrar has checked their transcript.
NAD College/University professors who are teaching Encounter in their methods courses can contact their Union to request a login once they have completed the training. They will have access to the Encounter materials to share with their pre-service teachers.
Procedures for Access
Union Conference Offices of Education are the “gatekeepers” in providing access to Encounter Bible materials and resources. Each Union Conference Office of Education will host Encounter Bible trainings for its Bible teachers as needed, and guide them to training on Adventist Learning Community (ALC).
To teach Bible in the Adventist system using Encounter materials and resources, the Bible teacher must have received Encounter training in one or more of the following ways:
Union Conference Offices of Education must
NOTE: Access to Encounter curriculum begins and ends according to the AE Dashboard roles beginning and ending. Logins update when emails are updated.