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Help Desired: A Summer Trip Task for Christian Educators Who Wished To Change the World

Gary North – May 08, 2021 Printer-Friendly Format

If you could end up being a stay-at-home foreign missionary, would you do it?

If you had an opportunity to teach millions of students in their houses around the world, would you do it?What if you could develop a video-based course, when, and let it do the mentor permanently? Your lessons will be online completely. I call this “at last.”I am recruiting Christian instructors to take part in a program that has the potential for altering the lives of literally countless Christian trainees in Third World countries.Your course could be seen in 10 years or in a hundred years. That would be an incredible legacy for you to leave: “the gift that continues giving.”

Your efforts would help to empower a generation of Christian leaders, and maybe more than one generation. You could help form the future.The chance

exists. The Web makes this possible. There is a brief window of

chance. This window might close at any time. Someone else might climb through this window. The first K– 12 Christian curriculum that gets a worldwide market since it is available free of charge will be tough to displace.If you are a Christian school teacher, either active or retired, consider volunteering.(If you have actually not taught in a school, however you know somebody who has, please forward this page.) THE OPPORTUNITY We are living throughout the age of the most effective ministration in the history of the church. It is

not getting a lot of promotion, however it is happening around the globe. At the center of this is sub-Saharan Africa.In 2015, according to the Bench Proving Ground, just three African nations were included in the top 10 in

numbers of Christians in the population: Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia. Together, these countries accounted then for just over 216 million Christians.By 2060, the Seat Center reported recently, there will be 727 million Christians in Africa, with six countries in the leading 10, numerically. They are most likely to be(

in order of magnitude)Nigeria, Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia.(http://bit.ly/AfricanChristians)Most of these individuals reside in poverty. They do not have great schools for their children. There are practically no Christian schools in sub-Saharan Africa, and the majority of these are not academically oriented schools.The mobile phone is ending up being a universal consumer excellent in sub-Saharan Africa. Google, Facebook, and Amazon are all preparing to introduce high-altitude transponders that will make available totally free Web access to these people. Within a decade, almost every family in Sub-Saharan Africa will have the ability to

access the Internet.Consider the success of Salman Khan and his Khan Academy. It has actually an estimated 18 million trainees enjoying videos on a free, YouTube-based site. There are 1.5 million trainees enrolling. It offers apps for younger children. Khan began his program in 2006. Nobody in the Christian world has actually imitated Khan. Any large denomination might

have actually created an extensive, K– 12 program like his. All that the denomination needed to do was to go to one of its own K– 12 schools, encourage its instructors to create online videos or screencasts of their lectures, and within a year, the denomination could have had a detailed alternative to the Khan Academy. Not one of them did it. This was not because of a lack of cash. It was since of a lack of vision.I understand that it can be done since I have actually already done it with the Ron Paul Curriculum. I started it in mid-2013. It has 56 full-year video-based courses on the site. It charges about$500 a year per trainee, and the course developers make money a royalty for each student who signs up for a course. PRODUCING A COMPLIMENTARY CHRISTIAN CURRICULUM I am proposing a completely totally free curriculum. To create it, here is what we require. Every instructor develops each of the day-to-day lessons to

be half video and half reading. The videos are basic screencasts. A screencast is a narrated summary. Or it may be a narrated graph, formula, or whatever is on the screen. You can see them in action on the Ron Paul Curriculum, which provides the very first five lessons of each course free of charge.

You can see how screencasts work here: http://bit.ly/SampleCourses2020!.?.!.For grades 1– 3

, brief lessons work well: about 15 minutes. But they can be longer: under 20 minutes.If you can teach math or phonics, you must volunteer. For grades 4 and up, for a 50-minute class, there should be a 25-minute screencast video. There should also be an online reading project that a student can read in 25 minutes. If a student checks out at 125 words a minute, that has to do with 3,000 words or 8– 9 pages in a book. Given that many people read about 250 words a minute, this is a very little assignment.I desire teachers who can teach phonics and mathematics with public domain products

. I need the exact same for science, social research studies, and literature. Eventually, probably within 3 years, the program will be completed. Then it can be converted into a complimentary online curriculum offered throughout the world, 24 hr a day. The exact same lessons will be utilized by trainees all over the world.I think it will be possible within a decade for every instructor in this program to be advising a minimum of a million trainees. This is going to be a continuous curriculum. It might exceed a million students. The potential market is actually in the numerous millions.There will be no other program equivalent to it unless it is mimicked by some denomination or some Christian school with a vision.

I have actually waited because 2006 to see any denomination match the Khan Academy, however none has.Each 25-minute lesson should start with about a five-minute evaluation of the previous lesson. That is because trainees forget. Of 180 needed lessons per 1 year course, just 144 video lessons are

needed. The other 36 lessons include neither a reading task nor a video. Each student composes an essay for the week. By the end of the 12th grade, each trainee will have written about 800 essays if he has finished all of the tasks. These trainees will understand how to compose. If you can create 2

lessons a day, 6 days a week, you can create a course over the summertime. Then there is next summer.If you are retired– an irreversible holiday– one lesson a day will take you 24 weeks. Two lessons a day will take 12 weeks. CONCLUSION The secret to this

job is contributed time: a foreign objectives task. It is a missionary task for stay-at-home missionaries.I am specifically thinking about grade school teachers.If you have actually had experience teaching mathematics, science, social research studies, history, or literature, grades 1– 7, there is a slot for you.For information on the courses, go here: https://www.garynorth.com/public/22205.cfm!.?.!.There, you will likewise find out what you need to do to get included.< img src= "https://www.garynorth.com/public/images/pfriendly.gif?cb=45863" alt="Printer-Friendly Format"/ >

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