The Teacher Training Conference introduces teachers, administrators, medical professionals, social services professionals, and a variety of persons working with youth-related programs to the CrossRoads philosophy and the Life at the CrossRoads Curriculum. During the 30 hour, four day conference we seek to:
- To motivate and prepare teachers to effectively teach the Life at the CrossRoads…
Life at the Crossroads (LATC) is a 30 lesson curriculum ideally designed to provide one year’s worth of weekly, 45 minute lessons. The lessons are highly interactive, incorporating games, stories, small group discussions and activities, role playing and personal-reflection journaling. LATC teaches students how to develop good character as they study the life of Jesus of Nazareth from an academic perspective. Growing in good character, students become mature…
The Parent Connection series introduces parents to the Life at the CrossRoads curriculum and to the concepts that will be taught to their children. Each workshop gives parents an opportunity to learn about the curriculum, discuss what is being taught and build a relationship with the teacher. It will equip parents to discuss the concepts from each lesson with their children during a “Family Connection” time in their home.
CrossRoads opens a whole new instructional methodology for many teachers – cooperative learning. As with every new skill success is dependent upon practice, mentoring and continued instruction. Over the school year the in-service provides the educators encouragement and continuing education in the methodology of cooperative learning, as well as personal and spiritual development.
This is a nine-lesson inquiry into the life of Jesus as a role model of character. With each lesson rooted in the book of Luke, Jesus as a Role Model shows what Jesus taught on eight different character qualities and how He lived in integrity with what He taught. It provides a teacher with principles from His teaching and life to use in the classroom. This series is part of an In-Service program for teachers trained to use Life at the CrossRoads. It has also been adapted for use in Clubs.…
An after- or during school program for students who are studying Life at the CrossRoads in the classroom or went through Better Choices. A club provides an environment for students to interact with their peers on character and to be encouraged to live a life of character through investigating Jesus as a role model. The club has a three fold focus: encourage character development, make character an issue in their communities and provide opportunity for leadership development. The Clubs…
Discussion Group Leaders are essential for the success of CrossRoads, both at the Teacher Training Conference and in helping to develop teachers after the conference. The six hour training equips them for their role as table facilitator at the conference and for being the eyes and ears for the Conference Trainers. Additionally, there are regular trainings to equip them for their ongoing connection after the conference with the TT participants in their group.
An award-winning video presentation, done in an MTV style, that tells the story of five people who suffer from HIV/AIDS, and how the power of God changed their lives. ‘Choices’ is the recipient of the Omni Intermedia Award, the Axiem Award, and The Videographer Awards- Award of Distinction. The film was done before ARVs were introduced so it is dated as to medical advances. But the actors are real and authentic in describing their lives with HIV. Available in NTSC or PAL versions 29 minutes
This follow-up of the successful Choices video gives us a picture of AIDS’ global impact through the moving stories of four HIV+ men and women from Russia, South Africa, Jamaica and the US. Filmed documentary style, this 30 minute feature shows how one can find hope in God through life’s most difficult and desperate situations.
This silent, short film explores the impact one caring adult can have in the life of a young person. It is an excellent tool to encourage adults that they truly can make a difference. It can be used for recruiting and training adults how to work with youth. And it can be used to connect with youth on issues that affect them.
Newly revised, this 6-lesson, interactive manual is ideal for a weekend or one-day seminars. Accompanied by segments from the video Choices, or short plays from the Better Choices Drama Series, leaders and churches can use this powerful tool to provide basic HIV/AIDS information and help young people make Better Choices in regard to themselves, their families and their community. It features the Better Choices Seminar Manual and Better Choices Drama Manual with actor’s scripts.
When placed in a situation that is contrary to one’s value and beliefs, it is essential, if one wants to build a bridge, to understand how to listen, how to map out what is being said and how to connect in such a way that you show respect while holding to your beliefs. This DVD will do these and more. As it is self-directed the learned goes at his own pace.
This day long, interactive seminar investigates the needs and the motivations of an adult volunteer. It explores how adults learn and how they want to engage. It presents volunteers as co-equals in ministry and discusses how to give them work that honors their gifts, talents and calling.