Educational Leadership: The Bishop as Teacher

The College for Bishops Leadership Institute was established to provide educational resources for new bishops as well as trending informational resources for all bishops. Educational Leadership: The Bishop as Teacher focuses on specific resources related to teaching: 

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Technology Tips for Teachers

TryTank Explainer videos

Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) and General Theological Seminary (GTS), currently have an exciting innovative joint project focused on the future of the church called the TryTank: An Experimental Laboratory for Church Growth and Innovation. The TryTank Experimental Lab will offer a much-needed inventive approach to the challenges facing the Episcopal Church. The video below is from the Explainer Video Series, which seeks to create a library of whiteboard videos that explain theological concepts in 2 minutes.


Five Ways to Build Community in Online Classrooms

Teachers know that building community in the online environment increases the likelihood of student success. Finding ways to concretize something as ephemeral as “a sense of belonging” can be difficult; however, here are five places where you can start.


Podcasting for Beginners

Throughout history, the Church has used the newest communication technology to spread the good news of Jesus Christ and proclaim the message of love, justice and peace.  This month’s installment from ECFVP focuses on Creative Communication and includes this great introduction on podcasting from Fr. Benjamin Gildas.

10 Tips for Creating Effective Instructional Videos

Instructor presence is an important component of effective online teaching and video can help make it happen. Instructional videos have become increasingly easy to create and can turn a good online class into an engaging learning experience. Pressing that record button can be intimidating for some of us–after all, we’re teachers, not TV personalities–but it’s actually easier than you might think. Here are 10 tips that will soon have you broadcasting like a pro.

15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web

The lines have become foggy as the Internet blurs the lines of fair use copyright issues. We all know that copying and pasting text without permission or attributing to the author is plagiarism. What’s unclear is what falls into that category. Here is our list of the top open source image sites that are safe to get pics from. You might find that one site will be your go-to site for open source images, but there are indeed choices out there.


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