In the pastor-family partnership model used in Modesto, California, the student and parent work together at home on a lesson using the material and video provided by the pastor. All meet with pastor after every four lessons for review.
The parent-taught model from Middleton, Wisconsin uses parent-taught, individually-paced lessons. The goal is the parent interacting with their child over God’s Word and prayers.
An introductory video made by St. Andrew parents explains the value of confirmation as a family ministry.
A sample video for Lesson 20
The flipped-classroom model used in Hartford, Wisconsin, flips—or reverses—the traditional roles of in-class work and homework. The student studies the basic concepts of the lesson at home, then comes to class to participate in class activities which expand on and apply the concepts.
The family-centered model from Pooler, Georgia uses the new Catechism and a Connections workbook (the church supplies the workbook, the family buys the Catechism).
- Orientation: A meeting at the beginning of the year walks through handbook highlights, explains procedures, and explains how Google classroom works.
- Monthly meetings: Parents and students take the review quiz together (giving assurance that parents are doing the lessons with the kids). Meetings also include round-table discussions and a walk through of the lesson and parent-help sheets with the families. The students have monthly project work to turn in (most of it is their memory work said to the pastor).
- Weekly lessons: Parents do weekly lessons at home (based on the schedule provided by the pastor). The students write their answers in the Connections workbook, later transferring their Connections answers to the Google classroom lesson and completing the homework included there.
- End of year: A review test is given on the entire year’s material. (Second year students have both years in their review test).
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