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Bethel Principal To Speak at Educator’s Conference

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Bethel Bible Village School Principal Jenny Vowell Selected
To Speak at Georgia Educational Technology Conference GaETC

Topic: Leveraging Technology for Children in Trauma and Crisis

 

Hixson, TN (October 29, 2018) — Bethel Christian Academy, the accredited on-campus school at Bethel Bible Village, will be in the spotlight as a thought leader at the 31st annual Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC) 2018 in Atlanta, GA Nov. 7-9.

 

Jenny Vowell, Principal at Bethel Christian Academy, will be presenting a Session titled: “Creating Space for Student Success: Technology and Social Emotional Learning,” which will equip educators to identify what crisis and trauma looks like in a classroom and to use technology to help students who struggle with social and emotional problems at school.

 

Jenny Vowell, BCA Principal

 

“By combining the principles of psychology, education, a​n​d technology, we can create a learning environment for students in crisis or those who have experienced trauma,” Jenny explains. “This makes it possible for children in crisis to achieve academic ​success as well as social-emotional​ success.”

 

The Power of Partnership

Jenny has successfully integrated leading edge technology into Bethel’s classrooms to create personalized curriculum to help children in crisis overcome the impact of trauma and re-engage in the educational process.

 

Adding leading edge technology to a small school can be financially challenging. Bethel found a partner in Unum, a Fortune 500 company based in Chattanooga TN, which awarded the school a technology grant to purchase Chrome Books for each student. The Chrome Books allow students to collaborate with each other and their teachers in real time, while learning to use web-based applications.

 

The technology allows for personalized learning plans for each student, to effectively meet their academic and therapeutic needs as they work to overcome crisis.

 

GaETC is dedicated to the professional development of educators. Jenny is among the conference speakers selected from a field of more than 700 applicants.

 

About Jenny Vowell

Jenny Vowell is the principal of Tennessee-based Bethel Christian Academy. Previously Jenny served 15 years in Georgia public schools. She holds an ​​MS in Psychology and Counseling, and EdS from Kennesaw State in the field of Instructional Technology. She is currently a doctoral candidate ​​in the ITEC EDD program at Kennesaw State. She is a National Board-Certified Counselor.

 

About Bethel Bible Village

Bethel has served the Chattanooga region for 64 years. The organization began by providing residential housing for the children of prisoners but has evolved to meet the changing needs of families and children in the Chattanooga region.

Bethel provides residential therapeutic care for children experiencing serious emotional or behavioral issues due to trauma or crisis. Bethel also provides a home for teen moms, help for families in a housing crisis, and outreach retreats for families struggling with difficult challenges.

Bethel Christian Academy is Bethel’s on-campus school for students in grades 6-12 who are in residential therapeutic programs at Bethel Bible Village.

 

Find out how how Bethel Bible Village and Bethel Christian Academy provide hope and healing for children and families in crisis.