What is a Teach-In?
A teach-in is similar to a general educational forum on any complicated issue, usually an issue involving current political affairs. More Light’s Teach-Ins are a series discussions around a particular discussion topic, such as racial justice, gender justice, ministry to LGBTQIA+ Youth, caring for LGBTQIA+ refugees and asylees, etc, homelessness.
The main difference between a teach-in and a seminar is the refusal to limit the discussion to a specific academic frame or scope. Our goal is to offer MLP members and leaders the opportunity to learn together, share their ideas and experiences working for social justice in their congregations and communities, and explore opportunities for peer coaching.
More Light’s Online Teach-Ins are a series of webinars on any given topic. Most of them are 3-part series, delivered by people who have a skill set in a particular area. The Teach-Ins happen as a live event, where participants sign up and watch as information is shared at a specific time and date. Each part in the series is approximately 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for Q&A at the end. They are then edited and downloadable as resources for you to use in Sunday school or in any conversation where you want to build capacity with a given topic.
How do I Participate in an Online Teach-In?
Once an Online Teach-In is scheduled, an event page will be created through an online platform where you can register for a ticket.
Registration is available for varying group sizes:
- 1-5 participants: $35
- 6-20 participants: $50
- 20-40 participants: $100
- Over 40 participants: contact us
One person registers for a group of people. When you register, you will enter the names and email addresses of all participants who will be under your registration.
I paid to watch an Online Teach-In. Does that mean I can also download the Teach-In once it is available online?
Yes. The cost of watching the Online Teach-In also covers a download of the same webinar, once it is available online. If the Online Teach-In you watched appears in our shop, it means it’s available for download. Contact us for the code to download the online teach-in.
I registered for 5 participants. Do we have to watch the Online Teach-In at the same location, or can we sign on from different computers?
You can sign in from different computers.
What do I need to do after I register?
Our Online Teach-Ins are delivered through a platform called Zoom. Zoom requires viewers to have their web browser client to watch webinars, which is a free, one-time download. When you sign on to watch the webinar, Zoom’s web browser client will download automatically. You can also manually download it here.
How do I join the Online Teach-In once I sign up to participate?
When you register for an Online Teach-In, you will receive an email confirming your registration. If you do not receive an email, check your SPAM folder. If it’s not there, please contact us. This email will include a meeting ID and a password for joining the live webinar.
The meeting ID appears in a way similar to the form as displayed below:
To join the conversation on _____ :
To join the webinar, you will need to go to: https://zoom.us/j/879985531?pwd=bzvl0KMw701_WoyPvTuGwQ The meeting ID is the series of 9 numbers following zoom.us/j/.
Once the meeting ID is entered, you will be prompted for the password. The system may then ask for your email address.
Once you enter your email address, you should be connected.
If the link that you are sent to join the teach-in does not connect you or times out when you click on the link, please contact us as soon as possible.
What happens if I paid for a teach-in, but was unable to connect to the meeting using my computer?
If you’ve paid for a teach-in but were unable to connect to the meeting using your computer, you may request a refund by contacting us. Your other option is to download a copy of the teach-in from our online store. We will give you a code that will allow you to download the teach-in.
Will I be sent a receipt for the fee I paid for the teach-in?
Yes. You will be emailed a receipt for the fee that you pay for a teach-in event. If for some reason you did not receive a receipt, please contact us.