Filtering by: T/L & SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Flourishing Christian Schools: Current Research and Practice
Feb
1
1:45 PM13:45

Flourishing Christian Schools: Current Research and Practice

Dan Beerens and Lynn Swaner

This workshop will examine groundbreaking research on flourishing Christian school cultures, including the implications for school leaders, teachers, staff, and communities. Participants will engage in interactive dialogue to consider implications for their own leadership and instructional practice.

REPUBLIC A–B

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The Bible, Technology, and Emerging Generations
Feb
1
11:45 AM11:45

The Bible, Technology, and Emerging Generations

Jason Malec

With kids spending one third of each day engaging media and technology, what effect does this have on their relationship with God and others? How is their view of the Bible and the church changing? And in a world of virtual reality and artificial intelligence, how can we teach a child the way he or she should go, so when they're old, they won't depart from it?

LONE STAR D–E

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Being Intentional about Student Leadership Development
Feb
1
10:15 AM10:15

Being Intentional about Student Leadership Development

Laszlo Demeter

If we are preparing the next generation of leaders, what effective leadership development programs should we offer to our students, and at what age? This workshop will explore research-based characteristics of innovative student leadership initiatives and practical examples from ACSI Europe's international student leadership development program. This program included online and hands-on elements with the purpose of empowering Christian schools to fulfill their mission.

PRESIDIO A–B

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K–12 Stories of Deeper Learning
Feb
1
10:15 AM10:15

K–12 Stories of Deeper Learning

Justin Cook and Darryl DeBoer

This session is designed for K–12 educators to explore what it means to design deeper learning experiences that invite, nurture, and empower students to participate in real work that meets a real need for real people. Workshop participants will interact with each other and K–12 stories that illustrate a working definition of deeper learning in Christian schools. The deep hope for this session is that you will begin to imagine learning experiences that invite both you and your students to find purpose and place in God's story.

LONE STAR F

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Establishing the Foundation for Spiritual Formation During Early Childhood
Feb
1
10:15 AM10:15

Establishing the Foundation for Spiritual Formation During Early Childhood

Milton Uecker

This session will address questions related to laying the foundation for a biblical worldview in the hearts and minds of young children. We will focus not only on instructional practices related to each worldview question, but on developing and assessing outcomes related to the spiritual strand of development.

SEGUIN

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Restorative Practices: From Conflict to Engagement to Change
Feb
1
10:15 AM10:15

Restorative Practices: From Conflict to Engagement to Change

Diane Stronks

This workshop will introduce participants to the Restorative Practices framework which emphasizes “Healthy Relationships” as a way to create flourishing school culture that opens up space for dialogue, feedback and accountability. Often in Christian communities, conflicts, difficulties and disagreements are seen as negative and to be avoided at all costs. Restorative Practices introduces the attendees to possible ways to reframe conflict as opportunities for dialogue and growth and change.

REPUBLIC A–B

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Working for God, Not Grades
Jan
31
3:30 PM15:30

Working for God, Not Grades

Steven Levy

How do we provide tasks that invite students to see themselves as builders for the King rather than slaves to "Pharaoh's" system of grades? We will examine a gallery of diverse K-12 student work and explore how content and skills can be developed in the context of doing real work that meets the real needs of real people. Students produce "beautiful work" when the purpose is partnering with God to restore the "very goodness" of God's creation.

PRESIDIO A–B

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The Impact of Trauma on Growth and Learning
Jan
31
3:30 PM15:30

The Impact of Trauma on Growth and Learning

Barbara Sorrells

Increasing numbers of children in our culture are experiencing adverse childhood experiences that result in a multisystem failure of brain development, attachment, self regulation, sensory processing, social skills and learning. The impact of trauma often manifests in behavioral challenges and learning issues. This session will focus on how trauma changes children from the inside out and the challenge it presents to the Christian school community to help children find hope and healing.

LONESTAR F

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K–12 Stories of Deeper Learning
Jan
31
3:30 PM15:30

K–12 Stories of Deeper Learning

Justin Cook and Darryl DeBoer

This session is designed for K-12 educators to explore what it means to design deeper learning experiences that invite, nurture, and empower students to participate in real work that meets a real need for real people. Workshop participants will interact with each other and K-12 stories that illustrate a working definition of deeper learning in Christian schools. The deep hope for this session is that you will begin to imagine learning experiences that invite both you and your students to find purpose and place in God's story.

CROCKETT A–B

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Authentic Transformation: Innovating Change in Biblical Instruction and Spiritual Formation
Jan
31
3:30 PM15:30

Authentic Transformation: Innovating Change in Biblical Instruction and Spiritual Formation

Susan Allen

If authentic spiritual transformation is what you desire for your students, join us at this workshop to consider a new paradigm for biblical instruction and spiritual formation in Christian schools.  This interactive workshop will distill key points from Susan’s keynote address at the 2nd International Summit on Best Practices in Biblical Instruction and Spiritual Formation, offering biblical insights, research, and real-life stories of one school’s journey into spiritual transformation. 

BOWIE A–B


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Assessing Christian Learners
Jan
31
11:30 AM11:30

Assessing Christian Learners

David Smith

This presentation will explore a project by the Kuyers Institute and CARDUS that focuses on developing a fresh approach to Christian school assessment. It will explore characteristics of a Christian learner, as reflected in a broad cross-section of the Christian tradition, and look at how we might develop assessment tools that can inform teaching and learning choices. The participants will learn about a major new assessment resource that is under development.

LONE STAR D–E

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Bringing Christian Education to Life: The Transformative Power of Service-Learning
Jan
31
11:30 AM11:30

Bringing Christian Education to Life: The Transformative Power of Service-Learning

Roger Erdvig

Service-learning helps students connect classroom learning with genuine service to their communities, thereby helping them to master academic concepts better and learn how to apply them in real life. The research not only demonstrates the positive academic outcomes of service-learning, but also shows that the practice promotes civic engagement, leadership development, and a long-term desire to serve others. This session will draw on the authors’ new book on service-learning in Christian schools and their extensive work in schools, to offer a proven roadmap for harnessing the power of service-learning in your school.

SEGUIN

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Character, Virtue, and Non-Cognitive Skills: Insights from Educational Research and Policy
Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

Character, Virtue, and Non-Cognitive Skills: Insights from Educational Research and Policy

Albert Cheng

There has been a recent surge of attention in educational research and policy towards so-called noncognitive skills — skills that are, in part, traditionally understood as character and virtue. Economists, psychologists, and other social scientists increasingly recognize the key role that noncognitive skills play in promoting later-life well-being but are less certain about how to develop these skills. This research and related policy developments will be reviewed in this session. This session will also draw upon Christian tradition and other research to challenge some of the conventional wisdom of these contemporary developments and consider what Christian education can offer.

BOWIE A–B

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Exploring the Promise of Deeper Learning in Christian Education
Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

Exploring the Promise of Deeper Learning in Christian Education

Moderator: Dan Beerens

Panelists: Justin Cook, Darryl DeBoer, Darren Spyksma, Steven Levy, and Diane Stronks

You are invited to a session of short presentations and audience dialogue where we will briefly define and explore Christian Deeper Learning and share how biblically aligned practices in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and building flourishing school cultures have enlivened and engaged students through creating beautiful work for real world needs.

LONE STAR D–E

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