Deeper Learning invites our students to be engaged in God’s story, equips them to play their unique role, and empowers them to apply knowledge and skills to produce
Deeper Learning invites our students to be engaged in God’s story, equips them to play their unique role, and empowers them to apply knowledge and skills to produce real work that meets real needs of real people.
A good portion of the Institute is spent designing curriculum that provokes complex thinking, inspires beautiful work, and forms Christlike character in the students. We explore a variety of instructional practices that included building background knowledge, creating workshop structures, and designing protocols that facilitate student engagement and equitable participation.
For more information about last years institute, read Steven Levy’s recentblog post.
Is this institute for you?
Do you want to deepen your thinking about what Christian education looks like, not only in chapel and Bible class, but in curriculum, instructional practices, and assessment in all subjects?
Are you a teacher, instructional guide, principal, or someone interested in innovation, creativity, and teaching practices that engage all students?
Do you desire to go beyond commercial textbooks to design curriculum that forms the self and shapes the world?
Would you like to learn assessment strategies that equip students to take responsibility for their own learning?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should attend this institute!
For more information contact Steven Levy, or register at the link below.
Christian Deeper LearningChristian Deeper Learning (CDL) was conceived and designed to bring together Christian educators who desire to engage students deeply in learning, help them discover who they are as image bearers of God, and help them to find their place in God’s story. The mission of CDL is to promote teaching practices that invite and equip students to be people of God’s Story, engaged in real work that forms self and shapes the world.
Inservice learning? Staff development? Professional learning? Professional development? Terms change but the function is the same: the school leader is responsible for the organizational learning of their building.
Inservice learning? Staff development? Professional learning? Professional development? Terms change but the function is the same: the school leader is responsible for the organizational learning of their building. Research is clear: in organizations where the adults are learning, the students learn more. In this two-hour session, we will explore how adults best learn, how to make the learning stick, and how you, as a school leader, can best prepare and facilitate.
Developing adults has characterized the work ofThomas Van Soelen for over a decade. His professional learning and leadership coaching in the areas of instructional strategies, learning communities, critical friendship, leadership development, and teacher evaluation are known in several states and countries. His collaborative practices, quick wit, and deep experience make for an engaging and meaningful learning experience.
Van Soelen was most recently the Associate Superintendent in Decatur City, GA. There he began writing and has been published in the Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, Education Week, School Administrator, NAESP, National School Board Journal, and Phi Delta Kappan, as well as two full-length books (Routledge and Solution Tree).