Come join other Christian schools as we explore the Teaching for Transformation framework in action at
Come join other Christian schools as we explore the Teaching for Transformation framework in action at Surrey Christian School. This two-day learning event will provide opportunities for participants to experience both the core and essential practices of the Teaching for Transformation framework in elementary and secondary settings.
In addition to opportunities throughout the two days to engage secondary and elementary teachers and students, this two-day learning event coincides with an Elementary Celebration of Learning. This evening event showcases students sharing their TfT learning experiences.
The cost is $200/person. Register now to reserve your spot!
march 7 (Thursday) - 8 (Friday)
Teaching for Transformation (TfT) is a design framework for the creation of authentic, formational learning experiences rooted in a transformational worldview. These learning experiences invite, nurture, and empower teachers and students to play their part in God’s story through their everyday learning.
The core practices of TfT are practiced in over 100 schools worldwide to create learning experiences that empower teachers and students to explore their role in the kingdom story.
The Students First Summit will gather nonpublic school leaders in Des Moines to continue our collective effort to implement the Students First legislation passed in
The Students First Summit will gather nonpublic school leaders in Des Moines to continue our collective effort to implement the Students First legislation passed in 2023. We are excited to go deeper into the implementation process, focusing on innovative ways to promote our schools and provide accessibility for families who desire to find a school that aligns with their values.
Presented by the Center for the Advancement of Christian Education (CACE), EdChoice, Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education (Iowa ACE), Iowa Association of Christian Schools (IACS), Iowa Catholic Conference (ICC), and Stand Together.
Registration and Schedule
The summit will begin on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 5:30 in the evening with registration and our keynote speaker. The event will conclude on Friday, April 19, 2024 at 2:15 in the afternoon. A more detailed schedule of events will be made available closer to the time of the summit.
Registration is open till Monday, April 15, 2024 at 11:30 p.m.
Hotel and Venue
The summit will be hosted at the Iowa Event Center, in Des Moines, Iowa.
You may secure a group rate from the near by Hilton Des Moines Downtown at the link below. There is limited availability, and this rate will only be available until Wednesday, March 27, 2024.
april 18 (Thursday) - 19 (Friday)
Knowing about God is quite different from walking day to day with God. Knowing about Christian Deeper Learning (CDL) is quite different from being able
Knowing about God is quite different from walking day to day with God.
Knowing about Christian Deeper Learning (CDL) is quite different from being able to engage your students in CDL.
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.
The purpose of this institute is:
- To immerse you in a CDL experience that will equip you to provide a CDL experience for your students. It’s very hard to teach something with authenticity that you haven’t experienced yourself.
- To explore what it means to teach “Christianly” in all subjects and grade levels. Biblical integration sometimes happens in what we teach and sometimes in the way we learn together.
- To engage you with the curriculum, instructional practices, and assessment strategies that support CDL for all your students.
- To create a culture that encourages Christ-like character and invites the learner into God’s story.
- To refresh and renew your spirit in a pastoral setting – a mansion on a lake with outstanding hospitality and cuisine.
We are limited to 35 participants. Last year we had a waiting list. If you are interested, please register soon. You can also hold a place by selecting “pre-register” on the billing page.
We look forward to seeing you in Boston!
june 23 (Sunday) - 28 (Friday)
Boston, Massachusetts (Area)