Powerful Practices: Implementing Deeper Learning in Christian Schools Conference
March 7 - March 8USD199
Powerful Practices: Implementing Deeper Learning in Christian Schools
Dates: March 7-8, 2019 (with a pre-conference day March 6)
Cost: $199/person until December 15
Team Discount for groups of 3+ from the same school
Location: Legacy Christian Academy (north of Dallas, TX)
This conference will offer innovative and inspiring workshops in the following areas:
Looking at five key areas of the Deeper Learning movement
Curriculum – What should we teach? How does our school mission come alive through our curriculum choices? How do we use standards as a vehicle for encouraging students to generate solutions to real world problems? How do we support students in discovering truth and gaining knowledge through God’s word and His creation?
Instruction – Are the ways we teach reflecting biblical principles? How can plan learning experiences that honor, engage, and challenge all students? How do we teach knowledge and skills in the context of serving our community and our God?
Assessment – How can we use assessment to help students learn, grow and take responsibility for their own progress? How do we strike a creative balance between challenge and support? Do we offer a variety of ways for students to show what they can do and to encourage their gifts?
Spiritual and Community Formation – What and how should we celebrate? How do we define our Christian values and move them from the posters on the walls into the minds, hearts, and behaviors of our students? How do we equip the next generation of leaders to think and act biblically?
Learning Spaces – How do we design learning environments that invite students into the story of God? How do we use learning spaces that inspire students and open them to new ways of working and creativity?
We are so excited to announce that Ron Berger, Chief Academic Officer and visionary leader of EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) will be one of our keynote speakers. More info about Ron and the books he has authored can be found here. We will have a pre-conference on the 6th and then the full conference on the 7th and 8th.
We were blessed by our outstanding colleagues who challenged and informed us through exceptional presentations at our January 2018 conference. Once again, we are seeking workshop presenters who are currently implementing Deeper Learning as well as organizational leaders who are assisting with this change in schools. We invite you to consider doing a workshop or two. I hope many of you will consider sharing your learning and contact others who could share what they have learned. If you are interested, please see the attachment below for proposal submission.
Our location this year will be convenient to access through either the DFW (Dallas Ft. Worth) or Love Field (Southwest) airports. Our host school, Legacy Christian Academy, has beautiful facilities and the staff there is very excited to host us. There are many hotels and restaurants located nearby. And, although we cannot promise, it is unlikely that Dallas will have snow that time of the year!
You can see more information at our website and we will continue to update that information as it becomes available. If you know an organization that may be willing to provide sponsorship, we would be grateful to have you send us their name and contact info.
Click here to register.