Christian Education

Christian Teachers Academy

Recognized as one of the most dynamic professional development opportunities for Christian teachers and school leaders. For participants, the Academy is an intensive, challenging, and rewarding Professional Development opportunity. The Academy is a one week summer session for educators and school leaders who desire to further their understanding and development in Project Based Learning. Click …

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What Do We Mean by Christian Deeper Learning? A Draft Document for Your Consideration

Tucked into my blog post report this past January on the first ever Christian Deeper Learning conference, I alluded to a small core group working on a definition and explication of what deeper learning looks like in the Christian school context. Out of honor to the small group that composed it and because I believe …

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Teaching the “Real” American Revolution

As we celebrate Independence Day and the political incarnation of the idea that is “America,” I think of all the teachers who have the opportunity to invite students into the story of the American Revolution. What guiding question will you use to spark curiosity and stimulate deeper investigation into this remarkable event? In a letter …

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Your Board’s a Bad Board, and It’s Probably Your Fault: Conversation with Chuck Evans

  Introduction and Podcast with Chuck Evans: I had the opportunity to have another conversation with Chuck Evans of Better Schools about his work with school boards, heads of schools, and his recent stint as an interim head of school. I’ve written many times about the lack of stability in leadership and the consternation that …

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Transform Learning: Let Students Do the Planning

A courageous principal can have an amazing impact. Darren Spyksma, SCSBC Director of Learning, uses this TEDx presentation to share how one decision by his principal significantly increased the quality of learning in an intermediate classroom. While navigating risks and errors, Darren shares how learning focused on personalization, inquiry, and engagement, can lead to deep, …

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