The Many Roads to Christian Deeper Learning: An Introduction

Dan Beerens, Steven LevyDeeper Learning, The CACE Roundtable4 Comments

As educators have learned about needed student outcomes for work and life, insights on how students learn, standards reform, personal digital technology, authentic work, etc., they have grappled with how to translate this knowledge into workable teaching and learning models. A number of models and networks arose, and commonalities were recognized among the goals of the various groups.

In this series, we’ll take a look at the various models of Christian Deeper Learning.

Bostock v. Clayton County

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Eric Kniffin discusses Bostock v. Clayton County

Dr. Katie Wiens Executive Director of CESA and Dr. Tim Van Soelen, Director of CACE are joined by Dr. Jay Ferguson, Head of school at Grace Community School in Tyler, Texas and Eric Kniffin, attorney at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP to discuss the recent supreme court decision of Bostock v. Clayton County and its implications for Christian schools.

Cheating and the Christian Teacher

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If we ask questions that the student can google the answer to, we should not penalize the students if they do. It’s the same as asking the students to spell a word correctly and penalizing them if they use a dictionary. Instead, we should appreciate and praise their skill in research, their resourcefulness in exploring, and their shrewdness in best utilization of time.

About CACE – Overview Video

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Tim Van Soelen explains CACE.

Tim Van Soelen explains the ways the Center for the Advancement of Christian Education partners with Christian schools to help with networking, innovating, and developing. Curious how CACE can partner with your school? Contact us.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in America

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Recent events have opened up important conversations surrounding race and social inequality in America. What should Christian educators be doing right now?

For starters, Michael Chen is sharing an open letter, which you are invited to sign, and a panel conversation, which you are invited to view.

Demonstrating Vs. Stating

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School girl shares artwork with her community

One of the first and most common distinctives that Christian schools often share is their great community. Whereas this claim might be true, the challenge with stating community as a distinctive is that every school will say it has a wonderful community. . . . In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a unique opportunity. Community is a distinctive that can be more fully demonstrated for prospective parents in this virtual reality.

Lessons from a Taxi Driver

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View from inside a taxi cab

A taxi ride to the airport turned into an intuitive discovery for understanding the process of professional development. If you are an experienced teacher, you understand that when students walk into your classroom, you never really know what you are going to get, and that, “the success of our teaching depends on those moment-by-moment decisions as much as any lesson or project plan.”

Reopening 2020

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Your goal should not be to return to normal. If it is and you succeed, you will have missed a great opportunity. We expect things to be different in the future; the future will be a new normal.

Disruptions (Part 2): The After-Action Review

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“It has been fascinating to note the complexity of decisions at every level as the coronavirus has spread across the world. How decisions are made matters. How we press the occasional pause button to reflect on our decisions matters as well.”

Tim Van Soelen reflects on the past weeks through the lens of tool known as the After-Action Review.

Conflict and Teams

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How can conflict increase creativity among teams? Teams are tasked with solving a problem (or problems), and creativity can provide the team with more options, and more viable options can solve problems. So, what is the relationship between creativity and conflict? Research literature discusses the impact that conflict has and whether conflict is positive or negative. So, the real question isn’t “is there a relationship?” But rather, “what is the relationship?”