Connect@ the ACSI Professional Development Forum 2016

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We are created to connect. We connect ideas to build frameworks of knowledge. We connect with people in every facet of our lives. We connect through Christ—in whom we live and move and have our being. These connections span who we are, what we do, and how we do it. For Christian educators these connections are so significant to our calling we must consistently nourish and feed them. Connect@ PD Forums this fall and grow through connection. 


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Get Connected This Fall!

Educators have the opportunity and challenge to make lifelong learning a priority. This fall ACSI is providing Christ-centered events—Professional Development Forums—around the country to meet that need. Learn more!

Improve on a Good Thing!

School improvement is an item somewhere on your to-do list, but how do you make it a priority? ACSI accreditation and reaccreditation are excellent tools to do so, and we’ve just made both more user friendly. Read more!

Strengthen your school through Giving Day!

How would you like to raise money for your school? ACSI’s 24-hour nationwide Giving Day—an opportunity to effectively and quickly raise funds—launches February 28, 2017.

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Membership makes us stronger together.

ACSI Membership connects your school with a community of Christian educators, along with tools, services, and professional development opportunities.

Discover how membership makes your school stronger:

Global Christian School Leadership Summit

February 1–3, 2017     Register now!   

You have a seat at the table! Join together with fellow Christian school leaders (Early Education, Elementary, Secondary, and Higher Education) from around the world to cast a unified vision for the years ahead.

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Featured Resources
48.3 Developing Our Children's Weltanschauung

How do you prepare your children for the challenging race of life—especially in today’s increasingly secular, post-Christian society? A Christian school couldn’t be a better place to start that journey, and I’ve invited Dr. Larry Taylor, head of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas), to expound on that here.

48.2 Christian School Parents, Be Encouraged!

Researchers and God’s Word have long recognized that schools are powerful environments that shape one’s worldview. Deckard and Smithwick’s research (2002) suggests a strong correlation between a biblical Christian worldview and the type of school a student attends. The implication is that students tend to adopt the worldview of the teachers who teach them, which God’s Word also states in Luke 6:40.

48.1 Raising Daniels in a Secular Babylon

Our children are growing up in an increasingly post-Christian and secular society, where the public views people of faith as irrelevant. What does it mean that we live in a secular society, and how should we and our children engage with this secular culture?

Upcoming Worldwide Events
International School Job Fair
Nov 1, 2016 - Nov 9, 2016

An annual U.S. event that connects international school representatives and sending agencies with potential hires.

International Christian Educator Conference—Asia
Nov 23, 2016 - Nov 26, 2016

A high-quality professional development conference for teachers, administrators, and staff serving in international Christian schools around the world.

Online Community Discussions 
Teacher Handbook/Manual
I am looking for some ideas as I am working on revising our teacher handbook. If anyone is willing to share their handbook, I would greatly appreciate it. One of the areas I am looking for is how your school handles discipline in the elementary classrooms.      
Grade 2 Reading Assessments  
I am looking for an assessment to determine reading level for one of my Grade 2 students. Does anyone have a reading assessment that they currently use and could recommend to me?
FLSA and Dorm Staff   
I would be interested in knowing how boarding schools are handling the new Fair Labor Standards Act guidelines/requirements when it comes to dorm staff. Whether you call them houseparents, RA's, dorm parents or whatever, are they considered exempt employees? If so, how/why are they able to be so considered?