Western Early Education Senior Coordinator Message

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July 2022

Enjoying the 3 R’s this summer!

We’ve all heard of the 3 R’s, right? Reading, ‘Riting, and Rithmetic. Or is it Reuse, Renew and Recycle?  I would suggest it is Renew, Refresh, and Revive!

God’s Word gives us the precious promise that He will renew, refresh and revive us when we are tired and weary.  (That kinda describes the last couple years, right?!) He promises us a double portion of His grace, His spirit. 

He revives and anoints us with His power, with His might to do the work He has called us to.  He renews and replenishes us (hey, a 4th R!) when our tanks are on empty.  He renewsrevives, and refreshes us to use the gifts He’s given us to serve in the body of Christ.

Psalm 80:18

Then we will not turn away from You; revive us, and we will call on Your name.

Psalms 51: 10

Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a steadfast sprit within me.

Psalm 68:9

You gave abundant showers, O God; You refreshed Your weary inheritance.

Psalms 85:6

Will You not revive us again, that Your People may rejoice in You again?

Proverbs 11:25

A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. (Who might you refresh?)

Proverbs 25:13
Like the coolness of snow at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the spirit of his masters.

Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 57:15

For this is what the high and lofty One says— He who lives forever, whose Name is Holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Hosea 6:2

After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.

… and there are SO many more promises in God’s Word!  He never leaves or forsakes His children and His love and commitment to us is everlasting.

I pray that you will take delight in the change of season, the bright sunshine, warm days, and perhaps a change of pace (even for you who are 12-month programs). Go outside, take a walk, observe all that God has created for us to enjoy.  Praise His for who He is, ask Him to Renew your passion for His calling on you, to Refresh your soul, and to Revive in you a hunger for Him and His Word.

Then, when you are relaxed and renewed, take a few moments to check these events out that ACSI offers just for you!

I hope to see you and your whole team at one of these events. 

Blessing, friends!

You are loved!

Suzie Mohler                                                                                                                                                                            EE Senior Coordinator, Western Division                                                                                                                      562-212-9632; suzie_mohler@acsi.org

 

HERE ARE A FEW THINGS FOR YOUR CALENDAR IN THE COMING MONTHS:

2022-2023 ACSI EE Conferences and One-Day Workshops – LIVE and Virtual Options

Cultivating Resilience - A Designed to Flourish event

Save the date and prepare for a full day of professional development designed specifically for Christian early educators. The EE Conference features general sessions and breakout presenters will bring relevant information from a biblical worldview to support educators in their continued growth and development for the roles in which they serve. One-Day Workshops bring you a full day of a singular topic with great interaction, activities for application and a wonderful day learning together with your peers.

EE Conferences

  • Leaders’ Summit for Directors on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 at BIOLA University, La Mirada, CA (Separate Registration – includes buffet lunch)
  • Saturday, October 1, 2022 at BIOLA University, La Mirada, CA (Lunch, breakouts and connections!)
  • February 4 or 25, 2023 EE Virtual Conferences

EE One-Day Workshops

  • Portland, OR - Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • Los Gatos, CA - Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • Everett, WA – Saturday, February 11, 2023

Learn more on our conference webpage here.

FSi – Flourishing Schools Institute

A new professional development opportunity for school leaders who want to transform their school culture to flourish. The format is set up for lots of networking and cooperative work to help your school gain perspective, cultivate community and transform lives.

  • November 1 – 3, 2022      Atlanta, GA  -  EE One-day event to follow

 

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

EE Leader Connect– Western Division

Join the Zoom meeting the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 am PST or at 4:00 p.m. PST, whichever best fits your schedule. Find the link here!

July 14 * A Celebration of YOU!!* Let’s celebrate being Stronger Together.  Share your program’s victories from 2021-22 and prayer requests for the coming school year.

ACSI Leadership Networks: Early Education Leader Peer Support

4th Wednesday each month at 2:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. (ET)   Cost: Free 

Join Dr. Penn for leader support networks in the Leader Café on the fourth Wednesday of each month. These meetings will provide early education leaders the opportunity to informally share ideas, challenges, and engage in building Biblical community. Join the Early Education Leaders Network for access to recordings and additional resources. ACSI members can earn 1 clock hour CEU for engaging with each live session.  

  • July 27, 2:00 PM ET and 5:00 PM ET - Relationships  
  • August 31, 2:00 PM ET and 5:00 PM ET - Teaching & Learning  
  • September 28, 2:00 PM ET and 5:00 PM ET - Expertise & Resources  
  • October 26 2:00 PM ET and 5:00 PM ET - Well-Being 

Early Educator (TEACHER) Peer Support Network 

3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (ET)   Cost: Free

Would you like to expand your knowledge and enhance your teaching practices with young learners? Engage with peers in a professional learning community where you will be equipped with ideas to biblically integrate, problem solve, lesson plan, and learn about trends in early childhood education to enhance your teaching skills. Mark your calendar and join Dr. Althea Penn and early education peers for the April, May, and June sessions. Join the Early Education Network for access to recordings and additional resources. ACSI members can earn 1 clock hour CEU for engaging with each live session.