Early Education Conference - Plant City, FL
January 26, 2019 8:30 a.m.–January 26, 2019 4:15 p.m.
First Baptist Church Plant City, 3309 James L. Redman Pkwy., Plant City, FL 33566
Building a Firm Foundation
"... rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Colossians 2:7 NIV
Renew your professional and spiritual growth at the ACSI Early Education conference. Join us for a keynote speaker who will inspire, equip, and encourage early educators while you earn professional clock hours/CEUs for attending.
|Pricing (per delegate, lunch included)||Member||Non-member|
|Early Registration (through 12/14/18)||$65||$95|
Lunch Options (choose one)
- Turkey sub on wheat, chips, cookie, drink
- Roast beef sub on white, chips, cookie, drink
- Chopped salad with grilled chicken (GF), chips, drink
Fairfield Inn & Suites — Lakeland/Plant City
4307 Sterling Commerce Dr., Plant City, FL 33566
Daily room rate (available through 1/4/19): $119 including breakfast.
Reserve your room by calling (813) 757-6202 and mentioning ACSI Conference or online.
Dr. Rebecca Isbell will present Building a Foundation for Young Thinkers: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Problem Solving. Dr. Isbell is an Early Childhood Consultant, an inspirational keynote speaker, and an author of 13 early childhood books. Her focus has been on the amazing creative capabilities of young children and the dedicated people who work with them. She strives to help early childhood professionals provide the best possible experiences for young children during their critical early years!
Additional breakout sessions will also be offered in a variety of topic areas.
Professional development (PD) opportunities are nearly universal in the experiences of U.S. educators, both in public school settings and in Christian schools. The question of which PD strategies are most effective has become more critical in recent years, as schools face increasing internal and external pressures to improve student outcomes and optimize instructional expenditures. As a result, many school leaders are seeking to identify PD opportunities with high return on investment (ROI) in terms of student learning and achievement.
In an effort to address this issue systematically, a comprehensive literature synthesis was commissioned by ACSI (Swaner 2016). The synthesis, which surveyed over 500 scholarly articles and resources over the past 20 years, asked the question, “What are best practices in PD for Christian school teachers and leaders?” While little research was found specific to Christian education, what was available corroborated much of the broader literature on PD in K–12 schools. A set of characteristics of effective PD were identified in the literature, as well as a range of practices for which there exists research on their effectiveness. The synthesis also reviewed the evidence for the importance of cultures of continuous improvement to the effectiveness of any PD efforts.
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