Early Education Conference —Summerville, SC
February 23, 2019 8:30 a.m.–February 23, 2019 4:15 p.m.
Northwood Academy, 4020 2nd Ave., Summerville, SC 29486
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 while earning professional development clock hours/CEUs for attending.
|Pricing (per delegate, lunch included)||Member||Non-member|
|Early Registration (through 2/1/19)||$58||$88|
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
Dr. Annie Gallagher, founder of Transformed PD, will present Intentionally Impacting Spiritual Formation in Early Education. Dr. Gallagher is a follower of Jesus Christ, professional development coach, instructional program consultant, teacher, wife, and mother who currently lives in Kentucky. She has coached Christian educators in the US and internationally in how to authentically plan and teach Christ-centered instruction, so students see God revealed across all learning.
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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