Florida Directors' Early Education Conference—Apopka/Orlando
January 27, 2017 9:00 AM–January 27, 2017 3:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Apopka, 441 S. Highland Ave. Apopka, FL 32703
EE Directors' Conference Theme: The Exceptional Young Child
Keynote Speaker Kristin Barbour
This ACSI Directors'/School Administrative Staff EE Conference is designed to provide directors, principals, and school administrative staff with an opportunity to have a day with peers who share the same passion, struggles and needs, while enjoying the encouraging and challenging workshops from Kristin Barbour, executive director for National Institute for Learning Development. Kristin will provide illustrations and techniques that can help directors partner with parents and staff in meeting the needs of all children.
Access to ACSI ConNEXUS Premium is complimentary to all registered delegates from an ACSI member school, and CEUs can be earned.
Early Registration (before January 13): $65 (ACSI member); $105 (non-member)
Standard Registration (January 13 to January 23): $75 (ACSI member); $115 (non-member) Online Registration has ended
Walk-In Registration (January 27): $85 (ACSI member); $125 (non-member)
Registration includes lunch.
Check-in on Friday, January 27 will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Hampton Inn & Suites, Orlando/North, Altamonte Springs
161 N. Douglas Ave.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
407.331.0220 or 1.800.HAMPTON
($109—King Standard; $119—Double Queen)
Group Code EEC for special ACSI EE Conference rates: Deadline December 29, 2016
For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Florida Region Office at 727.734.7096.
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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