Florida Health Care Consortium - Coral Gables
September 23, 2015 11:00 a.m. -
Seasons 52 - 321 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Take Control of Your School's Health Insurance Costs!
Learn How a Health Care Consortium Can Make a Difference for Your School!
ISM's Senior Field Adviser, Ron Gray is hosting this lunch event for all interested Florida private-independent schools to take an in-depth look at what starting up a Florida Health Care Consortium is all about. There is absolutely no obligation to become part of the group. This event is an informational session only. Only schools with 50+ benefit-eligible employees are eligible to be a part of the founding group, however, schools with less than 50 benefit-eligbile employees can be added after the group is formed All are welcome to join us to learn more about what it takes to establish a health care consortium in Florida.
Click on the link above for more information and to register for this lunch event.
Other Luncheon Events
Susan Simpson and Ron Gray will also be presenting Your Aging Faculty and Staff: What Does This Mean For Your School? All ACSI schools are welcomed to attend. As Business Manager, Human Resource Manager, or even School Head, part of your duties is to instruct employees about their options as they reach new life milestones. This workshop is designed to inform and guide private-independent schools through the changes needed for aging faculty and staff.
You're invited to join us for a complimentary, informative luncheon addressing concerns relative to aging faculty and staff, and what this means for your school.
View ISM's main event page for more information about these events.
Building a Firm Foundation
Building a Firm Foundation
A high-quality professional development conference for teachers, administrators, and staff serving in international Christian schools around the world.
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.
A six step strategy for resolving school conflict in accordance with Matthew 18
As employees of an educational institution, you are held to a higher standard by parents, students, colleagues, and members of the public. We support and endorse a strict policy of respect toward students and expect employees to act at all times as adult role models.
Questions that should be asked by directors in determining the scope of their responsibilities and how these responsibilities should be fulfilled?
Avoid Walking the Plank, or at Least Reduce the Splash!