ACSI Professional Development Forum 2016—South Daytona
November 21, 2016 8:00 a.m.–November 22, 2016 1:30 p.m.
Warner Christian Academy, 1730 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona, FL
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As Iron Sharpens Iron
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17
The Florida ACSI Professional Development Forums are the place where Christian educators can grow professionally, collaborate with other great teachers, and be sharpened in their personal spiritual growth as well as their teaching profession.
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November 21, 2016
8:50–9:05 Praise and Worship
9:00–10:30 Plenary Session I—Keynote Speaker Dr. Glen Schultz, Kingdom Education, Sharpening One Another: Understanding God's Purpose for Education
11:00–12:15 Breakout Session I
- Dr. Glen Schultz: Sharpening One Another: The Need for Strong Leaders
- Nadia Alm: Biblical Worldview Integration: EE/Elementary, Session 1, The Truth-Centered Teacher
- Ryan Dixon: Biblical Worldview Integration: Secondary, Session 1, Foundations of Biblical Worldview Integration
- Jay McTighe: Understanding by Design: Assessing Understanding
- Sara Jo Dillard: Nurturing the Inquisitive Young Mind — A Director's Call to Serve
- Jeannie Forrest: Nurturing the Inquisitive Young Mind—An Early Educator's Call to Serve, Part I
- Deborah A. Ausburn: Internal Investigations: When, Why & How
- Cindy Duff: Biblical Integration Across the Core Curriculum Demystified
- Dawn Nielsen: Making Math Meaningful
- Chap Percival: Getting Ready for the All-American Eclipse
- Louise Wilson: Creating a Culture of Thinking in 21st Century Classrooms
- Susan Dyer Layer: 3 Essentials to Create an Effective Student Fellowship Peer Mentoring Program
- Carol Baker: New School Library Strategies
12:15–2:00 Lunch/Poster Sessions/Vendors
2:00–3:15 Breakout Session II
- Dr. Glen Schultz, Sharpening One Another: The Pursuit of Excellence
- Nadia Alm: Biblical Worldview Integration: EE/Elementary, Session 2, The Truth-Centered Lesson
- Ryan Dixon: Biblical Worldview Integration: Secondary, Session 2, Scripture and the Disciplines
- Jay McTighe: Understanding by Design: Teaching for Understanding and Transfer
- Sara Jo Dillard: Nurturing the Inquisitive Young Mind: Does Your Early Childhood Program Aim to Develop the Beginnings of a Strong Spiritual Foundation in Young Children?
- Jeannie Forrest: Nurturing the Inquisitive Young Mind: Developing the Beginnings of a Strong Spiritual Foundation in Young Children, Part 2
- Donna A. Caudell: I Think I Might Be
- Dawn Nielsen: Making Science Meaningful
- Susan Yates: Herding Elephants? Attract the Elephant and Engage your Learners for Effective Education
- Susan Dyer Layer and Pastor Kyle Mullett: How to Structure a Powerful Discipleship Peer Mentoring Program
- Treona Lovelady, Callie Haski, Kim Berry, and Faith Panagiotacos: APP-a-Palooza
November 22, 2016
8:50–9:05 Praise and Worship
9:00–10:30 Plenary Session II—Keynote Speaker Mr. Jay McTighe, The Big Ideas of Understanding by Design
11:00–12:15 Breakout Session III
- Dr. Glen Schultz: Sharpening One Another: Biblical Worldview Integration: The Hallmark of a Christian School
- Nadia Alm: Biblical Worldview Integration: EE/Elementary, Session 3, The Truth-Centered Classroom
- Ryan Dixon: Biblical Worldview Integration: Secondary, Session 3, Biblical Worldview and Lesson
- Jay McTighe: Understanding by Design: Essential Questions
- Sara Jo Dillard: Nurturing the Inquisitive Young Mind: Ideas for the Director to Create Strong Relationships with Children and Families
- Jeannie Forrest: Nurturing the Inquisitive Young Mind: Creating Strong Relationships with Children and Families, Part 3
- Kori Ellis: Create More Time Without Cloning Yourself: How to Get Back 5-9 Hours per Week by Stopping Low-Level, Pesky Behaviors
- Dr. John Richard Hoskins: Servant-Leadership in the Classroom
- Juliana Mosley: Sharing the Value of Christian Colleges and Universities
- JaDean Stricker: Behavior Never Lies
- Audra Pierce: Practical and Accelerated Guided Reading Strategies
- Susan Dyer Layer: ROCK Character: Building Compassionate and Courageous Leaders for Christ
12:15–1:30 Closing Address—Keynote Speaker Dr. Glen Schultz, Kingdom Education, Sharpening One Another: Understanding the Importance of Worldview in Education
Keynote Speaker Mr. Jay McTighe, Noted Author and Educator
Keynote Speaker Dr. Glen Schultz, Kingdom Education
Registration Rates (2016):
- Early Registration (May 20 - July 5): $109 (member); $272.50 (non-member)
- Standard Registration (July 6 to Nov. 7): $119 (member); $297.50 (non-member)
- Walk-in Registration: (Nov. 8 to Event): $159 (member); $397.50 (non-member)
Member registration includes ConNEXUS Premium for one year!
On-Site Lunch Options (2016):
Attendees will have the option at the time of registration to purchase lunch on Monday for $6.00.
November 21: Each lunch will include your choice of one of the following meals below:
- Turkey Sub, chips, cookie, and bottled water
- Ham Sub, chips, cookie, and bottled water
- Roast beef Sub, chips, cookie, and bottled water
- Salad with grilled chicken, chips, apple, and bottled water
- Choosing a lunch option above when registering is strongly encouraged.
November 22: Session ends at 1:30 p.m. with no lunch provided.
Backyard Boys BBQ, 1840 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL
Arby's, 1800 S Ridgewood Ave, Daytona Beach, FL
Jersey Mike's Subs, 1808 West International Speedway Blvd Unit 401, Daytona Beach, FL
Olive Garden, 1780 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
Bahama Breeze Island Grille, 1786 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
Bob Evans, 2000 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
Cheddar's, 1770 West International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
Ruby Tuesday Restaurant, 1808 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
Carrabba's Italian Grill, 2200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
Outback Steakhouse, 1735 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
Cracker Barrel, 2325 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
Chick-fil-A, 1700 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
Hilton Garden Inn Daytona Beach Oceanfront
2560 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Room rates: $109 per night (no water view); $119 per night (ocean view); $129 per night (oceanfront) (subject to availability)
Reservation cut off: October 20, 2016
Reservations can be made online at http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/D/DABOFGI-ACI-20161120/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.
Hampton Inn Daytona Beachfront
1024 N. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Room rate: $109 per night
Reservation cut off: October 20, 2016
For reservations, call the hotel at 386-944-2570 and ask for the ACSI room block.
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