ACSI National Legal Conference: Dealing with Today's Cultural Challenges
February 24, 2016 9:00 AM–February 24, 2016 5:00 PM
Historic Stockyard Station, Fort Worth, Texas
* Special price of $100 for those attending the South Central Leadership Summit on February 22–23, 2016.
Goal: To provide guidance and direction to Christian School leaders by the best legal experts in religious freedom. The main topic would be dealing with issues brought about by the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Obergefell v. Hodges. The same sex marriage decision will have religious liberty consequences that are still yet to come. Our speakers will prepare our attendees with practical guidance on how to protect their mission and ability to practice their religious beliefs in the Christian School. We will also deal with how to communicate these issues in a loving and caring way.
Speakers will be from Alliance Defending Freedom, The Heritage Foundation, Christian Legal Society and other top law firms from around the United States.
Other topics will include:
- Statement of Faith/Mission Statement
- Personnel Policies
- Facility Use Policies
- Athletics and Transgender Issues
- Admissions Policies
Please remember that the hotel registration must be done separately from this registration. We have a block of rooms at the Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Historic Stockyards at a special rate of $159 per day.
Reservation by phone: Call 1.800.833.1516, refer to the group under the name of ACSI Legal Conference with group code ACS1.
Reservation online: Book online directly with the Historic Stockyards hotel. Your group registration code G-ACS1 will automatically be filled in for you.
Hotel registration must be completed by January 23, 2016 to receive special pricing.
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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