2018 NE Spring Summit—New England
April 10, 2018 9:30 AM–April 10, 2018 3:00 PM
Portsmouth Christian Academy, 20 Seaborne Drive, Dover, NH 03820 603-742-3617
How's your enrollment?
Grappling with the budget and trying to reconcile it with your enrollment numbers can be overwhelming at times. Wouldn't it be great if we all had a waiting list? Wouldn't it be great if parents wanted exactly what you have for their child? This is a difficult culture we are engaging with and there are no simple answers. But we can tackle these issues together with God's wisdom and guidance.
What is a Summit?
A Summit is a strategic conversation among a group of leaders that brings different perspectives within a system together to talk about the significant issues facing a group of organizations. The goal for our Summit is to grapple with the declining enrollment in our region and create an experience that will help the Christian school movement to grow in the Northeast. The agenda will involve short-periods of relevant content, working together in small groups, and sharing with the entire group, so we can learn from one another and take away some next steps.
Who should be involved?
Christian school leaders (Heads of School, Marketing/Admissions Directors, Public Relations Personnel, Principals, etc.) in the Northeast Region.
Topics of Discussion:
Barna Research: Now What?
Objective 1—Leaders will discuss innovative distinctives that can set their school apart and attract the current demographic.
Objective 2—Leaders will discuss effective current practices in marketing and enrollment initiatives.
Summit Agenda: 9:30 AM-3:00 PM
9:30 Sign-in and light refreshments
12:00 Lunch (approximately $10 or bring a bag lunch)
3:00 Closing prayer
To register for a Summit (there is no fee to attend) email Cindy Dodds: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACSI Early Education Conference—Summerville
The Chess Tournament is a full-day, team-based competition that concludes with an awards ceremony.
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!