NE Convenings/Summits

March 12, 2019–April 10, 2019

Convene or Summit events are leadership activities that are designed for professional growth and relational engagement. Whereas Summit events are six hours in length (1 CEU), Convene activities occur over the span of three hours (.5 CEU), from 9:00 to noon, with lunch optional. In addition to a time of interactive sharing among school leaders and with an ACSI representative, time will be devoted to the topic of spiritual formation in students. Registration is free!


Summits  Convenings   
Downloadable Summit Agenda

Arrival and Check-in: 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Morning: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Welcome and Devotional (30 minutes)

The Integration of Spiritual Formation, Dr. Deborah Miller
  • Presentation & Discussion (60 minutes total - with 3, 10-minute discussion segments)

Break (10 minutes)

Open Roundtable: Blessings and Challenges (50 minutes) - 1 Thessalonians 5:11

  • Prayer for one another 

ACSI Updates (30 minutes)

Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ($10 paid to the host school)

  • Networking | Fellowship

Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Practical Implementation of Spiritual Formation, Exemplar Schools

  • Whittier Christian Schools, California (50 minutes)
  • Break (10 minutes)
  • Dalat International School, Malaysia (50 minutes)

Wrap Up (10 minutes)

Time: 6 Hours (1 CEU)  

 9:00-10:00 a.m.   
 Challenges and Blessings of Leadership (Roundtable)    

 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Spiritual Formation
  • Understand the concept of "spiritual formation" and assess how it is embedded within the life and program of the school, and in achieving its stated mission.

  • Explore how spiritual formation outcomes inform the school's curriculum and overall student learning experience.   

  Time: 3 Hours (.5 CEU)  




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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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