August Staff Development–August 30, 2016—Genesee Country Christian School
August 30, 2016 8:30AM––August 30, 2016 3:30PM
Location: Genesee Country Christian School
Dr. Penny Clawson
Lancaster Bible College
Integration of Faith and Learning
As Christian educators, we seek to have integrated life and instruction. Yet, sometimes rather than integrated, it appears as an add-on. This set of sessions will examine the foundations and frameworks for the integration of biblical truths and the character of God within our classrooms and our lives.
$125.00 per educator (includes morning refreshments)
Please register with the school using the registration form below.
Genesee Country Christian School
4120 Long Point Rd
Geneseo, NY 1454
There are no refunds for pre-registered events. Substitutions are allowed.
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