Hawaii PD Express

January 7, 2019 8:00 AM–January 7, 2019 3:00 PM
Calvary Chapel Christian School 98-1016 Komo Mai Dr Aiea, HI 96701-1927


Our theme is Educating for the Common Good. Ephesians 2:10 - "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." This event will feature virtual sessions from Pastor Christopher Brooks, Dr. Beth Green, Dr. Lynn Swaner, and Dr. Roger Erdvig.

Earn 1 Educational CEU for your participation as you connect with other Christian educators!

Doors Open/Registration at 7:30 AM



The cost of this event is $79 per person.
On-site lunch will be available: BBQ chicken plates with rice, Mac salad, and corn for $10/plate.


For event attendees only, ConNEXUS Premium will be available at a 50% discount. Just $49!


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Professional Development for Christian School Educators and Leaders

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.

Professional Development for Christian School Educators and Leaders