South-Central Summer In-Service for Teachers
August 8, 2017 8:00 AM–August 8, 2017 3:45 PM
The Hope Center, 2001 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX
Featured Speakers and Topics
Dr. Joy Bell (All Levels Training, 2 morning sessions and 2 afternnoon sessions)
Joy Bell is Principal at Firewheel Christian Academy and CEO of Grace Space Consulting. She received a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and M.ED in Curriculum and Instruction with a Cognate in Special Education at Louisiana State University and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Cognate in Special Education from Louisiana Tech University. She has been active in the field of education for over 15 years. Working with diverse learning populations within many private and public educational settings, she has a passion for serving and advocating for students with learning differences. Dr. Bell has served as a Professor of Special Education at Kennesaw State University. During this time, she traveled internationally training teachers on best practices for diverse learning population. At the University, she served provided leadership across both undergraduate and graduate programs. Her current research involves study of instructional strategies that affect the learning outcomes for students with learning differences in private school settings.
The Differentiated Classroom: Unlocking Student Success through the Practice of Differentiated Models of Teaching and Learning.
The Differentiated Key: Utilizing Formative Assessment as the Cornerstone for Successful Differentiation Implementation.
Dr. Diane Bunker (REACH 2.0 Training, 2 afternoon sessions)
This training is for experienced team members and chairs as well as individuals with little or no experience.
Areas covered include the essential elements of the self-study process and the team visit process from the chair/team perspective, plus time for questions.
Brian Treadaway (Philosophy of Christian School Education, 2 afternoon sessions)
This course fulfills the ACSI certification requirement for all teachers and administrators. Educators need to be grounded in a biblical philosophy of education that permeates every aspect of the teaching/learning process. Topics include critical thinking, worldview, biblical anthropology, the biblical universal, and more.
8:30 MORNING SESSIONS with Dr. Bell
12:45 AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Choice of Dr. Bell (continued), Dr. Bunker, or Brian Treadaway
Register 10 and bring an additional person for just the price of lunch ($10).
Contact the South-Central Professional Development Office if you have any questions.
Position Statement on the Common Core State Standards Initiative
Risk factors and needs of children with a high School Dependent Status (SDS) and a low Socioeconomic Status (SES).
Mr. Nichols outlines 33 risk factors or danger signs for ACSI schools that have contributed to their closures. This presentation was given at the ACSI Anaheim Convention. This is the Power Point portion of Mr. Nichol's presentation which is based off his thesis paper at California Baptist University.
The American Christian schooling movement has deep roots and a rich history, and it continues to produce graduates who can transform our nation with their Christ-centered values. A few years ago Cardus, a Christian think tank headquartered in Ontario, Canada, sought to discover to what extent those graduates are making an impact.In other words, does K–12 Christian education produce its intended outcomes?