Western North Carolina District Meeting

September 19, 2018 9:00 AM–September 19, 2018 12:30 PM
Calvary Day School, 5000 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem, NC


Please join other administrators for a time of coffee and fellowship from 9:00-9:30 AM. The meeting will start at 9:30 AM and end by 12:30 PM, with lunch following. Watch for more information to come from ACSI.

If you have questions, please contact the Southeast office at 770.985.5840.





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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.

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