Flourish Deeper

Flourish Deeper

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Based on the Flourishing School Culture Model, Flourish Deeper is a one-day professional development opportunity that helps you dig deeper on a particular area. This school year, we will look closer at sustainability which aligns with the Flourishing Expertise & Resources domain.

While Christian school sustainability depends on the “blocking and tackling” of good financial planning and management, the “field” of Christian education is more challenging and uneven than ever. Flourish Deeper: Sustainability will be offered at six event locations and are also part of ACSI MAX events.

Engage with the groundbreaking ACSI-Cardus study entitled Future Ready: Innovative Missions and Models in Christian Education, which explores how Christian schools of all sizes, shapes, and resources are innovating structurally and financially through school mergers, online academies, microschools, Christian school districts and networks, inclusive education, and more. You will leave inspired to think and act innovatively, collaboratively, and above all, missionally about the future-readiness of their schools.

Dr. Lynn Swaner and Dr. Matt Lee will be our guest speakers.

  • Dr. Swaner is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at ACSI, where she leads initiatives and develops strategies to address compelling questions and challenges facing Christian education. Prior to joining ACSI she served as a Christian school administrator and a graduate professor of education. Dr. Swaner serves as a Cardus Senior Fellow and is the lead editor or co-author of a number of books, including Flourishing Together: A Christian Vision for Students, Educators, and Schools and MindShift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education. She received her EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City.
     
  • Dr. Lee is the Director of Research at ACSI and an adjunct professor of education policy at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches a course on education finance. He is co-editor of Religious Liberty and Education (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020) and author of numerous peer-reviewed research articles, book chapters, technical reports, and op-eds on civics education, education leadership, and religious education. He received his Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Arkansas.
 
"Flourish Deeper: Sustainability" Event Locations and Dates
  • Biola University (Biola, CA), 9/30/22, 9am-4pm – REGISTER
  • Lancaster Bible College (Lancaster, PA), 10/14/22, 9am-4pm – REGISTER
  • The Christian School at Castle Hills (San Antonio, TX), 1/27/23, 9am-4pm – REGISTER
  • Pacific Christian Academy (Seattle, WA), 2/8/23, 9am-4pm – REGISTER
  • The First Academy (Orlando, FL), 3/3/23, 9am-4pm – REGISTER
  • Grove City Christian School (Grove City, OH), 4/28/23, 9am-4pm – REGISTER
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Spend one day digging deeper into the Expertise and Resources Flourishing domain by learning how to respond adaptively to challenges and missional opportunities. You will engage with the groundbreaking ACSI-Cardus study entitled Future Ready: Innovative Missions and Models in Christian Education, which explores how Christian schools of all sizes, shapes, and resources are innovating structurally and financially through school mergers, online academies, microschools, Christian school districts and networks, inclusive education, and more. You will leave inspired to think and act innovatively, collaboratively, and above all, missionally about the future-readiness of your school. Learn more now.