ACSI Professional Development exists to strengthen schools and equip educators. We believe the best way to do this is by developing leadership capacity in our Christian schools. Research indicates that “great schools do not exist apart from great leaders.” Therefore, we are committed to developing school leadership at all levels … this includes the development of a Christ-centered leadership team and school board. It also includes providing digital programs and learning modules that enable leaders to guide their faculty to flourishing. The following core values will guide all ACSI Professional Development offerings:
- Established in Biblical Truth
- Grounded by Reliable Research
- Viable and Sustainable
- Flexible in Delivery
- Executed with Excellence
- Driven by the Needs of our Membership
God desires a life of flourishing for His people
God provided a beautiful world, companionship, and rich blessings for His people. Although we often disappoint Him in our humanity, He offers a plan for forgiveness, restoration, peace, and flourishing through His son, Jesus Christ (John 10:10; 16:33). Solomon’s prayer reflects the heart of God – “In his days may the righteous flourish, and peace abound…” Psalm 27:7 (ESV).
A right relationship with God fosters a life of flourishing
Those who are connected to Jesus and allow His love and grace to flow through them are nourished with all that they need to flourish. When Jesus was with His disciples He said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit” John 15:5 (NIV). When Jesus departed, He provided His people with the Holy Spirit to enable them to live a fruitful life— a life that resembles the character of God (Gal 5:22-23).
Our flourishing provides meaning and purpose for life and living
Throughout scripture, believers are encouraged to share their faith, their hope, and their path to flourishing with those around them (Philemon 1:4-7, Mark 16:15, 1 Peter 3:15, Romans 1:12). He blesses His followers, that we might bless the next generation. “May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children” Psalm 115:14 (NIV).
It's Time to Flourish
With a new year on the calendar, ACSI is looking ahead with great anticipation of serving Christian schools and advancing Christ-centered education. In 2021, we will be focusing on equipping leaders and educators with tools and resources to transform their school culture and community. While some of our in-person professional development is transitioning to a more personalized and flexible option, our commitment to support educators of all levels is unchanged.
Leaders and Administration Opportunities
- Board Member Virtual Training
- Leadership Track Online Webinars
- Flourishing School Institute (in-person)
- Leadership U (new and emerging leaders; in-person)
Faculty and Staff Opportunities
- ACSI PD by Design, On-Demand modules for School-Based Professionals
Various webinars, available synchronous or asynchronous, such as Town Halls, Student Assessment Program live webinars and textbook training
- ConNEXUS Premium provides on-demand, individualized learning