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Guidance for Christian School Administrators on Title II Part A Services

Make the most of Title II Part A services for the benefit of your faculty's professional development! Learn more about these services and how you can participate.  Visit the Title II Part A Services Resource page and find guidance for navigating your next Title II request.  

 

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Looking For Past NEXUS Keynote Sessions? They Are Now Available in ConNEXUS Premium!

For those of you who attended NEXUS in recent years and have been asking us, "When can I see (insert your favorite speaker's name) again?" The time is here. Catch up on all of the NEXUS keynote sessions now in ConNEXUS Premium! 

Cynthia Tobias—Motivating Students to Take Charge of Their Own Success

Who was your favorite NEXUS speaker?   

  • Dr. Dan Egeler—A Pilgrimage to Servanthood: Wearing the Mantle of Humility
  • Cynthia Tobias—Motivating Students to Take Charge of Their Own Success
  • Jon Bergmann—Taking the Flipped Classroom to the Next Level
  • Kristin Barbour—Walk a Mile in Students' Shoes: Differentiating Between Low Motivation, Curriculum Casualties, and Learning Disabilities
  • Alan November—The Top Survival Skills for Teachers: Critical Thinking Using the Web
  • Dr. Bill Brown—Effective or Defective?  Equipping Students for Lifelong Vision
  • Dr. Vernard Gant—Head, Hands, Heart: Three-Dimenstional Education
  • Dr. Kevin Washburn—Fueling Learning: Sparking Curiosity in the 21st Century Classroom
  • David Kinnaman—Why Our Students Are Leaving the Church and What You Can Do About It as a Teacher
  • Eric Metaxas—Miracles

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ConNEXUS Premium provides over 500 hours of courses in 40 topic-based channels designed to help educators address their continuing education needs.  

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In ConNEXUS, Christian educators become part of a large community of other Christian educators where individuals can seek input from colleagues for solutions to the instructional challenges in their classroom. You can help your peers by sharing your expertise and personal experiences and benefit from your colleagues as they share theirs. This is informal professional development. 

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49.3 Bursting the Bubble

It’s a question many Christian parents have asked: By having my kids attend a Christian school, am I nurturing them and equipping them for life in secular society, or am I potentially harming them by shielding them from it? Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas), addresses that question head-on in this issue. I hope you’ll consider his excellent points.

49.2 The Back-to-School Tree

You’ve made a fantastic, eternity-impacting decision by enrolling your kids in a Christian school. But how do you maximize your investment? I’ve invited Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas) to outline a few deliberate actions you can take to do so this school year. —Dan

49.1 Back to School—Round 2

The start of the school year is akin to New Year’s Day: it’s a new beginning, and you have no idea what the days ahead will bring. For that reason, it’s a great time to re-center on God. I’ve invited Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas), to address some ideas on keeping a godly perspective this year. —Dan

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Our school board is discussing/exploring the possibility of having armed school sentries-school personnel who are armed, but not openly, and without the identity of the armed personnel openly known. There are some people who are very much in favor of this and others very much opposed.
Math Placement Exam—High School  
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New ACSI Blog Posts

Finishing Well: Succession Planning in Christian Schools

Lynn Swaner

As we settled in for the newest installment in the Disney series, I reclined my seat and set my expectations as low as possible, expecting little more than fluff and frivolity for the next two hours. But rather than mindless kids' entertainment, Cars 3—like the best children's movies—delivered a poignant message for adults ... and maybe for Christian educators as well. Read more...

Changing Your School Office Spaces: An Opportunity for Transformation

Mitchell Salerno

We understand the necessity of a team of players thinking and acting as one. Yet, in our workplaces, specifically in our schools, we typically operate as a collection of individuals. In particular, our leadership teams are often comprised of fragmented, isolated, and detached members, interacting and collaborating collectively once a week at best. We must change, and we must innovate, because the challenges facing Christian schools are substantial and complex. Read more...