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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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49.4 A Heart of Thanksgiving

Gratitude: it’s one of my favorite topics because it has such power to effect change in our hearts, in others, in our communities, and even in our schools. I’ve invited Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas), to write about gratitude as we enter the Thanksgiving season here in the U.S. —Dan

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

Online Community Discussions 
Extended Leave of Absence During School Break  
I have International students leaving for Christmas break as early as 12/14/17 when our last day of school is 12/20/17. Some of them also return a few days after school resumes. What are your thoughts about students going home for extended time and missing school?
Cell Phones...Arghhhh   
Would any of you be willing to share your cell phone policies for students please?  We have a no cell phone policy unless a teacher ask the students to bring them to class for a project.  The phones must be off and in their lockers throughout the academic day.
Job Descriptions for Enrollment Marketing
We're looking to expand our enrollment marketing team. I'd be grateful for some sample job descriptions from the community. We're considering an enrollment marketing specialist (or similar), and/or a director of enrollment marketing. If you've got job descriptions that are similar, I'd be grateful to see copies.
New ACSI Blog Posts

Demonstrating Good Will Through Community-Focused Campaigns

Teri O'Connor 

Schools and children are at the heart of every community, so demonstrating care for your community is a worthwhile undertaking that can reap the benefits of awareness and good will. While it is detrimental for a school to be "the best kept secret" in a community, guarding against the perception that we only care about our school, our kids, our objectives, and ourselves is equally important. Read more...

Insights from Humanizing the Education Machine

Rex Miller

There is little debate that education needs an overhaul. But where would you begin? That was the question faced by participants of our K12 MindShift summit on the future of learning. We brought together 40 diverse leaders to set aside our assumptions, baggage, and differences and to take on a mission that not only transformed our lives but-we hope-will inspire other leaders who feel stuck in an outdated system of education unresponsive to change. Read more...