September 11, 2018–October 29, 2018
Fall District Administrator meetings are an important and fun time of receiving current information on important leadership topics, legal-legislative matters and connecting with other Christian school administrators who are striving to honor Christ as they lead their schools. We encourage you to arrive early to enjoy the refreshments prior to the meeting and say "Hello" to old and new friends. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend this event.
District 4 Zoom | September 11
District 6 Campbell | September 13
District 5 Concord | September 14
District 3 Redding | September 18
District 2 Woodland | September 19
District 1 Merced | September 20
HI District Meeting | October 23
District 5 North Hills | October 2
District 6 Thousand Oaks | October 3
District 7 Pismo Beach | October 4
District 8 Bakersfield | October 5
District 4 Wildomar | October 9
District 1 El Cajon | October 10
District 3 Long Beach | October 11
District 2 La Mirada | October 12
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.
An annual affirmation of commitment to the school and expected responsibilities as a board member.
A six step strategy for resolving school conflict in accordance with Matthew 18
As employees of an educational institution, you are held to a higher standard by parents, students, colleagues, and members of the public. We support and endorse a strict policy of respect toward students and expect employees to act at all times as adult role models.
Questions that should be asked by directors in determining the scope of their responsibilities and how these responsibilities should be fulfilled?