Welcome to the Southeast Region
If someone offered to give you substantial funds that could be dedicated to the Professional Development (PD) of your faculty—with no strings attached—would you accept it?!
Well, interestingly enough, your Local Educational Agency (LEA) does just that by making considerable PD funds available to you and your faculty. And yet, sadly, many Christian schools fail to take advantage of this incredible opportunity!
How does it work? Quite simply, LEAs receive federal funds under the program Title II, Part A—Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Services, which provides for professional development for all educators. This program exists under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and it requires LEAs to provide for equitable participation of private school teachers with no strings attached.
DON'T WAIT! Take a closer look today at how simple it can be to obtain PD dollars for your school by reviewing this helpful resource guide: Title 2A funds could make the difference in being able to afford for your teachers to attend one of our fall Southeast Professional Development Forums:
- October 12–13, 2017 Winston-Salem, NC
- October 26–27, 2017 McDonough, GA
- November 20–21, 2017 Lynchburg, VA
Thank you to the nearly 100 Christian school leaders from around the SE region that signed up for our first-ever "MasterClass" webinars in February. If you couldn't make it live or want to revisit the material with fresh eyes, then watch the replay, and feel free to download the other resources we're making available directly to you:
- MasterClass Slides
- Model Scheduling Week Example
- First Meetings Script
- Giving Scorecard Example
Do you have a topic or suggestion for a "MasterClass" in the future? Please email it to me directly and I will compile a list from which we can draw next time around.
C. David Balik, EdD
SE Regional Director
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Does anyone have a good teacher observation form you use when it is time for yearly teacher observations?
I am interested to find out how different school assess Bible at the middle school and high school level. Which standardized test do you use for MS and HS Bible assessment? Do you assess at every grade level in middle school and high school? Does anyone conduct a comprehensive assessment at the end of the senior year as a high school exit exam? Are there ACSI standards in determining which grades need to assess Bible?
I would like to join an international Art show and only see them in the USA based on regions. Can I join since I am from America? Can anyone tell me how I can start an International one so we can all see art from around the world? Let's glorify God in Art—Renee Smith at Hope International School in Cambodia
ACSI proudly presents its Strategic Partnership Program, which includes companies carefully chosen to benefit you—our member schools—and to assist you in accomplishing your life-changing mission. Our goal is to proactively build long-term relationships with entities that thoughtfully align with the goals and purposes of Christian schooling and desire to assist you in your work as you educate the next generation of leaders.
ACSI's Strategic Partnership Program has four categories of organizations, National Corporate Partners, Affinity Partners, Approved Providers, and our newest category, Ministry Partners. You are encouraged to contact all of our partners and providers and see how they can provide additional services to your school ministry.
Especially when my three children were younger, I always welcomed wisdom on how to raise them to honor and serve the Lord as adults. Dr. Larry Taylor, head of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas), has created a model for deliberately training young people; I’m sure you’ll find his ideas practical. —Dan
We’re raising our children in extremely challenging times: ungodly ways abound and loud voices hail those ways as right. How do you train children to live godly lives so when they’re old, they won’t depart from wisdom? Dr. Larry Taylor, head of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas), has developed a practical way to do that, and I’ve invited him to share it here. —Dan
When it comes to raising godly children, many factors are outside our control. Even so, there are several things we, as parents, can do that will go a long way toward reaching this goal. Dr. Larry Taylor, head of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas) and author of Running with the Horses, offers some insights here. —Dan