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    Personalized, Professional, Dynamic, Online Learning Communities
    by Paul Madsen - Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 2:56 PM
     

    Personalized: Studying on your own schedule and focusing on what is important in your school setting
    Professional: Building on the 4 key skills of 21st Century learning with and from professional educators
    Dynamic: Enriching your understanding of both content and methods for quality, Christ-centered education
    Online: Learning together with colleagues in multiple countries and varied educational settings
    Learning Communities: Ensuring strong group engagement that will continue throughout the course and beyond
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    ACSI Online Professional Development
    by admin ACSI - Thursday, 27 October 2016, 2:24 PM
     

    ACSI Europe is offering new courses for teachers and administrators each year. For course listings and registration, please visit our main site at acsieurope.org

    ACSI Europe is certified to issue CEUs (Continuing Education Units) valid within the ACSI Global community of Christian schools. These CEU's can be collected to achieve ACSI teacher certification.

    Be sure to register soon - class sizes may be limited!



    Available courses

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    ACSI e-Learning course title: International Collaborative Projects for Christian Schools

    This first ever pilot course is offered at 50% of the normal price! Take advantage of this great opportunity.

    Program Description:

    ACSI Europe member schools desire to develop and offer international collaborative projects for their students with the following goals:

    • International collaboration for ACSI member schools at teacher and student levels

    • Learn how to use biblical integration in relation to your school subjects

    • Learn how to use Project Based Learning effectively

    • Develop the 21st Century Learning skills of your students


    To meet this need, ACSI Europe is offering a Moodle based online course for teachers to facilitate such international collaborations. The online course offers high quality methodological training combined with biblical integration using Project Based Learning. Course participants commit to partnering with other course participants for developing a project as part of the online course assignments. Projects developed in this international collaboration between participating teachers will then be implemented by student groups of the teachers. As a result, students of each participant will be involved in an international subject-related collaborative project.

    Partnership and Project Design Phase

    Course applicants are organized into teams based on their subject area, level of education, project working language, etc. In the online course, participants study the necessary elements of project based learning. Then the teams define and develop a project of their preference. The online course is designed to provide teachers with all the necessary support in the development of a well-designed project with biblical integration elements.

    Project Implementation Phase

    After the teams of teachers have fully developed their projects, they begin working with their students in collaboration with the students of other team members from the online course. Successful project implementation is facilitated and guaranteed by regular check-points, brief reports, and support by the course instructors.


    Length of the Online Course:

    4 weeks project development + 4 weeks project implementation

    Course begins: March 13, 2017

    Course ends: May 5, 2017


    Pricing:

    100 EUR/participant from ACSI member schools in Western countries, 150 EUR/participant from non-member schools in Western countries. 20 EUR/participant from Eastern countries (only ACSI member schools can participate)

    A 50% discount applies to all the the above prices for this course!

    There is no such thing as "neutral” teaching. Our worldview determines the way we teach. During this course, we will study the elements of the Biblical view of human nature (our students) and we will discuss how to integrate our worldview into our teaching.

    Both the Christian school and the secular school study the world around them, but they study it from significantly different perspectives and for significantly different purposes. This course explores those differences and helps us clearly articulate those differences in our thought processes and in our communication.

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    IELC 2017 will explore the ACSI Christian School Leadership Framework model, which outlines the competencies and behaviors considered most important to the performance of heads of Christian schools. This framework is built on three major categories: Leadership from the Heart, Relational Competencies and Strategic Competencies. Our desire is to help Christian school leaders understand and integrate a system of leadership which is built upon a personal commitment and a calling to Christ-centered education and impacts each relationship and decision within the school setting. This theme, Leading from the Heart, will be used by the various keynote speakers, the workshop presenters and those selected to share best practices from their schools in the General Sessions.

    Leaders that Communicate Well - led by Dan Bishop: We are all communicating a message.  But: What are we saying?  What are others hearing?   This leadership course will give you many ideas that will help improve your communication which will give you the opportunities to lead more effectively.

    ACSI Europe provides Christian schools with resources for developing student leaders in connection with our annual Student Leadership Conference. 

    How can this training help you?

    • It gives you a place to continue discussions about Biblical leadership with other youth who are also growing in this area
    • It sets a course for developing your God-given gifts and using your influence to shape the culture of your school
    • It provides a foundation for understanding who God has made you and His unique calling on your life to serve and lead
    • It helps to connect you to what God is doing with other people in other schools and countries
    • It encourages you to form a group in your own school to discuss and apply what you are learning about leadership
    • It challenges you to communicate what you are learning, which is an essential part of leadership and team building

    This course is open for students to start in January of 2017. Each group can then follow at the speed they choose. There are 10 Topics and our recommendation is to do 1 section or topic every week. You will receive a course certificate after completing all of the tasks. This course is completely online and does not require connection to a live webinar or have any specific meeting time. You can meet as a student group or on your own for the lesson but we highly recommend that you discuss your learning with a mentor or teacher. 

    Each of the topics has 3 parts consisting of:

    • a lesson with reading material and/or a video presentation - this is in the Content section
    • a written assignment to help you process the information - this in in the Tasks section
    • a forum to share what you learn with others - this is in the Discussions section