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    Our NEW eLearning site is now online
    by Paul Madsen - Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 10:38 AM
     

    The ACSI Europe eLearning platform is moving to a new location. Please access all our current online courses through our new and faster server at http://moodle.acsieurope.org

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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
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    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

    As teachers, we sometimes struggle with connecting our students to our topic and providing meaningful learning experiences. This course will give us opportunities to engage in cooperative learning and apply the techniques of cooperative learning to our classrooms. The goal is to understand which teaching techniques are most effective for my students, develop my skills in applying those techniques and evaluate the results for continued growth in my students.

    This course is currently designed as an online supplement to an on-site teacher training workshop.

    Totally Positive Approach to teaching is not the routine but a user-friendly and substantially valuable way of solving core problems such as discovering techniques that will enable teachers to convert "out of control" students to hard working and well-behaved kids; to convert their most difficult classes from poor achievement and irritating behavior to a wonderful source of joy and personal satisfaction; and to convert non-achievers and underachievers to highly productive and academically successful students. Teaches will be amazed at thier power, influence, and unbelievable success. The Totally Positive Approach will show teachers how to triumph over the major irritants that make this job so difficult. Teachers will embark on a period of experimentation, adventure, and meaningful learning through the 7 weeks of this online course, based on the book Totally Positive Teaching by Joseph Ciaccio.

    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.

    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.

    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

    Leaders are often called upon to facilitate discussions among groups of people.  Whether you are leading a team working on a project, coaching a sporting team or leading a Bible study, the best discussions happen when everyone in the group contributes by sharing and listening. When people are engaged with each other in this way, the group experiences growth and change.  Sometimes this happens spontaneously, but more often than not the leader needs to create an environment for it to happen. 

    We will explore together the nature of group discussions, the key the role that leaders play as facilitators, and the skills that leaders need to draw the whole group into meaningful dialogue.  


    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.

    Our 19th annual Student Leadership Conference will focus on the theme: "Leading with Wisdom". This year will have a variety of speakers for the main sessions, excellent workshops for students and chaperones, student activities, school-to-school interaction time and times for school debriefing along with great fun and fellowship every day. We are looking forward to meeting your students on September 27th. This year we expect 375 total participants from 41 schools and 18 countries!

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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.