Experience CSESA 2017
Empowering Christian teachers to train the next generation of scientists.
Teachers of science, of all expertise levels from grades K–8, come together in Grand Rapids, Michigan, each fall for two days of instruction in Van Andel Education Institute's Community of Practice model, designed to support transformation of science teaching and learning to a practice-based culture. CSESA is a collaborative effort of Christian Schools International, the Association for Christian Schools International, and the Van Andel Education Institute. Membership in CSI or ACSI is not required to apply; this opportunity is open to all Christian school teachers of science. There is a signficant cost savings for CSI and ACSI members.
Applications for the 2018 CSESA will be available this summer.
In November 2017, teachers of science from across North America gathered for two days of education through hands-on experiments, teacher collaboration, and the integration of Christian worldview. Now in its second year, the academy empowers Christian school instructors in their teaching of science by providing tools and methods for cultivating scientific curiosity within students. Teachers learn through hands-on experiments and projects and are able to bring those experiments and collaborative methods back to their classrooms. (link to participants)
A wonderful group of educators dove deep and took advantage of the 2016 Christian School Educators Science Academy (CSESA). Organizers were amazed and blessed by the number of applications, the diversity of the applicants, and the passion among the member school teachers for continued learning and advancement of science education.