Curriculum Webinars

2015–16

Understanding the 2011 NIV: What Has Changed and How Do Those Changes Affect My Classroom?

April 14, 2016

Dr. Douglas Moo, Committee on Bible Translation chair, Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies, Wheaton College
Dr. Mark L. Strauss, Committee on Bible Translation vice-chair, Professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary San Diego

The current CSI Bible curriculum, Walking With God and His People, uses the 1984 NIV for scripture references, and that version is no longer available online or for purchase. While most of our curriculum was not impacted by changes in the 2011 NIV, some memory work, workbook pages, and test banks have changed with the newer translation.

This webinar is led by two scholars from the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) to explain the history and background of the 2011 translation project, the scope of the changes, and the reaction this updated version has received. Learn more about this translation project and how CSI can help adjust your current Walking With God and His People curriculum to the updated version.

Updates for our Bible curriculum “Walking with God and His People” can be found at www.csionline.org/curriculum-updates.

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7 Ways to Enhance Learning using Technology in K–5 Science Classroom

March 23, 2016

Kent Ezell, curriculum and technology consultant, Christian Schools International

Christian Schools International’s Kent Ezell will deliver 7 ways you can use technology when teaching science. Kent will talk about web applications as well as iOS apps.

Download the companion PDF which lists the apps.

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How to Use a Faith Portfolio to Enhance Your Bible Teaching

February 10, 2016

Kent Ezell, curriculum and technology consultant, Christian Schools International

Kent Ezell, Christian Schools International’s curriculum and technology consultant, will explain the concept of the faith portfolio, describe both technologic and non-technologic ways of maintaining faith portfolios, and highlight key faith portfolio artifacts that can be gleaned from Walking With God and His People.

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From Activity-mania to Inquiry

November 18, 2015

David Mulder, assistant professor of education, Dordt College

The webinar is presented by David Mulder, who is a professor of science education at Dordt College. We do a lot of activities with our students, but they aren’t necessarily authentic inquiry. Dave will have a few strategies he can offer in that regard. Dave will also incorporate biblical perspectives in the classroom. This presentation is for teachers who are new to teaching or for teachers who want a fresh look.

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“And It Was Good” - Science Standards and Christian Worldview

October 15, 2015

Presented by: Rachael Heyboer, manager of curriculum product development,
and Darryl Shelton, VP of corporate development and innovation

During this webinar, you will learn about “And It Was Good,” the new science teacher resource developed by Christian Schools International. “And It Was Good” provides a model for incorporating the Next Generation Science and engineering standards and a Christian worldview into science education without compromising either faith or scholarship. When faith is seamlessly integrated with instruction, students understand that every inch of creation has been fashioned by God’s design.

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Beyond Teaching the Facts: How to Teach for Deeper Understanding in the Bible Classroom

September 30, 2015

Christian School International’s Kent Ezell will use “Understanding by Design” framework to show the new or seasoned teacher how to teach the Bible so students will gain a deeper understanding. Topics include what is understanding, essential questions, and what is sound pedagogy in the Bible classroom. This presentation is for teachers who are new to teaching Bible or for teachers who want a fresh look.

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2014–15

Where Science Standards Meet Spirituality: Implementing “And It Was Good”

May 7, 2015

During this webinar, you will learn about And It Was Good, the new science teacher resource developed by Christian Schools International. And It Was Good provides a model for incorporating the Next Generation Science and engineering standards and a Christian worldview into science education without compromising either faith or scholarship. When faith is seamlessly integrated with instruction, students understand that every inch of creation has been fashioned by God’s design.

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Six Challenging Ideas to Teach in Physical Science (And How to Avoid Misconceptions)

April 16, 2015

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Beyond Teaching the Facts: How to Teach for Deeper Understanding in the Bible Classroom

November 20, 2014

Christian School International’s Kent Ezell will use “Understanding by Design” framework to show the new or seasoned teacher how to teach the Bible so students will gain a deeper understanding. Topics include what is understanding, essential questions, and what is sound pedagogy in the Bible classroom.

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7 Ways to Improve Science Teaching in a Self-Contained Classroom

October 16, 2014

Are you a K-5th grade teacher who struggles teaching science? Or do you love teaching science and need some fresh ideas? David Mulder of Dordt College will present seven strategies to teach science in a self-contained classroom. This presentation will include biblical integration into each of the seven strategies.

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Unpacking Walking With God and His People

Audience: P–8th Grade Teachers & Administrators

September 25, 2014

Kent Ezell of Christian Schools International will focus on how to teach God’s Word so that students’ lives are transformed. The webinar is for teachers and administrators who are new to the curriculum or who want fresh ideas on how to see lives change for God’s glory in the Bible classroom.

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2013–2014

Hands-on Science Activities with Christian Perspective for 5-8 Grades

April 22, 2014

Presented by David Mulder, Professor of Science Education at Dordt College.

David Mulder will lead us in practical ways to teach science to the higher elementary and middle school grades. He will also show us how to incorporate a Christian perspective without it feeling tacked on.

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Hands-on Science Activities with Christian Perspectives for Kindergarten-Grade 4

February 4, 2014

Presented by David Mulder, Professor of Science Education at Dordt College.

David Mulder will lead us in practical ways to teach science to the younger grades. He will also show us how to integrate a Christian perspective without it feeling tacked on.

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More Websites and iPad Apps for Your Bible Classroom

November 21, 2013

Presented by Kent Ezell, Curriculum and Technology specialist at Christian Schools International.

Kent Ezell will be discussing websites and iPad apps that will work in your Bible classroom. If you liked Kent’s Bible webinars in the past, you will not want to miss this one. This webinar will be for grades 5-12.

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How to Get the Most Out of Christian Schools International High School Bible Curriculum

November 12, 2013

Presented by Kent Ezell, Curriculum and Technology specialist at Christian Schools International.

This webinar is for teachers and administrators of schools who have recently adopted the God's Unfolding Kingdom or Hope for God's Kingdom curriculum, plan to do so in the near future, or are examining the curriculum for their school.

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Top 10 Amazing Science iPad Apps for Your Classroom

October 10, 2013

Presented by Kent Ezell, Curriculum and Technology specialist at Christian Schools International.

Teachers often do not have the time to evaluate all the Science iPad apps available to enhance their curriculum. Kent Ezell, CSI's curriculum and technology specialist, has hand picked 10 relevant and practical iPad apps that will enrich not only your Science class, but other classes as well.

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Teaching to Transform: How to Reach the Head, Heart, and Hands in Bible

September 26, 2013

Presented by Kent Ezell, Curriculum and Technology specialist at Christian Schools International.

This webinar will focus on how to teach God's Word so that students' lives are transformed. The webinar is for teachers and administrators who are new to the curriculum or who want fresh ideas on how to see lives change for God's glory in the Bible classroom.

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