Awe and Wonder at CSESA 2019

On November 14–15, 2019, 32 teachers from the US and Canada gathered at the Van Andel Education Institute for the fourth Christian School Educators Academy to learn an inquiry-based instruction model and collaborate with their peers on best practices.

Awe and Wonder at CSESA 2019
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6 Strategies for Bible Engagement

The Bible department at Valley Christian High School in Chandler, Arizona, has been restructuring its courses for greater student engagement. We asked Greg Tonkinson, director of Spiritual Life and High School Bible Development, to share what is prompting their updated pedagogy. We discovered that a key catalyst for Greg wasn’t an “idea” so much as a “person”—his own high school senior.

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How to Incorporate Engineering in the Science Classroom

Susan Koppendrayer, CSI STEM education specialist, interviewed Amanda Ervin, CSESA lead teacher and Phoenix Christian School PreK–8 teacher, to discuss ways that she uses engineering design projects in her classroom.

How to Incorporate Engineering in the Science Classroom
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Congratulations to the Science Educators Accepted to CSESA Cohort 4

Christian Schools International is delighted to host the following teachers on November 14 and 15 for the Christian School Educators Science Academy at VAEI in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Keep these educators in your prayers as they dive deep into an exciting inquiry-based instructional model and discuss in small groups how to create classroom environments that allow science instruction from an intentional biblical worldview.

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Create a Science Classroom Where Curiosity, Creativity, and Critical Thinking Thrive

What does exemplary science instruction look like? Susan Koppendrayer, CSI STEM education specialist, met with the staff of the Van Andel Education Institute to discuss five key questions science teachers have about teaching science in the K–12 classroom.

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Engaging Students in the Bible’s Narratives: Storytelling

We began our Bible Educator series by examining tools for classroom discussion. Now we ask: How can we make our instruction time more vibrant? How can we connect students with biblical content in an engaging way?

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CSI Accreditation Commission Approves 111 Member Schools

The CSI Accreditation Commission is thrilled to announce that they renewed and initially approved the accreditation statuses of 111 CSI member schools.

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5 Questions to Ask When Teaching Science from a Biblical Perspective

STEM Education Specialist Susan Koppendrayer launches her science article series by discussing what creation says about God and the biblical truths that allow teachers of science to be advocates, evangelists, and tellers of God’s story.

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Educators Train to Become Future Leaders at ELDI 2019

Last week, aspiring school leaders gathered in Sumas, Washington to learn about relational servant leadership and effective leadership and governance at ELDI.

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