Christian Schools International thanks all of the educators who applied to the Educators Leadership Development Institute (ELDI), which will be held on July 8–12 in Sumas, Washington. Join us in praying for a collaborative and enriching educational experience that will be a blessing to them, their students, and school communities.
This month, five students from CSI member schools will be competing in the final round of the CSI Bible Quiz Challenge—what an outstanding achievement! We are excited to celebrate Christian education and the Bible instruction these five students have received throughout their years in a Christian school.
When students generate their own questions on the biblical text and explore answers in group discussion, their learning “sticks” longer! Learning to verbalize questions and seek out answers—in community, with trustworthy sources—is perhaps the top skill we can provide students.
Christian Schools International is excited to share we are partnering with the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP) to offer an opportunity for staff at CSI member schools in the US to enroll in a certification program in guidance counseling.
How can discussion help students interpret Scripture? Ben Tameling of Grandville Calvin Christian Schools shares eight techniques for text-centered discussion, fueled by students’ own observations and questions.
Elizabeth Jacobs of Trinity School in Durham, North Carolina shares six tips for an inner-outer circle. By setting a formal tone, this discussion model has helped students discuss Scripture in a mature, thoughtful manner. “It brings out the best in my students!” she shared.
A passion for faith, family, science, and the middle school students she teaches every day is evident each time you interact with Susan Koppendrayer, Christian School International’s STEM Education Specialist.
When we asked Jennifer Baham from San Jose Christian School how she creates thriving discussion in middle school, Jennifer shared seven research-based practices that lay the foundation for seminar-style discussion.
In February 2019, Principal Development Institute (PDI), our annual professional development event for relatively new principals, joined together a group of principals for a time of discussion in areas where they experienced challenges or growth opportunities.