Pre-Conference Events

4 Amazing Events Happening March 7-8

Designed to Flourish:
Grow in Relationship

Hosted by ACSI
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

God designed us for relationship. This session will focus on Leadership Interdependence and Insular Culture. Explore how to foster stronger relationships in your school community to create a caring environment that promotes flourishing the way God intends. Perfect for all school leadership levels, glean deeper understanding of the research domain (part of ACSI’s Flourishing School Culture Model) and best practices utilizing ACSI’s Communities of Practice approach combining engaging learning, discussion and action planning.

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Leading Differently Together

Hosted by Baylor University’s Center for School Leadership
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Don’t improve alone! Work is always better when it is done together.

If your school is ready to catalyze leadership development and schoolwide improvement, this event is for you. On March 8, 2022, your school can join school teams from other schools for a morning immersion of what we hope will be a year of improvement. By the end of our time together, you will be introduced to Collective Leadership and see how applying improvement science to a common problem of practice can lead to better student outcomes.

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From Scarcity to Abundance:
Christian School Financial Sustainability and Growth

Hosted by Cardus
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

A panel of Cardus Senior Fellows will address two strands of Christian school financial sustainability and growth: 1) innovative financial models and practices; and 2) new developments and trends in school choice funding for independent schools. Cardus Senior Fellows Lynn Swaner (ACSI) and Jon Eckert (Baylor University) address the first with their groundbreaking ACSI-Cardus study on Christian school sustainability, while Albert Cheng (University of Arkansas) shares an overview of school choice and the future of public funding post-COVID.

Join us for these presentations and discussion of ramifications with a roundtable of Cardus senior fellows, including David Smith (Calvin University), Beth Green (Tyndale University), Erik Ellefsen (Baylor University), Deani Van Pelt (Edvance), and Ray Pennings (Cardus co-founder).

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Deeper Learning in Action

Hosted by CACE
Monday, March 7, 2022 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 8, 2022 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Christian Deeper Learning (CDL) brings together Christian educators who desire to engage students deeply in learning, help them discover who they are as image bearers of God, and help them to find their place in God’s story. The mission of CDL is to promote teaching practices that invite and equip students to be people of God’s Story, engaged in real work that forms self and shapes the world. See this blog series, The Many Roads to Christian Deeper Learning to learn about six ways Christian Deeper Learning is being implemented.

CDL5 gathers educators from around the world and offers a great opportunity to explore what Deeper Learning means in a Christian context, learn from national level professionals, network with others, and encourage each other in their professional work.

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