An absolutely unique and incredibly helpful tool for Christian schools!


Within the last year, in Curriculum Trak, the curriculum mapping product that I represent, we have added what I would consider to be one of the most helpful things ever for Christian schools! I am talking about the Faith-Learning Integration (FLI) tool in Curriculum Trak. For years, I have worked with schools to help them articulate a Biblical perspective in what they teach through their curriculum. Increasingly, what I noticed is that teachers were unable to articulate the connections between God’s world and God’s word and between mission/broad goals translating into student learning targets at the unit level. I was concerned that this aspect of distinctiveness in Christian education was being lost.

Last year at Curriculum Trak we were able to develop a partnership with a longtime friend of mine, Dr. Mark Eckel. Mark has spent a lifetime reading, thinking, writing, and teaching. He has developed very specific conceptual understandings for, at this point, nine subject areas. This material is available within Curriculum Trak to our clients and can be accessed by teachers through the editing menu as they develop unit plans. You can read more about Mark and see examples of his work here. If you would like to see a demo of this FLI tool or Curriculum Trak, please fill out the demo request form found on the Curriculum Trak website.

Dan Beerens is a K-12 educational consultant and international speaker specializing in curriculum mapping and design, school improvement, teacher supervision and evaluation, and staff development. He is the author of “Evaluating Teachers for Professional Growth: Creating a Culture of Motivation and Learning” published by Corwin Press.

Posted in Biblical worldview, curriculum, distinctively Christian, staff development, student outcomes
One comment on “An absolutely unique and incredibly helpful tool for Christian schools!
  1. Robert Cowan says:

    Dan, I have not heard of you previously but we have the same goal — to make the Bible relevant in public(an private)schools.

    To that end I have carefully researched Moses’ account of creation in chapter 1 and found that he made over a dozen statements that astronomers, geologists, chemists, etc have validated over the years and have received Nobel Prize recognition for their effort. It is all contained in a 100+ page book at Amazon (The Creation Story — Cowan)

    I feel passionate about how poorly we as Christians teach things related to evolution and the consequent withering of Christianity, especially among the young people with their lives ahead of them and nothing to give them direction.

    If you can use it I’ll send you a book or cooperate with you presenting the Biblical alternative to the humanism taught in most universities. As I say, Moses made a lot of statements, none has been found to be false, most have been validated by the best scientists in history (I say history because it began with Linnaeus in 1740), but some of his statements are still subject to intense research and are not yet understood.

    I’d love to be involved.

    Robert Cowan

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