Credit: Bergsma, Smithville Christian High School

As you can see this is my first update to this blog for a while – it seems like it has been non-stop since I last updated!

It has been my privilege to work with many schools in the past months with curriculum mapping – our school network using Curriculum Trak continues to grow – we are now over 75 schools! In August and September I enjoyed working  with the faculty members at Davidson Academy in Nashville, TN, Calvary Academy in Fort Worth, TX, Foothills Community Christian School in Great Falls, MT, Beaver County Christian in Beaver County, PA, and Grandville Christian in Grandville, MI.

On the speaking front, it was exciting to speak to the Halton Hills, (ON) Christian Schools faculty and to Lansing Christian School teachers in late August about 21st century learning: “Designing 21st Century Christian Schools.” Last week it was a great honor to provide one of the keynote addresses for the Christian School Canada conference in Cambridge, ON: “Raising up Children of Issachar: Nurturing a Flourishing Faith.” I also presented two follow-up workshops: “Understanding and Change: Qualities of a Faith Flourishing Education” and “Understanding and Change: Promising Pedagogical Practices.” I am thrilled by the excitement and conversations happening in Christian Schools Canada right now around project based learning and becoming 21st century Christian schools.

Post conference note – the keynote and workshops are available as audio recordings on the Christian Schools Canada 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.

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