Designing Formational Learning Experiences
Educational Practices that Promote Learning and Faith Formation
An Eleven-Month Session for Teacher ProD
This professional learning experience is designed to work through the many elements of the teaching profession in order to assist teachers in seeing all aspects of their profession as avenues for learning and faith formation. It examines pedagogy, instruction, management, curriculum, scheduling and classroom design with faith formation in mind. The learning experience will be hands-on and practical for each teacher’s individual situation, and the work done throughout the year will be designed to enhance real time learning experiences in the classroom.
This program is for teachers in Christian education who would like the opportunity to reflect and reexamine their practice in order to increase meaningful learning in their classrooms. As well, it will benefit teachers who have been trained in public universities and need to meet contractual obligations with Christian perspectives courses (upon board approval).
Dates: This learning experience will begin in the summer of 2015 with a week-long session from Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21. It will continue throughout the school year with online touch points around specific areas of practice. The learning experience will end formally with a week in early July 2016.
Location: Nanaimo Christian School, Nanaimo, BC, and online throughout the year
Teaching for Transformation
An Invitation to Build God’s Kingdom
Educators receive guidance in pedagogy that will enable students to be engaged in real work that meets the real needs of the world for an audience beyond the teacher. This course will ensure that this real work is rooted in the Biblical story and that students are invited to develop “habits of practice” in Kingdom Building as presented through the through-lines. It is intended for all educators whether you are early in your career or looking to refresh your teaching skill set with learning-centred, student-honouring pedagogy.
Dates: July 2015
Location: Surrey Christian School, Surrey, BC
The PBL Residency is an intensive one week course of hands-on, summer session professional development for teachers who want to expand their understanding of Project Based Learning. The PBL Residency will challenge teachers to re-imagine educational practices in Christian schools. Participants will explore design principles of Project Based Learning and will be guided through the process of developing their own Project Based Learning pedagogies to promote deeper learning.
Date: Monday, August 24, to Friday, August 28, 2015
Location: Abbotsford Christian School, Abbotsford, BC