September 2017 News and Events
SCSBC Leadership Conference
The 18th annual SCSBC Leadership Conference for Christian school boards and administrative teams will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Surrey Christian School. We look forward to welcoming Zach Clark as our keynote presenter. Zach was our guest speaker at the 2016 Business and Development conference, and we have maintained a close working relationship with him since then; he clearly has a heart for the work of Christian schools. The second plenary session will be an introduction to the work of policy development committee on the newly developed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Matrix, a guide for our schools.
The day includes a catered lunch and a concise look at the workings of SCSBC through our Annual General Meeting, followed by a choice of afternoon workshops. If you are involved in the mission of Christian education, mark your calendar. You will not want to miss this event.
Another 40th Anniversary
Plans for a celebration on Saturday, November 4, 2017, are underway as Cedars Christian School prepares to mark its 40th year of Christian education in Prince George. All are welcome to enjoy the catered breakfast, open house, fair games and an evening service to remember God’s faithfulness over the past four decades. For details, see the school website: www.cedars.bc.ca.
SCSBC’s Information and Communication Technologies Pro-D
ICT-enabled learning environments are part of the current BC curriculum modernization which states that students need opportunities to develop the competencies required to use current and emerging technologies effectively in all aspects of their learning and life. To support ICT leaders, teachers, and administrators in this area, SCSBC offered a professional development day in April, and due to high demand, again in May. Immersive experience with Spheros, Drones, Lego Mindstorms, Osmos, 3D and Vinyl printers, and green screening technology let educators learn through challenge-based play and experience the drive behind maker spaces and computational thinking. Cloverdale Christian School hosted us, and as this photo shows, the students also were fascinated by the technology.