Professional development is vital to a school's success, because it is designed to strengthen a teacher's knowledge of content and thus improve student achievement.
A successful career in the teaching ministry is dependent on teacher growth and improvement. The teacher, as a professional, is responsible for their own continued growth. In order to meet the ever changing demands of the profession, the teacher must be up to date with current techniques and strategies. The professional success of a Christian teacher will have a positive impact, not only on the academic success of the student, but should also facilitate a meaningful relationship between the student and our heavenly Father.
The ALC is a Seventh-day Adventist ministerial and educational platform designed to strengthen professionals through continuing education courses, teaching courses, ministerial training, and dissemination of uniquely Adventist content for the church community and beyond. Visit the ALC website here.
Using SO Smart to Get the Most out of the Multigrade Experience with the New Social Studies Curriculum
IOWA DataManager and Improving Instruction
Philosophy for Integrating the Language Arts into one class
Rationale for K–2 Grading Scale
Professional development may be obtained by taking part in live webinars or watching recorded webinars. Re-certification credit may be obtained by listing the webinars on the Application for Non-Academic Credit that is submitted to the local conference at the end of the year.
Topics range from Differentiated Instruction to ByDesign to Validating our Adventist Education Standards–and more. Want to review a session you watched or perhaps catch one you missed? Visit the Webinar Archives. All webinars are recorded and available in the Dashboard Files area.
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NAD Curriculum Webinars
The Adventist multigrade curriculum enables learners to develop a life of faith in God, and use their knowledge, skills, and understandings to serve God and humanity.
A well-planned behavior management and organization system is key to creating a classroom conducive to learning, while establishing norms of behavior that help each child feel safe and protected.
Ongoing learning opportunities for teachers, staff, and administrators are provided by professional development products and experiences.
Being a Seventh-day Adventist teaching-principal is an awesome opportunity and responsibility to serve God, change lives, and further the mission of the world church.
Standards are what learners should know (content) and be able to do (skills), and serve as the framework for curriculum development.