NZACS 2019 'The Way' Christian Schools' Conference

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DATES | 11.30am Thursday 4th July 2019 - 12.30pm Saturday 6th July 2019 

VENUE | Bethlehem College, 24 Elder Lane, Tauranga

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS | Josh and Sean McDowell (USA)Josh Shaun McDowell

  • Josh McDowell | Josh has been at the forefront of cultural trends and ground-breaking ministry for more than 50 years. He has addressed more than 25 million people, giving over 27,000 talks in 125 countries. He has written/co-authored 148 books including Evidence that demands a verdict - named one of the twentieth century's top 40 books on Christian thought by World Magazine. 
  • Dr Sean McDowell | Sean is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He is an Associate Professor in the Christian apologetics programme at Biola University, has authored or co-authored 18 books and has spoken at ACSI events. Sean taught at a Christian school full-time for a decade and continues teaching there part-time today.

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS | Alex Snary, Joy Hooker, Rodney Lake

TOPICS |7 steps to integrate world view into your teaching | Building relationships that transform | Reaching Generation 'Z' | Thinking like a leader | Emotional intelligence | Delivering negative feedback | Touch the evidence | Passing faith on to the next generation | A perfect storm

WORKSHOPS | Biblical narrative | Cricital conversations | Cultural inclusion in the classroom | Curriculum | eLearning | Innovative learning spaces | Manaakitanga | Play based learning | Service learning | Why Christian Education

COST| Early bird fee $199 if registered before 31st May | Late fee $249 | Includes registration, morning/afternoon teas, Friday lunch and conference dinner Friday evening.

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COURSE OVERVIEW | These workshops will support participants' understanding of a key component of 'quality Christian Education' in Aotearoa New Zealand by exploring different ways in which the Bible may inform and shape their practice and reflection on teaching or leading. In particular, participants will interact in depth with the different approaches presented in The Bible and the Task of Teaching (Written by David I Smith and John Shortt, available online as a free PDF).

Smith and Shortt's work, briefly introduced in the second workshop of 2018, was very well received by participants, with many indicating they would like to explore these ideas further, hence the topic for this year's programme. Through teaching, discussion and practical activities, participants will be supported to identify specific goals in relation to the theme of the PLD which they will then explore in their own classroom during Term 2. In Workshop 2 there will be opportunity to share progress towards these goals by contributing to structured, scaffolded, collaborative conversations which help them grow further in their understanding of quality Christian education. 

PROPOSED DATES | The proposed dates for sessions 1-2 in each region are shown below:
  • Northland | Thursday 28 March, Thursday 29 August
  • Auckland | Friday 29 March, Friday 30 August
  • Waikato/BOP |Thursday 21 March, Thursday 22 August
  • Lower North Island or Upper South Island | Friday 3 May, Friday 6 September
  • Mid or Lower South Island |Thursday 2 May, Thursday 5 September

VENUES | Further details including venues will be confirmed once registrations close. Courses will go ahead in regions where approximately 12 teachers register. Venues will be selected in order to minimise travelling times and costs for those who register. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to offer to host a course at your school.

COST | These interactive workshops are being offered at the low cost of $290 (incl GST) per teacher for the two days, i.e. $145 per teacher per day. Invoices will be emailed once courses have been finalised.

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