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The thirteenth annual August Event took place on August 20, 2013 at Mount Vernon Christian High School. The topic was "Opening Doors to Student Understanding Using Essential Questions and Curriculum Mapping." School teams engaged in activities around developing essential questions in the morning. The afternoon was devoted to curriculum mapping using CurriculumTrak. For more information about this event and to read about previous events click here.
A revision of the original 12 Affirmations by Steven Vryhof, 12 Affirmations 2.0: Christian Schooling for a Changing World, is now available - in hard copy or as a download. The goal of the book is to "provide fresh language to a new generation, asking it to consider again the importance and the power of...Christian schooling. ...The hope is that the book will again spark discussions that energize and improve Christian schools, that bring changes that start closing gaps between the ideal and the reality, and that make these institutions strong and effective and sustainable."
12 Affirmations 2.0 is a very accessible book. Each affirmation, a paragraph long, is followed by an exposition of the affirmation (1-2 pages), and three questions to guide discussions. The affirmations are grouped into 3 categories - Foundational Affirmations, Educational Affirmations, and Communal Affirmations. 12 Affirmations 2.0 can be used with many audiences including:
Discussions of Christian education at the board level
Engaging parents in understanding the goals of Christian schooling
Orienting new teachers
Reinvigorating current staff
Engaging upper level high schools students in discussions about the goal of Christian education
And more - limited only by your imagination
Obtain multiple copies and let the conversations begin.
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