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August Event 2004

Celebrating & Nurturing Good Teaching

journeying together towards truly good, Christian teaching


Sponsored by:
NorthWest Christian Schools International & Alta Vista

August 20, 2004


The purpose of this event is to:

·   Introduce teachers new to our District to our NWCSI schools, activities and resources

·   Celebrate best teaching practices in our District

·   Use reflective group activities to initiate/continue a District-wide conversation about what constitutes ‘good teaching’ in the context of our mission and vision

·   Introduce strategies and resources for teacher-directed professional development

·   Provide participating schools an opportunity to reflect on how they might develop and maintain professional learning communities in their schools


“Teaching is a craft, but it is more than a craft.  It is a craft in process.  Teachers ply their craft as they journey together with their students.  They are always ‘on the way’.”  (John Van Dyk, The Craft of Christian Teaching )

The most important factor affecting student learning is the quality of teaching students receive.  The affect of teaching is greater than any other school factor.  (NGA: Center for Best Practices; Classroom Instruction that Works )


  Washington State Clock Hours available. 



August Event Archive
2016 Teachers Learning Together
2015 Connect-Engage-Grow
2013 Opening Doors to Student Understanding
2012 Becoming Students of Our Students' Work - Together
2011 Aligning Learning Targets with Appropriate Assessments
2010 Centering our Practice around Four Essential Questions
2009 Differentiation: responsive teaching for student learning
2008 Serving Children with Grace and Skill
2007 What a Difference a Word Makes
2006 Parents as Partners
2005 What Story will Shape your Classroom?
2004 Celebrating and Nurturing Good Teaching
2003 Bound Together by a Common Vision
2002 Building on the Foundation
2001 Pausing at the Columbia
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