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August Event 2008

Serving Children with Grace and Skill

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome

9:10 – 9:30 Opening Devotions by Art Tjoelker from LCS

(opening devotional on the topic of “grace” as it relates to teaching and in the context of special educational needs.  He will also talk about the changes in education over his 40+ year career within that context. He believe because of the emphasis of high expectations for performance especially now within our culture, that is all the more reason to extend grace to students, parents, teachers (all of us). (reality is that kids are messy and muddy . . .   leave here today with skills, strategies, resources, boundaries all bathed in grace)

9:30 – 11:00 panel each tells a particular story (about 7 minutes each)

  A parent’s point of view – Tim Krell   

 Working with severely disable students in the classroom – Dorothy Van Ness  

Strategies for positive differentiation and in depth learning – Evelyn Seymour   

  What prevents kids from flourishing – Ben DeRegt - LCS

11:00 – 11:45 – Leanne Van Hulzen – transitioning kids into the traditional classroom; accommodating needs through pullouts and inclusion; what to do when you suspect a learning issue; proper documentation when you suspect a learning issue?   Other ideas . . .

1 1:45 – 12:30   Joanne Den Boer (SCSBC) introducing the resource they have developed – Serving All Children Well: educational support services in Christian schools

12:30 – 1:30 lunch while meeting in school groups

1:30 – 2:00 final reflections and wrap up


*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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