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ACSI PD By Design - Deepening Engagement

ACSI PD By Design - Deepening Engagement

Product ID: #PDBD21-1

A Turn-Key Offering for In-House Professional Development Events

A digital professional development offering for teachers on the theme of Deepening Engagement. With 1 CEU worth of rich content from health and wellness experts, ACSI PD by Design allows administrators flexibility in hosting their own in-house PD by choosing a date and schedule that works best for their staff. ACSI PD by Design provides access to affordable, high quality professional development for teachers so they can grow in their profession, acquire CEUs, and advance Christ-centered education with excellence. 

PD by Design Quickstart Guide

Non-Member Site License Fee: $399.00 / Member Site License Fee: $249.00
Site licenses are valid until June 30th of the school year in which they are purchased.

Please note that the site license fee includes CEUs for three (3) participants. CEUs for additional participants are available for $25 each. Click here to request additional participant CEUs.

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What’s included:
  • 1 Educational CEU (6 clock hours) of engaging professional development from health and wellness experts for up to three participants (additional CEUs may be purchased, if desired - see above)  
  • A Facilitator Guide for a representative from the school to utilize in setting the agenda and in guiding discussion with their staff
  • A Participant Guide is available for each participant
  • Suggested schedule that includes 6 hours of content/engagement

Speaker and Session Details

Kevin D. Washburn, Ed.D., Executive Director, Clerestory Learning

Clerestory Learning is an organization that equips teachers through services that offer effective instructional solutions based on educational implications from diverse scientific research fields, including neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and brain development. Kevin has degrees in elementary education, English, and educational leadership.

Session 1: "Increasing Learning by Minding Mindset
In this session, Kevin advocates for a shift in teachers’ perspectives and language that will greatly impact student success. Belief influences effort, effort influences achievement, achievement influences confidence. The truth: intelligence is not fixed but malleable, an entity that can be increased with the right environment. What students believe about intelligence influences their goals, effort, and responses to setbacks. This session explores how educators can create environments for students that help encourage beliefs that will empower their achievement and ultimately their confidence to engage in the challenges before them.

Kim Bearden, Co-founder and Executive Director, The Ron Clark Academy

Over the past thirty years, Kim Bearden has been a teacher, instructional lead teacher, curriculum director, school board member, staff development trainer, and middle school principal. Kim’s book, Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me, made several bestseller lists, including the LA Times.

Session 2: “Things Teachers Should Know”
Kim Bearden is a teacher with a powerful imagination who creatively considers how to meet her students where they are and launch them into the future. Passion can take many different forms, but when you exude it, people will be drawn to it. Kim explains how to keep up this passion as teachers while going through the issues of life. It is not what happens to us that defines us, but what happens through us that writes our story as we allow ourselves to be vessels to do God’s work.

Session 3: "Creating Culture"
In this session, Kim encourages teachers to teach in ways that are creative, useful, or emotional to move concepts into long-term memory. Music, chants, and cheers encourage students to rediscover the joy of learning.


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