NZACS Taonga Leaders' Conference 2018

6pm Wed 11th April - 8am Sat 14th April 2018 | Keswick Christian Camp | RotoruaTaonga heart JPEG

 
 
 

Keynote Speaker 1: Dan Egeler | Association of Christian Schools International

Dan serves as the president of ACSI. Together with his wife Kathy and their four children, he lives in Colorado Springs, USA. Dan spent his early years in Tanzania where his parents were missionaries. His secondary and tertiary education (culminating in a doctorate in administration and instructional leadership) was gained in the USA. He served for 13 years in Ecuador as a teacher, principal and academy director. He has served with ACSI since 1999 and is the author of Mentoring Millennials: Shaping the Next Generation (NavPress). For information about what Dan will speak on, please view our two-page conference flyer.

Keynote Speaker 2: Tony George | The King's School | Australia

Tony is a Christian school principal who has significant teaching, ministry and general management experience in schools, not-for-profit and commercial organisations. He has tertiary qualifications in Education, Science, Management and Theology. Tony's doctoral studies are in the Philosophy of Education, focusing on the collaborative roles that religious, philosophic and scientific modes of human knowing contribute to our understanding of education. Consequently, Tony is particularly interested in understanding, validating and promoting the contribution that Christian education provides in contemporary societies. He loves to see children grow as people of Christian character and integrity (intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually) and is passionate about developing Christian educational leaders with a global perspective on education and service. Tony is a committed Christian, is blessed and supported by his wife Jen and four adult children, and actively participates in church life. He has contributed chapters to a number of books and, more recently, co-edited Better Learning with Ken Goodlet and John Collier. For information about what Tony will speak on, please view our two-page conference flyer.

Workshops | Action activity modules | Conference dinner and cultural show | For more information, please view our two-page conference flyer.

Accommodation | Accommodation at Keswick Christian Camp is included in the camp fee. We encourage delegates to stay in camp to promote networking but will arrange accommodation (at extra cost) and pick-up from 2 nearby hotels for those who require it. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the secretary for details. 

Conference fee | $350 (GST incl) per person. Conference fee includes camp accommodation, conference dinner, lunches, breakfasts, Wed evening meal and linen hire. Additional charges apply for hotel accommodation, Thursday evening meal and action activity modules.

Registrations close Wed 14 March 2018 | Invoices emailed 2018

NZACS/BTI PD - 'So just what makes the difference?'

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This is one of two courses being offered by NZACS and BTI in 2018. The course will be offered in regional centres around NZ where 12 or more registrations are forthcoming. 

The course, designed for those relatively new to teaching in a Christian school, will provide an interactive introduction to several aspects of teaching Christianly. Where possible, a mentor teacher should accompany the teacher who registers. For those accompanying as a mentor, opportunity will be provided throughout the day to develop mentoring skills within the framework of Christian education.

We propose the following dates:
  • Northland - Thu 15 Mar & Thu 30 Aug
  • Auckland - Fri 16 Mar & Fri 31 Aug
  • Waikato/BOP - Thu 2 Mar & Thu 24 Aug
  • Lower NI or Upper SI - Fri 23 Mar & Fri 7 Sep
  • Mid or Lower SI - Thu 22 Mar & Thu 6 Sep

Please register by Monday 19th February. The cost of the course is $265 (incl. GST) per teacher for the two days (with no charge for the mentor teacher).

Member schools will be able to apply for assistance from the PD support fund if this is required in order for teachers to access this PD. Learn more

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NZACS/BTI PD: 'Curriculum Development'

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This is one of two courses being offered by NZACS and BTI in 2018. The course will be offered in up to four centres around NZ - minimum of 12 participants, maximum of 20 in each centre.

 

The course is designed to develop a way of thinking about, and expertise with, curriculum development which focuses on embodying your school vision in the lives of akonga (learner) and the learning environment. 

It involves two consecutive days face to face, scaffolded collaboration followed by ongoing, online interaction through the teaching and evaluation of a curriculum unit plan.

We propose the following dates:
  • Auckland - Thu 23 & Fri 23 Mar (followed by online collaboration through Term 2)
  • Waikato/BOP - Thu 5 & Fri 6 Apr (followed by online collaboration through Term 2)
  • Lower NI or Upper SI - Thu 14 & Fri 15 Jun (followed by online collaboration through Term 3)
  • Mid or Lower SI - Thu 21 & Fri 22 Jun (followed by online collaboration through Term 3)

Please register by Monday 19th February. The cost of the course is $265 (incl. GST) per teacher for the two-day workshop and follow up online collaboration.

Member schools will be able to apply for assistance from the PD support fund if this is required in order for teachers to access this PD.  Learn more

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