May 2019 Prairie Update
Song of Solomon 2:11-12
For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
Thoughts from Gayle...
PCCE Teachers’ Convention
See you on October 24-25 at Northeast Edmonton Christian School.Our keynote speaker is Brad Griffin from The Fuller Youth Institute.
Summer Professional Development
An immersive experience that will engage you in the journey of reconciliation, offered by our Christian School colleagues in BC from July 22-28. MORE INFORMATION
Christian Deeper Learning Conference
Next year’s conference will be held in Denver from February 26-28. David Smith will be the keynote speaker.
In this VIDEO Norway’s approach to education in general and athletics in particular is worth learning about.
This quick VIDEO that describes the difference between cooperation & collaboration. The ideas are applicable to both your classroom and your work with colleagues.
LA teachers are always looking for writing prompts, so here you can DOWNLOAD 100+ prompts for middle school (and a couple of grades on either side).
Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow at our Spring Leadership Cohort retreat. Dr. Rod Wilson has some wonderful plans in place to encourage us to look deeply at our leadership journey.
SMALL SCHOOL CHALLENGE
A Thought-Provoking Read
One of our major responsibilities as school-based leaders is facilitating teacher growth, and supervising & formally evaluating their work. This ARTICLE on what the authors call the Feedback Fallacy pushes beyond current practice and gives some practical suggestions for how to do better. Consider discussing the article with your admin team:
High School Redesign
All across our continent, high school leaders are thinking about how best to design schools to best meet the needs of their learners. This ARTICLE has lots of links to schools that are doing interesting things. Our PCCE schools have the responsibility of thinking about high schools not just in terms of meeting the needs of our learners, but within the context of achieving our vision & mission.
EQUIPPING YOUR BOARD
With new board members joining, it is good to engage in some conversation and learning related to your work as a Board. PCCE offers Board Governance workshops to guide you through this process. CONTACT us for more information
Christian Stewardship Services
Through your PCCE membership, your school is also part of CSS. Here’s their latest NEWSLETTER that outlines some of their services.
This RESOURCE provides some excellent information on the roles and effective functioning of committees.
FUNDRAISING THROUGH STORYTELLING
Find some good strategies for effective communicating your school’s story HERE.
PCCE Teachers’ Convention Edmonton
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