PD Forum

PD Forums 2020 Designed to flourish. Delivered digitally.

Helping Teachers and Schools Flourish

Premier Virtual Experiences

Because the 2020 PD Forums combine trusted subject matter experts with innovative digital delivery, participants will enjoy flexibility, convenience, and economy never before achieved at these events.

Engaging
Educators

Historically, PD Forums have been a time for Christian educators to connect, and this year’s PD Forum is no different. Network with event speakers and other educators even if you are miles away! We will creatively provide that personal virtual touch in each event.

Focus on Flourishing: Well-Being

Our groundbreaking Flourishing School Culture research defined five domains of flourishing for Christian schools. This year's PD Forums will help educators understand one domain of the Flourishing School Model—Well-Being. Beginning in the winter of 2021, our new Flourishing School Institute will help educational leaders transform their schools’ culture.

May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children.
Psalm 115:14

Virtual Forums

Our Virtual Forums allow school leaders to gather their teams to learn together or have staff attend from their homes.

Innovative Digital Delivery

No longer just an alternative option, our live Virtual Forums will include the opportunities for interaction and relationship building that were the hallmarks of our in-person events.

Take Control

Participate live at one of six different events or watch recorded sessions at your convenience.*

Enjoy Savings

Digital delivery eliminates additional costs normally associated with traveling to a physical event.

While the fall of 2020 still holds uncertainty, ACSI is committed to help bring stability to your continuing education requirements.

*Recorded sessions will be available to registrants for 30 days following the event.

Pricing

Members: $129
Non-Members: $159

Special Offer: Registrants will receive 50 percent off of their subscription to ConNexus Premium!

Virtual Forums will qualify for approximately 1.5 CEUs.

Understanding Well-Being

Virtual PD Forum keynote sessions will feature Rex Miller and Kevin Baird, authors of the book “WHOLE: What Teachers Need to Help Students Thrive”, who will speak on the importance of Well-Being. The Well-Being of educators is predictively linked to flourishing outcomes in Christian schools.

Join us to learn how to promote:

Reduced
Stress

Healthy
Living

Increased
Resilience in
the Classroom

Keynote Speakers

Rex Miller

Rex Miller Author, "Humanizing the Education Machine" "Humanizing the Education Machine," tells the story of what great 21st-century learning looks like and how to bring that dynamic into schools. Rex’s company, Mindshift, works with organizations to help them adapt to the fast and unpredictable changes they face. Two of his books have won international awards for innovation and excellence. Rex graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s in Theology and Communications, and earned a Master’s in Strategic Foresight, Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship from Regent University. Rex's current project examines ways to create a healthy workplace in schools. ... Expand Full Bio

Dr. Kevin Baird

Kevin Baird Chairman & National Supervising Faculty, The non-profit Center for College & Career Readiness Kevin E. Baird is a prolific speaker, consultant, and innovator. He is a noted leader in global College & Career Readiness and an expert in accelerated human development. Kevin has contributed to the development of the most widely used reading and language acceleration programs; designed K12 artificial intelligence / predictive systems; and is the author of the National Implementation Pathway for College & Career Readiness. Over the years, he has been heavily involved in the United Church of Christ congregation, and helped to establish a city-wide Disabilities Rights organization in Wisconsin. He is the author of the Constancy and Consistency Fluency Theory, drawing on his experiences with the National Science Foundation funded Survey of Enacted Curriculum and his work with the Council of Chief State School Officers. Kevin holds an MBA in Global Management, and Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Anthropology. ... Expand Full Bio

Ginger Hill

Ginger Hill Founder, Good Health for Good Works Ginger Hill is a founder of Good Health for Good Works where she helps the earnest, but often exhausted, workers in Christian organizations take steps toward healthier living so they can serve with energy, excellence, and endurance. Ginger has a special place in her heart for teachers and she serves as an ACSI ministry partner. She has been involved in education as a corporate wellness trainer, university instructor for undergraduates, and was an active volunteer teacher’s aide in her own children’s Christian school. Ginger has an MS in Health Promotion and maintains her MCHES and CHWC certifications. She has over 20 years of experience in the employee wellness industry, and is committed to applying biblical principles to every area of life, including helping people to improve their health. ... Expand Full Bio

Dave Hill

Dave Hill Founder, HeartSmart Dave Hill is the founder of HeartSmart, which has been adopted by about 500 elementary schools around the world in their journey to build a healthy school climate. It equips teachers with a fun tool that helps children grow in emotional health and character while developing a compassionate internal dialogue. Prior to HeartSmart, Dave worked as a children’s pastor for over a decade, trained teachers in growth mindset, and produced children’s television content. ... Expand Full Bio

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Day 1 Schedule

9:00 AM – Opening Session
9:15 AM – Living Well – Ministry
9:40 AM – A Look at the Research into Well-Being
10:45 AM – AM Break
11:15 AM – Thriving Schools in COVID Times
12:30 PM – Living Well – Eating
1:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – No Way Through Isn’t True, Carrying Hope into the Classroom or Zoom
3:15 PM – Living Well – Movement
3:45 PM – Closing Session

Day 2 Schedule

9:00 AM – Opening Session
9:15 AM – Living Well – Rest
9:45 AM – What Teachers Need to Help Students Thrive
11:00 AM – AM Break – 30 Minutes
11:30 AM – Engaging in Well-Being
12:05 PM – Living Well – Habit
12:30 PM – Closing Session
1:00 PM – Dismissal

*Times are subject to change