Maple Christian School
Grades: PreK - 12
Principal: Valarie Sawka
Students: 310 Teachers: 23
Maple Ridge Christian School is a vibrant community of Christian families and teachers from over 45 churches working together to provide our children with a multi-focused Christian education. We strive to provide a transformational learning experience from Junior Kindergarten to Grade12, enhanced through an active concentration in music, art, drama and athletics. We follow a strong research-based learning model by providing students with an extensive library collection along with iPads, laptops, and work stations with protected internet access. We look for parents who want to participate in their child's education, and realize the value of a deeply developed Bible-based education. "Have Faith In Your Child's Education."
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Teacher Professional Development
Designing Formational Learning Experiences: Educational Practices that Promote Learning and Faith Formation
An Eleven-Month Session for Teacher ProD - This professional learning experience is designed to work through the many elements of the teaching profession in order to assist teachers in seeing all aspects of their profession as avenues for learning and faith formation.
Dates: Beginning with a week-long session from Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21, 2015, it continues throughout the school year and ends formally with a week in early July 2016.
Location: Nanaimo Christian School, Nanaimo, BC, and online throughout the year
Teaching for Transformation
An Invitation to Build God's Kingdom
Educators receive guidance in pedagogy that will enable students to be engaged in real work that meets the real needs of the world. This course will ensure that this real work is rooted in the Biblical story and that students are invited to develop "habits of practice" in Kingdom Building as presented through the through-lines. It is intended for all educators whether early in your career or looking to refresh your teaching with learning-centred, student-honouring pedagogy.
Dates: July 2015
Location: Surrey Christian School, Surrey, BC
The PBL Residency is an intensive one-week course of hands-on professional development for teachers who want to expand their understanding of Project Based Learning. The PBL Residency will challenge teachers to re-imagine educational practices in Christian schools. Participants will explore design principles of Project Based Learning and will be guided through the process of developing their own Project Based Learning pedagogies to promote deeper learning.
Date: Monday, August 24, to Friday, August 28, 2015
Location: Abbotsford Christian School, Abbotsford, BC