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Online Teacher Training Courses for 2018

Online Teacher Training Courses for 2018

Register now. Courses include 21st Century Skills in Education, The Mission of the Christian School, Biblical Integration Strategies and Totally Positive Teaching.

ACSI Professional Development is accomplished, in part, through our online course offerings. Each course is designed as a practical and highly interactive course for all participants at each course offering. Online curses do not require you to travel or even to connect to a live lecture, but instead use an asynchronous environment on a Moodle platform to provide quality content in the form of short videos and reading selections to each participant. The courses are greatly enhanced by the participant interaction and peer-learning and teaching as well as the direct application of concepts to the Christian school classroom.

Personalized, Professional, Dynamic, Online Learning Communities
  • Personalized: Studying on your own schedule and focusing on what is important in your school setting
  • Professional: Building on the 4 key skills of 21st Century learning with and from professional educators
  • Dynamic: Enriching your understanding of both content and methods for quality, Christ-centered education
  • Online: Learning together with colleagues in multiple countries and varied educational settings
  • Learning Communities: Ensuring strong group engagement that will continue throughout the course and beyond
Special promotional rates available for 2017 only!
Special discounts available for national member schools in our Eastern region.
10% discounts for 5 or more course participants from the same school.
eLearning vouchers given by our office are valid for course participation.

All CEUs are valid for credit toward ACSI teacher certification.

Register for an online course -  Courses are in session now. 

The Mission of the Christian School (click link for more details)

  • Both the Christian school and the secular school study the world around them, but they study it from significantly different perspectives and for significantly different purposes. This course explores those differences and helps us clearly articulate those differences in our thought processes and in our communication.
  • 6 class hours of instruction with the option of official ACSI course certificate (1 Continuing Education Unit)
  • Time frame and requirements: 2-3 hours per week for 3 weeks in an online environment
  • Participant fee: 20 Euro - special price!
  • The course cost includes digital versions of the reading materials
  • Download the syllabus HERE

The Impact of the Christian Worldview on Teaching

  • There is no such thing as “neutral” teaching; our worldview determines the way we teach. During this course, we will study the elements of the Biblical view of human nature, the role of the teacher and how to integrate our worldview into our teaching.
  • 6 class hours of instruction with the option of official ACSI course certificate (1 Continuing Education Unit)
  • Time frame and requirements: 2-3 hours per week for 3 weeks in an online environment (for fluent English speakers)
  • Classes begin in October and March each year
  • Participant fee: 40 E (for ACSI member schools)
  • The course cost includes digital versions of the reading materials

21st Century Skills in Education

  • This course is presented as an online course, with flipped classroom elements, where instructor and participants explore best practice curriculum and instruction innovations associated with aspects of 21st century learning skills. Understanding the 21st century learner will be key as students build understanding of innovative curriculum such as project-based learning, flipped, and blended classrooms. Students will use knowledge and skills from this course to design innovative instructional solutions to meet educational goals within their own institutional contexts. All materials are based on a Biblical worldview and can be used in the Christian school or other environments.
  • 18 class hours of instruction with the option of official ACSI course certificate (3 Continuing Education Units)
  • Time frame and requirements: 3-4 hours per week for 6 weeks in an online environment (for fluent English speakers)
  • Participant fee: 100 E (for ACSI member schools)
  • The course cost includes digital versions of the reading materials

ACSI International Collaborative Projects

  • This course provides opportunities for teachers to develop collaborative projects for their students. Part 1 of the course uses guided instruction on project based learning models, strong biblical integration and standards for online collaborative student learning. Teachers work together in this environment to develop a project for their students in a specific area of the curriculum and in a common language. Part 2 of the course is overseeing and evaluating the student project that the teachers have designed. This course includes the following opportunities for teachers:
    • Providing International collaboration opportunites at teacher and student levels (with discounts for ACSI member schools)
    • Helping teachers develop meaningful biblical integration in their school subjects to facilitate character and spiritual formation of their students
    • Learning how to design effective projects for Project Based Learning
    • Developing your students' 21st Century Learning Skills (collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication)
  • 12 class hours of instruction with the option of official ACSI course certificate (2 Continuing Education Units)
  • Time frame and requirements: 3-4 hours per week for 4 weeks in an online environment (for fluent English speakers) and variable timing for overseeing the student project
  • Participant fee (for each teacher): 70 E (for ACSI member schools)
    • 20 E for national schools in the Eastern region
  • Classes begin as teachers agree on a project (see link below for registration)
  • Read more details and see the current project list HERE

Totally Positive Teaching

  • Discipline problems, limited resources, crowded classrooms. Teachers face many issues each day that can wear down their love of education. How can they stay focused and energized day in and day out? In Totally Positive Teaching, Joseph Ciaccio shares an approach that transformed him from a burned-out veteran teacher struggling joylessly through each day to a professional who has fun with his students, guiding them to success while enjoying the teaching process. This course is based on Joseph's book and includes input from him specifically for this course.
  • 12 class hours of instruction with the option of official ACSI course certificate (2 Continuing Education Units)
  • Time frame and requirements: 2-3 hours per week for 7 weeks in an online environment (for fluent English speakers)
  • Price: 50 EUR (for ACSI member schools) plus the cost of the book (20 E)

Biblical Integration Strategies

  • As teachers, we are always concerned about the details of what our students learn but they also need to know why those details are important. Biblical integration is a process of seeing the big picture of Truth and always asking how those details fit into the big picture. If all truth is God's Truth, then every subject area has specific ways to help us understand God and understand His creation. This allows us to bring the details of learning together into a unified whole with meaning and beauty.
  • 12 class hours of instruction with the option of official ACSI course certificate (2 Continuing Education Units)
  • Time frame and requirements: 3-4 hours per week for 4 weeks in an online environment (for fluent English speakers)
  • Price: 70 EUR (for ACSI members)

Teaching Strategies for Student Motivation (coming soon)

  • Motivation is an area where most teachers will face challenges and problems throughout their carreer. How can we have a classroom of well-behaved, cooperative students? We will discuss the most common challenges and problems and also some of the more serious issues a teacher might have to address.
  • 6 class hours of instruction with the option of official ACSI course certificate (1 Continuing Education Unit)
  • Time frame and requirements: 2-3 hours per week for 3 weeks in an online environment (for fluent English speakers)
  • Price: 40 EUR (for ACSI members)

The Learning Process (coming soon)

  • Equipping students for the purpose of ruling the earth as God's stewards surely involves teaching them to take responsibility for their lives and their learning. It suggests a learning process in which students are actively engaged, thereby mastering the skills, information, and values that the teacher wishes to convey. We will examine teaching methods that promote student engagement and active student participation in the learning process and practice applying these methods in our classrooms.
  • 6 class hours of instruction with the option of official ACSI course certificate (1 Continuing Education Unit)
  • Time frame and requirements: 2-3 hours per week for 3 weeks in an online environment (for fluent English speakers)
  • Price: 40 EUR (for ACSI members)

More courses will soon be available! Please check back for information on Bible courses and Project Based Learning which will begin in February 2018. The Christian Philosophy of Education course will begin in early October each year.

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