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Online Teacher Training Courses for 2017

Register now. Classes begin on July 10 or October 16, 2017 and include 21st Century Skills in Education, The Mission of the Christian School, The Teacher’s Worldview and Totally Positive Teaching.

Course costs are dependant on your ACSI membership and the length of the course. Please request a discount if you are registering 5 or more teachers from the same school. Our introductory course, The Mission of the Christian School, is available at a special reduced rate!

We require a minimum of 10 participants to begin a course and ensure good discussions and interaction. eLearning vouchers given by our office are valid for course participation.

The strengths of Online Learning
  • You can study and learn on your own schedule.
  • You can learn together and learn from colleagues from multiple countries and backgrounds.
  • You can build on the key skills of 21st Century learning: critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.
  • Each class has a minimum participant requirement to ensure strong group engagement.

Register for an online course - Registration is open

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: 4 hours per week for 3 weeks in an online environment
  • Class begins on October 16, 2017
  • Participant fee (Special Introductory Rate!): 20 Euro
  • The course cost includes digital versions of the reading materials
  • Download the syllabus HERE

The Teacher's Worldview

  • 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: 4 hours per week for 3 weeks in an online environment
  • Class begins on October 16, 2017
  • Participant fee: 60 E (discount available for 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.
  • 12 class hours of instruction with the option of official ACSI course certificate (2 Continuing Education Units)
  • Time frame and requirements: 4 hours per week for 6 weeks in an online environment (for fluent English speakers)
  • Participant fee: 120 E (discount available for member schools)
  • The course cost includes digital versions of the reading materials
  • Classes begin in October and March each year

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: 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): 120 E (discounts available for ACSI member schools)
  • 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: 3-4 hours per week for 7 weeks in an online environment (for fluent English speakers)
  • Price: 100 EUR (disounts available for ACSI members) 
  • The course cost does NOT include digital versions of the reading materials (buy the book online at Amazon.com or the book store of your choice)
  • Class begins on October 16, 2017

Teaching Strategies for Student Motivation

  • 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: 4 hours per week for 3 weeks in an online environment (for fluent English speakers)
  • Price: 60 EUR (disounts available for ACSI members)
  • The course cost includes digital versions of the reading materials

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: 4 hours per week for 3 weeks in an online environment (for fluent English speakers)
  • Price: 60 EUR (disounts available for ACSI members)
  • The course cost includes digital versions of the reading materials

More courses will soon be available! Please check back for information on Bible courses and courses in biblical integration beginning in March of 2018.

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