Monthly Archives: Oct 2015

Online Learning, Professional Development, Sevenstar, Teaching, Webinars

Dual Credit is the New AP – Webinar Re-Cap

WebinarWith so many options and so little time to work ahead, high school students are looking to school administrators and guidance counselors to have creative solutions to help them get the biggest bang for their buck before they graduate. Are you prepared with a myriad of great options?

John Pohlman and Lou Anne Beadle, from Sevenstar, discussed how online dual enrollment opportunities are becoming game-changers for Christian school students. The need for these kinds of courses is growing, and Sevenstar is expanding program offerings to meet those needs! CSI member schools get access to these options through CSIonline Academy.

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Blended Learning, Teaching

Using MinecraftEdu in the Classroom

minecraft_largeSay the word “Minecraft” in a group of middle- or high-school students and ears are sure to perk up. The interactive computer game gained popularity in 2009 as a mainstream computer/video game. By 2011, educators had begun utilizing the Minecraft program to teach everything from history and math to science and social studies. The game allows students to control their characters while achieving tasks like building communities or societies, reconstructing settings, journaling experiences, engineering buildings, and creating models while practicing ratios and scale. Educators have found this teaching vehicle to be dynamic because a wide range of ages are already acquainted with the user interface.

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