Category : Online Learning

Givaway, Online Learning, Professional Development, Sevenstar, Webinars
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Scholarship Giveaway for Webinar Participants

WebinarDual Enrollment is
the New AP

Wednesday, October 21  |  1–2 p.m. EDT

Presented by: John Pohlman
and Lou Anne Beadle from Sevenstar

With 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 even graduate. Are you prepared with a myriad of great options?

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Blended Learning, Online Learning, Teaching, Webinars
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Challenging Students with Digital Learning: Best Practices for Academically Talented Middle School Students – Webinar Re-Cap

logoWebinar presented by: Becci Zwiers, CLC Network/The Learning Well

Academically advanced middle school students can easily get bored by grade-level content, but that doesn’t mean they have the emotional maturity to take courses with high school students. Learn why online courses can be a good option for these students, and what to look for to make the experience effective and fulfilling. Becci Zwiers, online teaching consultant for CLC Network, will review the advantages and pitfalls of digital learning.

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Blended Learning, Guest Post, IT Specialists, Online Learning, Teaching
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Using Blended Learning to Offer AP Courses

Steenstra_APCS_1 Guest post by Mark Steenstra, technology director at Calvin Christian School in Escondido, California

This school year Calvin Christian High School in Escondido, California, offered a new course, AP Computer Science. This was possible because we utilized the blended learning model.

I teach a variety of technology-related courses at Calvin Christian School, including Computer Programming. A few years ago, I discovered there were several students that desired to take AP Computer Science. Our school did not have the time or resources to establish a traditional AP Computer Science course, so I recommended that students take the class online. Finding a high-quality online course is difficult, and I confess the one I recommended had some shortcomings. Not that I took my recommendation lightly; in fact, I was directly impacted because my son was one of the students.

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Blended Learning, IT Specialists, Online Learning, Professional Development, Teaching
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Building a Blended Course – A Summer Professional Development Experience

Professional_Development_Logo“Blended learning” is the catch phrase in K-12 education today. Christian schools span the spectrum of participation integrating blended learning into their classrooms: some are fully on board, while other schools have yet to dip their toes in. The online class Building a Blended Course is a great opportunity for educators to understand blended learning and to be equipped with helpful tools for implementing their own blended learning courses.

This summer, Christian Schools International is offering the Building a Blended Course for the second time for K-12 teachers and administrators. Beginning June 15, 2015, the course is asynchronous and allows for summer vacation schedules; it’s designed to cover seven weeks of content but allows eight weeks for completion (ending August 3).

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Guest Post, Online Learning, Sevenstar
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Online Courses – A Whole New World

BCCS LogoGuest post by: Heather Stroupe, online course monitor at Beaver County Christian School in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. The school serves students in grades K-12.

Online classes are changing the world. For the busy adult, they are convenient. For the hard worker looking to change jobs, they are an opportunity. For employees with certifications to meet, they are necessary. For the college student, they can be a requirement. And for the high school student…online classes can be a whole new world.

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Online Learning, Professional Development, Teaching, Webinars
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ACSI ConNexus – Webinar Re-Cap

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Webinar Presenters: Sam Barfell and Shannon Bomar from ACSI

ACSI ConNEXUS Premium provides Christian educators with the continuing education needed to grow professionally and teach with excellence. With over 500 hours of continuing education courses in 40 topic based channels, ConNEXUS Premium provides on-demand professional development.

Christian Schools International invited ACSI to present their dynamic new professional development platform and professional networking tool via webinar. These exciting new opportunities are already helping thousands of educators further their learning and connect with others in the field of education from around the world.

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Blended Learning, Online Learning, Teaching
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Training Teachers to Teach Online – Professional Development Course

Learn-Online-EducationChristian Schools International has completed a pilot of the course “Building a Blended Course.” During this eight-week course, teachers and administrators gleaned useful materials that allow them to create their own blended unit, taking their top-notch curriculum into the digital age. They were then able to use it immediately within the courses that they teach. It was such a success, it’s being offered again! This course was created by Christian Schools International and developed by online learning specialists at The Learning Well.

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Guest Post, Online Learning, Sevenstar
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Integrating Biblical Principles in Online Courses

bible_laptopGuest Post By: Michael Arnold (Biblical Integration Specialist at Sevenstar)

At Sevenstar, our mission and vision drive us to partner with parents, schools, and Christian organizations like Christian Schools International to make disciples of Jesus Christ through the ministry of education. Biblically integrating our courses enables us to accomplish that mission.

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Blended Learning, Online Learning, Teaching, Webinars
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Best Practices for Blended Learning – Webinar Re-Cap

Blended LearningPresented by Miriam Taylor, The Learning Well

What does blended learning really mean, and how can I put it into practice in my classroom? During this webinar, Miriam taught us how to articulate the various meanings of blended learning. She spent time exploring ways to implement this in your classroom from both an instructional and technology standpoint.

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Guest Post, Online Learning, Sevenstar
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Middle Schoolers and Online Courses

Middle SchoolGuest Post By: Dr. Mark Beadle (CEO of Sevenstar)

Isn’t it all about expectations? If I expect my hotel to be 5 star (and would only pay for a 2 star), I am still disappointed if it is not wonderful in every way. It is the same for middle schoolers and online courses. We have trained them for at least six years that the teacher is in control and they respond to teacher directions. They have sat in rows and sometimes even did what the teacher asked! The teacher decided what was learned and when.

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