September 2019 Prairie Update
Thoughts from Gayle....
The little people in my life love to ask
“WHY?” Amid the sometimes frustrating attempts at responding, I remind myself that the question is a great one and one that we should not stop asking as we get older.
As we begin a new school year, it is good to reflect on our own “WHY” - why am I a teacher/leader/board member, why THIS school and why do I do what I am doing?
To answer these WHY questions it can be helpful to think about your Deep Hope - what do you hope to accomplish in your task, what is the big-picture hope you have for your role, what do you hope is the long-term impact of your work, how does this work fit into God’s Kingdom?
My Deep Hope for my work at the Prairie Centre is: that through the partnerships and relationships within PCCE, communities will pursue peculiar as they flourish within God’s unfolding Story.
If you haven’t done so, spend some time crafting your Deep Hope and then share it with others. That way we can encourage each other in our journey toward the realization of our WHY.
The PCCE Teachers' Convention
Registration opened on September 1!
So make sure to register soon as workshops are filling up!
When completing “payment method,” select “pay by invoice” if your school will be paying and we’ll invoice it directly. Looking forward to seeing you all!
If anyone has 15 copies of the junior high LA Decisions anthology that you’d be willing to lend out for a while, please contact Lois Ann from Fort McMurray Christian School.
For all new teachers (new to teaching or new to PCCE), new-teacher-mentors and anyone wanting a refresher. Join us for the first 2 (of 4) Teaching for Transformation training days on October 22-23 in Edmonton. Register when you sign-up for convention.
TFT Lead Teachers
Jeremy will be running a Coaching Cohort for you this year! If you haven’t heard about it or have questions contact Jeremy.
Register for the OCT 1st NORTH Cohort
Register for the OCT 3rd SOUTH Cohort
Christian Deeper Learning
If you are planning your PD for the year, consider attending this CONFERENCE in February 2020... .
Gather with many of North America’s leaders in innovation in Christian education for a few days of great learning and conversation.
If you want to be challenged and encouraged in your teaching, read the book On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom by David Smith! To facilitate conversation and grapple with implementation ideas , we will be organizing a PCCE Book Club. If you want to join us, indicate so on your Convention registration (free book to all who sign up!).
PE Teachers & Coaches
Here’s a podcast for those who want to “Dig Deep: Sport, Faith and Life.” Also in the LINK is information about an upcoming global conference that will explore similar topics.
If you are interested in an exchange with a teacher from a Christian school in Australia, contact our OFFICE and we’ll put you in touch with a colleague from Canberra.
There are four main areas in which PCCE interacts with Boards. Feel free to contact Gayle for more information.
SEPTEMBER 27 & 28
PCCE Board Meeting in Edmonton
TFT Instruction Coaching Cohort North
TFT Instruction Coaching Cohort South
October 3 & 4
Fall Leadership Event
October 22 & 23
October 24 & 25
Teachers’ Convention in Edmonton
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