Educators' Workshop

Plan the Work and Work the Plan: Academic Projections

Mr. Wayne Musson

Principals and supervisors are invited to explore the process of preparing high school students for graduation. This starts with a proposed “Academic Projection Toward Graduation.” This form should be used as a tool to help the student, parents, and school staff in charting the course to fulfill graduation requirements. Through these 4 years, the projection may change as the student becomes mature and able to accomplish more than heretofore thought.

Confront Conflict with Courage

Mr. Steve Dawson

When conflict between staff members or staff members and parents is handled in a respectful and positive way, it provides an opportunity for growth, ultimately strengthening the bond between two people. Keep personal and professional relationships strong and growing by learning the skills needed for successful conflict resolution.

Understanding Staff Children

Mr. Steve and Mrs. Sandy Dawson

Virtually every Christian school has students who are related to staff members. They could be sons or daughters, grandchildren, or younger siblings. This workshop is designed to offer suggestions so that these “staff children” are seen as the blessing and opportunity that they are.

Math: When They Don’t Understand

Mr. Steve Dawson

This workshop will show the supervisor how to help children at all levels understand key mathematical concepts using practical demonstrations, tips, helps, and explanations. An explanation from a different approach or using an illustration or a manipulative will often cause the student to say, “Now I understand!”

Sensational Children: Sensory Processing

Mrs. Sandy Dawson

Sensory processing is an issue for children with several categories of special needs: sensory processing disorder, anxiety disorder, ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, and OCD. We will study the effect this has on the child and some practical ways that we can help children overcome the challenges of this limitation.

Raising Josephs in a Samson World

Mrs. Sandy Dawson

We live in a world full of Samsons: men who do not pray, who refuse to live by God’s Word, and who are motivated by greed and lust. Sadly, these traits are now glorified in our culture. What are the traits we should emphasize in the training of our sons? How can we prepare our boys to make the right choices to become strong, Godly men like Joseph?

Raising Esthers in a Jezebel World

Mrs. Sandy Dawson

Our girls are increasingly being bombarded with the world’s view of what a millennial woman should be. How can we protect them from this secular perspective and train them to be a Godly influence in our world?

Developing Character in Your Students

Mr. Roger Cole

Children are often encouraged to grow up too early, without Biblical character. The A.C.E. program provides opportunities to mold character in young people’s lives. In this workshop, staff learn unique and simple ways to instill Christian character in students to be successful as citizens and Christians.

Breaking the Homework / Scoring / Homework Cycle

Mr. Dale Owens

In this workshop, we will be looking at a growing issue in any Learning Center—the student who continually has homework and creates a vicious cycle that seems to be never-ending. We will hear practical ideas on what causes this cycle and how to break it.

Brain Dominance: It's Not a Closed Door

Mrs. Sandy Dawson

It is so easy to fixate on the things that we find difficult. We can help our students come to a place where they do not define themselves by their limitations but by God’s overcoming power.

Why Do We Have to Learn This?

Mr. Steve Dawson

Every A.C.E. supervisor is asked this question at some point by students who are frustrated with their academic work, such as sentence diagramming or algebra. This workshop will give you solid, educationally sound answers.

Swap Shop: Great Ideas for Your School

Mrs. Sandy Dawson

This session will be full of creative ideas collected from seasoned supervisors from around the globe. Come glean fresh ideas for motivation, fundraisers, field trips, service projects, academics and more!