Below you can view the presentations and supporting documents that were presented at the SDACC [virtual] 2021 Teachers' Convention.
2021 SDACC Teachers' Convention:
- Welcome/Devotional - Dan Jackson
Devotional entitled 'You and the Difference' focuses on the fact that you can make a difference regardless of your circumstances. (External Link)
- Keynote Address - Jeremy Anderson
Faith, Wisdom, and Service to the Next Level (External Link)
- Risk Management for Schools/School Safety - Vilma Reynolds
Part 1 – Pillars of Risk Management
Part 2 – Physical Plant & Life Safety
Part 3 – COVID-19 Steps to Reopening Schools
Part 4 – Building a Child Protection Plan (External Link)
- Documents - ARM
PowerPoint presentation for the Adventist Risk Management breakout.
- Teacher Mental Health: Let's be real! - Ingrid Slikkers
We worry and are intentional about the mental health of our students, how about ours? Can we be vulnerable? What are some practical things we can do in our busy, overwhelming, "I'm going to lose it any minute" lives? (External Link)
- Documents - Teacher Mental Health: Let's be real!
- Indigenous Resources for Schools - Campbell Page
One of the biggest challenges to implementing truth and reconciliation in the classroom setting is finding quality resources that are age and geographically appropriate. The other is understanding how non-Indigenous people teach about Indigenous history, culture, and issues with truth, confidence, and respect for the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. Dr. Page will address these concerns and provide specific resource sources. (External Link)
- Documents - Indigenous Resources for Schools
PowerPoint presentation for the Indigenous Resources for Schools breakout.
- Virtual Science Labs - D. P. Harris and Keturah Reed
Intro and tour of the Spiral Community. Spiral Community is a collaborative curriculum development ecosystem designed for the interactive age of learning. This presentation will be an overview of the tool, and a tour through the various interactive tools which are available to each school. (External Link)
- Three Angels for Kids - Sandra Doran and Yvette Cooper
Join us for this interactive presentation of the new, integrated curriculum that will draw your students closer to Jesus and make them better readers, writers, and critical thinkers! Discover lessons that are standards-based, easy to use, and ready to go. Learn how to access the free teacher’s guides and slides for this distinctly Adventist resource containing student materials that are developmentally appropriate and multi-grades friendly. NAD approved. Teach in just two weeks. Students will be impacted for a lifetime. (External Link)
- Three Angels for Kids - Website (External Link)
- Three Angels for Kids - Flyer
- Adventist Teacher Connect: Open Your Classroom, Connect to the World - Paola Oudri
Explore Adventist Teacher Connect, a platform for PreK-12 teachers, and discover ways to collaborate and interact with other Adventist teachers and classrooms. Empower your students to take an active role in learning and open your classroom to the world. Learn practical ways and ideas on how to use this platform across subjects to create real-world learning opportunities for students to develop 21st century learning skills in communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
Website: https://teachers.adventistlearningcommunity.com/ (External Link)
- General Session #1 - Trauma Informed Educating - Ingrid Slikkers
Understanding the impact of trauma and toxic stress on the brain. Come and learn to create an environment for restoration and healing. Practical perspectives and tools you can implement right away will be shared. (External Link)
- Inductive Bible Studies - Massiel Davila-Ferrer
I love learning how to learn to read and study the Bible. It took me the first while of my work as a pastor to learn how to study and now I'm learning how to share and get people excited for the adventure that Bible study can bring. (External Link)
- Documents - Inductive Bible Study
PowerPoint presentation for the Inductive Bible Study breakout.
- The Adventist Advantage - Resources for the NAD Educator - Martha Ban
There is a goldmine of resources available to the NAD Educator from the AE Dashboard to the dedicated curriculum websites. Come learn about the resources that can save you much time and energy! (External Link)
- Documents - The Adventist Advantage – Resources for the NAD Educator
Supporting documents for The Adventist Advantage - Resources for the NAD Educator breakout.
- Subject Area Shop Talk - Humanities - Connie Solomon (External Link)
- Subject Area Shop Talk - Small Schools - Andrew Savenye (External Link)
- Subject Area Shop Talk - STEM - Cherri Gerber (External Link)
- Subject Area Shop Talk - Kindergarten - Karen Schafer (External Link)
- ADRA Service Opportunities for Schools - Sonja Fraser and Janice Smith
Interested in learning more about ADRA and the exciting service opportunities your school can participate in? Join Janice Smith and Sonja Fraser in this informative and interactive breakout session. You will learn about our annual Ration Meal Challenge and other fun, educational events that support a worthy cause.
The Ration Meal Challenge allows you to gain a little perspective of life as a refugee or someone affected by disasters. In this presentation, we will give an overview of the Challenge and how you can engage with your students in various grades. (External Link)
- CAT5 - What's New/Using Assessment to Inform Instruction - David Galati
Those attending will be shown how to navigate the principal dashboard, teacher dashboard and student interface for the new online Cat5. Differences between CAT4 and Cat5 will also be explained. (External Link)
- Emotion-Focused School Support - Lisa Clarke
Emotion-Focused School Support (EF-SS) is a simple, easy and efficient model for increasing the capacity for school staff to support the mental health of children and their parents. EF-SS can be learned and applied in a way that supports students to “return to learning” while respecting the primary mandates of teachers, aides and support staff and without adding to the already high demands of the school day. (External Link)
- Documents - Emotion-Focused School Support
- A Teachers Guide to Standards Based Learning - Tammy Hefelbower
Standards-based learning is more than tweaking an existing system. Rather, it’s a revolution of traditional practices requiring a transformational change for classrooms, schools, and districts. In this interactive session, Dr. Heflebower will overview some thoughtful and practical implementation components for teachers to consider when planning, assessing, and evaluating student performance around standards. (External Link)
- Link - A Teacher's Guide to Standards-Based Learning (External Link)
- Consecration (Paul Llewellyn)/Closing Activity (SDACC Office of Education) (External Link)
Below you will find presentations and webinars that the SDACC Office of Education has facilitated.