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    ASDASA 2021 Presentations Preschool-Grade 12
    Themed "Something Better," the 2021 Association of Seventh-day Adventist School Administrators Conference brought together experts and practitioners in three key areas: collaborative culture, capacity building, and commitment to growth. Sessions...

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    ByDesign Science Multi-grade Cycle Charts and Resources - North American Division Grade 1-Grade 8
    "The ByDesign program provides resources for the multi-grade teacher. The resources align the topics across grades 1–4 and grades 5–8, allowing a teacher with multi-grade combinations to teach the same topic across grade levels. This is accomplished...

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    Don’t Just Read Your Bible—Study It! Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This is a 2012 NAD convention presentation on Bible study. We all believe that Bible study is a necessity for spiritual growth, but no one teaches us how to do it. In this breakout you’ll learn at least 10 different ways to make the Scriptures come alive...

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    Elementary English Language Arts Standards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Download the performance standards for K-8 language arts classes in North American Adventist schools: Reading...

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    Lifeline - A Handbook for Small School Success Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This valuable North American Division small school teacher/principal manual includes checklists, ideas, options, important things to do and remember, problem-solving strategies, teaching strategies, and professional development information. The handbook can...

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    NAD Education Taskforce Final Report 2016 Preschool-Tertiary
    In May 2014, an Education Taskforce was charged with examining the K-12 educational system in the North American Division and making recommendations to strengthen the education system on this continent. After two years of research, study, discussion and meetings...

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    NAD Elementary Fine Arts Standards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Download the performance standards for K-8 fine arts courses in North American Adventist schools: Media...

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    NAD Elementary Mathematics Standards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Download the performance standards for K-8 math classes in North American Adventist schools: Numbers...

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    NAD Elementary Physical Education Standards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Download the performance standards for K-8 physical education classes in North American Adventist schools: Motor Skills Performance...

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    NAD Elementary Science Standards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Download the performance standards for K-8 science classes in North American Adventist schools: Life...

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    NAD Elementary Social Studies Standards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Download the performance standards for K-8 social studies classes in North American Adventist schools: CultureTime, Continuity, and Change

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    NAD Elementary Technology Standards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Download the performance standards for K-8 technology instruction in North American Adventist schools: Digital...

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    NAD K-8 Mathematics Standards with CIRCLE Resource List - Use with Go Math and Big Ideas Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A quick link list to resources created or recommended by Adventist teachers, aligned to the NAD USA Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. This goes along with the GO Math and Big Ideas curriculum. Created by CIRCLE staff as a quick reference...

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    Resources for Administrators - North American Division Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Find a variety of resources for use in Adventist schools, including school safety, professional standards, accreditation forms, trip policies, and other documents, forms, and letters.

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    10 Reasons Adventist Schools Work Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This brief overview explaining the benefits of Adventist Education can be downloaded to print as an English or Spanish flyer. The list includes spiritual focus, student-teacher ratio, academic achievement, tailored curriculum, family atmosphere, involved parents,...

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    A Comparison of the Academic Achievement in Multigrade and Single-grade Elementary Church-school Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 9
    A quasi-experimental design was used to statistically compare academic achievement among 277 students in single-grade and multigrade classrooms in the Pacific Northwest. Adjustments were made using analysis of covariance to help insure comparable group means....

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    A Comparison of the Academic Achievement of Seventh-day Adventist Elementary Students by School Type: The Influence of Teacher, Student, Parent, and School Variables Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Enrollment in Seventh-day Adventist schools is declining as is the number of schools and teachers. While there could be many reasons for this, one perception of SDA schools, held by parents, teachers, pastors, and school board members, is that students enrolled...

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    A descriptive case study of the perceptions and use of Adventist EDGE: An initiative developed in response to the North American Division of Seventh-Day Adventists' document, Journey to Excellence Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: The Southern Union started the Adventist EDGE initiative as an action plan in response to the North American Division's document, Journey to Excellence. The Adventist EDGE became a comprehensive educational reform initiative. However, there...

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    A New Approach to Understanding Behaviors - The Gifts of Essence Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Become aware of each student’s giftedness to understand their behavior. This 2012 NAD presentation handout is a revolutionary approach to help our students understand themselves and how we all fit in the body of Christ. Learn how to identify the Seven...

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    A Snapshot of Adventist Parents Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article is based on a survey of Adventist families undertaken by the NAD, in cooperation with the Family Ministries of the GC, during 1994-1995. Some of the items covered in this report include personal information, religious life, parenting styles, life-style...

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    A Statistics Activity - What is the Best Predictor for Wins? Grade 11-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD session is a statistics activity centered around baseball and how to best predict wins. The activity is designed as a unit capstone project that combines bivariate data analysis with the excitement of the World Series.

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    A Study of Teacher Motivation in Five Selected Seventh-day Adventist Colleges in the United States Tertiary
    Problem: The purpose of this study was to determine what positive and negative motivating factors affect teachers at Seventh-day Adventist colleges, to determine if these factors are different for public university teachers as identified in a similar...

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    A study of the religious attitudes and behaviors of Adventist adolescents in North America related to their family, educational, and church backgrounds Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Why are Seventh-day Adventist youth leaving the church in North America? This study, the first report of a 10-year longitudinal research project, sought to identify attitudes and behaviors of Adventist adolescents and examine possible correlations...

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    ABCs, 1,2,3s and PE - Using Physical Activity to Teach Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 6
    This NAD session highlights current research linking physical fitness to academic performance in youth. Morgan demonstrates how core curricular topics can be taught to K-4 elementary students using movement activities in a kinesthetic learning style.

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    ABC’s of Leading for the New Principal Preschool-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD presentation session introduced induction and preparedness strategies for the new principal. If you are an entry level school administrator, or are returning to school administration, then this session is for you! Join us for an engaging session...

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    Academic workload typologies and burnout among faculty in Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities in North America Tertiary-Lifelong
    The focus of this investigation was to determine the possible relationship of workload typologies and other selected demographic variables to levels of burnout among full-time faculty in Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities in North America. Four...

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    Adventist Colleges Abroad: Notes From a Recent Itinerary Tertiary
    Opportunities for study, the excitement of travel, and the challenge of immersing oneself in another culture are realities for students who study with Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA). U.S. and Canadian Adventist colleges, through the North American Division...

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    Adventist Education and the Apocalyptic Vision - Part I Grade 10-Lifelong
    First delivered as a keynote at the 2006 NAD Teachers Convention. In this first of two parts, Knight examined the apocalyptic imperative that inspired the rise of Adventism and the all-important relationship between that imperative and the rise and continuing...

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    Adventist Education in North America - How Do We Measure Up Academically? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How do Adventist elementary and secondary schools measure up academically to their private and public school counterparts? CognitiveGenesis seeks to answer the question, 'What impact does Adventist education have on the academic performance of students?'...

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    Adventist Education Makes a Difference Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 1985-1990 Education Report from the North American Division (NAD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. During this time, there were many K-12 curriculum development workshops and steering committees held to develop curriculum guides,...

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    Adventist Education Today: North American Division Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article from the 1985 General Conference issue of JAE reports on Adventist education in the North American Division, 1980-1985.

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    Adventist Organizational Directory Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Adventist Organizational Directory provides an organizational locator and standard reference for Adventist organizations and entities worldwide. Search for information on Adventist churches, schools, medical institutions, divisions, unions, conferences,...

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    Adventist Robotic League (ARL)—In the Classroom and Beyond Grade 4-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation documents the values and challenges of joining the Adventist Robotic League. Robots are all around us and our students are fascinated with how they work and what they can do.

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    Adventist School Connect - Free School Websites Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists provides every school in Bermuda, Canada, and the United States with a free professionally designed, user friendly web site. Visit this site to learn more.

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    Adventist Schools - Communities of Faith Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Adventist schools are viewed as communities of faith in which every aspect contributes to the ultimate goal of Christian education – comprehensive restoration. This thoroughly biblical, Christ-centered model offers an integrated framework for Christian...

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    Adventist secondary teachers' concepts of education - Comparative aspects between the United States and Japan Grade 9-Grade 12
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the similarities and differences in SDA secondary educators' concepts of education in the United States and Japan, regarding evaluation of their teaching and their self-esteem. Procedure:...

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    AIDS Risk Among Students Attending Seventh-day Adventist Schools in North America Grade 9-Grade 12
    In 1995, a survey was conducted among students attending 69 Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) high schools within the United States and Canada. The survey assessed the extent that these students practiced sexual and drug-use behaviors which place them at risk for...

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    All I do in Kindergarten is Play! Preschool-Kindergarten
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shares a thematic approach that makes the transition from home to classroom a significant and enjoyable developmental learning experience. It includes a pictorial presentation of a vibrant classroom, displays,...

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    Alternative High School PE Options: Mountain Biking and Olympic Games Grade 4-Grade 9
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handout discusses the value of teaching mountain biking as a lifetime activity. Topics cover fundraising and equipment considerations, unit design and ideas, trail design and maintenance, and safety concerns,...

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    An Adventist Approach to Cognitive Science Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Cognitive science, the study of the mind, brain, and thinking, is the basis for evidence-based teaching practices. However, popularization of cognitive science can sometimes introduce ideas that hamper student learning and undermine Adventist educational philosophy....

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    An AIDS-risk assessment of students attending Christian high schools in the United States of America: A practical application of the theory of planned behavior Grade 8-Grade 12
    During the school year of 1994-1995, 1611 students attending Seventh-day Adventist high schools in the United States of America completed questionnaires designed to assess their HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and behaviors. AIDS-related behavioral intentions,...

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    An Analysis of the McBride Survey of Administrative & Departmental Attitudes Toward the Services and Products of the North American Division Tertiary
    This study reviews the data from the McBride study regarding services and products provided by the NAD, and puts it in a form that is easily understood and useful to the NAD staff. It also gives recommendations on how to respond to the McBride Study. In no...

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    An Assessment of Factors Influencing Student Enrollment Within the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Secondary Schools Tertiary
    Secondary schools operating within the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist are experiencing severe enrollment fluctuations and some instances declines. These trends and patterns have set off alarms within the Southern Union Adventist educational...

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    An Assessment of the Perceived Administrative Effectiveness of Boarding School Principals in the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study was to examine the views held by those whose duties include the management and day-to-day operations of the secondary boarding schools within the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This refers specifically...

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    Aspiring Actors and Authors - Classroom Productions Without all the Drama Grade 1-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teacher Convention presentation shares ways to use drama and student writing in the classroom to create meaningful learning experiences. Specific examples of powerful student presentations to parents are included.

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    Assessment Toolbox - North American Division Preschool-Grade 12
    Provided by the North American Division, "this toolbox is designed to provide strategies and resources that support assessment practices, early childhood through 12th grade." Begin by selecting subject area and grade level.

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    AVID – Advance Via Individual Determination Grade 4-Grade 12
    As presented at the 2012 NAD convention, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)is a college readiness system that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning,...

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    Bible Life Series 1: Belonging to His Family Teacher Resource Grade 1-Grade 4
    Previously the first in the NAD Bible textbook cycle for Grades 1-4, Belonging to His Family is based on a family theme. It begins with God's family in heaven, moves on to the family in Eden, and continues with stories of selected Bible families in...

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    Blended Learning - Expanding the Classroom Walls Using Edmodo Technology Grade 1-Grade 12
    Edmodo provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications. This 2012 NAD presentation and handout provides practical lessons on how to use the Edmodo platform to provide blended learning across the curriculum.

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    Building Enrollment in the Early Childhood Program Preschool-Kindergarten
    Enrollment is the life blood of an early childhood program. These 2012 NAD presentation handouts include a call log for prospective parents, census sheets, classroom evaluation forms, and a parent preschool evaulation form.

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    Building Your Fundraising Team - Avoiding the Solo Performance Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "It’s vital to develop a functional and professional team of volunteers, board members, colleagues, and others who participate in the fundraising process. This 2012 NAD session PPT and handout provides suggestions and materials for building a successful fundraising team."

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    Challenges Facing Honors Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    The following challenges facing honors education are discussed in this article: recruitment, retention, scheduling, funding, definition, and philosophy.

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    Christian College Students Perceptions of Faculty Spirituality Tertiary
    At an evangelical Christian university, 21 college seniors were interviewed to determine the criteria by which they evaluate faculty spirituality. Students expressed hesitancy in making such an evaluation because of the complexity of determining the quality...

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    Christian college students' perceptions of faculty spirituality Tertiary-Lifelong
    At an evangelical Christian university, 21 college seniors were interviewed to determine the criteria by which they evaluate faculty spirituality. Students expressed hesitancy in making such an evaluation because of the complexity of determining the quality...

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    Classroom Beekeeping Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handout shows how beekeeping could add excitement to your classroom, opening a window to the hidden world of the honeybee. Observation beehives allow students to observe the industrious work and life cycle of...

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    Classroom Management and Discipline Without Distress Preschool-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD presentation focuses on discipline and classroom management strategies that teachers and administrators can use to enhance the growth and development of students. Areas of emphasis include: Establishing a culture of learning; Setting the tone...

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    CognitiveGenesis (CG) - Assessing Academic Achievement and Cognitive Ability in Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "CognitiveGenesis collected achievement and ability test data from 2006–2009 for all students in Seventh-day Adventist schools in North America. Students were above average in achievement compared to national norms and achieved above that predicted...

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    CognitiveGenesis - Assessing Adventist Academics Grade 1-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation introduces the North American Division Cognitive Genesis research project, coordinated by La Sierra University.

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    CognitiveGenesis Articles, Reports & Newsletters Grade 3-Grade 12
    Link to articles published, yearly reports, and newsletters disseminating findings from the four-year Cognitive Genesis study of North American Division Seventh-day Adventist elementary and secondary school students and their parents.

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    Comparison of alcohol and other drug use trends between a prohibitionist university and national data sets Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article provides information on a decade of trends and prevalence of substance use at a Midwestern prohibitionist university. Trends were based on three data collection times, 1995, 200, and 2005. This information was compared with results of a number...

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    Compassion Ministries - What Do Pastors Know? What Are Their Perceptions and Attitudes? Tertiary
    This paper is based on a survey conducted among Seventh-day Adventist pastors. The survey delved into their opinions about the compassion ministries currently operating under the umbrella of the Adventist Church: ADRA, ACS and Hope for Humanity.

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    Continuing education in music ministry of the Atlantic Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist church Lifelong
    Previous studies of Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) music have explored theological foundations, historical roots, and administrative challenges of the music ministry. However, these past studies did not assess the continuing education of the SDA music ministers,...

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    Creating a 21st Century Curriculum for Adventist Secondary Schools Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article outlines the formation and function of the Curriculum Futures Commission, as well as its processes for giving study to an improved Adventist secondary school curriculum. It also outlines the initial recommendations, the purpose and function of...

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    Creating Innovative Reading and Math Centers Preschool-Grade 4
    These 2012 NAD Teachers Convention session handouts include engaging ideas for math and reading centers where students can practice and apply strategies that have been taught utilizing various methods, games and technology. It also includes a unit which features...

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    Creating the Best Classroom Theme Ever Preschool-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD presentation handout inspires teachers to use spiritual themes in their classrooms. It offers easy ways to create a theme that will last throughout the year and throughout your students’ lifetimes.

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    Crisis Management Seminar Training Manual Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This manual outlines what administrators need to know about crisis management. Addressed are issues such as why have crisis management, types of crises, how to organize for crisis management, developing a crisis response grid, communication before, during,...

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    Daily Oral Language Option for the Multi-grade Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD session discusses how learning requires a brain-compatible environment that is authentic, safe and relevant. This system incorporates teaching the daily oral language target skills within a multi-grade classroom in a relevant, multi-level context,...

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    Discipline - Whose Problem is it Anyway? Preschool-Grade 8
    Discipline is everyone’s problem, beginning with the home, society, and now the school. This 2012 NAD Teacher Convention presentation discusses how to solve the discipline problem in schools and classrooms.

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    Discrepant Events - More Bang, Fewer Bucks! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD convention presentation demonstrates easy, effective, affordable ways to bring your science class to life. Discrepant events (science experiments with unexpected outcomes) help cement scientific concepts for your students. Numerous discrepant...

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    Do They Understand What I Just Taught? Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD presentation focuses on formative assessment ideas and techniques to assist teachers in determining if their students understand a developing concept. An assessment technique can cue the instructor to adjust, reteach, or enrich a given lesson...

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    Don’t Waste Your Time on Strategic Planning Preschool-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation demonstrates that developing a brief and useful strategic plan need not be difficult. This seminar identifies the steps that can be taken, building on what your school has already done, to provide a practical...

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    Dual Enrollment for Global Education Grade 11-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD presentation explores some tangible and viable approaches for effective K-16 language articulation toward an enhanced global education through a dual language program offered to worthy juniors/seniors in high schools and academies. The author...

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    Education Code for Seventh-day Adventist Schools in Canada Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This manual for elementary and secondary school leaders includes application and authorization for senior academy status, denominational status approval, junior academy application, establishment and maintenance guide, pre/junior/kindergarten assessment, guidelines...

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    Effective Teaching in a Multi-grade Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD presentation explores teaching strategies in a multi-grade classroom. The presentation also contains research-based findings about multi-grade teaching.

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    Elementary Music - Skype and the Laundry Room Studio Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Christiana Rennard, the teacher in a one-room school in Mississippi, didn’t feel confident teaching music. Carol Swinyar, an experienced music educator, lived 239 miles away. Here are the handouts from their 2012 NAD presentation that emerged as a result...

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    Essential Elements of Multi-Component Marketing for K-8 Schools Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation renders practice-tested strategies for increasing enrollment and community support for your elementary school. Learn fun and innovative promotional ideas, including home visitations. Different components of marketing are described that help avoid the common pitfall of focusing on a one-audience segment.

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    Establishing and Improving Fundraising at Your School Preschool-Tertiary
    Interested in creating or expanding your current fundraising efforts? Worried about hidden pitfalls or missteps? This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation combines best practice theory and concrete suggestions that allow educational fundraising programs to grow successfully.

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    Evaluation of the Formal and Informal Curricula of the North American Division Evangelism Institute Lifelong
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to conduct a formal program evaluation of the North American Division Evangelism Institute (NADEI). The goal of NADEI is to equip pastors and laity for ministry. It developed over 30 years, and has presented formal...

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    Factors influencing Seventh-day Adventist African-Americans parents to support SDA primary schools in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This dissertation assesses attitudes and demographic factors that influence enrollment of African-American parents' children in Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) primary schools. The investigator's intention was to enhance understanding of the reasons why Seventh-day...

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    Fun and Easy Art Lessons for the Lower Grades Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention Kids’ art presentation explores easy and fun ways to teach art to children, even if you don’t think you are artistic! Learn how to incorporate these easy art lessons into your curriculum with very little teacher...

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    Games That Keep Students Going Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Every high school teacher is looking for games and activities that they can use before, during, and after physical education classes. This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation has many for you to discover.

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    Geogebra - Powertool for Your Math Classroom Grade 7-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explores the use of Geogebra, a free internet tool, in the math classroom. Examples from algebra through calculus will be shown, as well as an introduction to the web site with many lesson ideas that have been...

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    Get Wild About Fitness and Health - Integrating Content with Fun! Kindergarten-Grade 5
    In this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention handout, discover standards-based comprehensive lessons to teach and reinforce learning while having fun, through demonstrated activities from the Fab 5 Physical Activity Program. See how easy it can be to teach fitness...

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    Guided Reading, Literature Circles, and Reading Workshop Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The purpose of this article is to familiarize teachers with terms and practices that will make the implementation of the new North American Division (NAD) Office of Education's Elementary Reading Curriculum (Pathways) as effective as possible. The article...

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    Handbook for Principals of Seventh-day Adventist Schools - North American Division Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Available as a pdf or an interactive online version, this North American Division resource assists school administrators in meeting their responsibilities as educational leaders in the Adventist K-12 school system in North America. Topics include: Leadership;...

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    Handwriting Without Tears - Strategies for Success Preschool-Grade 3
    These 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handouts on handwriting fluency are an essential component of early learning. Strategies are developmentally appropriate and encourage oral language proficiency, fine and gross motor skills. They provide engaging...

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    Health education in a sample of Adventist academies in North America Grade 8-Grade 12
    Ninety-three questionnaires were sent out to health-education teachers employed in Adventist academies in North America. Of those sent out, 38 (35.3%) were completed and returned. Consequently, with such a small sample, any generalizations made from the findings...

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    Help! I Have to Teach Music! Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Stuck with giving assignments about dead composers for music? Want to meet curriculum requirements, especially when planning time and resources are at a minimum? This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention session handout includes numerous music education links and...

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    Helping Young Children Develop Spiritually Preschool-Grade 8
    The early years are critical for the development of a conscience and character. This 2012 Nad Teachers Convetnion presentation demonstrates how to support TAG (Time Alone with God) at a young age, develop a working knowledge of Bible stories, and use lessons...

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    Home and School Association Handbook Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This NAD manual is designed to assist churches in organizing Home and School associations as well as to provide information needed by the officers of the associations to fulfill their duties effectively. Includes the purpose, objectives and responsibilities...

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    How the NAD K-8 Standards are Aligned to USA Common Core Standards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This powerpoint provides Adventist elementary teachers in North America with an overview of the USA state-led Common Core curriculum initiative, why this is important to teachers, students, and parents, and how the NAD standards will encompass the common core...

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    How to Have an A Plus PE Program With or Without a Gymnasium Kindergarten-Grade 5
    Using the NAD curriculum, this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is filled with fun and exciting ideas, yearly themes, easy to teach physical, spiritual, social, and mental health-related activities for the elementary classroom teacher as well as the...

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    How to Use Twitter as Your Personal Learning Network Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Have you joined Twitter yet? Twitter is an excellent way to start building your Personal Learning Network (PLN). This 2012 presentation covers the basics of using Twitter as a component of your PLN, and shares some resources and tips for using it to maximize...

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    Human Dignity in the Midst of War Lessons Grade 7-Grade 12
    Help your students become informed global citizens and understand war’s complexities through engaging lessons spanning cultures and time presented at the 2012 NAD teacher convention. Students read and interpret case studies and short stories while listening...

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    Ideas for Organizing a Small Library Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is excellent if you need to get your small library organized and/or automated. You will find some great ideas on how to do this quickly and easily even if you don’t know how to catalog like a librarian.

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    Image and role of the business officer in the Seventh-day Adventist boarding academy of the North American Division Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study, broadly conceived, is to determine the functions of the business officers in the Seventh-day Adventist boarding academies of the North American Division. For the purpose of this study the “business officer” is the individual...

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    Indicators of commitment to the church - A longitudinal study of church-affiliated youth Grade 9-Tertiary
    In an attempt to discover the factors that determine which late adolescents drop out of the church and which remain committed to it, a broad sample of Seventh-day Adventist youth was surveyed. These youth were part of a ten-year study which originally involved...

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    Ingredients of the Most Successful Schools in the North American Division Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What ingredients make Seventh-day Adventist schools effective? Do the most successful elementary and secondary schools in the North American Division (NAD) share any elements in common? The results for the following crucial questions about what contributes...

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    Inquiring Minds - By Design Grade 7-Lifelong
    At a time when the Biblical creation story is under attack, how should Christians relate to science? This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explains how a deeper understanding of scientific inquiry can help us better understand the Creator and think...

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    Instructional practices in fifth- through eighth-grade science classrooms of a selected Seventh-day Adventist conference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This investigation focused on instructional practices within 5th through 8th grade science classes of selected Seventh-day Adventist schools. Teachers reported regular use of discussion, student projects, and tests or quizzes. Most respondents said they did...

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    Integrating Collaborative Web 2.0 Tools into the Curriculum Preschool-Tertiary
    Our students must learn to communicate and collaborate using a variety of digital media and environments. Group collaboration in the classroom can become Web 2.0 collaboration using appropriate tools. Many Web 2.0 links will be available online to view later....

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    Intersections of Math and Literacy - Heuristic Patterns Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Integration between subjects is essential for deep understanding, but what heuristic strategies are available to join math and literacy? This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation offers children’s literature options in math and language linked to...

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    Is Summer Over Yet? Getting Students Excited about Learning - and School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides meaningful and relevant learning experiences for students across the disciplines. Inspire students to own their academic journey with an attitude of empowerment.

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    JAE Editorial: Eternity in Our Sight Preschool-Tertiary
    "This special issue of The Journal of Adventist Education (JAE) is part of a long-standing tradition. Each quinquennium, a special General Conference issue featuring education reports from each division of the Seventh-day Adventist world church...

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    JAE Editorial: Pathways to Excellence Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Guest editor Erma Lee describes the new reading program for the North American Division. Pathways: Journey to Excellence Through Literacy is a reading program adapted from the Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company's core program and developed specifically...

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    Journey to Excellence - Mission, Curriculum, and Collaboration Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 2000-2005 Education Report from the North American Division (NAD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. The division and union education leadership are processing all policy, relationships, and curriculum development through the mission...

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    Journey to Excellence Overview Text - J2E Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Journey to Excellence initiative provided a framework guiding Adventist education in North America into the 21st century. The outcomes are worth considering still in strategic planning. A pdf version is also available.

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    Judicial involvement in the governance of church-operated schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Courts at various levels are called upon to decide issues of governance within churches and church-operated schools. This article reviews four cases, two in Federal courts and two in state courts (in the USA), to determine when judicial intrusion into church...

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    Kindergarten Stepping Stones - North American Division Kindergarten
    Developed by the North American Division, Stepping Stones: A Journey to Excellence through Discovery is a faith-based program based on national kindergarten standards. Check out the themes, components, development, and resources.

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    Kindergarten Stepping Stones Lead Teacher Follow-up Kindergarten-Grade 2
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation for Kindergarten Stepping Stones Lead Teachers includes a great PPT overview of booklists, K-2 multigrade P.R.E.P. resources, and sample schedules.

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    Layers of Significance Theory (LST): What Christian educators can do to encourage students to make positive moral choices Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Layers of Significance Theory (LST) suggests that the basic motivation for people is the need to be of significance. The theory identifies nine layers of significance. These are not stages through which one passes, but cumulative layers giving individuals...

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    Leading from the Heart Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The world values money, power, and status; God values humility, compassion, and transparency. Many leaders’ behavior demonstrates that their values are the world’s. Leading from the heart, as explained in this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation,...

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    Leading the Way: The Relationship Between Effective Teachers Interactions with Their Students and Their Students Interactions with Each Other in Two Multi-grade Parochial Classrooms Grade 1-Grade 8
    This qualitative research study examined the teacher-student and student-student interactions that took place in two elementary parochial classrooms staffed by teachers nominated as effective by their supervisors. The study also examined relationships, similarities...

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    Leading Up - Practicing Leadership at Any Level Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation demonstrates that educators must employ many leadership skills, yet many are not in top or designated power positions. If they are successful, they provide leadership in the truest sense–leadership that...

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    Letters and Sounds - Establishing the Foundation for Reading Kindergarten-Grade 3
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides best practice techniques to teach letter sounds and letter formations.This systematic instruction ensures that even our at-risk students master these foundational skills and have a successful start to...

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    Lifestyle and Risk of Premature Sexual Activity in a High School Population of Seventh-Day Adventists - Valuegenesis 1989 Grade 8-Grade 12
    In the past 20 years, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including AIDS, and the physical, psychological, and economic difficulties associated with unwanted pregnancy have increased steadily among American adolescents. The objective of this study was to...

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    Lighting Lives, Blessing Nations (LLBN) Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Previously named Loma Linda Broadcasting Network, Lighting Lives, Blessing Nations (LLBN) "is a non-profit, Christian broadcasting network that has been dedicated to sharing Christ and changing lives since 1996. Run predominantly by volunteers and 100%...

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    Lovin’ the Social Studies Grade 9-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation will add some new teaching strategies to your lesson plans based on the National Council for the Social Studies thematic strands. It will provide hands-on, interactive, and easy-to-implement methods to enrich...

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    Making Science Real with Lab Notebooks and Whiteboards Grade 9-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows how any demonstration or lab activity can be enhanced by having students use lab notebooks to record data and observations. Large white boards can be used as a presentation tool where students are able to...

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    Mobile Devices in the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This North American Division resource discusses options such as Chromebooks, Laptops, Personal Devices, and iPads, as well as pros and cons of each.

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    My Collaborative Relationship with my Pastor - or Not? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers' Convention presentation discusses principal-pastor relationships as they relate to mentoring, collaboration, communication, and support. If you are the principal or constituent church pastor of a school, then this session is for you....

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    NAD Adventurer-Club.org Preschool-Grade 5
    The official website for Adventurer club ministry in the North American Division (NAD) includes resources and spiritual refreshment tools for leaders and parents. It links to resources - clubs, conferences, family resources, and leadership; Adventurer products...

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    NAD Children's Ministries Preschool-Grade 8
    "The mission of Children's Ministries in the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to reach out to children and draw them into a loving, serving relationship with Jesus Christ and with their church."

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    NAD Church Resources Consortium Product Awareness and Evaluation by Local Church Leaders in Atlanta Tertiary
    This report describes findings from the consumer panel conducted in Atlanta, Georgia, and including pastors and lay leaders from local churches affiliated with the South Atlantic Conference. A total of 22 individuals participated in a full day of group interview...

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    NAD Colleges and Universities by Degree Tertiary-Lifelong
    Search Adventist colleges and universities in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists by degree offered.

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    NAD Education Research: CognitiveGenesis 2006-2009 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This first newsletter explains a comprehensive study assessing Adventist academics in the North American Division, to be conducted through all elementary and secondary schools in the region over three years.

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    NAD Education Statistics Preschool-Grade 12
    Access current statistical reports on Seventh-day Adventist education in North America, including number of elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, number of teachers and student enrollment. Additional reports are available regarding trends...

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    NAD Elementary and Secondary Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Find Adventist elementary and secondary schools across the North American Division. Search by zip code or state, or browse by conference. Contact information included.

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    NAD K-8 Fine Arts Resources Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Classroom resources for the instruction of art and music in the Adventist elementary school.

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    NAD Mathematics Curriculum Guide K-12 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This NAD curriculum guide outlines the Adventist philosophy and rationale in maths education K-12, spiritual concepts, goals, and specific objectives for each subtopic for each grade level. NOTE: Rather than rely on older curriculum guides, NAD...

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    NAD Professional Growth Books List 2019-2020 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list outlines the books NAD teachers may select from to earn a Professional Growth Certificate for the 2019-2020 school year. Books are organized into the following sections: Reader's Choice, Devotional & Spiritual Growth, Adventist Church History,...

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    NAD Religion Curriculum Guide K-12 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A curriculum guide developed to guide religion class in Adventist elementary and secondary schools in the North American Division. It includes goals, overview of textbooks, scope and instructional emphasis correlation guides. The appendix, a separate file...

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    NAD Science 1-4 Implementation Guide Grade 1-Grade 4
    The NAD Science 1-4 Implementation Guide identifies the essential content and process skills listed in the NAD Science Curriculum Guide. This information is blended in a simple, usable four-strand format (life, health, physical & earth sciences)....

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    NAD Social Studies Curriculum Guide K-8 Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2005 40-page NAD curriculum guide includes the Adventist philosophy guiding Social Studies education, general goals, strands and essential learnings in history, civics and government, geography, economics, individuals, society and culture. Appendix A...

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    NAD Technology & Distance Education Committee - TDEC Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The TDEC website provides a variety of educational technology resources to fit your level of expertise and interests

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    North American Division (NAD) Standards - PUC Presentation Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Focusing on NAD Standards, this PowerPoint covers topics such as what the standards are and are not, how standards reflect the Adventist worldview, and common core vs. NAD standards.

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    North American Division 2013-2018 Report Card Brochure Preschool-Tertiary
    "The purpose of this report card is to describe the status of education in the North American Division early childhood through higher education programs." Updates covered include the process of becoming a standards-based culture, Pathways...

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    North American Division Report – Global Church Member Survey 2017-2018 Tertiary-Lifelong
    This report is the first examination of the North American Division 2017-2018 Global Church Member Survey (GCMS) data to ensure consistent implementation of the research protocol and consistent use of the questionnaire from all NAD unions. The findings of...

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    North American Division Stewardship Resources Grade 6-Lifelong
    The NAD Stewardship website offers a variety of resources and interactive tools that assist in personal giving and systematic benevolence. Find investment projects, articles on tithes and offering, offertory readings, stewardship newsletters, and more.

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    North American Division: Adventist Education - Better Than Ever! Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article from the 1995 General Conference issue of JAE is a report from the North American Division.

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    Pathways Writing Workshop Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation focuses on the Writing Workshop. Learn how to create and implement a plan for including the Pathways Writing Workshop into the classroom.

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    Peace Education - Classroom Management Preschool-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation concerns the building of community and belonging in the classroom. It guides teachers toward the promotion of self discipline within the young child so conflict resolution is much easier and the outcome makes...

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    Perceived effectiveness of principals of Seventh-day Adventist boarding schools Grade 8-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of principals in Seventh-day Adventist boarding high schools in North America as perceived by school staff, superintendents, and the principals themselves. Responses to the standardized assessment...

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    Perceptions of the Evidence of a Servant Leadership Culture Among Educators in the P-12 School System in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem statement: The Seventh-day Adventist church has consistently advocated that adherents to this religion should be Christ-like in every aspect of their lives. They should be of service to others as they create a community of believers who are...

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    Physical Activity and Academic Achievement Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation includes research regarding physical activity and academic achievement. Discussion includes the impact of physical activity on student attention and behavior. Information on practical ways that teachers can incorporate...

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    Planning your Life for Success Grade 7-Lifelong
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation will help you plan your finances so you can live within your income, avoid or get out of debt, make major purchases wisely, minimize stress, and stay financially faithful with God.

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    Practical Applications of Technology Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation, see how Science, Technology Engineering, and Math (STEM) can be incorporated to stimulate student interest in related professions and occupations.

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    praiseTime Guitar for Adventist Schools Grade 2-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation demonstrates how the praiseTime guitar program provides quality guitar instruction to students unable to afford private lessons and an avenue for music instruction for students who do not otherwise enroll in music...

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    Predictors of organizational commitment for faculty and administrators of a private Christian university Tertiary
    Faculty and administrators of a private Christian university responded to measures of overall, intrinsic, and extrinsic job satisfaction as well as organizational and religious commitment. The survey measured responses on a five-point Likert-type scale. Data...

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    Premarital Preparation within the Home, School, and Church as Perceived by Adolescents in the Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem. In today's society increasing stress and problems face the traditional Judeo-Christian marriage and family. Adolescents are being confronted with these problems as a result of the continuing rate of divorce and internal stress within family...

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    Preparing Students for College Science Courses Grade 7-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation joins three science departments from Southern Adventist University in discussing the challenges high school students face when they take introductory science courses and the knowledge and skills we expect them...

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    Presentation on Pathways Resources for Easy Planning - P.R.E.P. Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation on Pathways Resources for Easy Planning (P.R.E.P.) is a multi-grade tool for grades 1-8, prepared to meet the needs of educators teaching more than one grade. While the PREP helps the multi-grade teacher, it may...

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    Profile 1987 - Curriculum and Instruction in Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The 1987 Profile of Teacher Concerns, one of the most comprehensive research studies of Adventist elementary and secondary school teachers in the North American Division, aimed to determine which curriculum concerns of teachers required the most urgent attention....

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    Profile 1991 - Curriculum and Teaching in Adventist Schools Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article outlines the process, results and four recommendations of the third North American Division survey of elementary and secondary teachers. Results discuss the following areas: the research significance, respondents' profiles, problem areas in elementary...

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    Profile 1993 - Curriculum and Teaching in Adventist Elementary and Seconary Schools Grade 1-Grade 12
    This article shares the results from the fourth biennial poll of North American Division K-12 educators. It focuses on teaching, testing, technology, and textbooks and in some instances compares the results with prior surveys.

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    Profile 1995 - Curriculum and Instruction in North American Schools Grade 1-Grade 12
    In this article researcher Brantley details the process and results of the Profile '95 survey of NAD educators. A synopsis of what has been learned in previous surveys (1987-1993), as well as a comparison in some areas with the 1995 findings, is presented.

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    Profile 1999 - Curriculum and Instruction in North American Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author details the process and results of the Profile '99 survey of NAD educators. A synopsis of what has been learned in previous surveys (1987-1997), as well as a comparison in some areas with the 1999 findings, is presented. Detailed attention is given...

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    Profile 2001 - Curriculum and Instruction in North American Schools Grade 1-Grade 12
    Review results from the eighth biennial survey of Adventist educators regarding curriculum and instruction in North American schools. Important findings regarding purposes, plans, practices and products are included, with thought-provoking implications for...

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    Profile 2001 - Results From the Eighth Biennial Survey of Adventist Educators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article shares what has been learned from prior Profile surveys and explains the process and findings of the 2001 survey. The following components of the Adventist educational system in North America were examined: purpose and reasons, plans and resources,...

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    Profile 2004 - K12 Teacher Perceptions of Adventist Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This is the second article reporting on the Profile 2004 study of educators in the North American Division. Results of the Profile studies help administrators, teachers, and teacher educators to better understand one another's perceptions of curriculum and...

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    Profile 2004 - NADCC Full Report Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Read the complete Profile 2004 research report as presented to the NAD Curriculum Committee and to the American Educational Research Association. Results of the Profile studies help administrators, teachers, and teacher educators to better understand one...

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    Profile 2004 - What Do We Know About the Quality and Commitment of Adventist Educators? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Profile 2004 survey sought to investigate the perceptions and concerns of educators throughout the North American Division (NAD). Information was collected on three measures of teacher quality and asked for nominations of excellent educators throughout...

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    Profile 2007 Final Report Grade 1-Grade 12
    This report shares the findings of the Profile survey of Adventist teachers in the North American Division during the 2007 academic year. "Results of the Profile Studies help administrators, teachers, and teacher educators develop better understanding...

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    Project Affirmation - Building Consensus, Planning for Success Grade 7-Lifelong
    This article details the beginnings, goals, groups, activities and recommendations of Project Affirmation. It includes the process that was followed and explains the Risk and Promise reports and various initiatives and resources that resulted.

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    Providing Our Youth With Access and Opportunity to Attend Adventist Colleges Tertiary
    This article, from the JAE special issue on higher education, reports on research that details how Adventist families and young people describe their feelings about Adventist colleges as well as what they want and expect. The findings should be widely applicable...

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    Putting the SUPER in Supervision Kindergarten-Tertiary
    The 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation describes the clinical evaluation assessment tool designed to assist educational professionals in assessing their current perceived skill sets. Learn how it can help growth and development management planning for...

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    Quality and Commitment of Adventist Educators - The Latest North American Division Profile Survey Results Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In order to retain well-prepared and committed teachers in the Adventist system and to ensure that constituents are aware of the high-quality teachers employed by the church’s schools, the authors recommend Adventist leaders consider several actions.

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    REACH - Gain Strategies for Working with Your Struggling Students Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is designed to help teachers walk through the REACH process, from determining the characteristics of students with learning needs to learning what strategies, accommodations, and resources are available to help...

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    Read Aloud - Why It Can Change You and Your Classroom 0-2 years-Grade 8
    Reading aloud to your students will change their lives in ways that seem too incredible to be real. Based on Mem Fox’s Reading Magic, this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation challenges teachers to make this part of their classroom routine and...

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    Reading Instruction - Moving from How to Why Through Paradigmatic Clarification Kindergarten-Grade 8
    In this article, the author traces the history of reading instruction and provides a philosophical and theoretical context for reading practice. The implications for reading instruction are then examined. The longitudinal and latitudinal nature of reading...

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    Reading Like Writers - Writing for Readers Kindergarten-Grade 2
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows how early readers use reading purposefully. See the process and the product of a shared reading/writing experience. There are also ideas for creating shared reading and writing products based on Pathways...

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    Ready, Set, Go! Strategies for Pre-K Readiness, Literacy, and Math Preschool-Kindergarten
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention session handout provides strategies to assess readiness for Kindergarten literacy and math, activities to develop pencil grip, letter/number recognition, name-writing, vocabulary, phonological awareness, counting, shapes,...

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    Really Reading from A to Z Kindergarten-Grade 5
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation helps you find ways to obtain the best bang for your Learning A-Z Membership bucks. Four teachers show how they have successfully used Reading A-Z and Raz-Kids with their students.

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    Releasing the Power of the Equipped Small School Principal Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation describes a platform from which a small school principal can be successful in a rural, urban, small or large school setting. Balance a sound spiritual atmosphere with the caliber of dynamic academic and community...

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    Religion, Parental Choice and School Vouchers in Urban Parochial Schools - The Case of Five Schools in Southern California Tertiary
    The purpose of this study is to investigate why parents choose parochial schools, whether parochial-school parents are likely to favor school vouchers, and what factors lie behind their support for vouchers. To this end, this study gives special attention...

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    Religion, parental choice, and school vouchers in urban parochial schools - The case of five schools in Southern California Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study is to investigate why parents choose parochial schools, whether parochial-school parents are likely to favor school vouchers, and what factors lie behind their support for vouchers. To this end, this study gives special attention...

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    Religion, parental choice, and school vouchers in urban parochial schools: the case of five schools in Southern California Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study is to investigate why parents choose parochial schools, whether parochial-school parents are likely to favor school vouchers, and what factors lie behind their support for vouchers. To this end, this study gives special attention...

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    Religiosity in Christian Educational Leadership Tertiary-Lifelong
    This study investigated the primary leadership orientations of Christian school leaders and their association with religiosity. To this end, this study adopted two lines of thought and research: the religiosity theory proposed by Batson, Schoenrade, and Ventist...

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    Religiosity in Christian educational leadership Tertiary-Lifelong
    This study investigated the primary leadership orientations of Christian school leaders and their association with religiosity. To this end, this study adopted two lines of thought and research: the religiosity theory proposed by Batson, Schoenrade, and Ventist...

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    Religious factors and drug usage among Seventh-day Adventist youth in North America Grade 9-Tertiary
    In an attempt to identify factors which predict frequency of drug usage by youth within a conservative denomination, a sample of 801 young people between the ages of 12 and 24 from seventy-one churches in North America was chosen. The youth were questioned...

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    Research Summary Summer Camp Survey Tertiary-Lifelong
    The purpose of this research was to study the influence of summer camps held by the Seventh-day Adventist Church over the years on the campers themselves.

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    Research Update Summer Camp Research Tertiary-Lifelong
    This report is an update of the previous report Research Summary Summer Camp Survey. It includes responses from camp staff alumni.

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    Safe TV Kindergarten-Lifelong
    KSBN Safe Television offers programming without violence, immorality, or profanity for all ages. Started by Carlos Pardeiro, this station has grown into a satellite network on SkyAngel as well as on AMC 4. One small 20-inch satellite dish delivers 36 Christ-centered...

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    Safety Issues in K-12 Science Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation notes key safety issues for science teachers in K-12 classrooms and how to solve them. Sources for safety information are included.

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    Sample Report Cards - North American Division Kindergarten-Grade 12
    View or download sample report cards for elementary and high schools in the North American Division. An interactive feature connects to applicable standards. A rationale for the K-8 grading scales is also available.

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    Scaffolding Critical Thinking Using Inductive Lessons in Science Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation presents four examples of inductive teaching strategies. These lessons use concrete or pictorial materials to scaffold the analytical process as students explore science concepts. Each lesson offers the opportunity...

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    School Leadership Retention - A Study of Servant Leadership and School Leader Satisfaction Tertiary
    The purpose of this quantitative correlation study was to find the relationship between the level of perceived servant leadership and the school leader job satisfaction in the North American Division (NAD) of Seventh-day Adventists P-12 schools. This quantitative...

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    School leadership retention: A study of servant leadership and school leader satisfaction Preschool-Grade 12
    The purpose of this quantitative correlation study was to find the relationship between the level of perceived servant leadership and the school leader job satisfaction in the North American Division (NAD) of Seventh-day Adventists P-12 schools. This quantitative...

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    Selected factors influencing school choice among the Seventh-day Adventist population in Southwest Michigan Kindergarten-Grade 12
    One of the most significant problems currently facing Adventist schools in North America is declining enrollment in Grades K-12. It was the purpose of this study to determine if a relationship exists between school choice and parental perception of selected...

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    Self-Reported Personal Problems of Adventist Academy Students Grade 8-Grade 12
    Problem: Adolescence is a time fraught with many challenges. There are no current studies prior to this one for Adventist academy students concerning the whole range of their personal problems. Method: A survey of students in 14 Adventist...

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    Servant Leadership and Principalship Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2012 Teachers Convention presentation will provide a brief overview of leadership theories, biblical basis for servant leadership, and Spears 10 characteristics of servant leadership. Additionally, it will provide a practical guide and application for...

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    Seven Keys that Inspire Success in Common Core Writing Kindergarten-Grade 5
    Increasing writing proficiency requires targeted lessons that meet the Common Core requirements. This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation demonstrates how practical strategies and Common Core lessons create a high-success atmosphere that improves the...

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    Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education in North America - Theological Perspectives and Current Issues Tertiary
    The Seventh-day Adventist Church represents one of the largest denominational school systems in North America, with 837 elementary schools, 109 secondary schools and 15 colleges and universities. This book aims to help educators and administrators find strong...

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    Simulations – A Very Powerful Teaching Strategy Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Simulations are powerful tools you can use in the classroom. Students experience working collaboratively, role playing, sharing ideas, and creating exciting authentic situations. Students learn how to develop leadership responsibilities and use information...

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    Social Networking - Social Media Goes to School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teacher Convention presentation helps educators with social media etiquette for students and guidelines for educators using social networking sites.

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    Status of Geography in Adventist Elementary and Secondary Schools in the North American Division Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Wilfred Liske presents the results of a study designed to discover the feelings and perceptions of school administrators and teachers regarding the status of geography education in Adventist schools in North America.

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    Stimulating the Spiritual, Moral, and Faith Development of Children and Adolescents 0-2 years-Grade 12
    Spiritual development does not simply happen; it has to be stimulated, taught, and modeled. This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is based on research, best practices and theoretical concepts.

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    Strengthening Adventist Education in the North American Division - Recommendations for Educators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Facing decreasing enrollment rates, leaders appointed a NAD Education Task Force. Here are the resulting recommendations.

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    Substance Use Among Students Attending a Christian University that Strictly Prohibits the Use of Substances Tertiary
    This study examines substance use at a church-affiliated university which prohibits the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drug substances. The purpose was to investigate the prevalence of substance use, the prevention efforts put forth by the university, and whether...

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    Summer Camp Research Staff Survey Tertiary-Lifelong
    The purpose of this research was to study the influence of summer camps held by the Seventh-day Adventist Church over the years on the staff and alumni staff.

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    Taking a Systems Approach to Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 1995-2000 Education Report from the North American Division (NAD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. The report discusses the advancements and progress made in the following areas: Enrollment Trends; Systems Thinking; Spiritual Master...

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    Teacher burnout in the small Christian school: A national study Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Teaching - even in Christian schools - may be hazardous to one's professional and emotional health. This study examined the extent of burnout among 500 randomly selected elementary teachers in very small Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States....

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    Teacher Evaluations - One Size does not Fit All Preschool-Lifelong
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explores the differences teachers have regarding evaluation needs. The same standard form-driven evaluation used for all teachers rarely encourages teacher growth. Learn some strategies to differentiate the practice...

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    Teaching Bible - What We’re Afraid of Because We Don’t Know Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Our schools have been raised for the study of the Bible, but we are afraid because we don't know how to study for ourselves. Empower yourself with methods to study deeper through this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation. Then, train your students...

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    Teaching Children the Gospel with the 5Cs of Christianity Preschool-Grade 2
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows how to learn the gospel and present it to someone else in less than a minute. This is then expanded to Scripture memory, fun ways to actively remember, and expand to the 5Ss of Adventist faith.

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    Teaching strategies and adaptations of teachers in multiculturally diverse classrooms in Seventh-day Adventist K-8 schools in North America Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of Adventist teachers - their training, their use of instructional strategies, and the challenges they encounter when teaching students of different cultures. Banks' multicultural pradigms was the theoretical...

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    Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew Preschool-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shares the top ten characteristics that help teachers better understand the hearts and minds of children with autism. It is based on Ellen Notbohm’s book, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You...

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    That’s My Story - Sharing Your Journey with Your Students Preschool-Grade 12
    We all have stories. Sharing them with our students shows that God works in real lives today, not just in past eras, faraway places or fictional tales. This handout from the 2012 NAD Teachers Convention by teacher and writer Rita Barrett provides inspiration...

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    The American Civil War - Humanitarian Acts and Rules of War Grade 7-Grade 12
    Tis 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows you how to connect American history to contemporary laws and develop your students into caring, global citizens. Lessons highlight the development of humanitarian standards to protect wounded and sick soldiers,...

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    The Bible, Anthropology, and the Ancient Caveman Grade 6-Lifelong
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handout discusses that evolution is a hoax and Christ is coming soon! God created man in His image, yet there are bones that show evidence of manlike beasts. There is a plausible explanation for caveman! There...

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    The Bully-Free Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Kick off your school year with this six week jump start bully-free program presented at the 2012 NAD Teachers Convention. Your students will learn strategies for handling a bully, how to be a supportive by-stander, and all this in the Christian frame work...

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    The Culturally Sensitive Classroom Preschool-Lifelong
    In today's highly diverse world, understanding how various cultural groups within our organization's environment function, think and act is highly significant for leadership success. This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation alerts the participant to...

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    The Emerging Face of Special Students - Strategies for Success in School Preschool-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation utilizes current curricular models to meet the needs of Autistic students and/or students classified with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This session gives strategies and materials to work with and better understand...

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    The measurement of knowledge and attitude levels of Seventh-day Adventist high school students regarding acquired immunodeficiency syndrome Grade 9-Grade 12
    In the effort to investigate the knowledge and attitudes of Seventh-day Adventist High School students regarding AIDS, 387 students were surveyed. Eleven schools throughout the United States participated, including, one in Hawaii, one in Alaska; and one in...

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    The Power of Listening for Principals Preschool-Lifelong
    Listening is often misunderstood and rarely taught. School leaders know listening is important, but many are unable to use it to their advantage. Many fail to incorporate listening as a strategy to serve their students and enhance their career. This 2012 NAD...

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    The Principal - the Keystone of the School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    According to research (Pierce, 2000), the principal is the keystone of the school. This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention session defines and explores the role, job description, and expectations associated with the Adventist principal in small, elementary, junior...

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    The Relationship of Academic Workload Typologies and Other Selected Demographic Variables to Burnout Levels Among Full-time Faculty in Seventh-day Adventist Colleges and Universities in North America Tertiary
    Problem statement: Research has shown that burnout is a widespread phenomenon among teachers, and that workload could be a possible predictor. No study had been done to date in Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities in North America to determine...

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    The relationship of self-concept, sex, age, major, anxiety, mathematics background, and mathematics ability to the level of mathematics and statistical anxiety among college juniors Tertiary
    Problem: One's choice of career has significant effect upon one's future life in terms of earning potential and social interaction. Mathematics/statistical anxiety and the mathematics avoidance often accompanying such anxiety, can influence career choice,...

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    The Renaissance Network Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation discusses an initiative of the Alumni Awards Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to improve Adventist K-12 education in North America. The Renaissance Network is an initiative that improves the level of excellence in schools by providing leadership, resources and training.

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    The Role of the Holy Spirit in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation considers the work of the Holy Spirit in the school system ordained (set apart for a holy purpose) by God. The presentation focuses on the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Adventist educators and how they...

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    The Unprincipaled Teacher - Being Your Own Administrator Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article suggests some strategies for improving the administrative skills of those who must teach and act as principal at the same time. The Small School Survival Guide, published by the North American Division, offers suggestions about fulfilling...

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    The Value of Career Guidance Grade 7-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation includes research findings relating to the need for and delivery of career guidance to academy students in the Southern Union.

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    Thinking About Retirement? Part A and B Tertiary-Lifelong
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is designed for those approaching retirement from the denominational retirement plans. The in-depth pre-retirement syllabus for the Adventist employee includes Introduction to Retirement Issues; The Financial...

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    Three Reasons Why Your Mathematics Students Should Do WebWork Grade 5-Tertiary
    Would you like to assign more effective homework? This 2012 NAD Teacher's Convention presentation shows how WeBWorK delivers individualized assignments with instantaneous feedback. Spending too much time grading? WeBWorK scores assignments automatically. Are...

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    To the Seafloor in a Cardboard Box! Teaching through Simulations Grade 7-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows that simulations are powerful teaching devices that can activate all learning domains and integrate content areas through very active learning. See the model, a simulation the author developed with his academy...

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    Tools for a Successful First Year of Teaching Kindergarten-Grade 6
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is full of practical ideas to implement in your classroom. You will find help on organization skills; relationships with students, parents, teachers and supervisors; and classroom management.

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    Trust as a Critical Success Factor in Educational Organizations Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shares research literature which suggests that trust components of benevolence, competence, reliability and transparency are critical success factors in education leadership.

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    Using Constructive Feedback and Questioning Strategies to Increase Student Learning Grade 1-Grade 8
    Constructive feedback and questioning strategies have substantial positive impacts on student learning and motivation. This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handout provides an overview of formative assessment concepts and strategies.

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    Values and Leadership Characteristics of Seventh-day Adventist Academy Teachers in Michigan Grade 9-Grade 12
    Problem: Two important aspects in the life and work of teachers are their values and leadership styles. The values they hold affect the influence they exert and the knowledge they impart, and the leadership styles they practice determine in part their...

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    VG1 A megastudy of faith maturity and its relationship to variables within the home, school, and church Grade 6-Grade 12
    Concern with declining enrollment and commitment in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States and Canada led to one of the largest studies ever undertaken by any church group. The research involved nearly 11,000 6th through 12th grade youth and another...

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    VG1 A synopsis of the Valuegenesis Study of faith maturity and denominational commitment Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Concern with declining enrollment and commitment in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States and Canada led to one of the largest studies ever undertaken by any church group. Searth Institute, a non-denominational Minneapolis research firm, was commissioned...

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    VG1 Measuring faith maturity: Reassessing valuegenesis and development of a denomination-specific scale Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Valuegenesis Faith-Maturity Scale and two related short-form scales developed for mainline Protestant use were evaluated for validity for Seventh-day Adventists. Inappropriate items were identified using statistical procedures and results from a survey...

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    VG1 Researching faith maturity questions on methods and findings of valuegenesis Grade 6-Grade 12
    Kijai interviews Donahue regarding the methodology of the Valuegenesis I study of students attending Grades 6-12 in North American Adventist schools

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    VG2 The relationship between faith maturity, intrinsic and extrinsic orientations to religion and youth ministry involvement Grade 6-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between faith maturity, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and youth ministry involvement. We used data from Valuegenesis II, a North American national survey of youths attending Seventh-day Adventist...

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    Volunteers as Tutors and Trainers of Tutors - A Qualitative Study Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Problem: The Seventh-day Adventist church/North American Division initiated a Tutoring and Mentoring project in response to President Clinton's America Reads literacy campaign. This study documents the efforts of the church and the first cohort of trainees...

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    Ways to Use the Visual Valet Model and Biblical Integration Lesson Template Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Consider using the Visual Valet model and biblical integration lesson plan template as practical tools to intentionally teach from a Christian worldview. This NAD Teachers Convention presentation connects you to easy-to-understand resources. The handout includes...

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    What do NAD Health Teachers Know and Do? Grade 9-Grade 12
    The authors share startling statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' 1995 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance to show the need for health teachers to provide current, accurate, and often quite technical information to their students....

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    What We Can Learn from Video Games - Classroom Application Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation will help teachers understand how game players develop effective social practices and skills in navigating complex systems, and how those skills can support learning in other complex domains.

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    Where Are All the Children Gone? Preschool-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation speaks about enrollment in Adventist schools in North America, which has been on a precipitous slide for the past 30 plus years, despite the fact that church membership has gone up by 70% during that same period...

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    Why Principals Stay Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The findings of the lived experiences of the principals in the study "Narratives of Longevity from the Perspective of Seventh-day Adventist School Administrators" are shared in this informative 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation.

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    Work - Life Balance for the Principal Preschool-Grade 12
    For principals struggling to maintain balance between their personal and professional lives, this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides research and proven strategies for principals seeking this work/life balance.

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    Working with Wikipedia Grade 7-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handout uses a high-stakes writing task and our favorite Internet source to increase student engagement in your classroom. Writing Wikipedia articles connects students with a real audience and demands attention...

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    Write Now! Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation answers questions such as how you help strugglers as well as high-achievers reach new heights in their writing.

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    Writing Workshop Mini-Lessons—the Easy Way to Teach Writing! Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation previews the Writing Toolkit, a collection of ready-to-use mini-lessons to help teachers provide instruction in Writing Workshops. This tool is part of the Pathways Language Arts curriculum. Whether or not you...

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    Your Fundraising Toolbox - What are the tools and how do I use them? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention session explains all the fundraising tools available to Adventist schools in North America, how to determine which ones are right for your school, and how to become proficient in the tools of your choice.

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    Youth and Young Adult Ministries - North American Division Grade 1-Grade 12
    The official site of the North American Division (NAD) Youth & Youth Adult Ministries department. Webpages within the site for youth, Pathfinders, Adventurers, camp, and more. It contains director's updates, committee updates, links, events, resources,...

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    You’ve Got to Move to Learn Preschool-Grade 2
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explores the importance of movement to enhance learning and prevent many behavioral issues. Many practical ideas and strategies to use with your children are included.