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  • Adventist Resource
    Adventist EDGE - Southern Union Conference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The NAD Southern Union's Office of Education website includes resources for administration, early childhood, elementary, secondary, distance learning, and library/information services.

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    Adventist Professionals' Network Lifelong
    Have you registered yet? The Adventist Professionals' Network (APN) is a global registry of Seventh-day Adventist professionals in any field. Housed at the world headquarters of the Church, APN will help locate candidates for positions, consultants with expertise,...

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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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    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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    A Quantitative Comparative Study of Employee Engagement Among Full-Time Seventh-day Adventist Pastors in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists and Its Relationship to Level of Participation in Annual Pastoral Continuing Education (CE) Tertiary-Lifelong
    This research aimed to determine the relationship between pastoral CE and employee engagement to guide policy implementation as well as future efforts for pastoral professional development within the Adventist organization. Studies conducted in the North American...

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    A Study of Group Attitudes Toward the Professional Status of Teachers in Selected Adventist Elementary and Secondary Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: It was not known to what extent groups associated with Adventist education supported the professional role orientation of teaching which in turn affected the work behavior and morale of teachers. Method: A Professional Role...

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    A Study of Selected Variables Dealing with Continuing Education Interests of Seventh-Day Adventist Pastors and Judicatory in the North American Division Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Background and Purpose of the Study: The study grew out of an increased Seventh-day Adventist interest in continuing education for ministry in the church's North American Division. This interest had generally been accompanied by a lack of current...

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    A Time of Change and Challenge Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 1985-1990 Education Report from the South Pacific Division (SPD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. Various societal changes were already underway when the quinquennium began and were taken into account in the establishment of goals...

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    Adventist Education Forum Preschool-Lifelong
    Discuss ideas, share tips, ask questions, and learn more from other Seventh-day Adventist educators through Adventist Edforum, in three ways: Edforum Blog, Edforum...

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    Adventist Education Videos Preschool-Grade 12
    Browse hundreds of free presentations and webinars on a variety of topics, all provided by the North American Division Office of Education on their Vimeo channel.

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    Adventist Educators Speak - Insights on Educating for Eternity Preschool-Tertiary
    Download the Adventist Educators Blog’s first book compilation, Adventist Educators Speak: Insights on Educating for Eternity, published by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. This book is available as a free resource for all Adventist...

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    An investigation into the mentoring of beginning professors in a private Philippines University Tertiary
    The purpose of this study was to assess the level of need and perceptions of beginning professors to mentoring as a means for providing support and professional development and Clifford University, a private, religious institution in the Philippines. A...

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    Building Professional Staff Through Coaching Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Coaching is one way universities and colleges can invest in their teaching and administrative professionals. Through this method, employees gain skills, abilities, and knowledge to develop professionally and become more effective in their jobs. Topics include:...

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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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    Capacity Building for International Development Practitioners Through an Off-Campus Graduate Education Program Tertiary-Lifelong
    This study aimed to determine the perceptions of the graduates of the off-campus Master of International Development Administration of Andrews University of experiencing individual capacity building and transference of learning to the organizations that employ...

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    Christian Schools International Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Christian Schools International (CSI) is a dynamic and growing organization of Christian Schools around the globe. Order hundreds of Christian teaching materials through their website.

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    Classroom Management Presentation Kindergarten-Grade 8
    In this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation, Martha Havens provides practical tips and tools to help elementary teachers organize and manage their classrooms. View the powerpoint; download the handouts.

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    Conference-Wide PLC's - How to Develop Grade-Level Collaboration Across Your Conference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In the presentation from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "find out how the Oregon Conference has engaged their teachers in professional learning communities that meet live throughout the school year." They believe that "effective...

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    Continuing Education Courses and Resources Offered by the Adventist Learning Community (ALC) Preschool-Lifelong
    "Lifelong learning is now accessible to anyone with a desire to continue learning, without the hindrance of prescribed class times and hefty tuition fees. As an initiative of the North American Division (NAD), the Adventist Learning Community (ALC) also...

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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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    Developing a Culture of Learning by Making Thinking Visible Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "A professional learning culture allows for all people in the organisation to be afforded the opportunity to build capacity. Such a culture relies upon balancing both a collective and an individual approach to work."

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    Differentiated Instruction Presentation Kindergarten-Grade 8
    In this NAD Teachers Convention presentation, Martha Havens provides practical tips and tools to help elementary teachers effectively differentiate instruction for learners. View the powerpoint; download the handouts.

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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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    How to Create a Collaborative Faculty Culture Using the PLC Model Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Teacher collaboration is essential in producing a healthy school culture and optimizing student learning. One way to create this healthy culture is developing School-Wide Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)." Learn more with this 2018 NAD convention...

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    How to Deal With Difficult Parents and Board Members Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Guidelines to help teachers deal with parents and board members. These include learning school rules, adapting personal style, enhancing communication, curriculum crises, professional growth, keeping parents informed, discussing classroom rules with students,...

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    How to Foster Great College Teaching 0-2 years-Lifelong
    Creating teaching is intentional, and professional development of faculty is to be fostered continually. This article shares insights from a university president.

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    Individualizing Instruction K-12, Part 2 Tertiary-Lifelong
    This is the second part of a mini-course on individualizing instruction K-12. Four different types of instruction are described with illustrative examples. While Part I provides an introduction and a conceptual framework to individualized instruction, Part...

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    JAE Editorial: Passing on the Torch Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Highlighted in this special 1995 General Conference Session souvenir issue of JAE are the four themes selected as important in the next five years. 1) Strengthen the religious dimension in Adventist education at all levels. 2) Foster the professional development...

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    JAE Editorial: Future Directions in Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    C. Garland Dulan shares the future goals of the General Conference Department of Education (GCDOE). These goals include: strengthening the faith and learning components of our system; assessing how well the mission, goals, and objectives of our institutions...

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    JAE Editorial: The Challenge of Integrity Lifelong
    This editorial explores the character trait of integrity as transparent honesty and consistent truthfulness, being faithful advocates of the gospel in the way we teach, serve on a committee, administer, discipline and interact with colleagues and students. Articles...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Educational Press Association of America Honors Journal of Adventist Education, Again; Guidelines for Teacher Development;...

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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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    Lake Union Administrator and Teacher Forms Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Lake Union education forms page includes the following downloadable forms for teachers and school administrators: Academy Audit Form Continuing Education Units (CEU) Request Form CEU Rubric Designated Subject Certificate Request Form Evangelism...

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    Leading a Character Driven School Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article outlines six principles that will help leaders to successfully implement a character development program. They are a vision, modeling, professional development, integrated teaching, balanced assessment, financing for service learning. The article...

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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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    Maximizing Learning, Implementation, and Reflection with Creative Professional Learning Models Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Topics at this 2018 NAD breakout session included "mentoring, blended learning, just-in-time learning, personalized learning, personal learning networks, xMOOCs, cMOOCs, LOOCs, collaborative projects, and more!" See the copy of the presentation for...

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    Mid-America Union Education Resources Kindergarten-Grade 12
    For the MAUC Education Code and various other documents and forms, select the Education tab and scroll down to resources.

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    NAD K-12 Educators' Certification Manual Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Read or print the current K-12 certification requirements online for North American Adventist educators. It includes general information on application procedures, eligibility requirements, denominational teaching certificates, endorsements (regular, specialty,...

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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 TDEC Webinars - Schedules and Archives Kindergarten-Grade 12
    View the schedule of upcoming NAD professional development webinars, or follow the link and log in to the toolkit to access archived webinars.

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    National Association of Seventh-day Adventist Dentists - NASDAD Tertiary-Lifelong
    A non-profit Christian organization composed of Seventh-day Adventist dentists, dental hygienists, and associated members who share a common vision to present Christ and His love to the world, whose purpose is to reflect Him in the pursuit of excellence in...

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    Personal Growth Plan - Professional Assessment Menu Tertiary-Lifelong
    Download a copy of a program of professional assessment and personal/professional growth developed in the Georgia-Cumberland Conference, that was teacher-centered and enabled regular evaluations of teacher performance that led to professional growth.

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    Principals leadership styles and teacher empowerment as perceived by teachers in Seventh-day Adventist High Schools in South India Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The major purpose guiding this study was to provide insights to educational leaders regarding the relationships between leadership styles and teacher empowerment. Linked to this purpose were certain corollary intents: to determine the extent to which the teachers...

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    Professional Development From Your Easy Chair Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Struggling with educational jargon or understanding the design and implementation of research studies? Nicceta Davis and Patti Herring examine the structure and language of research reports, and provide simple definitions for research terms. This article will...

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    Professional Learning for Teachers and Board Members - The School Board’s Responsibility Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Educational experts agree that the quality of an educational program is primarily dependent on the quality of the teaching, and that ongoing professional training for teachers is the critical element in improving that quality."

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    Professional Portfolios for Educators Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Participants at this 2018 NAD convention breakout session learned how to utilize an online program to create a portfolio using national education standards in addition to personal artifacts and reflections. See the presentations for details.

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    Profiles of Excellence: Seven Extraordinary Practices (Introductory Remarks) Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Profiles in Excellence catalogues the responses from a survey that assessed excellent educational practices in Seventh-day Adventist schools worldwide.

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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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    Reorganization, Economic Pressures, and Adventist Distinctives Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 2000-2005 Education Report from the South Pacific Division (SPD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. The report discusses the following challenging issues and developments: political changes, economic pressures in the Pacific, Adventist...

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    School Leader Preparation and Development Programs - What Teachers Want Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article seeks to contribute to the literature on school leader preparation and development programs by “identifying and discussing elements that current faith-based education system teachers would like to see embedded in the creation of aspirant...

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    SDACC Teacher Convention 2009 - Planning Notes Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Looking for an innovative teacher convention plan for your conference, union or division? Here are reflections and behind-the-scenes planning tips from the Adventist Church in Canada office of education.

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    Self-perceived competencies and professional growth needs of secondary and college teachers in Tanzania Union of Seventh-day Adventists Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Inservice education is a vital aspect of the professional growth and development of teachers. For any inservice education to be effective, teachers should first identify their professional needs and should participate in planning and conducting professional...

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    SSD Teacher Performance Standards and Evaluation Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Manual guiding teacher evaluation in Adventist schools in the Southern-Asia Pacific Division. This handbook includes a definition and timeline for teacher evaluation, performance standards for teachers, summative teacher evaluation form with samples, professional...

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    Study Groups in Schools - A Collegial Way to Improve your Teaching Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Study groups are very effective in helping teachers build community and collaborate. Comprised of 3-6 people working together to implement common training, these groups focus on curriculum and instruction rather than administrative matters. While a public...

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    Supervision and Evaluation of Instructional Personnel - A Guide for Principals and Supervisors Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This document examines the role and function of both principals and conference supervisors. Included is discussion on strategies for supervision of teachers in small schools, the role of the teaching principal/teacher, and how to facilitate teacher empowerment....

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    Supervision for Excellence Grade 1-Grade 12
    Don Weatherall addresses the importance of supervision of instruction, and proposes that in order for teachers and superintendents to maintain a commitment to excellence, they should build partnerships that create an atmosphere of acceptance, provide opportunities...

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    Teacher Empowerment and Teacher Evaluation Tertiary-Lifelong
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation considers new paradigms for teacher evaluation that places greater responsibility on the teacher. Evaluation can be more effective in helping teachers and supervisors practice evaluation in such a way as to empower...

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    Teacher Training Resources for Principals Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to resources in various areas of teacher training, including parent partnership, educational journals, bullying, and evaluation.

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    Teachers Talk - Adventist Learning Community Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Hill describes the history, current offerings, and vision of Adventist Learning Community, a platform designed to provide resources and training for all entities of the church.

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    Teaching Essence - A Case for Staff Development and Instructional Coaching in the Adventist School System Tertiary-Lifelong
    Suggesting that the key to excellence in Adventist education is teacher development, Brewer explains Hall and Simeral's "four developmental stages through which teachers generally progress" to become skilled in the art of self-reflection, concluding...

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    Teaching With Words - Speeches by Gordon Bietz Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Download the manuscripts of memorable sermons and speeches given by Gordon Bietz, past president of Southern Adventist University.

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    The Benefits of Effective Coaching for Principals and Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Consider coaching as a means to strengthen school leadership and enhance teacher effectiveness. Through this method, a principal can use coaching as a way to “participate fully in the professional lives of teachers and to guide them in discovering their...

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    The Teacher's Continuing Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Teachers are not only committed to their students learning, but to their own life-long learning and continuing education. Linda Koh shares various opportunities for continuing education: courses, seminars and workshops; group study; professional journals/magazines;...

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    The Value of Instructional Coaching in the Adventist Education System Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Shared at the 2018 NAD convention by the Washington Conference's Instructional Coach, this presentation explains what the role involves. Additional resources: Coaching...

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    Tips - Personal and Professional Growth - Old Dogs and New Tricks Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This excerpt written by Gary Lockwood, a business coach, is geared towards business professionals, but has applicable lessons for educators. He suggests that you should make personal and professional growth a lifelong habit.

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    What Makes Educators Read? Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article reports on the first survey of Adventist teachers' reading habits, and teachers reactions to the Journal. Results show how reading habits differ among teachers at various levels. The report suggests that Adventist educators have a low level of...