Learning to Serve
By Christian Deeper Learning
Original music by Stephen Clemmons
Learning to Serve May 12, 2023
Heather Hubbard - Parks & Wildlife resources for Outdoor Learning
Heather Hubbard is the Statewide Education Coordinator for Colorado Parks & Wildlife. She shares a variety of resources teachers and administrators can use to implement Outdoor Learning.
Website links for resources:
2) Project Wild
3) Project Learning Tree - there is also a site for Colorado PLT
From student to teacher in outdoor learning - with Aspen Wallace
Keren Aspen Wallace was a student at the Doulos Discovery School and now teaches 7th and 8th grade math at Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning in Denver, CO.
Learn more about EL Education schools.
Launching Outdoor Learning with Tim Scarborough
Tim Scarborough was the first Expeditions Coordinator at Doulos Discovery School and helped shape the culture of outdoor learning for grades PK-12. Tim talks about this role, as well as recommendations for anyone who wants to launch their own outdoor learning program in their school.
Hummingbird Adventures and Outdoor Learning with Maria Jose Fernandez
Maria Jose Fernandez references several outdoor learning programs, such as High Mountain Institute, SEA Semester, and CRMS.
To learn more about Hummingbird Adventures, contact Maria Jose at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional articles to learn more about outdoor learning in Christian schools:ACSI: The Best Classroom is Outside Delaware Co Christian School: Outdoor Learning Lansing Christian School Outdoor Learning Space
A Conversation on Science and Faith with Faith Stults (BioLogos)
- Website: www.biologos.org/integrate
- Email: email@example.com
- Promo Code: CDL22 for a free unit of your choice
Schooled! The Cross-over podcast within Christian Deeper Learning
The Schooled! episode features seven podcasters within Christian Deeper Learning. Check out each one of their podcasts!
In this episode we connect with some of our favorite Christian school podcast friends and have some fun drafting our ideal schools using peculiar pools to choose from.
In round 1 we draft our school's name and motto using 80’s bands and their songs.
In round 2 we draft our school's sports teams, colors and mascot using a current pro sports team.
In round 3 we draft our school’s framework using some of the options from the Christian Deeper Learning network.
In round 4 we draft our school's building type.
In round 5 we draft our school’s mode of transportation.
In round 6 we draft our school's principal using characters from the Bible.
In round 7 we draft our school's lead teacher using characters from a TV show.
Podcasters featured: Jeremy Horlings, Justin Cook, and Darren Spyksma (Every Square Centimetre), Dave Mulder (Hallway Conversations), Lynn Swaner (Moving Forward), Erik Ellefsen (Digical Education)
To register for CDL6, go to christiandeeperlearning.org. This year's conference will be in Vancouver, BC (Canada) March 8-10, 2023.
Teaching your students how to share their faith and keep their friends - interview with Dr. Stan Ward
Check out Dr. Stan Ward's book, Worldview Conversations: How to Share Your Faith and Keep Your Friends, a short how-to book for Christian educators. This book was borne out of his work teaching a senior Bible seminar for a group of students from all over the world and from varied faith backgrounds.
Dr. Ward has a PhD in Leadership Studies and leads Influence Coaching.
Story of Promise: Interview with Sarah Cumming
How two visionary leaders, Sarah and Alan Cumming, launched a new Christian school for students in an under-resourced area of Tyler, TX. This is their story of their restlessness, their faith, and how they were able to put it all together.
Read more about Promise Academy: https://promisetyler.org/
Joanna and Steven Levy - Summer Institute 2022
The Levys are bringing back their Summer Institute! See more details on the Christian Deeper Learning website.
Register for CDL5 in San Diego, California and join us on our site visits to Deeper Learning Schools on March 7, 2022.
CDL5 invitation by Dan Beerens
Interview today with Dan Beerens, co-chair of Christian Deeper Learning and CACE Fellow.
Come join us this year for CDL5, our in-person pre-conference to Converge2022 in San Diego, CA March 7-8, 2022. Register at christiandeeperlearning.org today!
Check out our blog posts that explore Deeper Learning in Christian Schools!
Learning to Serve is created, produced, and hosted by Krista Adams Wallace
Deeper Learning Slice
Consider creating a Deeper Learning Slice for your staff to experience firsthand the impact of experiential learning. This podcast explores what is a slice and how to create a slice for your staff as a Professional Development experience.
If you'd like to connect about planning a Slice for your staff, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For futher resources on BBK (Building Background Knowledge, visit EL Education:https://eleducation.org/uploads/downloads/ELED-IntroduceNewTopicswiththeBuildingBackgroundKnowledge-0815.pdf
Building Community through Crew Part 2: Q&A with Ron Berger
Steven Levy and Sara Espinoza interview Ron Berger, Senior Advisor for Teaching and Learning with EL Education. Check out the new book, We are Crew, as well as the video, Brave and Honest Communication through Crew.
Questions they consider include:
1. How do you find time to schedule Crew?
2. How do you form small groups and still have an adult with each of these Crews?
3. Is there a curriculum for Crew?
4. How do you maintain Crew culture from year to year?
5. How do you have discussions around hard questions?
6. How do you start Crew?
7. Are there best practices around group numbers per grade level?
8. For middle school students, what are some recommendations for this age group?
9. How do you get buy-in from your school?
CDL4 Interview with Ron Berger - Building Community through Crew Part 1
Today's show features an interview with Ron Berger, Senior Advisor for Teaching & Learning with EL Education. Ron talks about the structures and the culture of Crew. He is interviewed by Steven Levy, co-chair of Christian Deeper Learning.
Ron shares a video on the "Power of Crew", which can be viewed online.
Check out Ron's latest book: We are Crew - A Teamwork Approach to School Culture.
CDL4 virtual gathering - Introduction by Steven Levy and Dan Beerens
Listen to our Welcome Session of the CDL4 virtual gathering, led by Steven Levy and Dan Beerens.
To learn more about Christian Deeper Learning, visit our website: christiandeeperlearning.org
Read the white paper that dives even deeper into Christian Deeper Learning!
Dr. Stan Ward on How to Handle Burnout
Notes by Dr. Stan Ward:To learn more about how to beat leadership burnout, go to coachingforinfluence.com/burnout Because I’m all too aware of how Christian school teachers and administrators can burn the candle at both ends, I suggest you read this blog post on Servant Leadership vs. Martyr Leadership. For those who would like to see more of what I’ve written, here is a link to my Author Page For anyone who just wants to know more about the work I do or contact me, they can use my personal webpage - www.stanleyjward.com For those who want to know more about my coaching business and the resources I offer, they can find that information at www.coachingforinfluence.com Finally, I encourage all your listeners to either podcast episode to see this Sacred Pace blog post. For any listeners who simply want the audio files for my burnout book, they can email email@example.com and put “audio book” in the subject line. For any listeners who want more information about the group program I’m offering to Christian School administrators, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org and simply put “group program for administrators” in the subject line.
Krista Wallace - My WHY and My Story
Host Krista Adams Wallace shares her own story of starting the Doulos Discovery School and WHY Christian Deeper Learning is important to her.
To learn more about the Doulos Discovery School, visit:doulosdiscovery.org - for information on the school doulosministries.us - for information on serving with Doulos
Dan Beerens & Steven Levy - The Backstory of Christian Deeper Learning
The three co-chairs for Christian Deeper Learning discuss how we connected to Deeper Learning, as well as the people who have influenced and inspired us on the journey.
A white paper that provides a definition of Christian Deeper Learning can be found here.
Darryl DeBoer - Teaching for Transformation
Darryl DeBoer is the Director of Teaching for Transformation, a distinctively Christian method of Deeper Learning. Learn more at https://www.teachingfortransformation.org/ and discover their Deep Hope.
Dr. Lynn Swaner on Service Learning
Dr. Lynn Swaner, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer with ACSI, shares why service learning is a powerful tool for Christian schools.
Check out ACSI's "Flourishing Schools Institute" in 2021: https://www.acsi.org/home/professional-development/fsi
Assessment and Feedback with Dr. Jonathan Eckert
Today's guest is Dr. John Eckert from Baylor university. He is a professor of educational leadership, and he will be presenting on assessment and feedback at this year's CDL4.