Workshops

ACSI Professional Development Workshops

ACSI is a SACE accredited CPTD (Continuous Professional Training Points) provider and delivers training workshops to school boards, teachers and student leaders of our member schools.
Contact Annerie_vanderwalt@acsi.org
to book a workshop at your school.

Workshop
Presenter
Length
Target
Description

1

Biblical Integration

Sean Moore

2.5 Hours

Teachers

Worldview approach to Biblical Integration.

2

Transformational leadership for teachers

Sean Moore

2 Hours

Teachers, Leaders

Exploring the concepts of Transactional vs Transformational leadership in the classroom.

3

Resilience

Sean Moore

2 Hours

Teachers, Leaders

Helping leaders and teachers cope with the expectations of the job.

4

Role and Responsibility of a teacher

Shaun Webber

1.5 Hours

Teachers

Insight into the legal and professional aspects of teaching

5

School Leadership

Sean Moore

4 Hours

School leadership team

Leadership structure, roles, expectations of the school leadership team. Working and pulling together.

6

Call of the Christian Teacher

Sean Moore

1 Hour

Teachers

Inspiring the call and role of a Christian Teacher.

7

Foundations of Christian Education

Sean Moore

3 Hours

Leaders Teachers

Philosophy and purpose of CE; History of CE; Role of teacher; View of school, curriculum & child.

8

School Board Vision

Sean Moore

1 Hour

School Board

Inspiring the Board to stay on course in their Christian Vision

9

Spiritual Formation

Adri-Marie van Heerden

Adaptable according to the time available: 30 minutes to whole day workshops

All staff

The workshops can be hand designed according to the need of the school and could cover one/more of the following specific focusses
– What is spiritual formation?
– Spiritual formation of the Educator
– Spiritual formation in the classroom
– How to create safe formational spaces
– How to have 1on1 formational conversations
– Spiritual Formation in groups
– Spiritual disciplines and discernment

10

Courage to teach
(in partnership with The Centre of Courage and Renewal)

Adri-Marie van Heerden

Adaptable according to the time available: 1 hour to a series of 3 half day workshops

All staff

Courage to Teach focuses on renewing the inner lives of professionals in education.   Courage to Teach® programs help teachers:
– Renew heart, mind, and spirit through the exploration of the inner landscape of a teacher’s life.
– Reconnect to one’s identity and integrity—identifying and honouring gifts and strengths and acknowledging limits.
– Create a context for careful listening and deep connection that also honours diversity in person and profession.
– Create safe spaces and trusting relationships in their schools, with their students and colleagues, and within their communities.
– Explore the connection between attending to the inner life of educators and the renewal of education.

11

Strategic discernment (or one-on-one Spiritual Direction sessions also available)

Adri-Marie van Heerden

Adaptable according to the time available: 1-4 hours

Leaders

A facilitated time together for management / leaders to discern what God is busy with and what their unique call of obedience might be at a specific time in order to align strategy and plans to this call.

12

Retreats

Adri-Marie van Heerden

Adaptable according to the time available:
2/3hours to 1/2-night sleep-over

All staff

A uniquely designed retreat for each school / group of educators to facilitate a time of rest and connection for people between themselves, each other and God.   Includes times of silence, different facilitated forms of prayer, dwelling in the Word, reflection and creativity

13

Screen smarts for schools
( Please note that each presentation is different, depending on the group that is addressed Students: It is recommended that the juniors and seniors be scheduled in separate sessions).

Anke Brand

Each session is roughly 1h 30min.

Teachers, parents, students.

 

– What is internet addiction, and how can we discern when there is problematic internet use?
– What exactly is social media and how is it affecting our mental health?
– How can a person be addicted to social media?
– The phenomenon of Selfies and unsocial behaviour.
– What is cyber bullying. How is this misbehaviour on the interned addressed, and stopped?
– What does the law say about harassment online, and can a child be held liable?
– Cyber pornography, naked pictures, sex texting and the results thereof.
– How to protect myself against criminals online. – Gaming addiction
– How to prevent problematic internet use
– How to deal with the consequences of the above mentioned.

14

Leadership: Qualities of leadership and self-evaluation

Carel Krige

2 Hours

Leaders

Balance between Character and competence; Difference between leaders and managers; 5 levels of leadership Maxwell; My personality and leadership style (MBTI).

15

Personal leadership: time management and stress management (prevent burnout)

Carel Krige

2 Hours

All staff

Signs, phases and causes of burnout; strategies to prevent burnout; Time management; Defining your personal roles and responsibilities; Determining priorities; Work – Life balance.

16

Team leadership: vision casting and motivation & communication Conflict management

Carel Krige

2 Hours

School leadership team

Organizational culture; Communication; Team dialogue; Anatomy of conflict; Rules for listening; Steps for conflict handling; Building a culture of appreciation; 5 appreciation languages in the workplace.

17

Situational leadership: Analise and evaluate own post description Draw up a personal implementation plan

Carel Krige

2 Hours

Leaders Teachers

Situational leadership; Analise own post description; Define priorities; Define own quality management plan; Draw up a personal strategy for your team; Personal year programme.

18

Worldview and Christ centred education: Session 1 Discuss different worldviews

Carel Krige

2 Hours

Teachers

Defining worldview and its importance;

3 Main worldviews – animism, humanism and Christ centred; Answers to life questions from these main worldviews; Explain identity from Christ centred worldview.

19

Worldview and Christ centred education: Session 2: A Christ centred education model

Carel Krige

2 Hours

Teachers

Christ centred and worldview on education; Battle between man centeredness and Christ centeredness. Misconceptions about Christ centred education; Biblical view regarding a child, discipline, learning content, assessment, family and parents, and leadership. Aligning and assessing some school practices against a Christ centred worldview

20

Worldview and Christ centred education: Session 3 Discuss a Christ centred curriculum and classroom practices

Carel Krige

2 Hours

Teachers

Aim of Christ centred teaching; Biblical view of knowledge; Integrating faith and learning; Christ centred view on subjects; Becoming sensitive to humanistic worldviews in subjects; Discuss Biblical values and principles in the different specific subjects: Languages, Maths, Life sciences, History, etc; Planning phases of a lesson

21

Relationships

Carel Krige

2 Hours

All staff

Defining relationships; Defining stewardship; 5 Building blocks of a relationship; What roots will grow when every building block is not secured; Biblical guidelines for relationships Galatians 6

22

The teacher as mentor

Carel Krige

2 Hours

Teachers

Difference between a coach, mentor and cheerleader; Define mentorship from 1 Thes 2: 7 – 12; Habits of Godly mentor teachers: – Using personal time – Believing in and trusting – Coaching

23

Godly discipline

Carel Krige

2 Hours

Teachers

Source of behaviour; Aim of discipline; Relation between discipline and discipling; Determining values; Difference between punishment and revenge; Guidelines for discipline; Difference between reward and bribe; Methods of discipline; Methods of punishment; Biblical discipline cycle; Discipline in the classroom

24

Love Languages for Educators

Kerry Mc Arthur

1 Hour

Teachers and Staff

A short course designed to introduce the concept of Love Languages, what they are and how to identify them in your children. The course expands into ways to speak each other’s love languages and how best to use them in the classroom setting.

25

Love Languages – introduction to children

Kerry Mc Arthur

1 Hour

Intermediate to highschool learners

This course is aimed at children and helps them understand their own and others Love Languages, it gives them practical tools of how to speak each other’s Love Languages in the classroom and on the playground

26

Bringing the bible alive for your preschooler

Kerry Mc Arthur

2 Hours

ECD Staff

The bible is more than just stories, this course is designed to bring the truth within the story out to your preschooler, keeping it light and fun but making the message real

27

Active Learning

Kerry Mc Arthur

2.5 hours

Teachers and Staff – all grades

A course designed to move teachers out of the traditional textbook based learning into the realm of movement, action, poems and games. Integrating Active Learning into your classroom while maintaining discipline and keeping their attention

28

Conflict Resolution

Kerry Mc Arthur

2 Hours

Intermediate and highschool learners

This time together will explore what conflict is, what are the different types of conflict resolvers and how best to apply each tactic in different situations

29

How to choose a religion

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1 Hour

Students, teachers

 

How to approach the question of determining which religions are true.

30

Good without God?

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1.5 Hours

Students, teachers

Can we be good without there being a God? What anchors our morality?

31

Resurrection – fact or fiction

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1.5 Hours

Students, teachers

In the 21st century, can we really believe the outlandish claim that a man rose from the dead, three days after dying?

32

Can we believe in God in 2019?

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1 Hour

Students, teachers

Five step by step arguments for why it makes sense to believe that there really is a God.

33

Gender and identity

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1.5 Hours

Students

 

What are Christians supposed to do with the whole issue of gender and gender identity.

34

Dying to die – Euthanasia

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1.5 Hours

Students , teachers

An exploration of the difficult question of euthanasia and end of life decisions.

35

The death of science

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1 Hour

Teachers

A discussion on fraud and cheating in medical research

36

Evolution

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1 Hour

Students , teachers

Is the theory of evolution an adequate scientific hypothesis to explain the existence of biological life on earth?

37

What’s wrong with the world?

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1 Hour

Students , teachers

The world is a mess and seems to be getting more so. What’s going on?

38

Why the need for Christian case making? 

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1 Hour

Students , teachers

Why do we need to make an argument of the truth of Christianity? Does God need defending? Is it even biblical?

39

Suffering

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1.5 Hours

Students , teachers

No question is more challenging than the issue of suffering. We see it all around us, and every one of us will experience it. Where is God in all of this pain?

40

How to answer difficult questions 

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1 Hour

Students , teachers

How to deal with difficult questions about Christianity.

41

A God of love or a God of wrath?

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1 Hour

Students , teachers

Do we serve an angry God as seen in the Old Testament, or do we serve a loving God as seen in the New Testament? What’s going on here?

42

Sex, hate and tolerance 

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1.5 Hours

Students , teachers

Why are Christians so against sex and so angry with everyone who is different? How are Christians supposed to deal with our current culture’s view on sex and sexuality?

43

One way to God? 

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1 Hour

Students , teachers

How can Christians make the claim that there is only one way to God? Surely that is deeply arrogant and unjust?

44

Can you trust the Bible? 

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1.5 Hours

Students , teachers

Where did we get the Bible? Can you trust what we have?

45

Are Christians closed minded? 

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1 Hour

Students , teachers

Christians are often accused of being arrogant and closed minded. Is this true and how do we respond to it?

46

Islam 

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1.5 Hours

Students , teachers

An introductory overview of Islam and its beliefs.

47

How can a good God send good people to hell for ever?

Prof Reitze Rodseth

1 Hour

Students , teachers

It seems very unfair that God would punish people eternally just because they rejected Him during their short life on earth. How do we deal with this issue?

48

Kuthatha isikhathi (It Takes Time)

Schalk van Heerden

3 Hours

All staff

Unlearn & Relearn best practice for effective outreach & development Best practice from the field and university

49

Tjatjarag (Diversity Training)

Schalk van Heerden

3 hours

All staff

Learn about all South African cultures Co-facilitated with Doctor Mabila

50

Witwerk (White Work)

Schalk van Heerden

2 Hours

All staff

An introduction to deconstructing whiteness Preparing for Real Talk across the racial divide

Sean Moore

ACSI Regional Director

Sean Moore is passionate about strengthening and empowering School Principals for the rigor of leading Christian education in Southern Africa. He is determined to reach and transform the lives of the children through equipping the Christian School Teacher. Sean holds a Diploma in Teacher Education, a Bachelor of Arts (History and Psychology) and a Bachelor of Theology. He hopes to read a Masters in Christian Education in the near future. Sean is an experienced School Principal, serving in three Christian Schools in South Africa. He was appointed as Regional Director of the Southern Africa office in March 2017

Shaun Webber

ACSI Assistant Director

Shaun Webber assists Sean Moore in his role of visiting schools, serving on advocacy boards that represent independent schools, facilitating teacher training workshops, and building relationships with schools, their heads, teachers and their learners. He has taught in both Public and Independent schools, managed counselling centres, headed up Life Orientation departments, been a youth pastor and travelled around the world extensively. He is a firm believer in life experience and that God will make use of every aspect of your life if you’re willing to allow Him to do so.

Carel Krige

Education Consultant

Carel Krige has served on the board of ACSI Southern Africa and has acted as chairman for two years. Carel and his wife Karin have been privileged to establish Doxa Deo School and College in 1998 together with their two sons. During his time as principal he learnt that a school school can impact the life of a student in so many more important areas of life than just academics.  Carel has gained substantial experience as a teacher, registered educational psychologist, university lecturer, school principal and pastor and enjoys sharing the wisdom gained over the years regarding parenting, personal development and enjoying life. At present Carel is serving as a consultant in the educational field by training, mentoring as well as serving parents and children in his private practice in Hartbeespoort.

Schalk van Heerden

Chairman: Betereinders NPC; Programme Manager: Foundation for a Safe South Africa; Church Coordinator

Schalk van Heerden feels called to contribute to reconciliation and restitution, not only by befriending and working with people in poor areas, but also to help white South Africans and especially Afrikaners to belong and become good happy South Africans. He has worked and taught at the University of Johannesburg, lived in rural Mozambique for 6 years, has 10 years’ experience working in South African townships, 4 years teaching Diversity Training to Master’s students at Monash and 11 years training Corporate Social Investment in the Private Sector. Schalk also published a book titled Time to Trek.  Schalk achieved a Master’s degree in Development Studies – cum laude, and a Bachelor’s degree in Theology.

Anke Brand

Internet Addiction consultant

Anke Brand is a respected speaker, consultant, teacher and counsellor on the devastating effects of internet addiction. Anke speaks to parents, leaders, schools, teachers and young people country wide on the important issues of the dangers of the digital world. Whether it’s gaming, pornography, cyberbullying, or depression, Anke helps you to understand how technology addiction is affecting our brains, thus having an influence on our grades, our concentration, behavior and emotional well-being. As a reborn Christian, Anke understands the devastation to the human mind and spirit due to devotion to technology. Anke attained a BCom degree, a Bachelor of Ministry (Cum Laude), Master of Theology (Cum Laude) as well as a PhD on Internet Addiction (Suma Cum Laude).

Adri-Marie van Heerden

Trainer

Adri-Marie van Heerden attained a BCom degree in Accounting, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, an Honours degree in Education, completed as course in Spiritual Direction, and is currently busy with an Honours degree in Theology.  Her experience relating to teaching includes six years as High School teacher, 10 years in community work in Education and 7 years in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship work. Adri-Marie is passionate about the beauty, restoration and justice that God’s Kingdom causes in, through and around us. For 10 years she has been part of Oasis (www.oasisza.org), a global organisation of people that work towards restoring dignity among excluded communities, bringing together spiritual formation and mission in a very practical way. Fourteen years ago, when she was still a high school teacher, she and a few friends formed The Rhythm of Life (www.rhythmoflife.co.za) and she now works full-time from Rhythm of Life doing discipleship and -reconciliation work in various contexts (e.g. churches, NGO’s, schools, one-one sessions).  Adri-Marie feels a deep call towards the well-being of public servants and the Caretakers of society and want to dedicate the next few years towards that.

Prof Reitze Rodseth

MBChB, DCH, DA, FCA, Cert Crit Care, MMed, MSc, PhD

Anaesthesiologist and critical care Specialist

Prof Reitze Rodseth is an anaesthesiologist and critical care specialist working with Jones, Bhagwan and Partners in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He is affiliated to the Perioperative Research Group of the Department of Anaesthetics and Critical Care at the University of KwaZulu-Natal where he is an Associate Professor.  He has been serving as the chapter director of Ratio Christi, a campus apologetics ministry, at UKZN Pietermaritzburg since 2017. He completed a research fellowship in perioperative medicine and obtained a Masters in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University, Canada. His clinical research interest lies in perioperative risk stratification and he has completed a PhD on the role of B-type natriuretic peptides in predicting postoperative complications. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed papers and was awarded the 2016 UKZN Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award. He is currently busy with a masters in Christian Apologetics and Philosophy from South Evangelical Seminary, North Carolina, USA.

 

Racism and Discrimination Workshop

A Staff Development workshop on the prevention and management on racism and discrimination in Independent Schools Please contact Rape Wise directly for more information or to book: Tel: 031 572 6690
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