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Christian Deeper Learning Pre-Conference

A Pre-Conference Event Facilitated by the CSC Standing Committee of Learning

September 27, 2022, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at the Fort Garry Hotel

Fee: $75+GST

Christian Schools Canada’s Standing Committee of Learning invites all conference attendees to participate in a pre-conference Christian Deeper Learning day on Tuesday, September 27th. Whether your school has been on the Christian Deeper Learning journey since Banff 2016 or Winnipeg 2022 will be your introduction, we are excited to have you join us!

For this particular day, we will explore how our schools can move forward on the Christian Deeper Learning journey in four areas: curriculum, instructional practices, assessment and culture. We plan to share some inspiring stories, have participants reflect on their own school’s context and create a “commit to try” plan specific to their school.

Registrants will receive more information prior to the conference. If you have any questions about the day, you can contact Jeremy Horlings at

The Backstory

Education reform has been a hot topic in Canada and beyond for many years. Given the deluge of information and content that is at anyone’s fingertips, what should a teacher teach? And, just as importantly, how should a teacher teach? As Jamie Smith highlighted at the Christian Schools Canada convention in 2014, we are not just “brains on a stick.”

As part of this education reform movement, a number of leading organizations in education formed a movement known as Deeper Learning. Some schools and leaders affiliated with Christian Schools Canada have participated in these conversations and many of us are committed to this shift in education.

Some might argue that it isn’t a shift at all. For decades we have had meaningful discussions about what Christ-centred education for responsive discipleship and wisdom can look like. At the core of this discussion is our desire for the children of our schools to flourish. We want them to experience Christ’s love, to understand the times, and with hope and competence find their purpose and place in God’s unfolding story of the universe revealed through both Scripture and creation.

Some Pre-Conference Pre-Listening

CSC’s Standing Committee on Learning has a podcast that celebrates the people, places and practices in and around Christian education in Canada. We encourage you to check out the Every Square Centimetre podcast for some Christian Deeper Learning inspiration.