Christian Schools Canada Conference 2024

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CSC CDL Pre-Conference Day Halifax

Christian Deeper Learning in an Age of Technological Acceleration

Wednesday, September 25, 2024 

Overview

It seems as if the field of education is navigating one systemic disruption after another. With COVID, the disruption was sudden and far-reaching. Other disruptions may be slower but their effects might be felt more deeply. Specifically, the impact of technology on education is having far-reaching implications. Cell phone use is increasingly identified as a major cause for harm on child and adolescent mental health. AI platforms like ChatGPT are revolutionizing the kind of assignments we give and our trust in the authenticity of student work. Despite these challenges, many students and educators are harnessing the power of AI to do work more efficiently and even innovatively. In this landscape of continuous change, how should schools respond to the pervasive presence of technology in students’ (and our own) pockets and backpacks? Leaders are turning to each other as a knowledge network for shared insights to navigate these changes effectively.

Building on the legacy of past Christian Deeper Learning pre-conference days in Banff, Ottawa, and Winnipeg, this pre-conference day in Halifax will examine the definition of Christian Deeper Learning amidst these technological shifts. We’ll explore:

How do we view the influence of digital technologies through the lens of our Biblical story?

Does technology in the classroom and in our homes help or hinder our ability to be “People of God’s story engaged in real work that forms the self and shapes the world”? 

This day will provide leaders with time to collaborate with each other to deepen their understanding of the proper place for technology in their schools and its alignment with our mission to engage students in beautiful work. Together, we will explore various approaches to incorporating or rejecting technology and develop a plan for its positive integration into Christian Deeper Learning.

 

Agenda

The Christian Deeper Learning Pre-Conference will be held at the Lord Nelson Hotel.

8:00 am   Breakfast for Christian Deeper Learning attendees 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Christian Deeper Learning Pre-Conference

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm   Lunch

1:00 - 3:30   Christian Deeper Learning Pre-Conference

Fees

Registration fee = $150 (includes breakfast, morning refreshment break, and lunch)

The Christian Deeper Learning Pre-Conference can be added to a CSC Conference registration fee or purchased separately.