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Adventist EDGE - Adventist Educators Delivering GREAT Education

Key to the Adventist EDGE are the Adventist educators who are delivering GREAT education. We invite all of our teachers to be a member of this exceptional group of educators.  We encourage all to be God-centered educators showing evidence of a personal relationship with God, sharing his/her faith and extend discipleship to students, parents, administration, colleagues, constituent members and others in the community. As Jesus had a gentle loving demeanor, Adventist educators are to exemplify the same because they are his representatives in the classroom.

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Says Christ: "Love one another, as I have loved you."  The souls of the youth that are brought under your roof are as precious in the eyes of the Lord as are the soul of your own dear children.  When young men and women are separated from the softening, subduing influences of the home circle, it is the duty of those who have the care of them to make home influences for them.  They would thus supply a great lack and would be doing a work for God as verily as the minister in the desk.  To throw around these students an influence which would preserve them from temptations to immorality, and lead them to Jesus, is a work which heaven would approve. Ellen G. White, Counsels on Education, Proper Education, p. 52.
 

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With just a click of your mouse, you can be connected with a number of websites, documents, and programs design to enhance your teaching methods.  

 

 

Southern Union Professional Learning Community

Southern Union Professional Learning Community SUPLC provides excellent opportunities for unprecedented collaboration, coordination and visioning between academy and university subject area teachers - twice a year through the use of VidyoRoom. 
For SUPLC Schedule, Overview and Facilitators click here.
 

Secondary Textbook

CREATION Health is a lifestyle transformation program designed to help people live life to the fullest by focusing on the eight universal principles of whole-person health God originally gave at Creation.

For more information on how to purchase the secondary textbook "Live Healthy Be Happy" click here.

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National Test: March 1- April 15
 

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Jr. Academy Conference, October, 2015.

WEBINARS

We invite you to spend the second Tuesday evening of the month with other SDA teachers across the country in top-notch professional development seminars. TDEC provides webinars tailored to the needs of Seventh-day Adventist educators.  These webinars are an excellent opportunity to recieve needed recertification credits.

System Requirements are:

  • Computer
  • Internet Connection
  • Speakers (If connecting VoIP)
  • Phone (If dialing in)
Register at: http://tdec.nadeducation.org/webinars/

Questions? Email  martha.Ban@nad.adventist.org

 

MATH CURRICULUM GRADES 1-6

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Go Math! is the math program for grades 1-6.  It combines fresh teaching approaches with digital components that offer everything you need  to engage, teach and assess your students.  This Kindergarten through sixth grade Math program has been developed around the National Common Core Standards and is matched to 21st  century learning skills.  These 21st century skills include Information and Communication skills, Higher-Order Thinking, Problem Solving, Independent Learning and Real-World Connection.   Using a write in student text book, your students will learn with understanding as they use models, manipulatives, language and symbols to build mathemat-ical ideas that make sense to them.  As you review the content of this program, be sure to notice the infusion of these skills and how they impact student learning.

 

MATH CURRICULUM GRADES 6-8

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Big Ideas Math is the program for grades 6-8.  Big Ideas Math® is a research based program developed around and written for a Focal Points Curriculum. It focuses on student learning through the incorporation of a Balanced Program of Discovery and Direct Instruction. Designed around the "Big Ideas" of mathematics as outlined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the program achieves the outcome of learning by a focus on making learning more effective and efficient.
 

KINDERGARTEN STEPPING STONES CURRICULUM

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The NAD Kindergarten Stepping Stones program is based on the belief that kindergarten is a stepping stone between home, early childhood education, and the primary grades of school. The program recognizes that young ones are created in God’s image and must be nurtured to think, learn, choose, and grow.  It is responsive to individual differences in developmental stages, abilities, and interests.

Check out the Kindergarten Stepping Stones’ Blog pages for up-to-date information on the kindergarten Stepping Stones program.

Kindergarten Stepping Stone Blog

 

SCIENCE CURRICULUM

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  Click on the links below for more details and how you can aquire materials. 
 

Science Curriculum Science Training
Inquiry Science Kits Professional Development
Inquiry Science Lab Day By Design Order Form



PATHWAYS TO FRENCH

Pathways to French helps teachers teach French as a Second Language in a multi-grade classroom.  It is designed to foster in students those skills, abilities and attitudes required for the development of communicative competence in the French Language.

 



PATHWAYS VOCABULARY AND SPELLING WORDS

 

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Now available is an exciting way for your students to learn their vocabulary words.  This site contains the vocabulary words for the new Pathways series.  You can just click on the image which will take you directly to SPELLINGCITY.COM.  Once you get there, you will see tabs that says School, List and Teacher.  You can either click on List for that specific theme or you can click on the Teacher link that says Pathways Theme 1 which will give you all the Theme 1 options for each grade.  To find other themes just scroll down a bit further for more options.  Hope this is helpful as you continue to implement Pathways!

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August

  • 9-> First Day of School
  • 22-23-> SU ECE Advisory/VIDYO

September

  • 4-> Labor Day
  • 13-16-> Academy Leadership Retreat, Nosoca Pines Ranch, SC
  • 21-23-> Secondary Principals Advisory, Gatlinburg, TN
  • 25-30-> IOWA Testing
  • 26-28-> UDOEC, San Diego, CA
  • 27-> SWECE, Montgomery, AL

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