We hope all our students and parents will enjoy this extra-long annual five-day Thanksgiving weekend, but you might wonder about the educational value behind this break. While your family enjoys time together our teachers and educational support staff are involved in compelling and essential professional development activities. On Thursday we will join hundreds of other Christian teaching professionals at this year’s Christian Educators of B.C. InspirED Convention. Our day will begin with corporate worship and wisdom shared by the keynote speaker, Edmond Cho after which we will attend a rich selection of presentations and workshops relevant to our work in the classroom. On Friday we’ve planned an on- site professional development day streamlined to support
JKCS’s specific and curriculum development projects.
Pro D events like this provide:
- Inspiring and invigorating professional and personal connections
- Effective support for the ongoing work of developing curriculum
- Learning opportunities that foster authentic spiritual practice in the classrooms
- Creative sharing of new ideas
- Reminders of time-tested best practices, and
- An experience of Sabbath- keeping in a different form
We wish all of our John Knox community a wonderful Thanksgiving!