Author: Martha Ban

How Distance Education Supports NAD Schools and Families

Griggs International Academy offers a wide range of Distance Education opportunities to NAD schools as well as to individual K-12 students. Whether a full curriculum, a single course, an elective, a filler, or a transitional option is required, Griggs provides flexible solutions without compromising on quality or academic rigor.

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~Deirdré Wilkens, MA | Course Manager/Curriculum Specialist |Griggs International Academy

Adventist Teacher Connect (ATC)

The Adventist Learning Community is pleased to announce that Adventist Teacher Connect is now live.  ATC will provide a central connecting point for Adventist teachers and schools in the NAD and around the world.

EDTech Conferences

Every year, there are dozens of educational conferences and expos in the US that bring educators together to discuss best practices, test new tools, and make connections with fellow educators. One look at a calendar of all of the year’s upcoming conferences might just seem like a jumble of strange acronyms. With so many different conferences to choose from, it can be hard to decide which conferences you should attend.

Hour of Code

The new Hour of Code Facilitator Guide from Apple can help you introduce coding to your students with iPad.

Coding with CSFirst

If you are like most teachers across the NAD, you have just started the work of preparing your classroom for the new school year.  As you report for duty, you may have started thinking about how you can add something new and exciting to your curriculum. I would like to suggest that you look into teaching some basic programing or coding in your school.  You might say “I barely know how to turn the computers on in my classroom. Learning code is very difficult.” Luckily, Apple & Google have come up with some great tools that teach coding in a fun way

Video Equipment on a Budget for Nonprofits

We know that video captivates audiences. Video works wonders—it builds awareness for your cause, rallies up volunteers, summons valuable donors and endears people to your organization.

Like Lego Robotics, This Lego Toy Outreach Helps Students Reach Excellence

As we use Lego Robotics to build future engineers, we can use Lucas Legos for Kids to build future philanthropists. LUCAS NELSON is a 13-year-old Adventist student from North Dakota currently fighting for his life to beat leukemia. Due to his severe cancer, Lucas is unable to attend school, or participate in classroom technology initiatives.

NAD Administrators Experience EXSEED

Loma Linda University hosted about 40 educational administrators and university professors from around the country for a three-day conference for its Excellence in STEM Experiential Education (EXSEED), an innovative and collaborative program established to enhance integrated Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in K-12 Adventist schools.

Coding Apps for Students

Computer Science WITHOUT a Computer!

CS Unplugged is very much based on a constructivist approach: students are given challenges based on a few simple rules, and in the process of solving those challenges they uncover powerful ideas on their own.