In Adventist News: January-March 2021

North American Division publications recently included the following articles that may be of interest to Adventist educators. Enjoy reading!

In Adventist News March 25, 2021

Student Ministry Must Be the Center of Every Adventist School by Nkarlo Alexander
Read how Greater New York Academy’s ministry approach has positively impacted campus spirituality and contributed to an increase in enrollment.

The Three Angels’ Messages: Do you know it? by Leisa Morton-Standish
Developed by Dr. Sandy Doran, the Three Angels Curriculum for Kids “is a free, 2-week curriculum available for all our schools.” Uniquely Adventist, this is “an experiential, interactive, integrated unit that is engaging and exciting for kids as they learn the messages of the three angels and understand the deep spiritual principles of our faith.”

Is It Safe to Go to School? by Jerrell Gilkeson
Read how schools in the Atlantic Union Conference are addressing this question.

AVID Learners: Academies Adopt Uniquely Effective Program by Becky St. Clair
How do students learn how to study? Advocate for themselves? Stay organized? Try AVID, “a nationally recognized program which provides specialized training and coaching for teachers so they can intentionally and effectively prepare students in grades K-12 for their educational and professional futures.”

Timeless and Timely by Carol Campbell
“Change is all around us. How does Adventist education respond?” The Southwestern Union has a plan.

A Peek in the Mirror by Susan Byers
“Teachers in the NAD all had a unique opportunity in March 2020 to fill out a survey that informs denominational leadership, teacher education programs, and the teachers themselves about their efficacy in technology integration…. Serving as a ‘peek in the mirror,’ this study revealed how current NAD teachers feel about their strengths and needs in this area.”

Telling Our Stories by Arne Nielsen
“We live in a time when technology dominates our lives, information is at our fingertips, and it has become more difficult to discern which information truly matters. Without stories we lose our perspectives. Let us use this opportunity in history to tell our stories and to listen to one another. Stories will always matter, now and in the future.”

Adventist Education: The Nicest Work by James C. Davis, Jr.
While some aspects of being an educator are not pleasant, “what can be more important than the young people of the Seventh-day Adventist Church? We should make an Adventist education available to every student in our churches. And we should look beyond the church and reach out to our communities, seeking families in need of the love of Christ.”

That Time When Two NAD Departments Collaborated… and Saved the Church Nearly a Million Dollars in the Process by Richard Stephenson
Before anyone could know how useful it would turn out to be, God led North American Division Information Technology Services and North American Division Education to negotiate a generous two-year corporate contract with Zoom, including the stipulation that any Adventist institute could share the service. More than 4000 licenses have now been provided under that contract.

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