CDL4:

Christian Deeper Learning Presents

What the World Needs Now

Professional Development + Virtual Gathering

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Christian Deeper Learning

What the World Needs Now

CDL4 for Your Whole School

This year, we are offering a dynamic two-part experience for your whole school staff.

Our brand-new virtual platform allows us to lower costs and expand capacity so that we can accommodate entire schools. CDL4 offers 3 Professional Development packages for the price of 1, combined with a free ticket to the Virtual Gathering for each participant registered under a school.

We encourage you to Sign Up As A School. The likelihood of truly implementing deeper learning practices is greatly enhanced with whole school participation.
As a virtual experience, we’ve developed 3 separate Professional Development packages to involve your whole school to engage with “What the World Needs Now.” CDL4 enables not only you, the early adopter, to participate but enables you to bring your whole school staff to experience and attend CDL. We’ve enlisted world-class education leaders to make CDL4 better than it’s ever been.

Can’t get your whole school involved? Don’t worry! Individual registration is also available.

Offerings

CDL 4 = Professional Development + Virtual Gathering.

Christian Deeper Learning 4 in 2 Parts

Professional Development

World-Class Professional Development for Your Whole School Staff. Transformation begins today.

Virtual Gathering

Join us for a virtual gathering to celebrate the learning, to share our good work and learn from one another.

Professional Development Packages

Christian Deeper Learning

For Your Whole School Staff

World-Class Training Right at Your School.

Each 4-hour PD package provides tools, models and structures to support deeper understanding and guide you in the process of implementing new strategies in your own school.

Buy the PD Package, then choose which option or options your school wishes to utilize from the PD Package and set a date for when your local PD will occur. Identify a teacher leader from your staff to help lead each option – and we will train them via webinar to facilitate your local PD experience.

Your staff is invited to talk with our speakers, join with others and share ideas at our February 19 Virtual Gathering.

Explore the PD Packages
3 World-Class PD Packages

What the World Needs Now

1 Affordable Price

Building Community Through Crew

Ron Berger, Chief Academic Officer of EL Education, returns to share one of the key culture building elements of EL Education, and the subject of his latest book, We Are Crew: A Teamwork Approach to School Culture.

Love One An “Other”: Civil, Equitable, Inclusive and Just Schooling

Vernita Mayfield, ASCD author and consultant, will share ideas to help develop cultural competence from her new book: Cultural Competency Now: 56 Exercises to Help Educators Understand and Challenge Bias, Racism, and Privilege.

Assessment and Feedback: Tools for Deeper Learning

Jon Eckert, Baylor Professor and Corwin Press author of Leading Together: Teachers and Principals Improving Student Outcomes, will develop our thinking on what constitutes quality assessment – the most requested topic from our last two conferences.

Celebrating the Learner

Virtual Gathering

Friday, February 19, 2021

Gathering to Celebrate the Learner.

The Virtual Gathering is a Continuation of the Professional Development Packages.

On February 19th, 2021, all participants will come together to worship, share our good work, learn from one another, and experience what has been a highlight at our last two conferences: a student presentation of learning.

Explore the Virtual Gathering

Free tickets are included

in every PD Package

World-Class Keynotes

The experts behind the PD packages will join us for the Virtual Gathering to deliver support to attendants of their PD session and answer questions from the audience.

Special Presentations

Students will be presenting us with inspiring showcases displaying their Deeper Learning work “for real people that forms the self and shapes the world.”

Networking & Collaboration

Gather with fellow Christian Deeper Learning educators to share work from your school and collaborate with other schools.

Join in God’s Story

Sponsorship Opportunities

Friend

$ 500

Per Month
  • Free Registration Tickets
  • Logo on Sponsor Page
  • Logo in Slides
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • List of Attendees
  • Verbal Mentions
  • Logo in 1 Newsletter/month
  • Logo on Non-sponsor pages
  • Logo in Every Newsletter
  • 1 Social Media Post/Month
  • 90 Second Promo Video
  • Logo in PD videos
  • Co-Presenting CDL Webinar
Become a Sponsor

Partner

$ 1000

Per Month
  • Free Registration Tickets
  • Logo on Sponsor Page
  • Logo in Slides
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • List of Attendees
  • Verbal Mentions
  • Logo in 1 Newsletter/month
  • Logo on Non-sponsor pages
  • Logo in Every Newsletter
  • 1 Social Media Post/Month
  • 90 Second Promo Video
  • Logo in PD videos
  • Co-Presenting CDL Webinar
Become a Sponsor

SpeakerBest Value

$ 3000

Per Month
  • Free Registration Tickets
  • Logo on Sponsor Page
  • Logo in Slides
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • List of Attendees
  • Verbal Mentions
  • Logo in 1 Newsletter/month
  • Logo on Non-sponsor pages
  • Logo in Every Newsletter
  • 1 Social Media Post/Month
  • 90 Second Promo Video
  • Logo in PD videos
  • Co-Presenting CDL Webinar
Become a Sponsor

Become a sponsor

Sponsorships are a vital part of helping advance the Deeper Learning emphasis in faith-based schools at CDL4. Sponsorship levels are available to promote your institution or organization.

Download Sponsorship Application Form

Questions?

Call Tim Van Soelen at (712) 722-6228 or email [email protected]. Let’s discuss your goals and together we’ll identify the appropriate package to effectively deliver your message.

CDL4 Team

Co-Chairs

Co-Chair

Dan Beerens

Dan Beerens is an educational consultant, author, international speaker, and educational leader.

Dan Beerens is an educational consultant, author, international speaker, and educational leader. Before starting Dan Beerens Consulting in May 2010, he served as Vice President of Learning Services and Director of Instructional Improvement at Christian Schools International. Prior to that, he was the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Holland Christian Schools. Dan has also worked as teacher and principal in urban and suburban public and Christian schools in Wisconsin and Illinois. He serves as a Senior Fellow at CACE (Center for the Advancement of Christian Education), represents Curriculum Trak sales and professional development and serves as co-chair of the annual Christian Deeper Learning conference. He blogs regularly for CACE and is the author of Evaluating Teachers for Professional Growth: Creating a Culture of Motivation and Learning (Corwin Press) and co-editor of the recent book MindShift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education (ACSI).
Co-Chair

Steven Levy

Steven Levy is an independent educational consultant and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Advancement of Christian Education.

After 28 years teaching in classrooms K-12, and 16 years as a school designer for EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) Steven Levy is now an independent educational consultant and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Advancement of Christian Education. He guides teachers in designing service-based curriculum, engaging instructional practices, student owned assessments, and spiritual formation. He was recognized as the Massachusetts State Teacher of the Year, and honored by the Disney American Teacher Awards as the national Outstanding General Elementary Teacher.

Steven was the recipient of the Autodesk National Award for his impact on project-based learning, and received the John F. Kennedy Prize for the teaching of history. Steven and his fourth grade students were designated “Conservation Heroes” by the National Park Service for their study of the effects of a local bike path on the environment and the community. Steven has written various articles for educational journals, and his book, Starting From Scratch, details some of the projects and students he has worked with in his elementary classrooms.

Co-Chair

Krista Wallace

Krista Adams Wallace is an international Christian educator and consultant.

Krista Adams Wallace is an international Christian educator and consultant. Krista spent 19 years in the Dominican Republic working in missions and educational development. In 2002, Krista launched the Doulos Discovery School, an expeditionary learning PK-12 international Christian school in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. Doulos was the first international Christian school to implement expeditionary learning practices. In 2009, Krista led Doulos to become the first internationally accredited ACSI school in the Dominican Republic.

In 2016, Krista launched InspirED, an educational consulting nonprofit, with Steven Levy and Dan Beerens. This collaboration led to them to create the Christian Deeper Learning conference.

Krista lives with her husband, Chad, in Denver, CO and is the Director of Learning Innovation for Elevate USA. They have two grown daughters and serve on their local Young Life committee. Krista and Chad have an organic coffee farm in the Dominican Republic and enjoy finding new places to sell their coffee around the world.

Organizers

Organizer

Tim Van Soelen

Director of CACE and Professor of Education at Dordt University.

Tim is also a professor of education at Dordt College, teaching courses in Educational Leadership, Philosophy of Education, and Research Methods to graduate and undergraduate education majors. Prior to his time at Dordt, he served as the head of school at Calvin Christian School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as an assistant principal for Redlands Christian School in Redlands, California, and a middle school math and technology teacher in Redlands.
Organizer

Sara Espinoza

School Designer with “Teaching for Transformation”

With 20+ years of experience in both public and private education, Sara has gleaned from some of the best. She has has taught in two languages, four countries, eight grade levels, and ten content areas, and she has had the opportunity to closely observe and influence instructional practices in over fifty schools.

She holds a Masters in Educational Leadership, has served as a school board member, and has spent the past eleven years as an instructional coach. Sara is passionate about empowering others and building community.

She is currently working as a School Designer with “Teaching for Transformation”.