March 8-10, 2023 - Vancouver, British Columbia
CDL6 will provide school leaders the opportunity to go deeper and experience Christian Deeper Learning at the school and classroom levels. We will be offering juried workshops by experienced teachers and leaders from within the Christian Deeper Learning network.
Our pre-conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn from educators at three different school sites using three different learning models – project-based learning at Abbotsford Christian, International Baccalaureate at White Rock Christian, and Teaching for Transformation at Surrey Christian. Each school is a K-12 setting and has been implementing their Deeper Learning model for several years. We will be able to see how their school environment and culture have been shaped by their mission and their chosen learning model and hear from teachers and students about their learning.
Our conference site, Surrey Christian, will be a warm and welcoming space for our gatherings and workshops. They are very excited about hosting us and we look forward to great times of worship, fellowship, and learning together!
We especially encourage school teams to attend this conference. The opportunity for shared learning and discussion can be a great catalyst to move your school forward. Special team rates and early bird rates are available.
Vancouver is a vibrant and visually beautiful city any time of year. Consider coming a day or two early and exploring the city or taking a ferry ride to Victoria and Vancouver Island. Surrey is a suburb of Vancouver and offers reasonably priced accommodations near our conference site.
Come to the CDL6 Diving Deeper Conference
Designing Beautiful Work
How to design curriculum that provokes complex thinking, inspires beautiful work, and forms students into the character of Christ.
How to plan lessons that engage students as active participants - making creative connections and constructing meaning together in accord with God’s Word.
Assessment For Learning
How to use assessment to help students learn, grow, and take responsibility for their own progress. They work as if for God, and not for grades.
How to define your Christian values and move them from the posters on the walls into the minds, hearts, and behaviors of your students.
How to lead the effort to become a Deeper Learning school, maximize your distinctively Christian mission, and utilize effective schoolwide structures to sustain long-term change.
CDL6 = Pre-conference + Workshops
Day 1: Pre-conference
See Deeper Learning in action at three Christian schools in the Vancouver area.
Day 2 & 3: Workshops
Join us for workshop sessions to explore five different strands of Christian Deeper Learning.
What We Hope to Accomplish
Visit one of three leading Deeper Learning schools in the Vancouver area and learn from tours/workshops with educators at that school.
Hear from Christian educators using different models of Deeper Learning in the Christian School context at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced implementation stages.
Gather to encourage and share with others in the CDL network in a beautiful temperate setting.
Join in God’s Story
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.
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.