CDL6:

Christian Deeper Learning Presents

Diving Deeper

March 8-10, 2023 - Vancouver, British Columbia

About CDL6

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.

Deeper Instruction

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.

Spiritual Formation

How to define your Christian values and move them from the posters on the walls into the minds, hearts, and behaviors of your students.

Leadership/Schoolwide Structures

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

Visit one of three leading Deeper Learning schools in the Vancouver area and learn from tours/workshops with educators at that school.

Hear

Hear from Christian educators using different models of Deeper Learning in the Christian School context at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced implementation stages.

Gather

Gather to encourage and share with others in the CDL network in a beautiful temperate setting.

Pre-conference Visits

Project-Based Learning

Abbotsford Christian School

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International Baccalaureate

White Rock Christian Academy

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Teaching for Transformation

Surrey Christian School

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Schedule

Details forthcoming.

 

 

Join in God’s Story

Sponsorship Opportunities

Bronze Sponsor $500

 

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

Co-Presenting CDL Webinar

Become a Sponsor

Silver Sponsor $1,000

 

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

Co-Presenting CDL Webinar

Become a Sponsor

Gold Sponsor $3,000

 

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

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 CDL6. Sponsorship levels are available to promote your institution or organization.

Download Sponsorship Application FormSponsor Exhibitor Booth Request Form

Questions?

Call Erik Ellefsen at (408) 693-0453 or email [email protected]. Let’s discuss your goals and together we’ll identify the appropriate package to effectively deliver your message.

CDL6 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.