Prairie Center for Christian Education in partnership with the Christian Education Foundation
Total Project Amount:
$16,000 - FULLY FUNDED! - A huge thank you to donors across Canada who supported this project!
Statement of Need:
The Teaching for Transformation Through-lines* as developed by the Prairie Centre for Christian Education (PCCE) region provides a framework for the development of authentic and integral Christian learning experiences that are grounded in a transformational worldview with a focus on the Biblical story.
Teaching for Transformation will help teachers develop a foundational understanding for the topics that they teach and help them truly teach for transformation. As well, the Biblical Throughlines will challenge students to see, understand and practice the discipleship attributes they will need to truly be Kingdom builders.
PCCE schools have been actively developing units using the Teaching for Transformation model. While teachers have been working hard to develop and post these units they often require additional work before posting on the Teaching for Transformation website.
This is a very unique opportunity to do a mass web-posting of the Teaching For Transformation. Over the next year the PCCE will organize a number of writing sessions using teachers from PCCE schools to complete 16 Science and Socials units. PCCE would organize and host the events at The King’s University College.
Will you help the Canadian Christian Education Foundation as we partner with PCCE to develop the 16 Socials and Science units for the grade K-9 level so that they can posted to the Teaching For Transformation website and be ready for our Canadian Christian teachers to use by August 31, 2013? Each unit will cost $1,000.
What are *Through-lines:
Through-lines are Big Picture ideas around which curriculum is developed.. Through-lines are qualities/
characteristics that we desire students to develop as God is revealed to them in all things. They are discipleship
concepts that guide our living. These characteristics describe how we can become part of the restoration
of creation. They answer “How NOW shall I live?” Through-lines weave the big ideas into a
The Importance of Through-lines:
Through-lines hold the unit together. Biblical Through-lines become the “thematic Velcro” that connect and organize the many facts, skills, and experiences from each unit and subject together. For example, after a study of Canada’s immigration policies, students might be very knowledgeable about immigration laws and know facts about immigration history. However, if this is where learning stops, it is inadequate because it is lacking “thematic Velcro” and does not address the question “How now shall I live?” The learning would consist of forgettable facts or meaningless knowledge and not necessarily relate to real people or situations in the student’s own community. Conversely, if the learning is thematically "Velcro-ed" to the Biblical Through-lines of Justice-seeking and Community-building, it is hoped that the learning will be formational rather than just informational.
Benefit to Christian Education across Canada:
These new and quality developed resources would be available to all Christian Schools Canada (CSC) schools via a national learning repository that is presently being explored by CSC’s Standing Committee on Learning.
Projected Completion Date:
August 31, 2013