Professional Development

Purposeful Design Publication provides ongoing professional development opportunities through webinars and site workshops. These come at no cost to the participants. Our goal is to help schools make the most effective use of our textbook series. This page is dedicated to providing you with information about professional development venues that focus on these instructional materials.

ACSI conducts trainings and webinars for our textbook series from time to time. Check the training page  to register for upcoming events.



Previously Recorded Textbook Training Webinars:
Elementary Bible Webinar
Elementary Science Webinar
Life Science
(appropriate for grades 6-9)
Elementary Math Webinar 
Elementary Spelling Webinar

If you have questions regarding the Purposeful Design Textbook Series, please email our Support Specialist or call ACSI Member Care at 800.367.0798. 

2017 Training Dates and Venues
More Dates Coming Soon!

Purposeful Design Publications will be providing textbook trainings at various locations around the country.  This training is for all teachers who are currently teaching the series, those who will be adopting it soon, or those who may be interested in what Purposeful Design has to offer.  Teachers who have been using the series for several years can benefit from this refresher and increase their effectiveness in the classroom, especially those who will be upgrading to the 2nd Edition Math.  All teachers attending six hours of training will receive a CEU.  Training materials will be provided.  During the training, best practices for maximizing each series will be reviewed.  Increased student achievement and teacher satisfaction are the primary goals.  There is no cost for the training.  ACSI offers these trainings as a service to you.

Trainings are provided in centralized locations to provide maximum accessibility.  Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.   

Date City, State Subjects Training information
March 25, 2017 Lafayette, LA Math and Science Registration Closed 
June 1, 2017 Hagerstown,  MD      Math and Science Register 
August 4, 2017 South Daytona,  FL      Math and Science Register 
August 7, 2017 Kaufman,  TX      Math and Science Register 
August 11, 2017 Lincoln,  NE      Math and Science Register 
August 15, 2017 Cadillac,  MI      Math and Science Register 
September 1, 2017 Montebello,  CA      Math and Science Register 

To see if space is available after registration closes, or if you would like to participate in or host a training in your area, please contact Cindi Banse at
Reviews from previous trainings:
Great explanation and application information-very, very good.  Just what our schools and teachers needed!

-Administrator, ACSI Member School, Texas

The in-service incorporated all learning styles in it – it was great!  I learned a lot.

-Teacher, ACSI Member School, Southern California

Loved the hands-on activities.  I can use all the information that I learned today in my classroom.

-Teacher, ACSI Member School, Alabama

Lots of hands-on activities from all grade levels.

-Teacher, ACSI Member School, North Carolina


Spring Forward 2017

Click HERE for Regional Training Opportunities

Purposeful Design Publications

Textbook Introductory Webinars

Date Subjects Register Now!
Tuesday, April 18 Elementary Bible Series Closed
This webinar will look at the Purposeful Design Bible series Preschool(3 yr) through Grade Six. We will look at the Bible truths, character traits,core concepts, and components of the series. Join us for this in-depth overview of Purposeful Design Bible. View the recorded webinar here.

Wednesday, April 19 Elementary Science Series Closed
This webinar will be an overview of the elementary science of Purposeful Design Publications, its hands-on and investigative approach, and best practices incorporated in the series. We will look at the components of the series and the materials included to tailor each lesson to the students in the classroom. View the recorded webinar here.

Thursday, April 20 Elementary Math Series, 2nd Edition Closed
This webinar will be an overview of the Purposeful Design Math, K-8. We will look at the balance of conceptual understanding, computation skills, application and reasoning provided in the series, and the components and materials included to tailor lessons to the students in the classroom. View the recorded webinar here.

Tuesday, April 25
Elementary Spelling Series
This webinar will be an overview of the philosophy and components of the spelling series, including materials provided to tailor each lesson for the students in the classroom. View the recorded webinar here.

Wednesday, April 26
Grades 6-9, Life and Earth & Space Science
This webinar will be an overview of the philosophy and components of the upper level science, and the smorgasbord of labs and activities provided to tailor the lessons to the curricular objectives. View the recorded webinar here.

Friday, May 5 (begins 3PM EDT)
High School Bible: #LiveFully and Blueprints
Brian Burchik, author of #LiveFully and Blueprints, will introduce these two high school Bible courses from Purposeful Design. #LiveFully is designed to empower students deepen their biblical roots and extend their reach of influence as a follower of Jesus. Blueprints (NEW) is about empowering students to build a life of godliness that sustains over the course of a lifetime.

Wednesday, May 10 Ages 3-11, Passport to Adventure EFL Series Register
This webinar will introduce Purposeful Design's English as a foreign language series, Passport to Adventure, which is designed to meet the unique needs of many student groups. The children will learn and practice important moral and spiritual principals while they are learning English.

All webinars begin at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, unless otherwise noted.