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Textbook Professional Development

Ongoing textbook adoption / implementation training at no cost,
plus receive professional CEUs.

Purposeful Design Publications provides ongoing professional development opportunities through regional workshops and live online webinars. These come at no cost to the participants. Our single-minded goal is to help schools make the most effective use of PDP textbooks.

Regional Textbook TrainingTextbook Training Webinars

Click one of the icons above or scroll down this page to access additional information regarding venues, dates and times for upcoming PDP textbook training, both on-site regional and live webinar. If a training is not in your area or you need additional information, please contact Karrie Edwards, ACSI's Textbook Training and Development Coordinator.

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REGIONAL TEXTBOOK TRAINING WORKSHOPS


Map of Training Locations

Upcoming on-site training locations include:

  • July 30, 2018 - Mobile, AL (Math and Science) Registration Closed
  • August 2, 2018 - Columbus, IN (Math and Science) Registration Closed
  • August 6, 2018 - Winter Haven, FL (Math and Science) Registration Closed
  • August 6, 2018 - Kansas City, MO (Math and Science) Registration Closed
  • August 8, 2018 - Plano, TX (Math and Science) Registration Closed
  • August 14, 2018 - Concord, NH (Math and Science) Registration Closed
  • August 14, 2018 - Bryan, OH (Math and Science) Registration Closed
  • August 17, 2018 - Kent City, MI (Math and Science) Registration Closed
  • August 17, 2018 - Wilmington, NC (Math and Science) Registration Closed
  • August 22, 2018 - Keizer (Salem), OR (Math and Science) Registration Closed
  • August 25, 2018 - Loganville (Atlanta), GA (Math and Science) Registration Closed
  • August 25, 2018 - Waipahu, HI (Math and Science) Registration Closed
  • September 22, 2018 - Bellaire (Houston), TX (Math and Science)
  • October 27, 2018 - Universal City (San Antonio), TX (Math and Science)

Additional dates and locations to be added soon!

Click here for more on-site information and to register for the training event of your choice.

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Textbook Webinars

ONLINE TEXTBOOK TRAINING WEBINARS

New training webinars to be added soon.


Recently recorded webinars:

Introduction to Purposeful Design MATH: An overview and introduction to the philosophy and components of the PD Math series. View recorded webinar here.

Purposeful Design MATH - Teaching the Series: An overview of teaching the PD Math series. View recorded webinar here.

Introduction to Purposeful Design BIBLE: An introduction and overview of the philosophy and components of the PD Bible series. View recorded webinar here.

Purposeful Design BIBLE - Teaching the Series: An overview of teaching the PD Bible series. View recorded webinar here.

Introduction to Purposeful Design SCIENCE: An introduction and overview of the philosophy and components of the PD Elementary Science series. View recorded webinar here.

Purposeful Design SCIENCE - Teaching the Series: An overview of teaching the PD Elementary Science series. View recorded webinar here.

Introduction to Purposeful Design UPPER LEVEL SCIENCELIFE, EARTH & SPACE, and PHYSICAL: An introduction and overview of the philosophy and components of the PD Life, Earth & Space, and Physical Science series. View recorded webinar here.

Purposeful Design UPPER LEVEL SCIENCELIFE, EARTH & SPACE, and PHYSICAL – Teaching the Series: An overview of teaching the PD Life, Earth & Space, and Physical Science series.View recorded webinar here.

Introduction and Overview to Purposeful Design SPELLING PLUS: An overview of teaching the NEW Spelling Plus series. View recorded webinar here.

To view additional previously recorded textbook training webinars, click here.

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If you have questions regarding the Purposeful Design Textbook Series,
please email Karrie Edwards, our Textbook Training and Development Coordinator,
or call Member Care at 800.367.0798
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Training

2018 Training Dates and Venues

Purposeful Design Publications is 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.

UPCOMING REGIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNIITES




Topic:Date/Time:Location:Click to Register:

Math and ScienceMon., July 30, 2018

Mobile, ALClosed
Math and ScienceThur., August 2, 2018

Columbus, INClosed
Math and ScienceWed., August 6, 2018

Winter Haven, FLClosed
Math and ScienceWed., August 6, 2018

Kansas City, MO Closed
Math and ScienceWed., August 8, 2018

Plano, TXClosed
Math and ScienceTues., August 14, 2018

Concord, NHClosed
Math and ScienceTues., August 14, 2018

Bryan, OHClosed
Math and ScienceFriday, August 17, 2018

Kent City, MIClosed
Math and ScienceFriday, August 17, 2018

Wilmington, NCClosed
Math and ScienceWed., August 22, 2018 Salem, OR

Closed
Math and ScienceSat., August 25, 2018 Loganville (Atlanta), GA

Closed
Math and ScienceSat., August 25, 2018 Waipahu, HI

Closed
Math and ScienceSat., September 22, 2018
Math 9:00 AM-Noon
Science 1:00-4:00 PM

Veritas Christian Academy
Bellaire, TX
(Houston)
Register
Math and ScienceSat., October 27, 2018
Math 9:00 AM-Noon
Science 1:00-4:00 PM

First Baptist Academy
Universal City, TX
(San Antonio)
Register


If you are interested in training in your area, please contact Karrie Edwards at karrie_edwards@acsi.org.

 
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

Webinars

Textbook Introductory and Overview Webinars

Click here to view and register for upcoming live textbook training webinars.

Take advantage of these previously recorded webinars to view introductions and overviews to Purposeful Design's excellent line of quality educational courses.


BIBLE

SCIENCE

MATH

NEW SPELLING PLUS
SPELLING

ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL)

LITERATURE

HEALTH


Elementary BIBLE Series
: This webinar looks at the Purposeful Design Bible series Preschool (3 yr) through Grade Six. It presents the Bible truths, character traits,core concepts, and components of the series. For the "Introduction to Bible" recorded webinar, click here. For the "Teaching the Series" recorded webinar, click here.

High School BIBLE Series: #LiveFully and Blueprints: Brian Burchik, author of #LiveFully and Blueprints, introduces 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. View the recorded webinar here.

High School BIBLE Course, Introduction & Overview of Understanding the Times (5th Ed.): This webinar takes a look at the revised textbook for "Understanding the Times," which offers an engaging look at how the tenets of the Christian worldview compares with five major competing worldviews of our day. This engaging, easy-to-understand course invites students to discover the truths of God - and our world. View the recorded webinar here.

High School BIBLE Course, Introduction & Overview of Missio Dei: While this webinar was originally recorded in 2011, the overview of the Missio Dei High School Bible course provided by co-author JuLee Mecham is still relevant today. This course is designed to help students discover ways to participate in missio Dei (the mission of God). Lessons throughout the course emphasize personal application alongside new concepts, challenging and inspiring students to understand and adopt deeper levels of living out their faith. Download and view the recorded webinar here.

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Elementary SCIENCE Series
: This webinar provides an overview of the elementary science of Purposeful Design Publications, its hands-on and investigative approach, and best practices incorporated in the series. It presents the components of the series and the materials included to tailor each lesson to the students in the classroom. For the "Introduction to Elementary Science" recorded webinar, click here. For the "Teaching the Series" recorded webinar, click here.

Grades 6-9 (Upper Level) SCIENCE Series: This webinar provides an overview of the philosophy and components of the upper level science, including LIFE Science, EARTH & SPACE Science, and the new PHYSICAL science, along with the smorgasbord of labs and activities provided to tailor the lessons to the curricular objectives.For the "Introduction to Elementary Science" recorded webinar, click here. For the "Teaching the Series" recorded webinar, click here.

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Elementary MATH Series, 2nd Edition
: This webinar provides an overview of the Purposeful Design Math, K-8. It looks 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. For the "Introduction to Math" recorded webinar, click here. For the "Teaching the Series" recorded webinar, click here.

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NEW Elementary SPELLING PLUS Series
: This webinar is an introduction and overview of the philosophy and components of this revised spelling series, including materials provided to tailor each lesson for the students in the classroom. View the recorded webinar here.

Elementary SPELLING Series
: This webinar is 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.

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Ages 3-11, Passport to Adventure EFL Series
: Dr. Jan Dormer introduces Purposeful Design's English as a foreign language series, Passport to Adventure, which is designed to meet the unique needs of many student groups. In this series, children learn and practice important moral and spiritual principals while they are learning English. View the recorded webinar here.

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Grades 4-8 LITERATURE, "Mosdos Press Literature Series": This webinar presents an overview of the Mosdos Press Literature Series.  This excellent series harnesses the power of literature to help students and teachers think about universal themes. It provides teacher-friendly materials, quality content, and varied and engaging language arts activities. View the recorded webinar here.

High School LITERATURE, "TextWord Literature Series": This webinar provides valuable information regarding TextWord products that are designed to enable high school students to acquire a high level of solidly-based comprehension, writing, and communication skills. With this series, students discover an exciting grouping of short stories, novellas, drama, novels and noteworthy fiction. View the recorded webinar here.

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Middle and High School HEALTH, "Total Health Series": While this webinar was recorded several years ago (and features graphics from the first edition of this series), the information presented by Susan Boe, the author of the Total Health series, is still relevant to understanding and using this curriculum to its fullest potential. The Total Health curriculum for high school students is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of all important physical, mental and social health issues. The Total Health curriculum for middle school students presents a well-rounded approach to physical, spiritual, mental and social health, helping to explain the changes that are occurring in and around them. View the recorded webinar here.

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