I would like to bring to your attention some excellent opportunities for teachers and principals to expand understanding of how to integrate faith perspective into particular discipline areas. Last year I had the opportunity to participate in the B.J. Haan conference at Dordt College; the theme of the conference was faith integrated math instruction. Follow the link to Cal Jongsma’s excellent keynote speech. I think that integrating faith perspective into math is one of the most difficult and least understood of all disciplines to integrate for the average teacher – his speech gives an excellent explanation of why we need to integrate and how. Looking ahead to this summer I urge you to consider the summer workshop on integrating faith perspective into math that is being held at the Kuyers Institute at Calvin College.
This year’s B.J. Haan conference will focus on social studies and I know Bob Koole from the Society for Christian Schools of British Columbia will give a great keynote speech on bringing Christian perspectives into social studies. I would also urge you to check out the valuable and sometimes overlooked resources for teaching social studies from a biblical perspective that are available at the Center for Public Justice (U.S.) and Citizens for Public Justice (Canada).