2015 Gala & Auction
Learning Culture Fund
Education in America is moving toward using instructional methods that target the latest research on how the child’s brain retains and learns. There are dramatic advances and studies in cognitive neurosciences and how they link to the most effective results in education. It is being proven that multisensory experiential teaching creates permanent learning or long-term memory and application, as it utilizes more of the brain’s capacity through a variety of sensory portholes.
Over the last year, ACA administrative staff has toured several independent schools in the Southeast to study their teaching methods and programs - as we are growing ACA’s learning culture.
At ACA, we are invested in the professional development of our teachers. Currently our teachers are required to have courses in biblical integration and continuing education. We are also dedicated to meeting the requirements of multiple accreditation agencies. The next layer of training at ACA is to invest in the changing nature of teaching techniques to transform the classroom experience.
In the classroom, experiential multisensory teaching lays the groundwork for students to think more creatively. This training will supply a toolbox for teachers to make the classroom more involving, engaging, experiential, hands-on, and interesting. It will enrich learning to benefit every student.
Our goal for the Learning Culture Fund that is being introduced at the Gala is to raise $35,000 for teacher and academic administrator training that is needed in the next two years. If we accomplish this goal, all faculty and academic administrators, K4-12, will receive the 40-hour training. This will foster an enriched learning culture in our Christian school.
Donations can be made at the ACA Gala Live Auction or on the ACA Gala on the ticket page.
ACA will remain a leader in Christ-centered education by enriching our learning experience and learning culture for all Lions to thrive in faith, learning and life.