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Christian Teachers Academy

Written on March 21st, 2016

Recognized as one of the most dynamic Professional Development opportunities for Christian educators.

Registration is open until May 31, 2016. Visit for more information.

2016 Conference Poster

Location: Hamilton District Christian High | 92 Glancaster Road, Ancaster, ON

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Includes: All materials | Breakfast & lunch daily


ODYSSEY 101 - PBL Essentials

August 22 - 26, 2016
$750 per person

A comprehensive exploration of designing, developing and deploying a project.

Small groups of teachers, led by passionate, experienced and trained Critical Coaches will collaborate and workshop project ideas and practices that will benefit educators for the coming years. A primary grade learning experience is available.

Educators will leave with:

  • a clearer understanding of the Project Based Learning process
  • unit plans and curriculum they can immediately implement in their classrooms.


ODYSSEY 201 -  Digging Deep

August 22 - 26, 2016
$750 per person

To give educators who have some experience with Project Based Learning the time, space and resources to dig deeper.

An opportunity to come as a team of educators to develop a collaborative project around a theme or unit. A  science-specific learning experience is available.

Educators will leave with:

  • revised and renewed projects
  • more ideas for how to design, develop and deploy better projects.



ODYSSEY 202 - Study Hall - 2 Days

August 24 - 25, 2016
$150 per person

For those with Odyssey 101 or 201 experience, this is an opportunity to collaborate with  other teachers in a common grade, subject, or topic to develop and refine projects. 

Work with a group of teachers and a coach to further project development and project assessment. Participants are  invited to attend the Presentations of Learning on August 26.

Educators will leave with:

  • a broader network of PBL teachers
  • a new or revised project with attention to development and assessment

ODYSSEY 301 - Deeper Learning

August 22 - 26, 2016
$600 per person or
$1000 per team (up to 3)

Giving school leaders an opportunity to discover and renew the best practices needed to support Project Based Learning.

Participants will design and protocol a school-wide PBL strategic plan. This plan will spotlight how to support educators, develop a school leadership team, and utilize learning spaces, throughout the change process.

Leaders will leave with:

  • a strategic plan for their school.