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News from Southern Union Meetings

by on February 08, 2011, under Education

At the Southern Union Education Council February 7-9, these important news items were shared:

NAD Convention: You can win a plush suite at the 2012 Convention in Nashville. Go to . Click on the icon, “share a theme.”

Adventist EDGE website re-vamped: You will need to re-type the Adventist EDGE web address into your browser in order to get the new, refreshed site. (You can NOT just scroll down to your history and use the previously typed address.) You will find a lot of new resources, including SPELLING CITY (for free!)

New Kindergarten Curriculum, Stepping Stones, will cost approximately $2700 to set up. Consumables for students each year will be about $40 to $70. Find out more about the program at

New Science Curriculum, By Design, is an inquiry-based program with four strands: life science, human body, earth/space science, and physical science. Lessons include opportunities for students to engage, discover, explain, extend, assess, and reflect. Scripture Spotlights, Faith Connections, and Focus on Health makes the series uniquely Seventh-day Adventist. Pilot teacher training will happen at La Sierra University, Feb. 13-14, 2012. Find out more about By Design at:

Get a sample of the inquiry kits that come with By Design and include pictures of YOUR students in the new series! More info at Click on “Educator’s Toolbox,” then “Teachers,” then “Science.”

Capture Video Easily: Jonathon Sumner, TDEC rep, recommends this free software to grab video clips to insert in PowerPoints. He demonstrated with a teacher who had no background on how to use it and it was simple!


  • Corel Software: The NAD has paid for SDA schools to have access to this software which includes 7 CDs for video-editing, drawing and painting, word-processing, etc. Call AdventSource, 1-800-328-0525 and use access code NADCorel. You will pay a small fee ($30) for duplication and shipping.
  • Webspiration: Teachers who participate in a training webinar on April 14 (or watch the posted session later) can get a 50% discount on a one-year subscription to this writing software for kids. Find out more at, (Winter 2011 newsletter)
  • BrainPop is normally $1495 per school. The NAD is working out a rate of just $1.40 per student!

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