Alta Vista serves Christian education in areas of curriculum development,
instructional improvement, balanced assessment, learner-centered
collaboration, and school renewal.|
Curriculum: AV works with schools to develop mission-framed curricular
units that are designed to engage students around enduring understandings
and essential questions. Alta Vista also works with schools to align their
curriculum vertically and horizontally through a process of curriculum
mapping and curriculum review using the maps.
Instructional improvement: AV offers workshops/courses on differentiated
instruction and responding to student diversity, in particular, and on
pedagogy in a larger sense. AV is also exploring the ‘pedagogy of space and
place’ and its implications for Christian education. In addition, in partnership
with Seattle Pacific University, Alta Vista offers the Professional Certification
program to area Christian teachers.
Balanced Assessment: AV offers workshops on mission-framed assessment as,
for and of learning.
Learner-centered Collaboration: AV works with Christian educators/schools
to develop learner-centered collaborative teacher teams designed to help
more students learn more.
School Renewal: AV offers a resource called "Spaces Where Learners Flourish"
designed to help Christian School leaders and teachers examine their learning
spaces through the lens of human flourishing. AV also offers accreditation
support to regional Christian schools in partnership with Christian Schools
International and NorthWest Christian Schools International.