The North American Division’s continued commitment to holistic education inspires a special emphasis on fostering the balanced development of the whole person—spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social-emotional. Though we understand this is a process that takes a lifetime, we are dedicated to promoting not only academic excellence, but also crucial interpersonal and communication skills among students of all ages. We believe that increased student engagement and active learning strategies not only lead to improved outcomes for the school, but also produce a long-lasting positive impact in the life of the learner.
It is with this goal in mind that we have launched the Nearpod initiative. Nearpod is an innovative mobile presentation platform that allows teachers to create and/or download interactive multimedia presentations for live in-class lessons and engaging homework activities. It also includes monitoring capabilities for student activity and device control and is perfect for distance learning as students can join in lesson sessions from anywhere. Moreover, Nearpod integrates easily with Adventist Learning Community’s Canvas platform for stress-free navigation between the two platforms.
To encourage active partnership amongst our outstanding community of Adventist educators, we are offering a specific number of Nearpod accounts with the full functionality of the district license. The district license includes full multimedia capabilities, 20 GB of storage per teacher, a private library of Nearpod lessons collectively created and curated by your fellow colleagues, and many other benefits as outlined in this plan breakdown. To qualify for one year license (a $120 value) teachers are asked to create an excellent lesson that will be shared with other educators in the NAD Nearpod library. We have included a link to our Nearpod lesson plan template with the aim of promoting a clear understanding of our ideal lesson format. Links to Nearpod’s high-quality training tools, which are meant to aid in maximizing your usage of this cutting-edge platform, are included.
As with any educational enterprise we undertake, our continued prayer is that this project inspires profound growth in today’s learners both as students of knowledge and followers of Christ.
If you are interested in receiving a Nearpod district license from the NAD and partnering with us in seeking to equip our church’s next generation through superior e-Learning options for the modern classroom, please feel free to send us an email.