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How We ServeThe Office of Education, directed by Hamlet Canosa, EdD., vice president for Education, functions to serve diverse needs of the K-16 education system of Columbia Union. Providing mission-driven, strategic consultations in program development; personnel; school accreditation; teacher certification; in addition to formulating system policies are among a host of services rendered to local conferences that comprise the Columbia Union. The Office of Education is wholly committed to advance the cause of Seventh-day Adventist education throughout our field.
Resources and Links for Educators
The list of web resources available to educators is too extensive to publish in total. Below are links to many resources required for use in the Columbia Union as well as commonly requested materials.
Columbia Union PowerPoint Presentations (click)
North American Division
FREE to Adventist Schools: Enclyclopedia Britannica
TDEC in cooperation with union directors and conference superintendents have purchased a site license to Encyclopedia Britannica online for all Adventist schools. The preview site can be accessed now, with the login of adventist and the password of nadsa1. The long term login name will be the schools org ID (same one as cognitive genesis) and then the password of nadsa1. The website is http://www.school.eb.com/. Contact your TDEC representative or conference office for further details.
FREE to Adventist Schools: Visual Thesaurus
NAD Office of Education has found a wonderful tool for your classroom. Students see a visual map of a word, with all of the related words and the grammar roots of the word.
Visit http://www.visualthesaurus.com/ use the abbreviation of your union (cuc) then @adventisteducation.org (firstname.lastname@example.org) password NADSDA1 (all caps)
This is free for all teachers and students.
CIRCLE - www.circle.adventist.org
All curriculum guides - click on Quick Links
Griggs Columbia Union Program Application
Pathways-A Journey to Excellence through Literacy
Adventist Professional Associations (National)
Adventist Science Educators Association (ASEA)
Adventist Student Personnel Association (ASPA)
Association of Seventh-day Adventist School Administrators (ASDASA) www.nadeducation.org
Professional Organizations (links)
AAPHERD www.aapherd.org (Physical Education)
AHA www.historians.org (History)
ALA www.ala.org (Librarians)
ASCA www.schoolcounselor.org (Guidance Counselor)ASCD www.ascd.org
MTNA www.mtna.org (Music)
NASPE www.aahperd.org/NASPE (Sports and P.E.)NASSP www.nassp.org
NCSS www.ncss.org (Social Studies)
NCTE www.ncte.org (English)
NCTM www.nctm.org (Math)
NSTA www.nsta.org (Science)