Office of Education

How We Serve

The 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 (cuc@adventisteducation.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

               
Journey to Excellence (J2E) - NAD focus on schools of excellence
 
                J2E in original format - click on Resources
                     www.catnet.sdacc.org
 
                Presents the different sections of J2E 
                     www.journeytoexcellence.org
 
Journal of Adventist Education
               
North American Division Education
                 www.nadeducation.org

Pathways-A Journey to Excellence through Literacy
 http://pathways.nadeducation.org/


Adventist Professional Associations (National)
Adventist Science Educators Association (ASEA)  www.adventistscience.org

Adventist Student Personnel Association (ASPA)  www.aspai.org

Association of Seventh-day Adventist School Administrators (ASDASA)  www.nadeducation.org

Seventh-day Adventist Health, Physical Education and Recreation Educators (SDAHPERE) www.lasierra.edu/departments/hes/sdahpera/

                             
Other Sources
Professional Organizations (links)
                AAPHERD  www.aapherd.org (Physical Education)
                AAPT  www.aapt.org
                AASA      www.aasa.org
                AASL  www.aasl.org
                ACDA  www.acda.org
                ACTE  www.acteonline.org
                AHA        www.historians.org (History)
                ALA         www.ala.org (Librarians)
                ASCA     www.schoolcounselor.org (Guidance Counselor)
                ASCD    
www.ascd.org
                CAPE     www.capenet.org
                FETC     www.fetc.org
                IRA         www.reading.org
                MTNA     www.mtna.org (Music)
                NABT  www.nabt.org

                NAEA  www.arteducators.org
                NAESP  www.naesp.org
                NASPE  www.aahperd.org/NASPE (Sports and P.E.)
               
NASSP  www.nassp.org
                NATS  www.nats.org
                NBEA  www.nbea.org
                NCES    www.nces.ed.gov
                NCPSA   www.ncpsa.org
                NCSS    www.ncss.org  (Social Studies)
                NCTE    www.ncte.org (English)
                NCTM    www.nctm.org (Math)
                NSBA  www.nsba.org

                NSTA     www.nsta.org  (Science)                 
                NTCM    www.nctm.org    
                SDE       www.sde.com (Staff Development)
                TESOL  www.tesol.org