ASDASA Convention Archive & Assets

“We are committed to educating the whole person—physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual. It’s not just a school. We’re creating the future.”

Every six years, Adventist educational leaders—school principals, Union and Conference personnel, secondary religion teachers and academy chaplains, marketing and recruitment directors, pastors, teachers, superintendents, conference and Union personnel—meet to share ideas and discuss challenges. This conference is called the Association of Seventh-day Adventist School Administrators, or ASDASA.

Click on any of the following links to access presentations and handouts.

100 Breakout Sessions

101 PhysicalGenesis – A Study for a New Generation – Philosophy and Implementation

Robert K. Thomas, EdD, Chair of Health & Exercise Science Department, La Sierra University; and Nico S. Rizzo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Loma Linda University

In this session we will summarize the purpose and philosophy of the PhysicalGenesis study that will be conducted in SDA schools across the NAD beginning in March 2015. Special emphasis will be given on practical questions that can arise in its implementation and the role of teachers and administrators in making the study a success.

107 School Boards Can Improve

Ed Boyatt, Retired Educator, La Sierra University

Is your school board managing or governing? This session will distinguish between leading and managing as it clarifies the roles and responsibilities of effective boards. It will prioritize the importance of strategic planning and assessing the success of your school.

111 Board/Faculty/Community: Structure to Results

Robin P. Steely, DDS, Dentist (private practice)

A fast paced overview of structural thinking leading to behavior change that leads to results. How do you define your “WHY”? How does that get you results?

112 Gone Fishin’

Victor F. Brown, Dean for Enrollment and Student Life, Kettering College

Fishing for great enrollment numbers? You need to know where to fish, what to fish with (net or a pole?), what bait to use, how to get the fish in the boat, and finally when to fish. In this break-out I will be your fishing guide!

113 How to Keep Your Sanity with Data Rollup!

Martha A. Ban, Director of Technology & Support, North American Division

Why does it matter what grading scale my teachers use? Why do classes need to be standardized? Do we HAVE to print report cards from Data Rollup? Why do schools have to use an approved SIS? These and many more questions will be answered – and your fears and frustrations listened to. Come join the DR party!

200 Breakout Sessions

206 Best Practices in Character Education

Ed Boyatt, Retired Educator, La Sierra University

The supreme goal of Adventist Education is to assist students in becoming like Jesus. This session will review the goals and exemplary programs in character education. It will also review the Biblical foundation of sanctification as it reviews God’s part and man’s part in the process of becoming like Jesus.

208 The Jugular and the Juggler – Marketing, Recruiting and Retention

Victor F. Brown, Dean for Enrollment and Student Life, Kettering College

Do the numbers have you by the neck? Are you having difficulty keeping all the balls in the air? This breakout will discuss aspects of marketing, recruiting and retention and how they all can come together for success.

300 Breakout Sessions

304 When Teachers Bully Students

Jim Weller, PhD, Principal, Loma Linda Academy Junior High

Groundbreaking research on abrasive teachers and how principals intervene. What you need to know to keep your students safe and learning.

310 PhysicalGenesis – A Study for a New Generation – Procedures & Implementation

Nico Rizzo, PhD, Asst. Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Loma Linda University

In this session we will address practical and ethical issues in the implementation of the PhysicalGenesis study that will be conducted in SDA schools across the NAD beginning in March 2015. Attendees will receive an inside look into the study and have an opportunity to interact directly with the speaker.

311 Leadership in a Quality School

Jim Roy, Professor of Education, Pacific Union College

Create a school that your students, your staff, and you want to attend each day. Develop need-satisfying classrooms that help students learn to fulfill their need for purpose and meaning, love and belonging, power and achievement, freedom and joy.

400 Breakout Sessions

401 Creating a Spiritual Master Plan for Your School

Pastor Mark Witas, Lead Pastor, Pacific Union College Church

This session will inspire and instruct you to create a plan to win your students’ souls and teach them to win souls for the kingdom.

402 PhysicalGenesis – A Study for a New Generation – Philosophy and Implementation

Robert K. Thomas, EdD, Chair of Health & Exercise Science Department, La Sierra University; and Nico S. Rizzo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Loma Linda University

In this session we will summarize the purpose and philosophy of the PhysicalGenesis study that will be conducted in SDA schools across the NAD beginning in March 2015. Special emphasis will be given on practical questions that can arise in its implementation and the role of teachers and administrators in making the study a success.

413 Leadership in a Quality School

Jim Roy, Professor of Education, Pacific Union College

Create a school that your students, your staff, and you want to attend each day. Develop need-satisfying classrooms that help students learn to fulfill their need for purpose and meaning, love and belonging, power and achievement, freedom and joy.


Event website

You can visit the event website at adventisteducation.org/ASDASA2015

General Sessions

OPENING Adventist Education: Weighed in the Balances

C. Garland Dulan, PhD

SESSION 1 Frames of Persuasion

Kelton Rhoads, PhD

SESSION 2 Leadership: Managing the Transition

Alan November, MEd

CLOSING The Consecration

John McVay, PhD

Devotionals

MONDAY Freshman Year: Second Period Bible

Kendra Haloviak, PhD

TUESDAY The Apocalyptic Vision

George Knight, EdD

Breakout 100

101 Influencing Hostile Audiences

Kelton Rhoads

Learn culture-spanning strategies that work especially well with skeptical, doubtful, and hostile audiences. The presentation includes effective communications tactics such as what makes even hostile audiences vulnerable to persuasion, how to induce perceptions of similarity among unsympathetic listeners, and four “bias-busting” methods that will build trustworthiness.

102 God of Wonders: Teaching the Bible

Kendra Haloviak

Many proclaim that the Bible alone should be our textbook. Come learn how to effectively utilize God’s Word in the religion curriculum.