November 15-16, 2018
Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Christian School Educators Science Academy is a two-day intensive training in the VAEI Model, with biblical worldview integration, that will take place at the Van Andel Education Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in November. In this training, you will:

  • Learn how to better integrate biblical worldview within your science lessons
  • Become better equipped as a teacher of science
  • Learn how to transform lessons to encourage students to think of themselves as scientists
  • Further understand the nature and development of scientific and engineering practices and discourse
  • Experience excitement, interest, and motivation to learn about phenomena in the natural and physical world
  • Generate and evaluate scientific evidence and explanations
  • Know, use and interpret scientific explanation of the natural world
  • Think of self as a science/engineering learner, and develop an identity as someone who know about, uses and sometimes contributes to science and engineering


Thanks to our generous donors, CSI member-teachers who have applied by September 7 and have been accepted into the Academy will be responsible for the tuition amount of $350. Member-teachers who have applied between September 8 - October 22 and have been accepted into the Academy will be responsible for the tuition amount of $450. Non-member teachers will be responsible for the tuition amount of $1,200, regardless of when the application has been submitted.

Please Note: Christian Schools International, through their donor bases, underwrite the cost for participants. The tuition cost of the Academy includes the training, lodging and food for the duration of the Academy.

For those member participants who live more than 60 miles/100km from the training site, CSI will subsidize the travel costs to attend, up to a maximum of $500, which will be reimbursed after the Academy takes place.


Lodging is provided Wednesday night through Friday morning at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel, located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Reservations will be handled by Christian Schools International. However, If your travel plans include any additional nights beyond the ones provided, these will be at your own expense, and communicated to the Christian Schools International staff. Rooms are not guaranteed to be available at the venue for the group rate beyond Thursday night.

Rooms are similar to a standard hotel room, with linens and towels provided. Each attendee will have their own room.

A dinner reception will be available Wednesday evening in the hotel lobby from 5:00pm -7:00pm. Breakfast will be provided for Thursday morning and Friday morning, beginning at 6:00am.

Snacks and lunch both days will be provided by the Van Andel Education Institute at the training facility.

A Networking Dinner will be held Thursday evening at San Chez Bistro.

Additional Information

For additional information please contact Rachael Heyboer at Christian Schools International
email or call 800.635.8288, ext. 240