04augAll Day07CancelledWestern Fellowship Teachers' Institute 2020Twelfth AnnualWe attempted to make our decision with the overall good of our schools in focus, as well as in consideration of the hosting communities in view of the COVID-19 situation.(All Day) PST Event Organized By: WFTI Board
Greetings to each in the name of Jesus, We have decided to cancel the WFTI 2020 event. While we realize that this may be disappointing and that there are reasons that
Greetings to each in the name of Jesus,
We have decided to cancel the WFTI 2020 event.
While we realize that this may be disappointing and that there are reasons that could be given to continue with this year’s program, we also feel that the situation is unclear enough and complex enough with proceeding that it would be better to cancel. We attempted to make our decision with the overall good of our schools in focus, as well as in consideration of the hosting communities in view of the COVID-19 situation.
Now what? Are there some alternatives?
We are thinking of ways that we can still help you prepare to teach this coming school term. We are especially concerned for new teachers who might want some extra guidance. Also, we think of those who might be expecting tough situations or trying to solve complex learning and teaching problems this year. We have some ideas brewing and plan to follow up with another email. We would be delighted if you have suggestions for us. Feel free to send them to [email protected] for our consideration.
Thank you for your understanding.
The WFTI board
Western Fellowship Teachers’ Institute is planned for Tuesday, August 4 to Friday, August 7. This is especially geared for teachers and so we cordially invite anyone who has taught, is teaching, or will be teaching. While we are delighted to see teachers come, we also want to invite board members, church leaders, school administrators and others who have a heart for and an interest in the Christian day school movement. We are convinced that there will be something inspirational for everyone, whatever your connection to Christian education may be.
Please note: The committee requests that all attendees register. You may register online or fill out the form below and submit it by email or postal mail.
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Download the topic descriptions or preview them below. You can also register online.
The committee offers a few things of note for your consideration:
- There is no tuition or registration cost to attend this school institute. The expenses are covered by freewill donations. If you would like to help with these costs, there will be a place designated at the institute for you to leave donations. The approximate expense per attendee is $85.
- Teachers are always on the lookout for new ideas. At WFTI, we will have a place for you to display ideas for art and science projects, bulletin boards, or any other things you think could be a help to other teachers. Even if you brought it before, feel free to bring it again. Don’t leave them at home! There will be new teachers who may benefit.
- Please take the time to register! It is easy to put it off or to ignore this, but for the organizers, this would be very helpful. The instructions for registering are on the back of the enclosed program. Also, if you want someone to help with your lodging, please be sure to register by July 27 and let Gary and Senesa know that you need lodging. Please be responsible to arrange your own transportation.
- As always, please be free with your suggestions, questions, and any other feedback on any part of the WFTI program.
As a board, we are anticipating a wonderful time of fellowship, interaction, and encouragement at WFTI this coming summer! If you cannot be there in person, please pray for this effort. Pray for our Christian day schools throughout the country. Pray that we may continue to enjoy this privilege and that our schools may truly be effective in molding the character of our children in such a way that they want to serve the Lord and live a life that is active in His service as they become adults.
God bless each of you,
The WFTI Board: Jonathan Miller, chairman; Loren Kropf, secretary; Wendell Rohrer, treasurer; Nolan Bechtel and John Smucker, members
august 4 (Tuesday) - 7 (Friday) PST
WFTI Board541-999-7467 | [email protected]