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CDL Digest - 3.3.23

Ready to Go!

In this next week 470+ educators will descend upon the campus of Surrey Christian Secondary for three days of learning, inspiration, encouragement, and networking at the 6th annual gathering of the Christian Deeper Learning conference.

What can be expected if you are attending?

Learning - Those coming early will benefit from one of our four pre-conference opportunities and at the conference, you will be able to choose from 60+ workshops that have been carefully chosen that align with the philosophy of CDL as well as 16 EMT (Eleven Minute Talk) sessions. Reminder: make your selections on the Whova app - some sessions are already full!

Inspiration - there will be an exciting student presentation, educator classroom stories and school change stories. Plus you will be with other educators who are some of the best we have in Christian education today and here's why I say that!

Encouragement - learn about new tools and resources, share what you have learned with others at the Conversation Cafe, and interact with partner sponsors offering professional development and professional resources. See our partner sponsors below.

Networking - we are truly an international conference - it will be great to meet other educators from other places! See our attendee map below.

Food and fun - we still have room for a few more at our Thursday dinner. If you would like to join us, please use this link and use the password celebration after you click on the link. This is first come, first served and enrollment will cut off at our pre-set limit. Vancouver is an exceptional city - hoping you take some time to explore it further. It will be a bit chillier than normal, so be sure to bring some warm clothes to wear!

We are so grateful to our Partner Sponsors!

See you in Vancouver!


If you can't make CDL6 but would like some high-quality, intensive PD on Christian Deeper Learning, then please consider attending Steven and Joanna's week-long Summer Institute!

REGISTRATION OPEN for the CDL Summer Institute!

Live it!

Knowing about God is quite different from walking day to day with God.

Knowing about Christian Deeper Learning (CDL) is quite different from being able to engage your students in CDL.

The purpose of this institute is:

  • To immerse you in a CDL experience that will equip you to provide a CDL experience for your students. It’s very hard to teach something with an authenticity that you haven’t experienced yourself.

  • To explore what it means to teach “Christianly” in all subjects and grade levels. Biblical integration sometimes happens in what we teach and sometimes in the way we learn together.

  • To engage you with the curriculum, instructional practices, and assessment strategies that support CDL for all your students.

  • To create a culture that encourages Christ-like character and invites the learner into God’s story.

  • To refresh and renew your spirit in a pastoral setting – a mansion on a lake with outstanding hospitality and cuisine.

We are limited to 35 participants. Last year we had a waiting list. If you are interested, please register soon. Register here.


Editor's note about the Digest: We hope to share with you each week articles of interest that you may have missed. This will include current information as well as previous blog posts from CDL that perhaps you didn’t have time to read the first time around. If you have items you think may be of interest, please feel free to get in touch with me at We are also seeking blog writers for our blog posts which are published each week on Monday and Wednesday. For more info, see our guidelines.


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