Engage Newsletter Fall 2023

Published quarterly, Engage is the official newsletter for North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist Education.

Engage Newsletter November 8, 2023

The 2023-2024 School Year Is Off to a Fast Start! by Arne Nielsen
“The 2023-24 school year is off to a fast start, coming on the heels of the 2023 NAD Educators’ Convention, Phoenix, Arizona. What a great experience for all those 5,500+ educators in attendance, not only representing the vast NAD territory but including guests and dignitaries from 4 World Divisions of the Adventist Church, and 8 countries!”

Against All Odds
Read how prayers were answered, allowing Ophelia Barizo to go from being hospitalized just days prior to inspiring STEM educators through breakout sessions at the educators’ convention.

NAD Convention: The STEM Experience Continues by Leisa Morton-Standish
“The NAD is encouraging teachers to continue the STEM experience throughout this school year and beyond. Here are three ideas to get your students excited about STEM.”

Creating Space to Tell Your Story by Aaron Long and Desmond Suarez, II
“The AETech team was honored to host a booth in the Phoenix Convention Center Exhibit Hall at this summer’s NAD Educators’ Convention in Phoenix, AZ. The team set out to cast a vision for schools to better understand how they can connect with their communities through the creation and sharing of rich media and unique content.”

Adventist Education Turning Points by H. Stephen Bralley
Presented at the NAD Educators’ Convention, these six short videos highlight significant turning points in Adventist Education. “We hope that the introduction of these videos will help people recognize the amazing impact of Adventist Education and allow us to fully embrace our role in evangelism and ministry.”

The New NAD Social-Emotional Standards by Evelyn Sullivan
“Teachers can promote social-emotional standards in the classroom by creating a supportive and nurturing environment that fosters the development of students’ social and emotional skills. Here are some strategies to help teachers promote social-emotional standards.”

This issue’s snippets include the 2018-2023 Progress Report and more news from the NAD Educators’ Convention, as well as links to galleries from the convention.



The Curriculum and Instruction Resource Center Linking Educators (CIRCLE) helps Seventh-day Adventist educators locate the ever-expanding array of resources for the ministry of teaching. Visit CIRCLE.adventistlearningcommunity.com to find and share Adventist educational resources anytime, anywhere.

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