As part of OCSI’s professional development program, new teachers participate in 12 hours of training on OCSI’s mission, vision, and philosophy. They reflect on the following 12 questions:
  1. Philosophy 3What’s your perspective?
  2. What’s true?
  3. What’s the Bible about?
  4. What’s distinctive about Christian education?
  5. How does OCSI compare?
  6. How does understanding our students’ perspective help?
  7. What are the implications of OCSI’s philosophy?
  8. What are the implications of OCSI’s vision?
  9. What are the implications of creation-fall-redemption-restoration?
  10. What does/doesn’t connecting God’s world/Word look like?
  11. How does God’s Word connect to the part of God’s world your students study?
  12. How can you help your students connect God’s world/Word?

Philosophy 1They also focus on the following key ideas:

During the final session, teachers develop a lesson plan designed to help students connect the part of God’s world they are studying with God’s Word.