Storyline journal

Our TfT Story

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. — Psalm 119:105

Teaching for Transformation (TfT) rose out of a deep hope that Christian Schools could be places where everyone would discover their place in God’s epic love story for this world. TfT grew out of a curricular framework at Edmonton Christian Schools early in the 2000s. It developed and became more relevant through the efforts of many educators; in particular, the Prairie Centre for Christian Education (PCCE) nurtured and shepherded TfT’s growth in its member schools on the Canadian prairies. 

While TfT continued to grow within the PCCE network, it also began to shape other Christian schools across Canada and throughout the world.  Geographical expansion led to further evolution as the ideas and experiences of others contributed to both the framework and the implementation journey of TfT within Christian schools. TFT development in Christian schools in the United States is now led by the Center for Advancement of Christian Education (CACE), located at Dordt University.

TfT embraces the practices of deeper learning and has developed core practices that align with these principles. A TfT school pursues a Christian education that invites the people of God’s story into real work that forms self and shapes the world.

These are exciting days for Teaching for Transformation and Christian education. Many schools are re-awakening to the promise of their mission and vision while continuing to grow in the craft of designing engaging learning experiences. Christian schools recognize the need for a distinctively Christian design framework that invites,nurtures and empowers both teachers and students to play their part in God’s story through engaging learning experiences.  

Today, CACE is collaborating with over 50 Christian schools on a TfT journey deeper into God’s story. We invite you to partner with CACE and join this network of mission-minded, learning-centered Christian schools.