Joshua Bowar Master of Education Instructor
Ed.D., University of South Dakota
Ed.S. University of South Dakota
M.A., B.A., Dordt College
Professor Bowar is also the head of school at Sioux Center Christian School. He also taught middle and high school language arts and reading at Lake Worth Christian School in Florida. Bowar has two master's degrees in curriculum and instruction and in educational leadership and is completing a doctorate as an educational specialist. He leads the Teaching for Transformation teacher training and classroom implementation in his school.
2016 - National Association of Professional Conference in Orlando, FL - "Yearlong Student Teaching: Boom or Bust"
2015-2017 Madison Elementary School in Muscatine, Iowa - SINA Total Participation Techniques Facilitator and Consultant
2015 - Northwest Iowa Reading Council - "A Potpourri of RtI"
2015-2016 Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Program Manual - Financial Fitness and Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety
2015 - Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America - The Adviser Editor and Writer
2015 - Contributor to In All Things Blog - "We're in the Kid Business"
2015 - Christian Educators Association Presenter - "60 Writing Ideas in 60 Minutes"
2015 - AEA Professional Development Online Facilitator - 28 Days of OLLIE
2015 - Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America - Meeting Crisis Policy and Plans
2015 - Green Hills Area Education Association - "Speaking the Language of The Book Whisperer"
2014-2015 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Program Manual Writer - "Student Body"
2014-2016 Sioux Center Public Library - Summer SPLASH Youth Program
2014 - Christian Schools International Science Curriculum Update
2013-2015 National Organizations for Youth Safety Teen Alcohol Prevention Program Writer - "Reality Check"
2012 - 2016 Iowa AEA Professional Development Face-to-Face and Online Instructor - "Speaking the Language of the Book Whisperer", "Strategies for Champion Teachers", "Total Participation Techniques", "ICC Writing Strategies", "Fun with Foldables and Graphic Organizers", "Teacher Toolbox", "What Great Teachers Do Differently", "Drama, Drama, Drama", "Read Up", "17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong", "Low Stress Classroom Management Strategies"
2012-2014 Northwest Area Education Agency - "Speaking the Language of The Book Whisperer"
2010-2016 Family Career and Community Leaders of America Magazine Writer and Editorial Consultant - Teen Times
2010-2015 Dordt Discovery Days Junior High Camp Instructor - "How to Do a Play in Five Days", "Crazy Olympics", "Movie Date"
2010-2015 Heartland Christian Educators' Convention Presenter - "60 Writing Ideas in 60 Minutes", "60 Poetry Ideas in 60 Minutes", "Wiki, Wiki, Wiki", "Drama, Drama, Drama", and "Elementary Chapel Survival Guide"
2012 - Secondary Solutions Curriculum Writer - Hatchet Common Core Literature Guide
2012 - Sioux Center Christian School - "SMART Boards in the Classroom"
2012 - Dordt College - "Professional Development Schools"
2010 - 2012 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Cluster Meeting Script Writer
Head of School, Sioux Center Christian School, Sioux Center, IA
Assistant Principal, Sioux Center Christian School, Sioux Center, IA
Professional Development/Graduate Adjunct Professor, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA
Technology Director and Teacher, Sioux Center Christian School, Sioux Center, IA
Middle School and High School Language Arts and Reading Teacher, Lake Worth Christian School
National Council of Teachers of English
Association of Middle Level Education
Association for the Supervision of Curriculum Development
National Association for Professional Development Schools
Northwest Iowa Reading Council President-Elect, President
School Administrators of Iowa
American Association of School Administrators
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Science Teachers Association
Christian Schools International Accreditation Site Visit Teams
International Reading Association
Northwest Iowa Christian School Principals Group
Dordt College Presidential Scholarship
Dordt College Alumni Association Scholarship
John Bosman Memorial Education Scholarship
JJR Leadership Scholarship
Dordt College Canon Literary Magazine Editor
Dordt College Future Active Christian Teachers Board Member
Leadership Sioux Center Selected Participant