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Teaching the Faith beyond the Classroom

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With each new school year, teachers spend countless hours preparing lessons, getting their classroom ready, and preparing themselves for another year. All of that is good and important work. Yet, the more I see Lutheran education in action, the more I’m reminded that much of the good and important work is done outside of the classroom. It happens in the …

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Let’s Extend Our Lutheran Education Network This Year

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I recently returned from an incredible event at Concordia Publishing House. For the past four years, CPH has gathered faculty representatives from different universities in the Concordia University System (CUS) to discuss and explore a wide variety of topics about the future of Lutheran education, what is working, how CPH and the CUS can partner, and much more. I’ve had …

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The Christian School and Family Connection

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Lutheran schools have a five-hundred-year history of contributing to the faith formation of young people. Yet from our beginning, we always understood that Lutheran schooling is not and never will be adequate to provide a full and rich Christian education, and that is at the heart of a distinct philosophy of Lutheran education. For Lutheran educators, we realize that the …

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Lutheran Education and the Digital Age—Part Three

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Welcome to part three of our four-part series on Lutheran education in the digital age, inspired by the good and important insights described in Will Richardson’s 16 Modern Realities article. In this part, we are going to tackle four more statements posited by Richardson in his original article: “High stakes” learning is now about doing real work for real audiences, not …

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Lutheran Education and the Digital Age—Part Two

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Welcome to part two of our four-part series on Lutheran education in the digital age, inspired by the good and important insights described in Will Richardson’s 16 Modern Realities article. I’ll focus on four of Richardson’s sixteen: Curriculum is just a guess. In fact, instead of being delivered by an institution, curriculum is now constructed and negotiated in real time by …