Alicia Levitt

Computer Students Explore Uses for Raspberry Pi

The Tiny Device Allows Students to Explore Their Creativity and IngenuityIn Scott Storm’s computer science class, students work in groups on projects using a credit card sized device called a Raspberry Pi. It’s a low-cost, tiny computer that can do most things your PC can do, from playing video games to browsing… Read more »

Resource Room Meets Needs at Ascension

Tiffany Herman loves creating a place where kids feel safe and supported. It's this underlying desire that drives Mrs. Herman to make the resource room at Ascension into a supportive environment, where she serves kids of all ability levels.She works at the school partially through the Lutheran Special Education Ministries, an organization… Read more »

Building expansion benefits St. John Kendallville: New Classrooms Are Better Equipped for Student Learning

St. John Lutheran School in Kendallville is undergoing a building expansion that means big changes for students.With the addition of new classrooms, a cafeteria, library, and bigger bathrooms, teachers Alexandra Klaehn and Linda Atz are seeing the effects of these changes firsthand.“We needed space. We had a portable classroom for many years… Read more »

Critical Friends Can Help Us All

Friends care about and want to help each other. Critical friends want the same things but are not afraid to say what needs to be said to help. The Critical Friend Visit process is designed to support both of these objectives in an educational setting.October was very busy for us at TLSP… Read more »

Meeting specialized needs

Lutheran South Unity School Meets Student Needs Through Enrichment Room Triston Richards, a fourth grader at Lutheran South Unity School, is a kid who loves bugs, animals and science. His mom, Debbie, couldn't believe his ability to identify dinosaurs at a young age. But school hasn't always been easy for Triston.In kindergarten… Read more »

Curriculum mapping is taking root

Almost five years ago, TLSP determined it was necessary for our schools to begin the curriculum-mapping process. National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) was going to include this as a requirement for accreditation, and since all our schools were NLSA members, this was a proactive move. An online curriculum-management system was purchased for… Read more »

YouTube's Hidden Gems

Many fans of YouTube enjoy the comedy skits or song clips on a daily basis. Teachers have been using this site for great classroom purposes, too. I thought I'd share a few of my favorite educational channels that don't really feel like you're being educated, but you really are!Reading RainbowAny fan of… Read more »