Alicia Levitt

St. Peter's teacher earns high praise

Holly Ehle, a kindergarten teacher at St. Peter’s Lutheran School, was named the Arthur L. Amt Lutheran School Teacher of the Year during the Lutheran Education Association Convocation in Milwaukee in October. This honor goes to a teacher in the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod who best demonstrates the characteristics… Read more »

Is the tail wagging the dog?

I was recently blessed with the opportunity to visit the Atlas Rubicon Training Center in Portland, Oregon, to spend time learning more about the curriculum-mapping process. Here are my major takeaways. Mapping is a process, not a project. I actually already knew this one, but what I didn’t understand until visiting Portland… Read more »

Making an IMPACT

What's the one thing that could be changed in your school that would increase student achievement? Smaller class sizes? Better facilities? Less standardized testing? All of these improvements would make teachers, students, and parents happier and could increase student achievement. But none of these strategies directly impact students. Wouldn’t we do better… Read more »

Filter bubbles

Recently there has been much debate about whether Indiana should continue to adopt the Common Core State Standards. I have fielded questions from many who are concerned about a “national” set of standards or believe a conspiracy exists to introduce our children to dangerous ideas. As I listened to these fine men… Read more »

Digging up dirt on PBL

How does soil give us everything we need? Curious first-graders at Central Lutheran School in New Haven spent several weeks trying to answer this question. Small groups of students read books, conducted research online, and examined soil close up to “dig a little deeper” into this critical question. In the end, they… Read more »

IMPACT 2012 another success

Imagine a group of first-grade students covered in mud. As messy as that sounds, students at Central Lutheran School may need an extra change of clothes as they explore the question: How does dirt give us everything we need? Meanwhile, fifth-grade students at Concordia Lutheran Elementary School are creating a living-history museum… Read more »

Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School will host STEAM camps again in July

This summer, The Lutheran Schools Partnership will again provide a fun, hands-on learning experience to students in grades three through eight during two STEAM camps at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School, 6318 West California Road. Offered Monday through Friday, July 9-13, the STEAM camps are open to students from all area schools, but… Read more »