Curriculum

Indiana District Curriculum Initiative Pilots New Consensus Curriculum

A team of 26 educational leaders from Lutheran schools across the district is writing a social studies consensus curriculum for grades 1-8 that integrates faith statements and gives teachers access to rich classroom resources. The core team of six educators chose social studies because it lends itself to faith integration. The team pulled together twenty... Read more »

Homework…What’s the Point?

Homework.  Does this word immediately cue groans from students, parents, even teachers?  If the very word evokes primarily negative thoughts, then what’s the point? We all want our students to succeed.  There’s no disagreement there.  So, we prepare amazing lessons, include creative instructional strategies, and encourage rich discussions, all to help our students learn.  But,… Read more »

Setting Our Students Up to Achieve

Think back to your toddler days.  Did your parents give you one chance to learn how to walk?  Of course not!  With an unlimited number of tries, and loving, patient arms ready to pick you up after each fall, you finally mastered the art of walking.  Was there a magic age you were supposed to… Read more »

Ensuring Each Voice Is Heard!

CURRICULUM CONVERSATION…EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER! Finding a way to ensure each voice is heard can be tough to navigate.  Once you find the right road map for your faculty…the conversation is sure to follow!  Here are two conversation methods to try at your next faculty meeting: CHALK TALK Start with a chalkboard, dry erase… Read more »

Indiana District Curriculum Initiative

Greetings and God’s peace through His Son is yours today. I am extremely excited and overjoyed to pen this brief note about the Indiana District Curriculum Initiative that will begin in the winter of 2019.  In a joint effort Julie Dietrich, Curriculum Consultant for the Indiana District and Alicia Levitt, Academic Excellence Coordinator for the… Read more »

Indiana District: 2018-19 Curriculum Conversations

Grades 6+ SCIENCE Curriculum Conversation February 8, 2019 IN District Grade 6-8 SCIENCE teachers met on Friday, February 8 at Immanuel, Valpo.  It was a great day of connecting with and learning from each other!  Hot topics included student-led inquiry, instructional strategies, and classroom technology. We feel… From Left to Right: Matt Albertin (Trinity, Elkhart)… Read more »

Indiana District: 2017-18 Grade Level Curriculum Conversations

Grade 6+ ELA Curriculum Conversation April 27, 2018 SMALL BUT MIGHTY!  Indiana District Grade 6-8 ELA teachers connected on Friday, April 27.  The group may have been small, but the conversation was HUGE! Highlights included shared instructional best practices, reading comprehension formative assessments, student engagement strategies, and much more! WE FEEL… Beth Lewer (Zion –… Read more »

For Atlas System Administrators

Beginning of the Year Checklist for Atlas System Administrators: https://www.rubicon.com/beginning-of-year-checklist/?utm_source=PD+Update&utm_campaign=64bf42d584-2017PDUpdate_September_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_55d0eb9fe6-64bf42d584-102723201

Indiana District PLC: Professional Learning Community

Where can I access maps from other schools around the IN District? Click on the COMMUNITIES tab at the top of your Atlas home page. Choose PLC (Indiana LCMS PLC).  Once there, use the drop down boxes to further define your search. (e.g. site, grade level, subject area). HELPFUL HINT: Use the “hide empty course”… Read more »