Indiana District: 2017-18 Grade Level Curriculum Conversations

Published on September 25th, 2017

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 – New Palestine) INSPIRED!
  • Jessica Trueblood (St. Peter’s – Columbus) HOPEFUL!
  • Emy Brooks (St. Peter’s – Columbus) READY!
  • Jenna Rhodes (Evansville Lutheran) JAZZED!

Grade 6+ SCIENCE Curriculum Conversation

February 9, 2018

SCIENCE ROCKS! Indiana District Grade 6-8 science teachers connected on Friday, February 9. Hot topics included STEM, student inquiry and critical thinking, differentiation, and instructional strategies.

WE FEEL…

Front Row:

  • Jessica Sons  (St. John, White Creek) – RELIEVED…MORE DIRECTION!
  • Nicolette Mierow (Our Shepherd, Avon) – FOCUSED!
  • Kessa Krueger (St. Peter’s, Columbus) – PUSHED!

Back Row:

  • Mark Rudzinski (Immanuel, Seymour) – VALIDATED!
  • Susan Seying (Zion, New Palestine) – ENCOURAGED!
  • Karen Sollenberger (St. Peter’s, Columbus) – MOTIVATED!
  • Heather Dyer (Immanuel, Seymour) – CHALLENGED!

Grade 6+ MATH Curriculum Conversation

January 12, 2018

Middle and high school MATH teachers connected at our most recent Curriculum Conversation on Friday, January 12.  Hot topics included Grade 6-12 vertical alignment, assessment, and fostering critical thinking among students. 

Front row:

  • Kessa Krueger (St. Peter’s – Columbus)
  • Rachel Miller (Our Shepherd – Avon)
  • Nancy Mathis (St. Peter’s – Columbus)

Back row:

  • Jackie Stuckwisch (Trinity Lutheran High – Seymour)
  • Jena Schumacher (Zion – New Palestine)
  • Ryan Baglow (Lutheran High School – Indianapolis)

Pre-School/Pre-K/K Curriculum Conversation

December 1, 2017

It was clear from the start this group would connect! An amazing day full of meaningful conversation, shared best practices, and wonderful collaboration!

We feel…

Front Row:

  • Tracie Douglas (Our Shepherd, Avon) –EXCITED!
  • Shirley Cronauer (Our Shepherd, Avon) – ENERGIZED!
  • Maggie Combs (Redeemer, Kokomo) – MOTIVATED!
  • Rachel Klosterman (Lutheran Central, Brownstown) – EXCITED!
  • Heidi Scheiderer (Lutheran Central, Brownstown) – MOTIVATED!

Back Row:

  • Amy Helmkamp (Our Shepherd, Avon) – EXCITED! SMARTER!
  • Amy Masterson (Our Savior, Louisville) – (happy face:-)
  • Katie Bell (Our Savior, Louisville) – INSPIRED!
  • Joleen Krueger (St. Peter’s, Columbus) – EXCITED!
  • Megan Cline (St. Peter’s, Columbus) – EXCITED!
  • Chris Behmlander (St. Paul, Columbus) – YOUNG AT HEART!
  • Jen Probst (St. Paul, Columbus) – HUMBLED!

Grade 1 Curriculum Conversation

November 17, 2017

Fabulous First Grade Teachers connect, collaborate, and share on so many levels! What an awesome day together!

We feel…

Front Row:

  • Megan Suhre (St. Peter’s-Columbus) – GROWTH!
  • Danielle Rothert (Lutheran Central-Brownstown) – VALIDATED!
  • Emily Klick (St. John- Indy) – CONNECTED!

Back Row:

  • Stephanie Wolff (St. Peter’s-Columbus) – REJUVENATED!
  • Dana Netherton (Our Savior – Louisville) – SUPPORTED!
  • Rebecca Klinge (St. Peter’s-Columbus) – EXCITED!
  • Lisa Dubke (Our Shepherd-Avon) – EXCITED!

 

Grade 2 Curriculum Conversation

November 10, 2017

Second grade connections…it’s a good thing!

We feel….

Front Row: 

  • Bridgette Hutcheson (St. Peter’s – Columbus) – EXCITED!
  • Lauren Pankow (St. Peter’s – Columbus) – BURSTING!
  • Sarah Weber (St. Peter’s – Columbus) – INTRIGUED!

Back Row:

  • Trisha Engel (Immanuel – Seymour) – READY TO TRY NEW STRATEGIES!
  • Suzanne Bolte (Lutheran Central – Brownstown) – EAGER!
  • Julia Marshall (Our Shepherd – Avon) – MOTIVATED!
  • Brenda Kreutz ( Zion – New Palestine) – INSPIRED!
  • Jennifer Pyle (Immanuel – Seymour) – READY AND REFRESHED (to lesson plan more effectively)!

Not Pictured:  Becky Hatton (St. Peter’s – Columbus)


Grade 5 Curriculum Conversation

October 27, 2017

Small but mighty…building a community of sharing and learning from each other.

We feel….

From Left to Right:

  • Kim May (Our Shepherd, Avon) – ENCOURAGED!
  • Andy Montgomery (St. Peter’s, Columbus) – JOURNEY!
  • Nancy Franke (St. Peter’s, Columbus) – [emoji: smiley face w/light bulb]!
  • Aaron McPeak (Our Shepherd, Avon) – HOPE!

Grade 4 Curriculum Conversation


October 6, 2017

Another fantastic day of conversation and connecting!

We feel…..

Front Row:

  • Juli Manning Ploss (St. Peter’s – Columbus) STRENGTHENED!
  • Andrea McKinley (Lutheran Central – Brownstown) ENCOURAGED!
  • Jael Sylva (St. Peter’s – Columbus) ENCOURAGED!

Back Row:

  • Larry Tews (St. Peter’s – Columbus) INSPIRED!
  • Pam Johnson (St. John – Indy) HOPEFUL & ENCOURAGED!
  • Courtney Whipker (Lutheran Central – Brownstown) RENEWED!
  • Tami Keilman (Immanuel – Seymour) ENCOURAGED!
  • Julie Tracey (Immanuel – Seymour) REFRESHED!

Grade 3 Curriculum Conversation


September 22, 2017

Great day of conversation…sharing…talking…connecting!

We feel…..

From Left to Right:

  • Becky Kamman (Our Savior – Louisville)  INSPIRED!
  • Jordan Spieker (Immanuel – Seymour)  EXCITED TO TRY NEW IDEAS!
  • Sherry Bevirt (Zion – St. Charles, MO)  REJUVENATED!
  • Katy Krenzke (St. Peter’s – Columbus)  MORE EQUIPPED!
  • Katie Walker (St. Peter’s – Columbus)  MIND EXPLOSION! (but with next steps_
  • Nicci Havenaar (St. Peter’s – Columbus)  FULL OF NEW IDEAS!
  • Alicia Wilkie (Redeemer – Kokomo)  REFRESHED!
  • Abby Garber (St. John – Indianapolis)  MOTIVATED TO TRY NEW IDEAS!
  • Wendi Lepley (Our Shepherd – Avon)  MORE CONNECTED!
  • Andrea Hromowyk (Lutheran Central – Brownstown)  PUMPED!