The 44th International Institute for Christian School Educators is now in the past. As always the event was the pinnacle of the Lowrie Center’s summer ministry as teachers and administrators from around the world gathered to be introduced to the biblical principles that form the philosophical basis for Christian school education. This year’s delegates included emerging leaders and teachers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, the Philippines, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Guadalupe and several southeastern states. We extend thanks to Dr. Glen Schultz of Kingdom Ministries and Dr. Derek Keenan from ACSI for being this year’s featured speakers. For those of you that could not attend, be sure to look for postings of several of this year’s keynote addresses. It is not too early for you to begin planning for next summer’s event. The Institute is an excellent way to begin inducting newly hired teachers and administrators. The content, collaboration, and motivation gained through the IICSE experience continues to play an important role in the development of Christian schools worldwide.
The comments below will give you an idea of the delegates’ impression of the 2014 IICSE.
These are some of the responses to the question, “What do you think will be the most beneficial to you about the Institute?”
Check out our photo section on the website for pictures from the 2014 IICSE.
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by Dr. Milton V. Uecker
Over the years it has been my privilege to assist Christian school faculties in their effort to biblically integrate curriculum. My approach has been to provide a way of thinking based upon insights gained from multiple thinkers and authors (MacCullough, Chadwick, Garrick, Overman). The methods have been fine-tuned through interaction with graduate students within my course, Biblical Foundations for Curriculum, at Columbia International University. My thinking has also been heavily influenced by the work of Paul and Elder, The Foundation for Critical Thinking. It is my view that biblical integration and critical thinking are closely linked in that concepts within a discipline must be evaluated or judged from the perspective of a biblical worldview’s position on Truth.
An invitation to present at the 2015 Asia Educational Resource Center conference afforded me the opportunity to record a series of sessions on biblical integration for…Continue
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Throughout the years, the Lowrie Center has archived many messages from experts in Christian school education. We are pleased to announce the addition of some of these classic messages to the Enduring Ideas - Video Series, available for easy download at a minimal fee. Please follow this link for more information:
Did you miss the 2013 International Institute for Christian School Educators? Or did you attend, and wish you could share what you learned with your coworkers? Now you can download one or all of the Keynote sessions from this summer. Follow this link for easy download and secure payment options:
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by Dr. Roy L. Lowrie
An excerpt from Pearls from the Proverbs
He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor. Pr. 21:21
Humility and the fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life. Pr. 22:4
These twin proverbs offer the recipe for three things which most people desire: life, prosperity, and honor. These blessings are obtained through…Continue
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INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOL EDUCATORS, Winona Lake, Indiana, 1971. This was the first year of the Institute, the beginning of a rich tradition that continues today. Many of the founders of the Christian school movement are pictured here.
In the front row (left to right) are:
Bill Male, Dr. Brubaker, Tony Fortosis, Jim Weaver, Paul Kienel, Lou Koloze, John Blanchard, Roy Lowrie, Lucille Johnston, Gene Garrick (special thanks to Carl Key for identifying these folks).
FIVE YEARS LATER: (Thanks to Janet Nason and Carl Key for identifying these IICSE leaders.)
1st row left to right:
Lou Koloze, Unknown, Bill Male, Gene Garrick, Unknown, Bob Miller, Tony Fortosis, Art Nazigan, Ron Blue