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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It is time to begin a discussion on the second of our summer reading selections---Heart and Mind: What the Bible says about Learning by Ruth Beechick. If you have not already done so you might want to also review the previously posted comments regarding J.P. Moreland's book on Loving Your God with All Your Mind. Participate in this forum by replying to one or more of the following conversation starters:1) Professional educators should be continually encouraged to develop a distinctively…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:
Also, you can still purchase training resources from the Keynote and Administrator sessions of the 2012 International Institute for Christian School Educators. Follow this link for easy download and secure payment options:
A Responsible Heart
An excerpt from A Teacher's Heart
by Dr. Roy W. Lowrie, Jr. (1984)
The sons of Jacob had gone down into Egypt for grain because the famine was sore in Israel. They presented their appeal to the governor, not realizing that he was their brother Joseph, whom they had sold years ago. Joseph recognized them, but did not identify…Continue
Created by Lowrie Center Last updated by Lisa Lanpher Jul 16.
A Prepared Heart
An excerpt from A Teacher's Heart (1984)
by Dr. Roy W. Lowrie, Jr.
Short comments about a person are often found in the Bible which reveal why God used that person in a particular way. These comments are about the personal, private life of the person, not about the public life.
There is a comment like that about God’s servant, Ezra. “For Ezra…Continue
Created by Lowrie Center Last updated by Lisa Lanpher Jul 10.
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