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So Little Time. So Much to Do!

Posted by Milton V. Uecker on August 13, 2015 at 12:08pm 0 Comments

Beginning Again

As educators assemble for the beginning of the school year there is always that sense of new beginnings and the enthusiasm that…

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21st Century Skills: Preparing Students for an Unknown Future

Posted by Milton V. Uecker on August 3, 2015 at 11:18am 3 Comments

21st Century Skills:  Are We Preparing Students for their Future ?

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2014 IICSE COMPLETED

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?

  • The idea of “intentional” Biblical integration
  • The connections made with people and the support network that was built
  • Catching the passion and feeling more confident in the foundation and sharing the biblical foundation of Kingdom Education
  • Biblical integration and critical thinking
  • Providing a strong foundation for my leadership and a stronger foundation for my school. . .
  • Hearing from Giants of the Trade!

Check out our photo section on the website for pictures from the 2014 IICSE.

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videos for the christian school educator

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:

Enduring Ideas - Video Series

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:

IICSE 2013 Videos

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:

IICSE 2012 Videos

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Do It Heartily

Do It Heartily

An excerpt from The Teacher's Heart 

By Dr. Roy W. Lowrie, Jr. (1984)

It was about 6:40 A.M. A choice group of young men and I were studying Colossians 3. We were serving God together at a summer camp. Reveille had not sounded yet so our 175 boys were not up. It was quiet in the old grist mill where we sat on benches…

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Integrity of Heart

Integrity of Heart

An excerpt from The Teacher’s Heart

by Dr. Roy W. Lowrie, Jr. (1984)

Psalm 78:70, 71 says that God chose David His servant, took him from the sheepfolds from following the ewes great with young, and brought him to feed Jacob His people and Israel His inheritance.

God has done a similar thing in our lives in making us Christian school teachers. To illustrate, (1) He chose us.…

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Looking Back-1971

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).

 

MOVING FORWARD - IICSE 1976

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

2nd row left to right:
Lucy Johnston, Ruth Haycock, Bud Schindler, Ron Chadwick, Roy Lowrie, Jim Braley, Paul Kienel, 
D. Messner, Charles Schauffle, Les Brubaker

 
 
 

Your word is a lamp to my feet

 We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. 29 For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which [mightily works within me.

                                               Colossians 1:28-29

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Fundraising and Biblical Stewardship

Started by Lisa Lanpher in Education Aug 13, 2014. 0 Replies

Fundraising and Biblical StewardshipBilly FisherAugust 1, 2014EDU 5515 Forum DiscussionPosted with author's permission When we take a step back and look at the overall fundraising process, fundraisers are working with donors who are looking to steward their resources bestowed upon them by God to maximize an impact that brings them joy and satisfaction.  In order for fundraisers to steward donations effectively from these donors, it is critical that they develop relationships with these donors…Continue

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Summer Book Club: Heart and Mind

Started by Lisa Lanpher in Education. Last reply by Milton V. Uecker Jul 17, 2014. 13 Replies

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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CIU Co-Hosts the 2015 Palmetto State Cross Country Festival

September 01, 2015
The Palmetto State Cross Country Festival takes place on CIU's 400-acre campus.

Columbia International University and Strictly Running are hosting the 2015 Palmetto State Cross Country Festival this Saturday, Sept. 5 on the campus of CIU.

The Festival features 5k runs starting with an open race at 7:30 a.m. followed by nine high school boys and girls teams at 8:30, and 10 college teams, including the CIU Rams, at 10 a.m.

The course is a variation of grass fields and wooded trails across CIU’s beautiful 400-acre campus on Monticello Road just north of Columbia.

Lady Rams Win First Ever Home Soccer Match

August 31, 2015
Lady Rams celebrate goal

By Melissa McCutchan

CIU Student Writer

Players, coaches, and fans were full of energy on Aug. 29, as the Columbia International University women’s soccer team played their first home game in the program’s history, defeating Wake Technical Community College from Raleigh, North Carolina 2-0.

To commemorate the first home game, the CIU Rams were led onto the field by CIU alumna Elizabeth Sessions (’43), who served on CIU’s Board of Trustees for 17 years.

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