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The School Year is Ending. Plan now for Summer Professional Development

Posted by Milton V. Uecker on May 27, 2019 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Is the Lowrie Center PD Institute on your Calendar?  Have you talked to your new teachers…


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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…


Created by Lowrie Center Last updated by Lisa Lanpher Jun 10, 2015.

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.…


Created by Lowrie Center Last updated by Milton V. Uecker May 12, 2015.

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).



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


Lexington KY, July 29-30, 2019



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COLUMBIA, SC, jULY 22-23, 2019


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Life Long Learning

Started by Milton V. Uecker in Education Jan 26, 2018. 0 Replies

Ideas from the Field:Developing life long learners is often referred to in mission statements and in portraits of a graduate.  Desired outcomes must be assessed in order to verify the effectiveness of the school.  Let’s share ways in which life long learning is being assessed.  Continue


Started by Milton V. Uecker in Education Jan 23, 2018. 0 Replies

A philosophy of teaching and learning provides insights into how the brain is designed for learning, but a Christian philosophy should likewise attend to the heart and its role. In what ways does your school’s philosophy reflect the need for both brain and heart-based instruction?As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man. Proverbs 27:19 (NASB)For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…   Proverbs 27:19 (KJV)Yet to this day the Lord has not given you a heart to know, nor…Continue

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