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Child Development Part 8 of 8

Part 8

by Dr. Milton V. Uecker

Perceptual Development

Perceptual development is a critical component of overall physical development. By focusing on perceptual development, the teacher…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on February 26, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Developing the Mind of Christ in Every Student

by Dr. Milton V. Uecker

Christian schools are on a mission, a mission that is aimed at the accomplishment of clearly specified and articulated goals.  For every goal there must be a means.  All stake holders, administration, teachers, parents and students must understand and own the mission and its vision for the future.  Communication precedes ownership, but too often stakeholders are unclear of the outcomes and means.  Communication involves websites,…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on February 19, 2015 at 10:03am — No Comments

Introducing IICSE 2015

February means the beginning of the Lowrie Center’s preparations for the 45th annual International Institute for Christian School Educators. This conference, hosted by Columbia International University’s College of Education, supports Christian schools by providing a focused training experience for both administrators and teachers that are new to the Christian school. Participants may be first year teachers, newly hired administrators and…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on February 13, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Recommitting to a Christian Philosophy and Community

by Dr. Milton V. Uecker

In keeping with the mission of the Lowrie Center “to facilitate. . .the advancement of enduring ideas foundational to excellence in Christian schooling around the world," I want to share an article I was requested to write for ACSI’s most recent CSE Journal (Vol. 18, no. 2, 6-9).  “Recommitting to a Christian Philosophy and Community” is written to remind schools of the unique philosophy and mission that has historically been the…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on January 27, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Biblical and Worldview Integration

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…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on January 16, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments

Merry Christmas

 

The Lowrie Center wants to extend to each of our members our sincere wishes for a blessed Christmas season. May the celebration of our Savior's birth bring a renewed sense of hope and joy as you serve Him. The link below will take you to a Christmas greeting prepared by Norfolk Christian Schools. I trust it will bless you as it has me.   

- Dr. Milton Uecker…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on December 18, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments

Using Holidays to Teach Spiritual Truth

by Milton V. Uecker, Ed.D.

December and the Advent season hold special memories for me. These are memories not only from my childhood, but of the meaningful Advent celebrations spent among the children at Norfolk Christian Schools.  Throughout my years as elementary principal, I was mindful of the importance of leading the children in their preparation to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The month was always centered on a theme with four related chapels…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on December 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Child Development

by Dr. Milton V. Uecker

Part 7 of 8

Physical Development

Motor Development

The early childhood years include three of four phases of motor development. Growth or change can be observed across three types of movements---stability, locomotor, and manipulative (Gallahue & Ozmun, 1989, p. 82). Stability involves the child’s…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on December 2, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Child Development

by Dr. Milton V. Uecker

Part 6 of 8 part series

Cognitive Development

PROMOTING COGNITIVE GROWTH: A Synthesis of Practices

Provide a variety of hands-on learning materials

Involve all the senses in the learning of new concepts

Expose the children to new places and people

Allow for active…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on November 19, 2014 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Child Development

By Milton V. Uecker, Ed.D.

Part 5 of 8 part series

Cognitive Development…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on November 11, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Child Development

By Milton V. Uecker, Ed.D.

Part 4 of 8 part series

Cognitive Development

Language Development

The differences between the major cognitive theorists are illustrated when addressing the question of how language is acquired. 

The behaviorist sees language learning as the result of verbal approximations that are…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on November 6, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

Week 9

by Dr. Milton Uecker

Question 7:  How do the biblically integrated concepts and ideas from within this study impact the way I live? 

Integration is not complete until the student has related the implications of the Truth to his or her life.  Through obedience to the Truth, the life of the learner is transformed.  The ultimate end of integration is the answer to the Francis…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on October 30, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

Week 8

by Dr. Milton Uecker

Question 6.  Will the content of this lesson provide an opportunity to integrate Truth through the process of Critical Thinking?

It could be said that biblical integration is the highest form of critical thinking.  The emphasis on critical thinking is found throughout educational dialogue and practice today.  It is viewed as one of the key factors in…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on October 23, 2014 at 8:52am — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

Week 7

by Dr. Milton Uecker

5. Does the material present opportunities to discuss character?  Moral choices?

Perhaps one of the most common means of biblical integration is related to literature and historical narrative.  Centered upon questions related to values and right and wrong, literature at all levels provides examples and non-examples of character and moral…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on October 2, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

Week 6

by Dr. Milton Uecker

4. Does the introduction to my course provide an opportunity to address the Christian view of my discipline? Can I design my first week of class to address worldview and other theoretical foundations for thinking within the discipline?

Every course of study should begin with examining the impact of the fall on knowledge and ethics within the…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on September 25, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

by Dr. Milton Uecker

Week 5

Last week’s integration focus was on Dr. Ron Chadwick’s approach to integrating the structural or “enduring” concepts within disciplines.  As a means of further understanding I have attached three examples of concepts that have been integrated.  I have utilized a template created by Wendy Putnam of Palmetto Christian Academy in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Credit is also extended to Chris Johnson and Rich…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on September 18, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

by Dr. Milton Uecker

Week 4

3. Does the content to be covered in this lesson contain enduring ideas from this discipline?  If so, what is the idea?  

This week we examine the integration of a discipline’s content.  This approach is based upon the writing of Dr. Ron Chadwick in his book, Christian School Curriculum: An Integrated Approach ( BMH Books, Winona Lake,…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on September 11, 2014 at 7:29am — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

by Dr. Milton Uecker

Week 3

2. Does the content reveal an aspect of God’s character?

Question two is the next in our series of questions teachers should ask as they strive to incorporate biblical truth into a lesson.  Note that I have not used the term integration since in…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on September 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

Dr. Milton Uecker

WEEK 2

Last week we introduced the topic of planning to promote biblical integration. Today’s post explains and illustrates the use of the following questions:

1. Does this content deal with the answers to worldview questions?  Which questions? (Reality, truth, value, man, future, etc.)

  • Are the ideas from the discipline rooted within another…
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Added by Lisa Lanpher on August 27, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

By Dr. Milton Uecker

WEEK 1

As we begin another academic year, the Lowrie Center will focus on a primary distinctive of Christian school education---biblical integration. Weekly posts will examine questions that should be addressed when planning biblically integrated lessons. Thinking through the answers to these questions can serve as a means of identifying the approach that bests fits the lesson’s…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on August 21, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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