Spotlight on Workshops
The conference will be featuring workshops to inspire, engage, and equip participants. Take a look at just a few of the workshops that will be offered at the ALEA 2016 conference. “There is an abundance of talent and success stories from Lutheran schools. The workshops will provide great ideas and information as well as next steps for adapting these models into other schools and settings,” shares Karin Semler, ALEA Executive Director. Information about additional workshops is available online. Check back again… even more workshops will be offered!
- Discovering What Kids Need to Succeed In 1990, Search Institute released a framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults. Data collected from more than 4 million children and youth, has consistently demonstrated that the more Developmental Assets young people acquire, the better their chances of succeeding in school and becoming happy, healthy, and contributing members of society.
- Creating Intentional Partnerships with Lutheran Universities Learn more about the programs at Lutheran universities that could benefit your students, such as intensive English classes. Consider new ways to partner with Lutheran higher-education institutions. Share your great ideas or educational needs with a panel of professors and representatives from Lutheran universities.
- “A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories”—A Bible Curriculum Model Receive curriculum training for the Bible storybook “A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories,” which tells the story of God’s plan for His people. Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF) produced a teacher’s guide to help educators clearly, convincingly, and creatively present the 60 Bible stories to children 4-6 and 7-8 years of age. The children’s book has been translated by LHF into Vietnamese, Khmer, Thai, Hmong, Lao, Burmese, Chinese traditional, Chinese simplified and Bahasa Indonesia.
- Art Activities for Language Learning Discover how art and creative projects can promote verbal expression in the classroom. Students can be empowered to communicate with confidence through the medium of art. Ideas and projects will be presented that can be adapted for any age and any level of language ability. This workshop will include hands-on activities and models that everyone can replicate—no special talents are needed.
- Cloud-Based School—A Model to Replicate Concordia International School Hanoi has designed a technology infrastructure based in the cloud, using wireless Internet and Google Apps for Education. This technology model is all affordable, wherever Internet access is available. ALEA hopes to find additional schools that are willing to start on this exciting journey of moving into the 21st Century Learning culture.