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Witness Always
"For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree."
1 John 5:7-8 (ESV)
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June 9-13, 2014





Often, in the midst of great problems, we stop short of the real blessing

God has for us, which is a fresh vision of who He is.

- Anne Graham Lotz


onlineconf6th annual Online Conference on 21st Century Lutheran Education

6th annual Online Conference on 21st Century Lutheran Education
is back this year with a theme of "Engaged and Uncaged Lutheran Education." The event is scheduled for May 15 and 16 and all are welcome. You can attend alone with nothing more than a computer, Internet connection and working speakers. Or, some in the past set up a room with a screen and speakers, and attend one more more sessions as a group. Registration is open and we are still accepting presentation proposals through March. Register today at www.21cle.com.


The Online Conference on 21st Century Lutheran Education is a free online conference dedicated to connecting, inspiring, informing and igniting innovation in Lutheran educators of all kinds (Lutheran schools, public schools, home-based schools, co-ops, independent schools, parishes, para-church ministries, and more). Started in 2009 with 20 presenters and just over 100 participants, the conference has grown each year to thousands of participants either attending live sessions or benefiting from the archive of session recordings. This is the first online conference dedicated specifically to the mission and ministry of Lutheran education.


While managed by a team at Concordia University Wisconsin and made possible by the donation of the technologies and resources of the CUW School of Education and the Office of Continuing and Distance Education, this conference is made possible by volunteer hosts, organizers and presenters from around the world.

Congressman Luke Messer (R-IN) (center), founder and chair of the Congressional School Choice Caucus, hosted the group's inaugural meeting March 25 on Capitol Hill.  He was joined by caucus colleagues and parents whose children have directly benefited by choice.

"I am a firm believer that this is the civil rights issue of this generation," said the Congressman.  Access to the American dream of opportunity requires "access to a great education."

"Every cause has its time," he said, and we now have the chance to provide opportunities to parents that were "unimaginable even just a couple of years ago."


Find out more about the caucus in the April issue of Outlook.  


Also in the April Outlook:

  • Senate Affirms Parental Choice in Child Care  
  • RealClear Education Launch Covers Pressing Ed Issues
  • CAPE Community Weighs in on Preschool Grants
  • AZ Savings Account Program Upheld
  • AFC Summit Set for May
  • And much more 

The annual PDP course offered at CUW, June 23/24, 2014 for first year Lutheran teachers finishing up this year, who will need to do a PDP for DPI if they want to earn their next 5-yr Professional Teachers License.


This course will assist the 2nd year teacher in the development of a PDP, as required for renewal of the Wisconsin State Teaching License under Wisconsin Statute PI 34. The instructor will assist beginning teachers in writing a reflection of their first year experiences, selecting two teaching standards for their plan, writing goal statements, and planning activities to carry out their plan. The instructor will then serve as the University (IHE) Rep on each student's PDP team.  


This course is also offered online, for teachers who might want to use that deliver option.


If you have any questions, please contact:


Steven Witt, Ph.D. 
Director of Graduate Education Admin/Literacy 

Graduate Global Outreach and Innovation
Concordia University Wisconsin
262.243.4253 office
262.243.2910 fax

webinarRural and Small Town Mission Webinar

Legal/Financial Issues in Rural Parishes Webinar - presented by Peter Krege, MO Dist

Thursday, April 10, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time

You can choose to hear the audio for this meeting either through your computer speakers or by dialing the following conference call information with your phone: 
Follow the directions once you are logged in if you choose to listen on your phone.   

Please click here to join this meeting

Link not working? Copy the following URL into your browser 

Attendee Meeting URL: https://www.anymeeting.com/200-285-753

Personal message from LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission
Please join RSTM April 10th at 1:00pm CST for the webinar, "Legal/Financial Issues in Rural Parishes"-with Peter Krege, Assistant to the President, Financial Planning and Control, Missouri District.  It's important to run the system check below if you have never used www.anymeeting.com before in order for the webinar process to work smoothly for you. Give yourself 5-10 minutes for this process! Contact our office (Phone (660)463-9400 or (888)463-5127  ext. 314) ahead of time if you have questions.  Thank you!
rosettaRosetta Stone Arts Attack

School Ministry has how negotiated contracts for premium services at reduced prices for Lutheran schools with Rosetta Stone ARTS ATTACK. Other negotiations are underway.


Arts Attack Agreement and Pricing


yelltellYell and Tell


I've had a few responses to the Yell and Tell program. I understand that this is a busy time of year to schedule one more thing. However, I don't want this to fall off the radar.


If your intent is to participate, please send me an email.  The proposed training event will not take place until we have more definitive numbers.

prayerNational Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer is May 1.

Resources may be found at: http://nationaldayofprayer.org/

Take time that day to talk with your students and families
about the importance of prayer. It's your direct line to God!
 eventsUpcoming Events

April 11 - Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park - Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 
April 14 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Northwest Lutheran School, Milwaukee 
April 27 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Trinity-Freistadt, Mequon

May 1 - National Day of Prayer 


May 4 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Blessed Savior, New Berlin

May 15 - NLSA Annual and Visiting Team Reports due 
June 9-13 - Lutheran Church Workers Couples Retreat, Heartland Retreat Center, Trego, WI

August 1 - Early Childhood Literacy Festival, Concordia University Wisconsin

August 8 - New Worker Orientation, District Office

September 22 - Parent Event with Dr. Tim Elmore, Milwaukee Lutheran High School

September 23 - Administrators' Conference, Concordia University Wisconsin

November 14 - PCW Conference, Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc



June 7-9 - District Convention, Concordia University Wisconsin


November 12-13 - NWD/SWD Teachers' Conference, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells


Click on the link to
register for any of these events.  If the event is not open yet, we will communicate when it will be.

Passionate Believers...Confessing Christ!

Mark L'Heureux
Education Executive

Robin Mueller
Administrative Assistant

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