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The Lowrie Center PD Institute


The Lowrie Center PD Institute

Presented by the Lowrie Center at Columbia International University, the PD Institute is a modified two day (July 22-23) version of the Center's summer IICSE for Christian School Educators.  Three tracks are featured which include a Foundations track designed to focus on the purpose, mission, and instructional strategies related to Christian school education.  This track is open to all but specifically desiged to introduce new personnel to Christian school philosophy and practices.  The Forward Track offers instructional strategies and approaches to move student learning forward or broaden the skills of an experienced teacher or administrator, and the Full Day track provides an opportunity to focus on one topic throughout the day.  This track features a study of Ephesians and provides a CEU in Bible.  Participants can register for both days or if desired register with a single day ticket. Refer to the Lowrie Center website for a daily schedule and program updates: A CEU is available for each day of attendance. 

Keynote Speaker: 

Chris Browne:Managing partner of the Engaged Schools Initiative which is a ministry of Wheaton Press.  The Engaged Schools Initiative exists to train teachers to equip students to reflect Christ in their circles of influence ten years after they graduate.  Chris has been a pastor, Bible department head and adjunct professor at Moody Bible Institute and Trinity International Univeristy.  With a background in instructional design, organizational leadership and analytical metrics, Chris authored the Global Student Assessment which is currently the largest and longest ongoing study of Christian School students.  Chris will open each day with a focus on Rethinking Worldview, Mission, Integration and Discipleship.

                                           Foundation Track 

Introduction to Christian School Philosophy (Part One and Two)

Bibical Principles of Discipline

Affective Standards for Christian Schools

Inquiry Learning

Critical Thinking / Worldview Thinking

Designing Biblically Integrated Instruction

Assessment Strategies

                                             Forward Track 

                                    (Includes Options for both Teachers and Administrators*)

Spiritual Assessment

Curriculum Development

Learning Strategies

Writer's Workshop

Integrating Math

Curriculum Management*

Instructional Supervision*

Spiritual Assessment (Part One and Two)

Developing Faculty*

Putting Out Firess  Addressing the Unexpected*


                                               Full Day Track Options

 Early Childhood: A Focus on early childhood spiritual development and the development of self-regulation skills. Presented by Dr. Milt Uecker and Jeannie Forest (ACSI National Office)

 Bible CEU: Earn one CEU in Bible via the Study of the Book of Ephesians. Presented by Dr. James Watson

 Heartworks: A biblically-based approach to discipline centered on addressing the heart. Heart work starts with vision, is driven by conviction, and fueled by rules and procedures. Presented by Dr. Rick Martin,



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