by Jennifer Furr, Senior Director of Alumni and University Relations
We are excited to see many of our Concordia alumni and friends at the 2019 Lutheran Educators Association (LEA) Convocation October 10-12 in St. Louis! We will have 14 faculty members delivering the following presentations:
Annette Oliver – Assessment Tools for Children Ages 3-5
Annette Oliver – Why Do We Do It?
Annette Oliver – Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead
Amanda Geidel – The ABCs of Classroom Adaptations
Beth Pester and Shanna Opfer – New Teachers: Sharing and Bonding!
Beth Pester – Crash Course on Young Adolescents!
Beth Pester and Katie Bockelman – Emotional Intelligence: Why it Matters!
Kristen Nugent – Urban Education and Cultural Competence
Lorinda Sankey – Preparing NEW Eyes, Minds and Hearts
Lorinda Sankey – Opening Experiences Minds to New Learning
Lorinda Sankey – Using Data to Inform Instruction
Lorinda Sankey – Answering The Call – Concordia Nebraska Students: Breann Huber, Sam Moore, Sarah Niemeier, Michael Leapley, Lauren Chumbley and Callie Firminac.
Ken Sankey – The Principal and Student Success!
Ken Sankey – Got the job! Now what?
LEA launched the Grow a Teacher initiative prior to the 2016 convocation, with the goal of providing registration and pre-convocation programming for 100 senior, junior or sophomore students in Lutheran teacher programs at Concordia University System schools and Valparaiso University. A select task force of 14 students from Concordia University, Nebraska will serve as the convocation’s Grow a Teacher planning team. Watch for special opportunities to support the teachers of our future.
We will also join the other Concordia Universities for a wonderful time of food, fun and fellowship Friday, Oct. 11, from 8 to 11 p.m., at Windows on Washington, located at 1601 Washington Ave., in St. Louis. All attendees are welcome to come and any area alumni!
Please look for the large Concordia Nebraska tower all lit up in the main convention center hall for our booth space! If you bring a student prospective referral (7th grade- 12th grade) or are considering graduate school — we will have a very special experience for you that you won’t want to miss! Stop on by!
We look forward to reconnecting with you at LEA!