Hales Corners Lutheran School in Hales Corners Wisconsin, named September 2012’s Exemplary School, presented webinars in the 2012-2013 National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) Best Practices Webinars.

The NLSA Best Practices webinar series is intended to recognize exemplary schools for their use of technology and innovation in the classroom. This new series provides a way for schools to share their best practices with other schools and educators.

Crissy Peterson, a teacher and a webinar presenter stated, “We were honored to share some of the ideas we’ve implemented at Hales Corners Lutheran that benefit children attending school at one of our campuses.  The webinar process is an effective way to share information with other educators throughout the country, and even possibly beyond.”

According to another teacher and webinar presenter, Karen Herz, “[viewers of the webinar] seemed to value the information presented in the webinar and were hoping to make a difference in the lives of their students.”

Terry Schmidt, LCMS School Ministry Associate Director and head of the NLSA stated, “NLSA Best Practice Webinars give some of our best schools the opportunity to share their innovative practices that have dynamically improved student learning or enhanced ministry opportunities.”

Each webinar is recorded and made available for free online. Archives of Hales Corners Lutheran School’s presentations can be found at https://online.cuw.edu/category/webinar/nlsa/.

Faith Lutheran Junior and Senior High School, located in Las Vegas, Nevada will be presenting October’s webinars.

  • October 9  – Student Led Chapels: Engaging Worship and Developing Student Leadership by Joanne Kraft, Katie Wiltse, and Carrie Heimlich

  • October 16 – Get your technology program off the ground, best practices of exemplary schools by Jon Orr

  • October 23 – Including Students with Intellectual Disabilities – The Mark 10:14 Program by Lee Segalla

These webinars will be held at 4PM Central time every Tuesday and will last for one hour. There is no need to register, and there is no password required in order to attend. Simply log on to http://corsica.cuw.edu/exemplaryschoolwebinar/ to access these webinars.

For more information you can contact Terry L. Schmidt at Terry.Schmidt@lcms.org.

Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin’s main campus is located on 200 acres of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline at 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon. The university and its 10 educational centers and classroom locations are home to 7,618 undergraduate and graduate, traditional, as well as non-traditional students from 46 states and 28 foreign countries. The University offers 60 undergraduate majors, 14 master’s degree programs, and doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, and Nursing Practice. The University also offers a variety of adult learning opportunities.
The university is affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is a member of the Concordia University System, a nationwide network of colleges and universities. For more information on Concordia University Wisconsin, contact the university at (262) 243-4300 or visit their Web site at www.cuw.edu.

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at kali.thiel@cuw.edu or 262-243-2149.

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