Concordia University Wisconsin has announced that it will be hosting the 2012-2013 National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) Exemplary School 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.

Terry Schmidt, head of the NLSA and Associate Director of LCMS School Ministry states, “These schools embraced changes in practice and policy that have resulted in improved student learning and enhancement of ministry opportunities. Their ‘Best Practices’ will be shared with other schools throughout the LCMS with the intent of providing a pathway for excellence to all.”

The NLSA announced seven exemplary schools will be featured in the 2012-2013 NLSA webinar series:

  • September – Hales Corners Lutheran School in Hales Corners, Wisconsin
  • October – Faith Lutheran Junior and Senior High School in Las Vegas Nevada
  • November – Bethany Lutheran School in Parma Ohio
  • January – Loving Shepherd Early Learning Center in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • February – Lutheran South Academy in Houston, Texas
  • March – King of Glory Preschool and Kindergarten in Williamsburg, Virginia
  • April – St. Luke’s Lutheran School in Oviedo, Florida.

The hour long webinars can be viewed online, visit for a complete schedule of speakers and topics. There is no need to register, and there is no password required in order to attend. Simply log on to to access these webinars live. Archives can be found at

For more information you can contact Terry L. Schmidt at

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

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

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