Alicia Levitt

Is the tail wagging the dog?

I was recently blessed with the opportunity to visit the Atlas Rubicon Training Center in Portland, Oregon, to spend time learning more about the curriculum-mapping process. Here are my major takeaways.

Making an IMPACT

What’s the one thing that could be changed in your school that would increase student achievement? Smaller class sizes? Better facilities? Less standardized testing? All of these improvements would make teachers, students, and parents happier and could increase student achievement. But none of these strategies directly impact students. Wouldn’t we do better to design strategies… Read more »

Filter bubbles

Recently there has been much debate about whether Indiana should continue to adopt the Common Core State Standards. I have fielded questions from many who are concerned about a “national” set of standards or believe a conspiracy exists to introduce our children to dangerous ideas.

Digging up dirt on PBL

How does soil give us everything we need? Curious first-graders at Central Lutheran School in New Haven spent several weeks trying to answer this question. Small groups of students read books, conducted research online, and examined soil close up to “dig a little deeper” into this critical question. In the end, they shared their findings… Read more »

IMPACT 2012 another success

Imagine a group of first-grade students covered in mud. As messy as that sounds, students at Central Lutheran School may need an extra change of clothes as they explore the question: How does dirt give us everything we need? Meanwhile, fifth-grade students at Concordia Lutheran Elementary School are creating a living-history museum in an effort… Read more »

Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School will host STEAM camps again in July

This summer, The Lutheran Schools Partnership will again provide a fun, hands-on learning experience to students in grades three through eight during two STEAM camps at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School, 6318 West California Road. Offered Monday through Friday, July 9-13, the STEAM camps are open to students from all area schools, but enrollment is limited…. Read more »

Central Lutheran Spelling Bee 2011

On Friday, January 7th, Central Lutheran School students, parents, and teachers gathered for the annual Central Lutheran Spelling Bee. Children in grades five through eight competed for a chance to move on to the 57th annual Journal Gazette Spelling Bee at the IPFW Rhinehart Music Center Auer Auditorium on March 12th. “The benefits of spelling… Read more »