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2014 International Institute for Christian School Educators (IICSE)

Lowrie Center

Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM - Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Late Delegate
Price includes room and board
Ended $845.00 $0.00
Late Additional Delegate from Same School
Price includes room and board
Ended $770.00 $0.00
Late Commuter
Price does not include room and board
Ended $670.00 $0.00
Late Additional Commuter from Same School
Price does not include room and board
Ended $595.00 $0.00
Spouse (non-delegate) Ended $230.00 $0.00
Single Room Request
For four nights
Ended $85.00 $0.00
Room/board for extra night Sat Jul 12   more info Ended $75.00 $0.00
Room/board for extra night Thurs Jul 17   more info Ended $75.00 $0.00

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Christian school teachers and leaders spend four days in challenging sessions, professional seminars, inspirational fellowship and numerous networking opportunities with colleagues from across the United States and around the world.

The Institute spotlights the philosophy of Christian school education and its implications for today's Christian school.



"This conference has been such an encouragement to me in every way!  It gave me the confidence and continued passion I need to keep moving forward in bringing a kingdom education to at-risk children."

"I have been so blessed and challenged by being here.  I am overwhelmed by your humility, depth of knowledge, and passion!"

"The faculty was knowledgeable, spiritually mature, and passionate about Christian education."

"Remain faithful---you are doing a mighty work!"

"The Institute was amazing!  More than I dreamed of!  Thank you!"



The Institute will begin Sunday, July 13th with check-in from 3:00-5:00pm in CIU's cafeteria.



We are pleased to announce that this year’s Institute will feature Christian school educational leaders as our keynote speakers. The speakers and their areas of specialization are:


  • Dr. Derek Keenan-----Leadership
  • Dr. Glen Schultz-------Kingdom Education
  • Dr. Milton Uecker------Philosophical Foundations of Christian School Education



Participants will earn 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in "Professional Development."

Sunday 7:00-8:15pm          Keynote: Dr. Glen Schultz

Monday 8:00-9:15am          Keynote: Dr. Milton Uecker

Monday 9:45-12:00pm        1st session (options: teacher track or leadership track)

Monday 1:45-4:00pm          2nd session (chosen track)

Monday 6:30-7:45pm          Focus groups

Tuesday 8:00-9:15am          Keynote: Dr. Derek Keenan

Tuesday 9:45-12:00pm        3rd session (chosen track)

Tuesday 1:45-4:00pm          4th session (chosen track)

Tuesday 6:30-7:45pm          Focus groups

Wednesday 8:00-9:15am     Keynote: Dr. Glen Schultz

Wednesday 9:45-12:00pm   5th session (chosen track)

Wednesday 1:45-4:00pm     6th session (chosen track)

Wednesday 6:30-7:45pm     Focus groups

Thursday 8:00-9:15am         Keynote: Dr. Derek Keenan

Thursday 9:45-12:00pm       7th session (chosen track)


1. Teacher Development Track:

with Dr. Milton Uecker, Dr. Mark McCann, Dr. Debbie Moore & Dr. Lynn Hoekstra

A sampling of session titles:

  • Nature of the Learner
  • Working with the Home
  • Contextualizing the Christian School for Internationals
  • Cross-Cultural Needs
  • Classroom Environment and Management
  • Biblical Integration
  • Spiritual Development
  • Critical Thinking


2. Leadership Development:

with Dr. Derek Keenan, Dr. Glen Schultz, Dr. James Watson & Dr. Milton Uecker

*Just added*: A sampling of session titles:

  • Leadership
  • Discipline
  • Accreditation
  • Assessment
  • Effective Hiring Practices


3. Graduate Classes:




The Institute also offers opportunities to attend graduate classes in the College of Education. These classes will be of interest to the experienced educators who seek to advance their professional development. 


  • EDU 5331 Understanding the Learner


  • In this course we consider the developmental characteristics of the learner, from birth through adolescence. Students will gain understanding of the learner's developmental, cultural, and brain-based needs with a special emphasis on biblically based teaching principles for appropriate instructional strategies and learning environments.


  • EDU 5444 Transformational Education
  • This course overviews the biblical basis for spiritual transformation, the process of personal transformation along with its implications for student and staff development, the contextual factors that influence transformation in today’s children and youth, and methods for facilitating spiritual development in educational settings.

In addition, there will be special sessions offered for International Educators:

  • Worldview Thinking
  • Contextualizing the Christian School
  • Cross-Cultural Needs


Regular registrations are due by June 20th. Early registrations paid on or before May 1st will receive a discounted rate. Late registrations will be assessed a late fee. Please see tickets for pricing information.

The ticket for the Institute includes:

  • Registration fee
  • Lodging for Sunday evening through Wednesday evening (4 nights, double occupancy)
  • Meals and refreshments from Sunday supper through Thursday lunch
  • All plenary and keynote sessions plus focus groups (2 tracks:  teachers & administrators)
  • Professional Continuing Education Units (4)
  • Airport shuttle service to and from Columbia, SC airport (CAE) (Sunday arrival, Thursday departure)
  • Access to course materials


Additional items will be available for purchase:

  • Flash drive with audio recordings of Institute sessions
  • Professional reading materials
  • Tickets for bus for shopping trip
  • Shuttle service to/from Columbia airport if needed beyond Sunday and Thursday
  • Single room
  • Spouse (non-delegate) room and board
  • Additional night (Sat. July 12 and/or Thurs. July 17)


Delegates who plan to commute from home may purchase meals from the dining hall as needed.

Cancellations: a 75% refund of your ticket price will be available through June 20th. After that date, no refund is available.



Accommodations are provided in the air-conditioned residence halls of Columbia International University within close proximity to the session locations. The housing cost is based on two people per room and includes bed and bath linens. Single rooms may be requested for an additional cost.



The Lowrie Center for Christian School Education at Columbia International University offers a limited number of need-based scholarships. Contact CIU for an application at lowriecenter@ciu.edu.

Application deadline:   May 15th, 2014



Due to the summer heat and humidity of Columbia, all the facilities are air-conditioned. Business casual is recommended for all sessions including the Wednesday night banquet.

Columbia International University (CIU) is located on Monticello Road (SC 215) north of I-20 in Columbia, South Carolina. The closest airport is the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE). Delegates will be provided with shuttle service to and from this airport to CIU on Sunday, July 13th and Thursday, July 17th.



Participants will earn four (4) professional continuing education units by attending all sessions and focus groups required for either the teacher or leadership tracks.



Phone: 803-807-5381 or 800-777-2227 x 5381

Fax: 803-786-4209

Email: lowriecenter@ciu.edu


Have questions about 2014 International Institute for Christian School Educators (IICSE)? Contact Lowrie Center

When & Where

Columbia International University
7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29203

Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM - Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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