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Educational Resources

Benefits to LESA Member Schools

LESA works collaboratively to support and enhance Lutheran schools as they serve children and families in their respective, unique locations. To fulfill this purpose, LESA is proud to offer Educational Resources for our member schools.

  • STEM/LEGO kits to loan: Coding Express and STEAM Park (Early Childhood), WeDo (K-4), Mindstorms/EV3 and  SPIKE Prime (5-8)
  • Professional development for principals and teachers
  • Mentoring materials for new teachers
  • Accreditation support for schools working on evidence-based self-studies
  • Cost-effective program resources and grants such as the LESA Professional Development Grant, LESA Counseling Grant, and the Spire Natural Gas Aggregation Program for Missouri schools
  • Colonial Williamsburg on-site Teacher Professional Development scholarships offered thanks to a generous LESA benefactor
  • Access to online curriculum guides for Pre-K through grade 8, including Mathematics, Communication Arts, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health, Music, and Visual Arts.  Curriculum guides are written specifically for LESA schools and integrate our Lutheran faith. Use the educator login to access curriculum guides.
  • Marketing Support: LESA provides digital, print, radio, television, and social media marketing to promote Lutheran education and our member schools.

Benefits vary, depending on type of membership. Click to view our Membership Guidelines. Schools outside the St. Louis metro area can become a LESA Educational Resources Partner by applying here. If you’d like more information, use the form under the “Questions” tab above, email Laura Montgomery directly or call at 314-200-0798 with any questions.

“Lutheran education is Christ-centered, so the Gospel of Grace permeates everything – sports, curriculum, every aspect of the school.”

Jerry Wollenburg, LESA Board Member & Educator

Curriculum Guides

LESA Curriculum Guides are designed to give teachers a blueprint to help students realize their God-given abilities to become caring, competent Christian leaders in the world.

Curriculum study and writing is a continuous improvement process. Each summer, we gather with educators from our member schools to review, revise and update a different section of our LESA curriculum. The content and format for our curriculum documents are clearly established and meet national, Missouri, and Illinois guidelines.

“Lutheran education is Christ-centered, so the Gospel of Grace permeates everything – sports, curriculum, every aspect of the school.”
Jerry Wollenburg, LESA Board Member & Educator

Access to LESA Curriculum Guides is restricted to LESA members. However, non-member educational agencies may apply for “Educational Resources Partners” access for a fee by applying here. For more information, email Laura Montgomery, Director of Educational Resources or call 314-200-0798.

 

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Access Curriculum Resources and More for Your Early Childhood Center through a LESA Membership

Benefits Available for St. Louis Area Centers

  • LESA will bolster your school’s recognition through your presence on our website’s “Schools” page, listing name, location, and contact information.
  • Free standing Early Childhood Centers/Preschools that are members of LESA and are Spire customers qualify for a savings on the building’s natural gas bill through the gas aggregation savings program. Last year alone, LESA schools saved between $200-$2200 per building through this program! Contact Laura Montgomery for enrollment information.
  • Advertise your Summer Camps and Open House events through LESA’s media outlets.
  • Invitations to attend LESA professional development events at a special rate.
  • Curriculum guides are written for prekindergarten age, 4-5’s.

Available to all Early Childhood Centers without geographic boundary:

Access to online curriculum guides for PreK including Mathematics, Communication Arts, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health Education, Music, and Fine Arts. These curriculum guides are written specifically for LESA schools and integrate our Lutheran faith.

Fee

The Early Childhood Center Partner fee is $50 per year. Simply return the attached form and check.

Memberships are good for one year, July 1-June 30.

 

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Educator Professional Development

LESA provides ongoing professional development opportunities that allow teachers and administrators to share best and innovative practices that promote high quality instruction in a climate in which all students feel empowered and prepared to learn.

LuthEdCamp is a free day of professional development that gives LESA educators a chance to gather, discuss and collaborate around ideas and to brainstorm solutions to common education challenges that can be immediately applied in the classroom. Every aspect of LuthEdCamp is participant-driven and educator focused.

No presenters. No agendas. Just learning.

Check back for details and dates for next year’s LuthEdCamp.

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