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About GLEnet

Our goal is to connect educators from around the world who serve in any Lutheran education position.  We offer FREE access to this network as a gift from LEA. Simply click here to complete the very simple registration form.

As a member of GLEnet, you will receive the following benefits:

·       Tips of the Week (sent to your email address … see samples below)

·       Listserv access (ability to read comments made by your colleagues and post your own questions and comments)

·       Shaping the Future – LEA’s official online publication made available three times a year

GLEnet Tips



Go to Mongolia! Lutheran Hour Ministries’ online mission trips became a cooperative partnership with Group Publishing called Gospel Adventures. For 2020, it’s Go Mongolia: How Vast is God’s Love. (Thanks to Allison Golz for this lead.)

The Secular Subjects and the Ministry of the Word by Martin Barlau is the latest LEA podcast available now.
At all levels of Christian education, after our "Jesus Time" or "religion class," we get into the "secular subjects." But are these really just secular subjects? Shouldn't they also be a part of our Christian education? This podcast helps to explore the potential they have for helping students to grow in their life with God. (Be patient. The podcast begins about 10 seconds after you see the opening slide.)

Where does the U.S. stand? 10 Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. Education (Elizabeth Rich in Education Week).

Growth… U.S. Schools See Surge in Number of Arabic- and Chinese-Speaking English-Learners (Corey Mitchell in Learning the Language/Education Week).

Take a trip… Educational Travel Develops Critical Observation Skills (Joe Hennessey in EducationDIVE).

Give it away! Using Your Gifts for the Common Good (Keith Haney in The Light Breaks Through).

January 31, 2020

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Be sure to see the latest issue of Shaping the Future, especially the GLEnet article A Long Road to Hong Kong by Richard Carter.

Mmm, good…
The Language of Lunch (Erika Johnson in ASCD In Service). (ASCD Global Edition)

Finland shines again? The Teacher’s Role in Finland’s Phenomenon-based Learning (Tara Garcia Mathewson in The Hechinger Report and Mind/Shift).

History and religion…   (Leah Marie Klett in The Christian Post). Hmm…. More on Ethiopia in Acts 8:27–39. For more on what’s happening there today, see The Lutheran World Federation or the LCMS Ethiopia page.

Dear Kathy… as so many of you would say—and it’s not just a greeting on an email! Kathy Slupik is indeed near and dear to your hearts, and even more so as she retired on December 31. How we will miss her! With her help, LEA staff is putting together all the loose ends we need to close as she and husband Pat transition to retired life in Wisconsin. We would appreciate your help too. As of January 1, please direct all email to lea@lea.org that you would normally send to Kathy—including any farewell greetings. (We’ll collect them, and present them to Kathy at her retirement celebration in February.)

January 17, 2020

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