ALI Course at Lancaster Mennonite School
June 17-21, 2013


Anabaptist Learning Institute (ALI) is a program of the Mennonite Schools Council (MSC) and is designed to provide an intentional Christ-centered orientation and professional education program for teachers, pastors and other leaders. ALI seeks to unify the Anabaptist community under a common set of educational experiences that encourage dialog about faith and values. Participants will refine and implement their philosophy of teaching and learning. ALI offers 10 graduate semester hours leading to an MEA seal as an Anabaptist Educator.


Graduate credit is offered by Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) through the Master of Arts in Education program at Lancaster


EDAI 541 Shaping a Community of Learners (3 semester hours*)

Personal values and beliefs form the integrity of the teachers’ soul and ultimately the learning environment.  Teachers will be asked to reflect on their spiritual journey, to craft a personal mission statement for teaching, and to integrate faith seamlessly into their classroom instruction.  Faith development for children and youth will inform teaching practice that is content and grade specific.  Pedagogical methods will be introduced and/or reviewed for their congruence with Anabaptist Mennonite faith and practice.


Date:  June 17-21, 2013


Times:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 


Instructor:   Dr. Donovan Steiner, Ph.D., director of Master of Arts in Education program, EMU; and J. Eric Bishop, Ph.D., English department, CDMHS


Syllabus:  Information pending


Cost:  $420/per credit hour x 3 semester hours = $1,260* plus course material and textbooks 
*MSC members receive a 50% discount on the credit hour cost.


Lancaster campus of Lancaster Mennonite School
2176 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602


Questions:  574-343-1312 or e-mail


All participants for the class must be officially registered. The three graduate semester hours will be offered by Eastern Mennonite University.

*Act 48 Credit for Pennsylvania teachers is granted for letter grade registration only. Audit credit is not honored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.



Registration deadline: Friday, (extended) June 6, 2013


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