Through unique, inspiring workshops, TEC21 equips Lutheran teachers to use technology to engage, motivate and educate children for life. We bring educators together to examine, question, evaluate and understand technology, and develop practical applications for the classroom. We sustain learning through a collaborative, online peer-coaching community.
We want Lutheran schools to be places of excellence where Christ’s love and grace are shared daily. We want Lutheran schools to be “schools of choice” in their communities. We’re dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation, creativity and relevancy in the Lutheran school classroom.
I am amazed by what has occurred in nine years with the partnerships in ministry we’ve formed with so many schools. In year one, we launched our program with two schools. In year two we grew to four. In years three through nine we grew to 11, 15, 47, 62, 112, 144, and 160 respectively. In year 10, our program will equip, train, encourage and support nearly 650 teachers and impact thousands of students in 175 schools throughout 17 districts of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. These numbers are evidence, I believe, of the urgency educators feel to keep pace with rapid technological change.Brent Dieckhoff