Luther PARTNERs is a collaborative program between between Luther College and Winneshiek County high schools. The outreach program offers local high school teachers and students the opportunity to share and utilize college resources such as faculty expertise, undergraduate perspectives, and technology to enhance learning experiences.
During the academic year, all area high school teachers are invited to submit a short application outlining a particular unit from their existing lesson plans and proposing ways to strengthen the curriculum using resources offered by the college.
At least eight proposals will be funded by the Luther PARTNERs Advisory Committee for implementation during the 2010-11 school year. Applications should be submitted 4-6 week prior to your projects due date. The applications will be reviewed as they are received. Teachers are encouraged to apply early.
Each teacher whose proposal is selected will receive an award of up to $250 for curriculum development. The monetary award is spent at the discretion of each teacher, and can be used for equipment, field trips, or other resources or materials for the proposed project.
While on campus, school groups can utilize Luther's Round Table Room (RTR), a custom designed facility of networked computers that enables concurrent and immediate sharing of ideas and information. The RTR's Group Systems software is designed to facilitate the free flow of ideas and allows users to remain anonymous while participating in dialogue.
Luther PARTNERs is based out of the Academic Dean's Office. The outreach efforts are coordinated by the Luther PARTNERs Advisory Committee, which includes Andrea Carlson, program director, Charles Christianson, professor of accounting and management, Jeanie Lovell, director of corporate and foundation relations, Kate Martinson, professor of art and Brad Chamberlain, associate professor of chemistry.