As part of activities aimed at the continuous professional development of her staff to increase their competence in delivering quality basic education, Management of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Schools is proud to announce the visit of Mr. Timothy Schumacher, from the 2nd to the 17th of July, 2014.
Mr. Schumacher's visit comes at an auspicious moment when the Evangelical Lutheran Church Schools is implementing strategies to build a truly prestigious league of schools, and intensifying its use of ICT in creating an innovative teaching and learning environment for pupils, teachers and parents alike.
Timothy Schumacher is an accomplished educationist with over 20 years' experience in teaching, teacher-training, and most importantly, technology integration in education. As a specialist in the designing of online learning environments, he has vast expertise in working in the elementary, secondary and university levels of education across the US and Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, from Concordia University, Urvine, and a Master of Arts Degree in Education Technology from Pepperdine University. He also holds a Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Iowa.
Currently the Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at Concordia University, He has served as Head of Learning Area for K-12 Technology at Living Waters Lutheran College, and Director of Technology at St. Peter's Lutheran School. In 2003, he received the 'Distinguished Lutheran Educator of the Year Award' in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the advancement of education in Lutheran Schools.
As part of his itinerary, Tim Schumacher will be visiting each of five Lutheran schools in Ghana to interact with Management and Teachers. He will also be addressing a Training-of-Trainers seminar, where he will interact with key ICT personnel on the daily use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience. The highlight of his visit will be a two-day staff-development workshop, which he will lead.
Briefing the Event Planning Committee, Mr. Kwadwo Gyamfi, Director of Schools and Projects of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Schools emphasised, "It's a great privilege for us to welcome this highly sort-after personality to our school. As we strive to build and maintain our reputation as a first class basic educational establishment in Ghana, we look forward to sharing ideas with Mr. Schumacher, especially in the area of Educational Technology, and how it can be effectively harnessed within our educational set-up.
“He exhorted staff to take full advantage of Mr. Schumacher's visit to build their capacities in the delivery of positive results in their various fields of expertise. He further charged the Planning Committee to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the visit is a truly memorable one.