Vice-President for Academics
Office: WCC 114
EdD University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN: Educational Policy and Administration
MS University of Nebraska at Omaha
BS Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm MN: Education
Dr. Wiechman is a 1992 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College. His ministry service in WELS schools includes being an emergency teacher at Martin Luther Preparatory School in Prairie du Chien, WI during the 1990-1991 school year. He was a principal and teacher at Gethsemane Lutheran in Omaha, NE from 1992-2000 where he also earned his MS in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska – Omaha. He next served as principal and teacher at Shoreland Lutheran High School from 2000-2008. His current service at Martin Luther College from 2008-present included his earning a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. Since arriving in New Ulm, Dr. Wiechman has served MLC as a Student Teaching Supervisor, Professor of Education, Academic Dean, and is currently serving as the Vice President for Academics. He and his wife, Beth, were married in 1992, have three grown children, and are members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Dr. Wiechman’s hobbies include playing golf and officiating high school basketball games.
|FORMATIVE SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION|
|A discussion and study of summative and formative teacher evaluation definitions, benefits, challenges, formats, and scenarios.
Length: Up to 6 hours (for clock hours or 0.5 cr) | Projector and Screen Required
|PROGRAMS OF STUDY AT MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE|
|Find out about programs of study, requirements, policies, and practices of Martin Luther College’s programs of study toward undergraduate degrees. Pre-seminary, Education, and Staff Ministry programs are each unique and challenging. Being a college student at MLC requires discipline, dedication, and a passion to serve!
Length: 1-2 hours
|SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT/EVALUATION OF IN-SERVICE TEACHERS|
|The summative assessment of teachers is a topic that has plagued every school in every generation. Serious questions exist as to the validity of evaluation forms across school systems. Our WELS schools are no different. In this sectional presentation, we’ll discuss the importance of the summative assessment of teachers, hear from a leader in the field (not Jeff!), and plan ways to implement effective strategies in schools for the ministerial growth and development of our teachers in order to impact student learning directly.Length: 45-60 minutes|
|THE BASICS OF GOOD MINISTRY CULTURE|
|A presentation based on a college football coach’s beliefs about team culture applied to a ministry setting. Five main topics of a positive and successful ministry culture are discussed: 1) Caring Atmosphere; 2) Integrity by All; 3) Positive Environment; 4) Dealing w/ Adversity; and 5) Skills for Life/Eternity.
Length: 45-60 minutes
|ELEMENTARY SOCIAL STUDIES: WHY? HOW?|
|Social studies is a subject that continues to get short-changed in our classrooms as more and more attention is given to math and language arts. While those two are crucial, social studies is also important and cannot be forgotten. Our charge to create the next generation of knowledgeable citizens cannot be overlooked. We’ll talk about what makes social studies important in our schools and ideas on how to make it great.
Length: 1 hour | Projector and Screen Required | Internet Required