• EXSEED's 2018 Summer Plans: NAD Teachers Convention

EXSEED will be in Chicago this summer, not in Loma Linda, to be part of the North American Division (NAD) K-12 Teachers’ Convention in Chicago August 6-8, 2018.
EXSEED is offering a modified summer program at the NAD K-12 Teachers’ Convention. We will not have the usual one-week EXSEED Conferences on the campus of Loma Linda University, and there will be no registration needed to attend EXSEED breakout sessions.
These EXSEED breakout sessions will be listed in the Convention Schedule and will be open to everyone depending on available seating for each workshop. In addition to the breakout sessions, EXSEED will offer mini-workshops and other activities in the EXSEED/Loma Linda University Booth. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and the By Design Virtual Labs will be in the same booth.
We hope to see you there!
  • Keeping Up With EXSEED

"Educational Leaders See Results from University's Stem Program" (Recorder, March 2018). Tools and support form Loma Linda Univdersity have boosted STEM instruction in K-12 classrooms.


Excellence in STEM Experiential Education (EXSEED) is an innovative and collaborative program designed to enhance integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in Adventist K-12 schools. It is a partnership between K-12 educators, K-12 schools and organizations, and higher education partners, including Andrews University, Kettering College, La Sierra University, Loma Linda University, Pacific Union College, Walla Walla University, and the Pacific Union Conference, with LLU acting as the facilitator. The goal of EXSEED is to collaboratively support and empower K-12 educators in teaching the STEM disciplines within a Mission-Focused Learning (MFL) context. MFL is an environment that

  • Fosters the highest commitment to analytical and critical thinking
  • Advocates the highest ethical and professional standards of practices
  • Values the creation of new knowledge, and the faithful transmission of best practices within professional and scientific disciplines
  • Provides a learner-centered educational environment that facilitates the absorption of knowledge and perfection of skills while blending evidence-based decision-making with transformative learning events ("teachable moments")
  • Develops a culture of service, while encouraging the pursuit of wisdom through the example of Jesus Christ who lived to bring hope, healing, and happiness to mankind

Read the article that launched the EXSEED initiative:

"Charting a Different Future: A University President Assesses Higher Education in North America"
by Richard Hart (Adventist Review, November 9, 2009)


Contact Information

Office of Educational Effectiveness
Loma Linda University