2018 Pre-Conference

Choose one of several different tracks during our pre-conference sessions on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Teaching Classically And Christianly  Andrew Elizalde

Together we will briefly consider the last century of compromised educational reform in America and reflect upon the ways in which our instructional methods and teaching philosophies have already been shaped by our own prior learning and teaching experiences.  Learn more…

Cultivating The Complete Child: Loving God With All Your Being  Athena Oden

Classical Christian education affirms the truth that our students are made in the image of God. But what does that really look like in the classroom? Is our pedagogy driven by that truth? And why do we spend so much time telling them to be still and pay attention? Learn more…

Explaining And Teaching Virtue To Baptized Skeptics   Josh Gibbs & Andrew Smith

Classical teachers face an uphill battle. Classical teachers help students cultivate virtue, but many Christians do not believe that cultivating virtue is important. Rather, many American Christians believe that gaining virtue is an unnecessary concern of delusional Christians who do not understand salvation is by grace alone. Learn more…

Admission And Marketing   Amy Burgess & Peter Baur

Where do classical schools get money to operate? Tuition. Where does tuition come from? Enrolled students. Where do those students come from? (And how can we find more of them?) That’s the big question. Learn more…

Understanding Your Parents And Insights Into Your Students: An Insiders Look At The Critical Steps To Building A Healthy School Culture Keith McCurdy

An enlightening time providing valuable context to:
– parents who seem to need our permission to parent.
– teachers who find the seats in their classroom occupied by students overwhelmed by technology with an inability to properly respond to appropriate expectations,
– to administrators who need to understand, serve, respond, and oversee it all! 
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Board 101 Leslie Moeller & Brad Layland

This full day Board training is designed to provide an initial introduction to or a refresher course in the basic what, why and how of a well run, strategic Board of Trustees.  We will discuss the basic responsibilities of a board and the common pitfalls leaving plenty of time to answer your specific questions.   Learn more…