The necessity to acquire a scientific knowledge base often leads to instruction over-emphasizing vocabulary, definitions and algorithmic problem solving. While these fundamentals help students supply correct answers on basic science tasks, they stop short of producing inquirers who are at home asking productive questions, dialoguing with peers and mentors, and articulating explanatory scientific claims supported by evidence and reasoning.
“I Doubt, Therefore I Believe?”: Why The History of Doubt Matters for Christian Educators in a Secular Age.
Using Lundin as a guide, this workshop will 1) briefly trace some of the intellectual challenges of the modern age; 2) read some selections that highlight doubt and faith during this time; 3) and discuss how the idea of "believing again" can help us form Christians with sturdy souls in our own secular age.
Russ Gregg and Roosevelt Wilson share the urgent need for more urban classical, Christ-centered schools in our nation’s cities, and outline the core DNA of Hope Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the ways the Spreading Hope Network can come alongside and support emerging school leaders in the important work of planning, starting, and leading a new God-centered school for children of the city.
This seminar is designed to remind Classical educators about the purpose and philosophy of classical education, identify the nature of the teacher and student and types of knowledge as well as give Classical tools (5 Canons of Rhetoric) to authentically assess students for dialoguing and ascertaining student strengths and weaknesses in all areas of the curriculum.
This presentation will demonstrate how language teachers (especially of Latin and Greek) can incorporate several of Comenius' precepts into their classrooms to enhance students’ motivation and acquisition of Latin.
Leslie Moeller explores the basic principles and practices needed to building the team that you and your school need.
Ravi Jain discusses what Christian classical education looks like for the rest of the world.
Amy Burgess discusses how school boards, administration, and advancement can work together to achieve enrollment goals and create reliable budgeting forecasts.
Learn how to apply the literacy tools and seminar model (already honed in teaching other ancient texts) to the area of biblical studies.
While Christian education sees incredible growth, special needs students are not only hindered but handed over to the state for education. Excellent Christian and classical education, structured well, is education for all students.