2017 Pre-Conference & Annual Conference Schedule

Pre Conference: June 21

Annual Conference: June 22 – June 24

PRE-CONFERENCE

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CCE 101: Calling, Culture and Curriculum
The CCE 101 pre-conference track is designed to provide an opportunity for new teachers, lead faculty, and administrators to deepen their understanding of the classical liberal arts model of education and to reimagine how that model is best embodied in their schools and classrooms. The Liberal Arts have a rich heritage and represent a key element of the historic Western Church’s answer for how to train children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. While this track will be an overview of the philosophy of Christian classical education, our purpose is more practical than theoretical. We hope to explore the distinct curriculum and pedagogy the liberal arts model of education implies. Because the liberal arts are the seeds and tools of learning for a well rounded education, our sessions will be devoted both to the arts of mathematics and the arts of language. Our time together will conclude with an important discussion about the difference the liberal arts model makes to disciplinary learning in the upper grades—particularly, the study of science. The seminar will be led by Mr. Ravi Scott Jain and Dr. Kevin W. Clark. Ravi and Kevin are co-authors of The Liberal Arts Tradition: a Philosophy of Christian Classical Education (Classical Academic Press, 2013), founding members of SCL’s Alcuin Fellowship, and have been colleagues at The Geneva School of Winter Park, FL for more than a dozen years.
CCE 101: Calling, Culture and Curriculum
CCE 101: Calling, Culture and Curriculum
Introduction
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Introduction

The Liberal Arts of Mathematics: Introducing Arithmetic, Geometry, and Music
8:30 am - 10:00 am
The Liberal Arts of Mathematics: Introducing Arithmetic, Geometry, and Music
8:30 am - 10:00 am

The mathematical arts are not of modern invention, but along with the language arts form the warp and woof of what Antiquity understood as enkyklikos paideia, a complete or well-rounded education. Through hands on practice embodying classical mathematics pedagogy, this session seeks to re-enchant the mathematical arts by transposing mathematics from the frozen notes of a merely modern education to the moving harmonies of the classical tradition.

Break
9:25 am - 9:40 am
Break

The Arts at the Heart
9:40 am - 10:55 am
The Arts at the Heart
9:40 am - 10:55 am

The liberal arts occupy the center of a Christian classical education, hence it is essential that we understand their unique character. This session unfolds the image of the liberal arts as the seeds and tools of learning, exploring how they are ordered toward wisdom as well as the arts of beauty and service. Particularly, we seek to show how the liberal arts build off the poetic underpinnings of early education and serve the pursuit of wisdom—natural, moral, and divine.

Break
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Break

The Liberal Arts of Language: Creating Worlds and Leading Souls
10:15 am - 11:45 am
The Liberal Arts of Language: Creating Worlds and Leading Souls
10:15 am - 11:45 am

Language is not simply communication; it is the power to create worlds (Genesis!) and to move men’s souls. Through hands on practice embodying classical language pedagogy, this session explores how the arts of language are designed to harness this power, perfecting and putting it to wise and productive work.

Collecting and Registering our Reflections
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Collecting and Registering our Reflections

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Joining Understanding to Imitation
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Joining Understanding to Imitation
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

A dialogue between Clark and Jain that unpacks the philosophy and pedagogy implicit in the morning sessions. The goal is to show that the arts of mathematics and language imply a distinct and compelling curriculum and pedagogy. They are neither simply content to be covered nor mere skills to be learned, but the very heart of Christian classical education.

Coffee, Tea, and Q&A
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Coffee, Tea, and Q&A

The Arts at the Heart
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
The Arts at the Heart
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

This session unfolds the image of the liberal arts as the seeds and tools of learning, but places them in a larger more robust context. The liberal arts build upon the poetic underpinnings of an early education that shapes loves and awakens wonder, and they are the sure paths leading toward wisdom of the natural world and of man and human history. We will also explore how liberal arts education can serve the knowledge of God and the mission of His Church.

Math in Focus in the Grammar School
How do we teach mathematics classically and Christianly? How does the Math in Focus: Singapore Math textbook series support this kind of teaching? How do we prepare teachers, parents, and students for the adoption of Math in Focus textbooks? What kind of timeline is required for a complete grammar school adoption of Math in Focus? How do we help parents adjust to and appreciate the Singapore approach to teaching mathematics? What kind of ongoing parent education and teacher training should we plan to provide? How do we navigate the textbooks and maximize the various teacher resources Math in Focus offers? How important is it to integrate manipulatives? If you are asking these questions, then you need to come to the Math in Focus Pre-Conference hosted by the Society for Classical Learning and led by Andrew Elizalde.
Math in Focus in the Grammar School
Math in Focus in the Grammar School
PRE-CONFERENCE

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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List of Workshops at the SCL Annual Confernece

Workshop-Titles – Download a list of the Workshops coming this year to the Annual SCL conference.