Using Primary Sources to Teach History at the Grammar Stage

by Barbara Seidle November 9, 2018

Many teachers at the Grammar stage feel intimidated by teaching history and wonder if there is a way to make it more interesting. Introducing primary sources into your history curriculum will help your students understand and engage history in deep and meaningful ways. Participants will learn how to add flavor to their history curriculum using […]

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Virtuous Investment: A Finances Project for Late Grammar/Early Logic School Mathematicians

by Chris Hall November 9, 2018

Let’s say that someone gave you $100,000. What would you do with it? Math students in 5th Grade at The Covenant School said they’d purchase Ferraris, primo Super Bowl tickets, and lots and lots of Legos! The hearts of these newly-minted investors were gradually changed, as well as their knowledge of how mathematics works in […]

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Nurturing Our Youngest Writers

by Mo Gaffney November 9, 2018

“In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God” (John 1:1). Come learn about research on beginning writers and how to develop early writing skills beginning in Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade. This session goes beyond handwriting and spelling. Our youngest learners are full of stories and […]

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Poetic Knowledge: Horse Sense in Our Classrooms

by Robyn Burlew November 8, 2018

How do we prevent our students from simply learning facts about our subjects? We must foster “poetic knowledge,”the pre-rational and experiential knowledge that equips students to connect information and concepts to the world. Poetic knowledge is necessary for full understanding, appreciation and love for a topic. Application will be aimed at Lower and Middle School […]

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Connecting Grammar School Mathematics to High School Algebra

by Janet Andreason November 8, 2018

Do you ever wonder why we teach specific representations in Grammar School? Do you wonder how you can connect your high school algebra curriculum to Grammar School mathematical knowledge? Come explore how areas of Grammar School mathematics connect to high school mathematics. We will explore multiplication, specifically, and will examine the connection between the early […]

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Best Practices in Reading

by Lori Jill Keeler February 15, 2017

Best Practices in Reading will help classroom teachers better equip their students to be good readers. We know how important it is for students to develop good reading skills, so providing the best foundation possible should be one of or primary goals as classical grammar school teachers. This seminar will provide you with teaching strategies […]

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Shepherding a Child’s Heart in the Grammar School Classroom

by Lori Jill Keeler February 15, 2017

One of our primary responsibilities as Christian teachers is to point our students to their need for Christ. Shepherding a Child’s Heart in the Grammar School Classroom will help teachers develop a grace-saturated, and gospel-centered culture in their classrooms. We will discuss how to handle specific discipline scenarios including conflicts between students, cheating, lying, and […]

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The Good Man Reading Well

by Heather Arabie June 16, 2016

The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Odyssey…some of the most cherished and challenging literature in history. Knowing that our students will one day read these texts, how do begin to prepare children in the Grammar stage? This presentation will provide an overview of the “why & how” of teaching children to read in the grammar […]

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Expanding the Toolbox: Various Approaches to Reading Latin

by Joshua Smith June 28, 2015

This seminar will introduce a variety of approaches to Latin reading or translation that can be used at a variety of levels in the Latin classroom. Reading in Latin word order, metaphrasing, top-down and bottom-up reading approaches, and disambiguation skills are some of the topics that will be addressed.

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Science: Discovery and Discipleship

by John Mays June 28, 2015

The history of science is a history of discovery, but the historical role of discovery is now threatened by the limited exposure to nature that is now common among young people. In this seminar, we will examine ways teachers can reinvigorate the study of science in the midst of a culture that has lost a […]

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Lesson Planning for Optimal Student Learning

by Lori Jill Keeler June 28, 2015

The most effective teaching and the most meaningful student learning happen when teachers design the right learning targets and use them along with their students to aim for and assess understanding. This practical seminar will be helpful for elementary and secondary teachers as they strive to be more intentional in their instruction and assessment, with […]

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Re-Imagining Grammar School Science: A PK-6 Curriculum

by Chris Hall June 28, 2015

We want our graduates to be the best technical scientists, without exception. At the same time, we also know that all of us, teachers and students alike, are called to something more than technical proficiency when it comes to understanding science. Scientists in our schools need to be masters of facts and frameworks, knowledgeable in […]

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The Stones Cry Out… and the Flowers, and the Insects, and the Clouds: Finding the Creator in the Creation with Grammar Students

by Harlan Gilliam June 28, 2015

This workshop features an historical overview of the Regents Science and Nature Center and the programs goals and practices. It will cover the methods which have shown the best results including lesson planning and leveraging parent volunteers. There will also be time for questions/answers.

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Making Mathematics Memorable

by Andrew Elizalde June 28, 2015

This session will begin with a brief survey of works on the art of memory from those of the ancients to modern works on neuroplasticity. Then implications for the teaching of grammar school mathematics will be described, including the teaching of arithmetic proficiency through memorable concrete and visual experiences that result in enduring understanding.

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Cultivating A Sense of Wonder

by Mary Clifford June 28, 2015

What does it mean to have a sense of wonder and why is it so essential for our students? We will explore these questions as well as the challenges we face as educators in cultivating the quality of wonder in our classrooms, from kindergarten through high school. Please bring your own ideas and experiences as […]

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