Using Classical Art Pieces to Integrate History and Biology

by Robbie Andreason July 20, 2017

Art is a powerful way to capture the ideas of a time period. Come and see mini versions of presentations I have done with my ninth-grade biology class to help my students understand the development of science and biological thought throughout the flow of history.

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Slaying the Cram-Pass-Forget Dragon

by John Mays July 17, 2017

The norm for classes in contemporary schools is the Cram-Pass-Forget cycle. Students cram for tests, pass them, then forget most of what they crammed in just a few weeks. Instead of cramming and forgetting, students should learn, master; and retain what they have learned. This workshop presents an overview of a tested and proven mastery-oriented […]

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The Philosophy of Science and Its Impact on Math and Science Instruction

by Ravi Jain June 15, 2016

What if everything has the property of number? What if everything can be thought of both as continuous and discrete? Ravi Jain presents a brief overview of the philosophy of science and how it can inform instruction in math and science in classical Christian schools.

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SCL Journal Fall 2015—Recovering Wonder: Science in the Christian Classical School

by SCL Journal October 16, 2015

Science involves so much more than facts about how the natural world operates. What scientists see and how they interpret what they see are influenced by their worldviews. Knowledge, scientific knowledge included, is not made up of discrete bits of information. No scientist is free from presuppositions which color his interpretation of the phenomena he […]

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Encouraging Students to Pursue Science as Noble Profession

by Jeff Zweerink June 28, 2015

Many view science as an enemy of the Christian faith. Astrophysicist, Dr. Jeff Zweerink, will provide tools to help teachers equip students to pursue scientific careers in a way that will strengthen their faith while contributing to our understanding of the universe.

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Charlotte Mason, the Art of Student Formation and the Classroom

by Bill St. Cyr June 28, 2015

Answering the question, What is optimal pedagogy? Bill St. Cyr, Ph.D., Executive Director of Ambleside Schools International, explores the insights of contemporary neuroscience and the ideas of British educator, Charlotte Mason.

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Charlotte Mason, Neuroscience, Personhood and the Nature of Human Formation

by Bill St. Cyr June 28, 2015

Answering the question, ‘What forms the human heart and mind?’ Bill St. Cyr, Ph.D., Executive Director of Ambleside Schools International, explores the insights of contemporary neuroscience and the ideas of British educator, Charlotte Mason.

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Detecting Intelligence: A Non-Materialist Science

by Paul Nelson June 28, 2015

This seminar explores the basic asymmetry between teleology and physicalism (or materialism), namely, that designed-based reasoning can embrace physical discoveries, whereas physicalism can admit no part of teleology.

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Rejecting the Magician’s Bargain: Lewis’ Charge to Science

by Ken Myers June 28, 2015

In The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis argued that the project of modern science “was born in an unhealthy neighbourhood and at an inauspicious hour. Its triumphs may have been too rapid and purchased at too high a price: reconsideration, and something like repentance, may be required.” While there have been some scientists, philosophers, […]

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Envisioning, Structuring and Situating Earth Science in Classical Education: The Value and Planning of a Course in Earth Science, and Why Earth Science Should Be A Logic- or Rhetoric-Stage Subject

by Steve Mittwede June 28, 2015

Earth Science (ES) enjoyed a prominent place in classical scientific enquiry, and the weight given to ES continued through medieval and modern times and into the present. Unfortunately, the centrality of ES as a field of study is being lost, even in many classical schools. Increasingly, ES is diminished to facts learned in the Grammar […]

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Other Voices: Gerard Manley Hopkins and Science Instruction

by John Mays June 28, 2015

In classical and Christian schools we seek rigorous academics and a robust Christian worldview, but these are not the only necessary ingredients for instruction that ennobles the mind and educates the whole person. In any discipline, there are “other voices” that speak to our hearts and minds. In this workshop we will explore ways that […]

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The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

by John Mays June 28, 2015

Christians have always affirmed this testimony from Psalm 19. But the breadth of the revelation of God’s glory in nature is far wider than we often appreciate. In this seminar we will examine a wide variety of ways in which the heavens declare God’s glory to us, including anthropic implications in contemporary science that have […]

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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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A New Natural Philosophy: Implementing the Vision of C.S. Lewis

by Ravi Jain June 28, 2015

In The Abolition of Man C.S. Lewis noted that the “triumphs [of science] may have been too rapid and purchased at too high a price: reconsideration, and something like repentance, may be required.” This can easily leave an eager science teacher confused even if he agrees. How do we do this? What decisions and steps […]

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Encouraging Unity in the Body of Christ: Framing Science Discussions While Seeing Through a Glass, Darkly

by Allison Jackson June 28, 2015

Christians may disagree about the details of ‘how’ and ‘when,’ but for our discussions we agree on this foundational doctrine: 1) Encourage a respectful discussion within the body of Christ and with those outside Christianity 2) Recognize that both strict naturalists who dismiss supernaturalism and strict adherents to certain secondary doctrines within Christianity can squelch […]

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