Recruiting and Retaining Talented Teachers (w/Bob Ingram)

by Jim Reynolds November 9, 2018

Recruiting and retaining talented teachers is a challenge for school leadership. This workshop focuses on the systems in place at The Geneva School to understand staffing needs, recruit talented teacher, and interview and vet prospective teachers. We will focus on the evaluation and retention of talented teachers, including strategies for monitoring and improving the teaching […]

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Churches: For or Against Us?

by Davies Owens November 9, 2018

Success for Classical Christian schools is highly dependent on the engagement and health of the local Church. But despite many school’s efforts to require church attendance from families, all too often the students who show up on Monday morning lack basic biblical and theological knowledge and are often struggling to find the practical role of […]

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“What’s a Trivium? And Who’s Plato?” – How to Speak “Classical” for Progressively Trained Educators

by Dusty Kinslow November 9, 2018

The way that Classical educators think and talk about education is fundamentally different than the way most of us have been taught to think our entire lives. When training new teachers – who are rarely trained in Classical education – we like to say it is like crawling out of the Atlantic Ocean, running across […]

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Instructional Support Program

by Lori Jill Keeler November 9, 2018

Westminster’s Instructional Support program wants to share its success with other schools looking to increase the student/teacher ratio, give students more individualized attention and increase opportunities for students to have needed remediation, enrichment or reinforcement of required content and skills. From the how and why the program was established to practical scheduling and logistics issues, […]

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Logic for the Real World: How to Apply Logic in Today’s Chaotic and Often Irrational World

by Joelle Hodge November 9, 2018

Now more than ever it seems our culture is in need of thoughtful, reasoned discourse and argument. Far from being merely an academic subject, logic brings clarity to our own thinking and also enables us to engage with ideas across disciplines, media and culture. Sometimes teaching students how to think can seem like a daunting, […]

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Studying Rhetoric for College Success: How the Study of Classical Rhetoric Can Prepare Students to Excel in Higher Education (cont’d)

by Joelle Hodge November 9, 2018

Rhetoric seeks to prepare students to “observe all the available means” of persuasion, enabling them to more easily master every kind of writing from analytical reports to argumentative essays. Sadly, many high school educators seek only to have their students write longer papers with long lists of resources and citations, calling that “higher-level” work. The […]

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Studying Rhetoric for College Success: How the Study of Classical Rhetoric Can Prepare Students to Excel in Higher Education

by Joelle Hodge November 9, 2018

Rhetoric seeks to prepare students to “observe all the available means” of persuasion, enabling them to more easily master every kind of writing from analytical reports to argumentative essays. Sadly, many high school educators seek only to have their students write longer papers with long lists of resources and citations, calling that “higher-level” work. The […]

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Enrollment Management: A Case Study in Attrition and Retention (PART 2)

by John Heaton November 9, 2018

Enrollment and Re-Recruitment: Why do students come to your school? More importantly, why do they stay? Do you know? Are you sure? If not, you are quite possibly jeopardizing your ability to deliver on your mission. Building on the data of the preceding session, we will explore management and teacher strategies that will make a […]

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Enrollment Management: A Case Study in Attrition and Retention (PART 1)

by John Heaton November 9, 2018

What Matters Most at School: Data can show us precisely the driving factors that sustain academic excellence over time. How is this to be accomplished with GenX’ers and Millenials? This session will explore those drivers using New Covenant as a case study. The practical takeaways will include what school boards, administrations and faculties must do […]

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Singapore Math Strategies: An In-Depth Look (w/Susy Willetts)

by Mo Gaffney November 9, 2018

What does a Singapore Math classroom look like and sound like? Throughout this in-depth session, we will demonstrate effective Singapore instructional strategies, including questioning, mathematical discussions and writing in the math journal. You will view student samples and experience the importance of inquiry through the anchor tasks. Come join the conversation and learn this approach […]

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Christian Classical Education as a Mission Strategy in Africa

by Karen Elliott November 9, 2018

Africa may be reached by the gospel, but Africans say that Christianity “is 2000 miles wide and a centimeter deep.” In the next 30 years, one out of every two human beings will be born in Africa. Should we not be concerned? That explosive growth – combined with extensive poverty and great educational challenges – […]

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Enrollment Data Analysis, Forecasting and Reporting

by Tammy Barron November 8, 2018

Enrollment data is extremely valuable for the achievement of school growth. You can use it to uncover trends and truths about your target market of families, and to more accurately forecast enrollment and tuition. Learn how to collect and use data to produce more useful reports and brand stories that will advance your leadership capacity. […]

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Quo Properamus? How to Use Active Latin in the Classroom

by David Noe June 6, 2016

This seminar provides Latin teachers at the primary and secondary levels with simple and tested strategies for developing active Latin use in their classrooms. Using the theory of Comprehensible Input as presented by Stephen Krashen, we will examine ways for incorporating ever-increasing amounts of spoken Latin for the benefit of students.

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Integrating the Gospel using the Creation, Fall, Redemption, & Restoration Paradigm

by Pamela Stanford June 28, 2015

All that we do has purpose and meaning, because as believers, we are going somewhere and should want to bring others along on the journey. We will discuss practical ways to help students discern the elements of the gospel across disciplines and specific ideas on how to train students to think redemptively and to put […]

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Conversational and Communicative Latin

by Joshua Smith June 28, 2015

The principles and practices of using conversation and communication in Latin instruction. In this seminar, I will present the meaning and goals of conversation and communication in Latin teaching, along with the reasons for this approach and some of its possible challenges. Secondly, I will introduce a variety of techniques and activities for implementing the […]

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