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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Latin Strategies Students

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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Discipleship Interdisciplinary Strategies Worldview

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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Languages Latin Strategies

21st Century Classical: Theoretical and Practical Foundations for Embracing the Paradox

by Sean Riley June 28, 2015

I will argue that education can be both genuinely and thoroughly Classical and at the same time preapre students to be leaders and innovators in the 21st century. I will argue that many of the 21st Century skills being enumerated by progressive educators are the same skills a Classical education is best equipped to offer. […]

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Administration Classical Education Curriculum Pedagogy Strategies Worldview

Why a School without Scholé (Leisure) is No School at All

by Christopher Perrin June 28, 2015

Our word “school” comes from the Greek word scholé which means leisure, refreshing conversation and activity–or restful learning. Ironically modern, American education is virtually anything but restful and so in a profound sense many American schools have ceased to be schools at all. In this seminar, we will trace the tradition of scholé and explore […]

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Administration Leadership Liturgy Mission Pedagogy Policy Strategies Vision Worldview

90 Days, 90 Dads: Finding Meaningful Connection and Insights from Parents in a Growing School

by Davies Owens June 28, 2015

As any school grows in age and numbers there is an increasing risk of parents having less understanding and appreciation for classical Christian education. Parents with a weak understanding of what differentiates a classical Christian school from other choices are more vulnerable to the larger culture and less prepared to create home environments that are […]

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Community Leadership Marketing Mission Parents Strategies

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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Art Curriculum Discipleship Interdisciplinary Literature Music Science Strategies Subject Integration

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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Curriculum Discipleship Grammar School Pedagogy Science Strategies Upper School

What is a Harkness discussion?

by Geary Linhart June 28, 2015

This seminar will discuss the history of round table discussions at Veritas School in Newberg. It will attempt to explain why we implemented these graded discussions in the upper level Humanities courses, howe we set up discussions, and how we assess them. This seminar will share tested procedures for implementing and managing fruitful Harkness discussions […]

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Assessment Curriculum Discussion Humanities Strategies Upper School

Increasing the Effectiveness of Your School’s Small Development Shop

by Jason Lewis June 28, 2015

Schools with fewer than 500 students often have a difficult time identifying and cultivating donors who can make transformative gifts. Conventional approaches to high capacity fundraising often assume large development budgets and layers of fundraising activities that smaller schools simply can’t sustain. In this workshop, participants will discover how community alignment, hiring decisions, shared leadership […]

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Administration Business Community Fundraising Leadership Strategies

10 in 10: Top ten lessons learned as a ten year old school

by Jean Kim June 28, 2015

Is your school less than 10 years old? Are you thinking of starting a school? Are you involved in setting your slightly older school on a new trajectory for the future? If so, administrators and board members will want to hear the top ten lessons learned in the trenches over the first decade from Jean […]

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Administration Business Fundraising Growth Leadership Strategies

Total Participation Techniques — Making Every Student An Active Learner

by Lori Jill Keeler June 28, 2015

Helping students increase their level of engagement and depth of thinking is one of the quickest, simplest, and most effective means of improving teaching and learning. Using these strategies can help you focus on what, and to what extent, your students are learning what you are teaching.

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Classical Education Classroom Learning Strategies Teaching Understanding

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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Classroom Community Discussion Leadership Parents Science Strategies

Socratic Dialogue Demonstration and Analysis

by Grant Horner June 28, 2015

Join Grant Horner as he discusses Socratic Dialogue in the classical classroom.

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Discussion Pedagogy Strategies Subject Integration Upper School

Why Before How: Making A Math Transition (Chris Hall, Dr. Mo Gaffney)

by Chris Hall June 28, 2015

Whether you are implementing Singapore Math or are simply looking to rev up the math culture in your school, this session is for you. Changing the way math is taught requires more than a change of textbooks. A successful transition requires thoughtful navigation through a constellation of considerations, from the scripts that guide your teachers’ […]

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Curriculum Leadership Mathematics Singapore Math Strategies