John Dewey and the War of Ideas in American Education

by Jon Fennell June 2011

There is a widespread sense that something is deeply wrong with American public education. In this session, Jon Fennell of Hillsdale College suggests that the quality of public education is a function of the ideas upon which it is built. Therefore, if public education is failing, that is because of the ideas that control it. […]

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American Education Public Education

Teaching Latin in the Logic School

by Karen Moore June 2011

They have outgrown the cute songs and jingles, they have mastered amor, alas, amat; so what is next? This presentation gives practical advice on how to teach students in the logic stage of learning (grades 7-9) by making use of the styles of learning that suit them best. This not only includes building on the […]

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Grammar Latin Logic Strategies Teachers

Virtual Virgil Bringing the Ancients into the Digital Age

by Karen Moore June 2011

As our classical schools grow and mature we are beginning to see more advanced Latin classes studying literature such as Vergil’s Aeneid. This workshop will share with teachers how to put a new spin on this ancient epic by taking advantage of all the resources the modern age has to offer. We will begin by […]

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Latin Literature Poetry Teaching

Discovering, Recovering, Uncovering: The Lost Wisdom behind the Lost Tools

by Ken Myers June 2011

For all modern people, its tempting- even for educators with the best motivations- to reduce the classical approach to a technique in service of ends quite different from those that were served in the great tradition. This seminar will encourage a deeper reorientation of our goals by highlighting some books that describe the telos of […]

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Classical Education Educators Teachers

It’s the Culture Stupid

by Ken Myers June 2011

Restructuring classroom practices and curricular contents is easy compared to the challenge of reordering the ethos of a school and of the lives of its members. But if education is the reorientation of the affections, then the texture of everyday life (in school and out) may be more definitive than the content in books, lectures, […]

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Classical Education Classroom School Culture

Science Alive!

by Lynn Gilpin June 2011

How do you breathe life into your science curriculum? If you want to know how to integrate science with history, math, writing and more, this is the workshop for you. Come receive practical tips and a hands-on demonstration that will set the stage for future stimulating lessons.

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Science Strategies Teaching