Forum: The Teacher as Cultivator of Music

by Ken Myers June 2014

Cultivating music is not just the responsibility of music teachers. This panel, led by Ken Meyers, considers the role of music in the mission of classical schoo

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Mission Music

Becoming More Fully Human: Art Education as Stewarding the Physical

by Jim Watkins June 2014

As art educators we are teaching students to love, understand and respect the physical world. This session aims to situate art education within the larger project of becoming more fully human. By bringing the doctrine of creation into conversation with art education, this seminar aims to explore three different ways that the arts can enrich […]

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Art Theology

Enabling new IT capabilities without breaking the bank.

by Kevin Gerber June 2014

Learn about how other classical schools are addressing new trends including personal devices, student access, technology in the classroom and the cloud services.

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Classroom Teachers Technology

The Annual Fund Trivium

by Steve Godfrey June 2014

Do you feel like you are on a fundraising treadmill, always behind and searching for the next silver bullet? Come learn about the “fundraising trivium” and learn about how you can move from a reactive to proactive fundraising model.

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Business Fundraising

Math for Goodness Sake

by Josh Wilkerson June 2014

How do we as Christian educators instill in students an appreciation for the inherent goodness of math? This question is of vital importance as many students (and, let’s be honest, some teachers) experience mathematics as confusing, stressful and generally contrary to anything considered good.

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Learning Mathematics Teachers

Reaching for Rhetoric in Foreign Languages

by Lisa Snyder June 2014

Language possesses the potentional to be both tool for communication and art form. Discover how to lead your students from learning vocabulary and verb charts to articulating their likes, recounting a tale, decoding poetry, or simply conversing eloquently. Explore the possiblities for incorporating literature and historical figures in weaving a story and inviting your students […]

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Language Literature Rhetoric Teaching

Integrating Elements of the True Story across the Curriculum

by Pamela Stanford June 2014

It is challenging for most students to realize that what they do, because of who they are in Christ, really matters. Using the paradigm of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration in all the disciplines helps students to grasp that they are significant tools for redemption.

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Classroom Faith Teachers

Into Africa: Classical Education and Rafiki Schools

by Brad Ryden June 2014

Rafiki Foundation operates ten Christian and Classical (CC) Schools in ten countries in Africa. The presenter was fortunate to visit three Rafiki schools in West Africa this spring in order to explore ways in which CC schools in the U.S. (including his own) can partner with and support this organization. The presentation will include images […]

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Classical Education Teachers

The Art of Memory: How To Teach Memory Beyond Chants and Jingles

by Jenny Rallens June 2014

In classical education today, memory has been limited to playing a very narrow and specific role. When we think of memory, we think of the grammar or “poll parrot” stage of the Trivium. We think of the rote memory of Shurley grammar jingles, Latin chants , multiplication tables, Bible memory passages, cheesy history songs, and […]

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Classical Education Memory Methods Teachers Teaching

The Recovery of Memory–Before We Forget That We Have Forgotten

by Christopher Perrin June 2014

It used to be that students were capable of memorizing large amounts of important literature, Scripture, speeches and important information. If humans have not changed, and are still just as capable of memory, what has changed? Our educational culture, expectations and pedagogy. In this seminar, we will explore the way memory was used, developed and […]

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Classical Education Learning Memorization

G. K. Chesterton, The Educator of C.S. Lewis

by Christopher Perrin June 2014

G. K. Chesterton had joy at the center of his being, and like the woman described in Proverbs 31, he could laugh at the days to come. In this seminar, Dr. Perrin explores Chesterton’s life and work, studying the way he found joy and the way that joy led to laughter, good humor and friendship. […]

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Chesterton Lewis Writing

Building School Culture – Core Principles and Practices

by Keith Nix June 2014

Culture trumps strategy every time! Your school’s health, and future, will be determined by your culture more than any other single factor. Is your culture healthy? How do you know? What are you doing to ensure that you are creating the right environment to accomplish your mission?

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Environment School Culture

Cultivating Aural Hygiene

by Ken Myers June 2014

In recent years, a lot of attention has been given to the ways in which communications technologies have nurtured a spirit of distraction that affects reading and reasoning habits. Ken Myers will examine how technologies similarly disable our ability to listen well, and how we can fight back, individually and corporately.

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Habits Music Technology

Making Elbow Room for Faith in the Science Classroom

by John Mays June 2014

How should faith statements be balanced with scientific statements in science classes? In this workshop we will develop four classes of observable phenomena. We will note that while the Creator is involved with his creation at all levels, our ability to formulate a natural explanation for a given phenomenon depends on which class it is […]

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Classroom Faith Science Teachers

Course Sequencing for Upper School Science

by John Mays June 2014

There are significant benefits to building an upper school science sequence around an introductory physics course in 9th grade. On the other hand, there are serious weaknesses and missed opportunities associated with the common practice of placing all students in biology in 9th grade. In this seminar we will explore the physics-first sequence in detail […]

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Physics Science Upper School