Christian and Humanist Education Part 2

by Brad Birzer May 2011

Christian Humanism, the history and theory of, with a focus on the twentieth century. Starting with Paul at Mars’ Hill through the Patristic period, Birzer will briefly discuss the meaning of the liberal arts in the formation of the Christian church- through the reformation. He will then focus on a number of (mostly) Christian thinkers […]

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Classical Education Humanism Liberal Arts

Christian and Humanist Education Part 1

by Brad Birzer May 2011

Christian Humanism, the history and theory of, with a focus on the twentieth century. Starting with Paul at Mars’ Hill through the Patristic period, Birzer will briefly discuss the meaning of the liberal arts in the formation of the Christian church- through the reformation. He will then focus on a number of (mostly) Christian thinkers […]

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Classical Education Humanism Liberal Arts

School Culture as a Blessing

by Byrle Kynerd May 2011

This session will focus on the VALUE or providing wise stewardship of School Culture and offer suggestions for enhancing a Christ honoring school culture. Participants should leave with several proven methods for success.

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Classical Education School Culture

School Culture is Revealing

by Byrle Kynerd May 2011

This session will focus on what School Culture is, what it reveals, where it comes from, and several of the ways it impacts a school. We will prepare the participants for ways to develop or revitalize their School Culture so it is Christ honoring and encourages sustainability for the School.

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Classical Education School Culture

Building a School that Students Love

by Charles Evans May 2011

Effective, transformational education requires a close partnership between teachers and students. While we often think of partnerships as parties contributing equally to the relationship, in this case of teachers and students, this is rarely the case. Teachers have a powerful role in helping students to understand themselves, the purpose of a classical and Christian education, […]

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Classical Education Students Teachers

The Enigma Years: Bringing Middle Schoolers along for the Long Haul

by Charles Evans May 2011

We all know that pre and early adolescents are curious little creatures. Grades 5 through 8 are the critical hinge point in students’ academic careers, not to mention the point at which they and their parents will decide how and where to invest their four-year-run-up to college. How do we establish middle years programs that […]

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Middle School Parents Teachers

READING – The Logic of English

by Denise Eide May 2011

Many learners are frustrated by the inconsistency of English. Most people believe that English is not logical and does not follow patterns. This is simply not true. The codes is complex and the patterns are beautiful. In this workshop participants will discover the phonograms and spelling rules which explain 98% of English words and learn […]

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English Grammar Reading

Motor Development and Academic Success

by Jessica Gombert May 2011

Most educators take for granted how our bodies operate, and how the experiences of our bodies teach us to understand the world around us. Without the incredible and finely tuned machine called our body, our brain would be at a loss to describe the world. Our ability to see, touch, feel, hear, move, and control […]

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Learning Motor Development

The Critical Components of a Thriving Grammar School

by Jessica Gombert May 2011

In this seminar dialogue will take place regarding how to lead teachers and faculty to ensure a thriving and successful Grammar school. Key components will be presented followed by a group discussion.

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Grammar Teachers Teaching

Teaching the Full Force of the Art of Argumentation: A Startling Claim by Apthonius

by Jim Selby May 2011

Apthonius makes a remarkable and initially puzzling claim that stages five and six, Refutation and Confirmation, of his Progymnasmata impart the full force of the art of invention (the first canon of classical rhetorical theory). This workshop offers a possible explanation by demonstrating how his curriculum trains the minds of our students to generate ideas […]

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Argumentation Rhetoric Teaching

The Marriage of Morton J. Adler and Jeanne Chall: Teaching Analysis and Synthesis In the Great Books

by Jim Selby May 2011

Jeanne Chall’s five stages of reading development provide a theoretical framework for classical Christian educators and Adler’s Great Ideas provide an analytical framework to teach the discrete skills of analysis and synthesis in a Great Books reading program. Often, as teacher we do not go beyond modeling in our advance reading instruction. The work of […]

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Analytic Learning Classical Education Reading Teachers

Creating a Vibrant Faculty Culture

by John Heaton May 2011

Creating and maintaining a healthy faculty culture is key to sustaining student performance over the long term. It is the single, strongest, difference-making factor over which you have direct control. This seminar will examine what faculty members, department heads, principals, and headmasters can do to improve the teaching cultures of their schools. It will examine […]

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Culture Faculty Teachers

Approaching Evolution

by John Lennox May 2011

How should Christian educators approach the topic of evolution? With brilliant evangelical believers on both sides of the issue, what is at stake in the discussion? what is the role of intelligent design? Is there an alternative scientific model for the origin of biological complexity besides natural selection? Where are the ‘good gaps’? Is the […]

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Christianity Educators Evolution Philosphy

Towards a Christian Philosophy of Science

by John Lennox May 2011

Are there any common pitfalls among Christians when trying to reconcile faith and science that we should seek to avoid? Does Christian faith offer constructive direction for further developments in natural science (e.g. reconciliation of field and particle theories through theological models of Christ or the Trinity, Cambrian explosion as God’s creative action, information/mind as […]

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Faith Philosophy Science

Thinking in Pictures – Junior High Students Know Good Teaching

by John Seel May 2011

Junior high students are often considered the most difficult age to teach. Conversely, junior high students are often the best judges of effective teaching. This workshop will explore new research on how students learn. The workshop will be co-taught with Mike Metzler, President of The Clapham Institute.

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Junior High Students Teaching