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Annual Conference Breakout Sessions

Thursday | Breakout Sessions

Thursday, June 27
2:45-3:45 PM

  • Living in an Eschatological Universe: Virgil’s Aeneid and the Fall of Troy | Louis Markos | Capitol A-E
  • Middle School Matters: A Guide For Parents, Teachers, and Administrators for a Flourishing Transition Into Adulthood | Nathan Jordan | Capitol F
  • The How of Reading Instruction in a Classical Education: The Importance of a Systematic Approach to Early Literacy and Reading Achievement | Jessica Gombert & Melissa Siller | Capitol G
  • How to Develop and Grow Your Annual Fund | Tom MacAdam & Chad Borgestad | Capitol H
  • Biblical Peacemaking | Russ Kapusinski | Creekside I
  • Staying Mission True | Keith Nix | Creekside II
  • Hiding God’s Word in Their Hearts: An Apologetic for Scripture Memory in the Upper School | Karen Moore | sideYARD
  • Two Great Scientific Discoveries of the 20th Century That Matter to All of Us: Part I | Mark Phillips| Bickler
  • The Spirit of Metaphor and Symbol | David Rosenberg | Barton
  • What Does it Mean to Teach Latin, Greek, and Spanish Classically? | Aaron Fudge | Bonnell

Thursday, June 27
10:00-11:00 AM

  • Transforming Teaching – Seeing Your Students as Image Bearers | Peter Baur | Capitol A-E
  • Racial Diversity and Classical Christian Education | Miranda Webster | Capitol F
  • Love and Logic Overview | Jenni Helj & Haidee Thesing | Capitol G
  • Building an Advisory Council that Strengthens and Advances Your Mission | Keith Nix | Capitol H
  • Refreshing Your Classical Toolkit: Engaging Your Students Through a Variety of Instructional Strategies | Allison Jackson | Creekside I
  • Professional Development That Works | Jim Reynolds & Brian Polk | Creekside II
  • The Liberal Arts Tradition: An Introduction | Joshua Simmons | sideYARD
  • More Than Just Facts: Liturgy, Logic, and Literature in the Middle School Science Curriculum | James Dolas| Bickler
  • The Transition From the Grammar Stage to the Logic Stage | Paul Schaeffer | Barton
  • Teaching Latin That Good Old Way But in the Twenty-First Century | Tim Griffith | Bonnell

Thursday, June 27
4:00-5:00 PM

  • Hektor and Andromache: Balance in a World Gone Mad | Louis Markos | Capitol A-E
  • No Child Left Unknown: Building a Thriving House System | Jonathan Horner & Jane Houchin | Capitol F
  • Mens et Manus: Why Integration of Biblical Principles, Mathematics, and Science Matters. | Tina Dube & Vanessa Petty | Capitol G
  • Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign? | Tom MacAdam & Chad Borgestad | Capitol H
  • School Worship for Spiritual Formation | Christopher Hoyt | Creekside I
  • Retention Begins in Admission: Nurturing Long-Term Enrollment From Tour To Contract | Amy Burgess | Creekside II
  • Starting and Growing Classical Christian School | Rim Hinckley, Jean Kim and Liz Caddow| sideYARD
  • Two Great Scientific Discoveries of the 20th Century That Matter to All of Us: Part II | Mark Phillips | Bickler
  • Conceptually-Based Upper School Mathematics Curriculum: Lessons Learned From Transition | Janet Andreasen, Kevin Clark & Christine Miller| Barton
  • Basics of Speaking Ancient Greek | Jason Merritt | Bonnell

Friday | Breakout Sessions

Friday, June 28
2:15-3:15 PM

  • The Seven Liberal Arts: Liberty and Justice for All | Christopher Perrin | Capitol A-E
  • Storytelling and the Formation of Souls | Aaron Ames | Capitol F
  • Mission Possible Through Intentional Culture Work | Russ Kapusinski | Capitol G
  • Creating and Writing a Foolproof Capital Campaign Plan | Herb Soles | Capitol H
  • Recovering a Lost Tool of Rhetoric (Part II): Stasis Theory in the Writing Classroom | Shea Ramquist | Creekside I
  • The Impact of the Classical Renewal Movement on Higher Ed | Jeremy Tate | Creekside II
  • The Siren Song of Education Technology | Martin Cothran | sideYARD
  • That’s How We Stroll: Learning From Theophrastus | Steve Mittwede | Bickler
  • Math is _____________ | Josh Wilkerson | Barton
  • Demystifying Classical Music Curriculum | Michael Attaway | Bonnell

Friday, June 28
9:45-10:45 AM

  • Education as the Cultivation of Love | David Diener | Capitol A-E
  • Excellence Defined Biblically: Are We Half-Hearted Creatures? | Dan Peterson | Capitol F
  • Jonathan Edwards as Teacher: Affecting Children’s Hearts and Minds | Stephanie Boss | Capitol G
  • Converting the Reluctant Solicitor Into a Dynamic Fundraiser | Herb Soles | Capitol H
  • Recovering a Lost Tool of Rhetoric (Part I): Stasis Theory’s Essential Role in Rhetoric | Andrew Selby | Creekside I
  • Piling It On: Why Classical Schools Have Too Many Periods and Teach Too Many Subjects | Christopher Perrin| Creekside II
  • What Were They Thinking? | Thomas Korcok | sideYARD
  • What Are Science Labs For?: Laboratory Work as Apprenticeship | John Mays | Bickler
  • Classical Considerations for Computer Programming | Josh Wilkerson & Brandon Shufflebarger| Barton
  • The Art of Latin | Karen Moore | Bonnell

Saturday | Breakout Sessions

Saturday, June 29
10:45-11:45 AM

  • Classical Education and Christian Discipleship Part 2: “Re-Forming Men” | Brandon Shuman | Capitol A-E
  • Leveraging the Power of Curiosity | Harlan Gilliam | Capitol F
  • Teaching the Greatest Book | Hana Rodgers | Capitol G
  • Your Board Is A Bad Board, and It Might Be Your Fault: How Heads of School Build Cooperative, Productive, Long-Lasting Successful Boards | Charles Evans | Capitol H
  • Tools of Historical Reasoning | Christopher Schlect | Creekside I
  • Evidence for Excellence | Christy Anne Vaughan | Creekside II – CANCELED
  • Classical Pre-K and Kindergarten: Structure or Senses | Kristina Pierce | sideYARD
  • Teaching Philosophy: Abstraction and Argument in an Age of Distraction | David Schenk | Bickler
  • Teaching Logic Dialectically | Gary Hartenburg | Barton
  • Serving Students with Learning Differences | Ann-Maura Hinton | Bonnell _CANCELED

Saturday, June 29
9:30-10:30 AM

  • Classical Education and Christian Discipleship Part 1: “Cultivating Virtue” | Brandon Shuman | Capitol A-E
  • Creative Biblical Applications Across the Curriculum | Nathan George| Capitol F
  • Teaching Math Well When Time is Scarce | Hana Rodgers | Capitol G
  • Knocking Down Hurdles: Understanding Why Being a School Board Member is So Tough and What to Do About It | Charles Evans | Capitol H
  • Teach Writing Slowly | Matt Bianco | Creekside I
  • The Secular Landscape: What It Looks Like, How We Got Here and How to Love Our Neighbors | Glenn Lucke | Creekside II
  • The Lower School Morning Meeting: The Power of an Intentional Routine to Start the Day | Valerie Rennie | sideYARD
  • Nature Study: The Power of Inquiry and Observation | Brynn Sowder | Bickler
  • Capturing the Beauty of Mathematics: Visualizing Mathematics Using Graphical Devices. | Kurt Owen | Barton
  • How to Support Students with Learning Differences So That Everyone Benefits | Leslie Collins | Bonnell