2023 Conference Schedule

MAIN CONFERENCE: June 22 – 24 (Thursday-Saturday)

PRE-CONFERENCE: June 21 (Wednesday)

JOIN US: In Pittsburgh or online.



Suggested Audiences

Grammar Grammar Logic and Rhetoric Logic/Rhetoric Administration Administrators All Everyone Foundation Track Foundation Track

Schedule subject to change. Check back for updates.

   PRE-CONFERENCES: Wednesday, June 21
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Sterling 1
Reception for Heads of School
Join us “after hours” for this special social event hosted by the ACCS. Get to know other school leaders, exchange contact information, and learn about new services being launched to support our Heads of School and Boards. Spouses are welcome.
THURSDAY Morning, June 22, 2023
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PLENARY: Tombs of the ProphetsDouglas Wilson
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
Christians Are Re-ReadersROSARIA BUTTERFIELD
The Classical Imagination: The How, What, and Why of Classical EducationCraig Hefner
The What and Why of Teaching GrammarTammy Peters
Excellence in Bible Teaching in the Grammar SchoolBarbara Hansen
Augustine’s De Magistro: Teaching, Learning, Signs, and GodDavid Diener
Leading Teacher Training from the Back of the RoomBryan Lynch
Completing the Trivium is a MustAndrew Smalley
Launching Apologetics in the Mind of a 16-year-oldPhil Arant
TRACK PLENARY: The Idolatrous Eye: How to Recognize and Respond Rightly to Beauty in a Fallen WorldCole Jeffrey
THURSDAY Afternoon, June 22
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
LUNCH MEETING for Heads of ACCS-Accredited Schools
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
PLENARY: Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian AgeROSARIA BUTTERFIELD
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
The Crack in the Marble Jar, 2.0DeeDee Feeney, Julie Kilmer
Stop Writing Strategic Plans and Start Thinking StrategicallyVince Burens
Music Literacy in Action: Setting the Foundation for Joyful Music MakingKara Faraldi
The Integration of Virtue/Spiritual Formation and LearningTAMRA HOPKINS, JASON RADCLIFF
Those Who Teach, Know: A Method of Utilizing “Dialogue” as a Form of AssessmentSandra Schinetsky, Martha Shaunessy
How does Science fit into a Classical Education?Charles Dewberry
Teaching Art in Christian Classical Schools: One Art Teacher’s Journey!Scott Maynard
Practical Progymnasmata: Making Sense and Use of an Ancient Rhetorical MasterclassJason Modar
TRACK PLENARY: Scriptural IntegrationDouglas Wilson
4:10 PM - 5:10 PM
Writing in the Grammar Stage—Engaging in the BeautyTammy Peters
Directing Affections to BeautyCaleb Sasser
The Grammar School Day: A LiturgyTerri Covil
Event Planning: An Important Piece of Your Development StrategyGene Liechty
Dealing with Public ControversyRobert Stacey
All the World’s a Screen: Shakespeare and Social MediaCole Jeffrey
Get Your Students Reading LatinJoseph Roberts
A Christian Response to Classical RhetoricAndrew Kern
TRACK PLENARY: Part I: The Early Church from Christ to ConstantineLouis Markos
THURSDAY Evening, June 22
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
FRIDAY Morning, June 23
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
PRESENTATION: First Prize, 2023 Chrysostom Oratory Contest
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
PLENARYDr. Ben Carson
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
The Shepherd Teacher: Gracious Classroom Management - Kourtney Wright
Cultivating Conversation: Using Feedback & Grading to Improve Discussion - Bryan Lynch
Keys to Running a Successful Capital Campaign in a Turbulent Age - Brad Layland
Smoothing Your Path Through the ACCS Accreditation Process - Carmen Watson
How (and Why) to Teach the Old Testament Without Spoiling It - Christopher Jero
Feminism, Meteorology, and the Chronicles of Narnia: How Electives Can Enrich Your Students - Isley & Walker
Cultivating a Classical Christian Mathematics Program K-12 - Josh Wilkerson
TRACK PLENARY: The “Clean Sea Breeze” of Classical Pedagogy - Daniel Coupland
FRIDAY Afternoon, June 23
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
ACCS Membership Meeting
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
PLENARYDr. Albert Mohler
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Planting Seeds of Oral Rhetoric and Communication in Younger ScholarsDarlene Gomes
Ten Lessons in Ten Years: Lessons from the Logic SchoolAaron Fudge
Part I: Reflections on Dorothy Sayers’ “Lost Tools of Learning”David Diener, Andrew Selby, Chris Schlect
The Handwritten Word: An Exercise in BeautyJamie Sullivan
Shaping Round Pegs in a Square-Holed WorldKajsa Wilkins
Institutional BraveryJeffrey Wright
Mathematic Transformations in Instruction: From Traditional to ClassicalShane Artrip
Teaching TreasuresMyrandi Ballesteros
TRACK PLENARY: On the Improvement of the Mind: The Educational Vision of Isaac WattsGeorge Grant
4:10 PM - 5:10 PM
Creating a Godly Classroom CultureJanine Warmouth
The 5 M’s of Good TeachingDaniel Coupland
Part II: Reflections on Dorothy Sayers’ “Lost Tools of Learning”David Diener, Andrew Selby, Chris Schlect
How to Manage Up: Maximize the Relationship with Your BoardWalter Kearns
How to Use Inquiry to Enhance Science InstructionDebbie Gentry
More than a Garnish: The Centrality of Music in Classical Christian EducationJarrod Richey
Machen: Courage, Clarity, and Common GroundKeith Phillips
Art and Nature—STEAM ProjectsRobin McLaurin
TRACK PLENARY: Part II: The Early Church from Christ to ConstantineLouis Markos
FRIDAY Evening, June 23
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Beyond the Workshops
SATURDAY Morning, June 24
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Awakening Wonder that Leads to Worship in MathTori Hickok
Seven Laws of TeachingChristie Wright
Developing the Cognitive Tools For LearningCarol Brown
Reading Latin ManuscriptsKaren Moore
Stamping Eternity on the Eyeballs: Enabling the Masterpiece to See His MasterJason Valley
Beauty, Incarnation, and Prophecy: Russian Literature in the Classical Christian SchoolStephen Rippon
AI Writing Bots and the Future of Classical Academic PedagogyKyle Wilson
TRACK PLENARY: How to Overcome the Babarians We Have BecomeAndrew Kern
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PLENARY: Art as a Response to CultureKyle Mann
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM