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Louisville, Kentucky 2020
June 16 – 19

Schedule 2020

We’ll be in Louisville, Kentucky for the first time. And, we have a new daily schedule. The conference will span 3 full days — Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. No Saturday events. With the extra half-day, we plan to increase networking and recreational opportunities. Leaders Day and practicums will be on Tuesday.

We have more refreshes and a few big changes. We hope you join us in Louisville.


Schedule

Schedule Detail (PDF) | Speaker Bios (PDF)

workshop for everyone All | workshop for grammar school teachers Grammar | workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers Logic/Rhetoric | workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff Administration | ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education Foundations


Tuesday, June 16 – PRE-CONFERENCE
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1:00 – 9:00 PM
“Teaching Lab” with Bryan Lynch and Chris Schlect


Wednesday Morning, June 17
8:00–8:30
Devotions
9:00–9:30
Welcome & Opening
9:30–10:30
Plenary-Douglas Wilson-Reading the Story You are Actually In
10:50–11:50
Workshops
workshop for grammar school teachers
Biblical Worldview in the Grammar School
workshop for grammar school teachers
Shepherding Hearts or Behavior Modification
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
The Nature and Vision of Classical Christian Education
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Joyful Music Literacy: A Practical Model for Training Worshippers
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Learning Language Through Stories
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
On the Integration of the Liberal, Fine, and Common Arts
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
How to Start and Operate a CC, Shared-Instruction Model School
workshop for everyone
The History of Grades and Practice of Grading
workshop for everyone
Clark & Jain-Track Plenary-Introduction to the Liberal Arts Tradition

Wednesday Afternoon, June 17
12:00-1:15
Lunch and Vendor Time
12:00-1:15
Lunch Meeting for Heads of ACCS-Accredited Schools 
1:15–1:30
Announcements and Introduction
1:30–2:30
Plenary-Dr. Al Mohler
2:50–3:50
Workshops
workshop for grammar school teachers
God Is in the Details: Making Every Moment Count in the Classroom
workshop for grammar school teachers
Implementing Narration in the Classical Classroom
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
Beauty Matters: Creating a High Aesthetic in School Culture
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Socratic Learning: How to Lead Discussions
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Silver Lies or Lining Silver? How Myths and Fairy Tales Enchant the Soul
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Inspiring Student Engagement in Upper-School Mathematics through . . .
workshop for everyone
From Earth To Sky: Online Classical Christian Education
workshop for everyone
Martin Cothran, Andrew Kern, Chris Perrin, & Carol Reynolds-Track Plenary-Classical Education Unhinged, Part I
4:10–5:10
Workshops
workshop for grammar school teachers
Meet Peers for Kindergarten & First Grade Teachers
workshop for grammar school teachers
Meet Peers for Second & Third Grade Teachers
workshop for grammar school teachers
Meet Peers for Fourth & Fifth Grade Teachers
workshop for grammar school teachers
Meet Peers for Sixth Grade Teachers
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Engaging Students in a Meaningful Mathematics Harkness
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Christ-Like Characters
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
How to Use ERB Standardized Tests in Your School
workshop for everyone
Martin Cothran, Andrew Kern, Chris Perrin, & Carol Reynolds-Track Plenary-Classical Education Unhinged, Part II

Wednesday Evening, June 17
6:05-8:30
National Honor Choir Rehearsal (closed to public)
7:00-8:30
Receptions-Various Hosts


Thursday Morning, June 18
8:00–8:30
Morning Devotions
9:00–9:10
Announcements and Introduction
9:10–9:30
First Prize, 2020 Chrysostom Oratory Contest
9:30–10:30
Plenary-Rosaria Butterfield-The Making of a Monster: Frankenstein, Transgenderism, and Government Education
10:50–11:50
Workshops
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
Practical Trivium Teaching in the Grammar School
workshop for everyone
Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly: Using Songs for Scripture Memorization
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Teaching Grammar in Context: The Beauty of the Five-Minute Lesson
workshop for everyone
Living Latin in the Elementary and Secondary Classroom
workshop for everyone
Four-Fold Beholding: The Quadrivium
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
Effective Classroom Discussion
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
Emergency Preparedness: Lessons from A storm
workshop for everyone
Education as the Cultivation of Love
workshop for everyone
Douglas Wilson-Track Plenary-The Siren Song of Mission Drift

Thursday Afternoon, June 18
12:00-1:30
Lunch and Vendor Time
12:15-1:00
ACCS Membership Meeting 
2:50–3:50
Workshops
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
Making It Stick (Grammar Methods and Tools)
workshop for grammar school teachers
How to Make “Hard to Read” Literary Texts Accessible for Struggling Readers
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
Hands-on Formative Assessment
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Street-Fighting Logic
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Socratic Discussion: Philosophy and Practice in the Classical Christian School
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
From Natural Philosophy to Science, a Descent into the Ditch
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
The Adventure of Grant Writing
workshop for everyone
Building Missionaries at Your School
workshop for everyone
Louis Markos-Track Plenary-Rehabilitating Beauty: How C. S. Lewis Fought the Cult of the Ugly in His Fiction
4:10–5:10
Workshops
workshop for grammar school teachers
Hidden Curriculum: Cultivating Ordered Loves through Ordered Classrooms
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
The First Two Weeks of Grammar
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
A Vision for the Everyday Classroom
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Milton, Muhammed Ali, and the Method of Upholding God’s Justice
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Choir in the Classrooms: How to Integrate Music Throughout School Culture
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
Building Strong Collaboration with Parents, Month-by-Month
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
Towards an Apologetic for Classical Christian Athletics
workshop for everyone
Teaching in the Form of Christ: How to Teach Anything to Anybody
workshop for everyone
Joel Beeke-Track Plenary-How to Do Family Worship

Thursday Evening, June 18
7:00-8:30
Receptions-Various Hosts


Friday Morning, June 19
8:00–8:30
Morning Devotions
9:00–9:30
Announcements and School Accreditation Presentations 
9:30–10:30
Plenary-Daniel Coupland-Cultivating Wonder through Stories
10:50–11:50
Workshops
workshop for grammar school teachers
Filling an Unforgiving Class Period w/ 50 Minutes Worth of Distance Run
workshop for grammar school teachers
Primary Sources in the Grammar School History Class
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
The Shema and the Paideia of God
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Difficult and Delightful Dialectic Students
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Silent But Ceaseless Questions: Harnessing the Power of Questions to Awaken Wonder
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
Shared Instruction and Five-Day Model Under One Roof (?!)
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Integrating the Sciences into a Classical Curriculum
workshop for everyone
A Primer on Pedagogy: Basic Questions About Every Lesson
workshop for everyone
Louis Markos-Track Plenary-How C. S. Lewis Fought the Cult of the Ugly in his Fiction

Friday Afternoon, June 19
12:00–1:30
Lunch and Vendor Time
1:30–2:30
Workshops
workshop for grammar school teachers
Creating a Classical Aesthetic
workshop for grammar school teachers
A New Approach to Teaching Bible in Primary Grades
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Truth and Beauty: The Heart of Mathematics
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Teaching Frankenstein/Romanticism for Secondary Literature Teachers
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
The Seven Laws of Teaching
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
The Art of Classical Rhetoric and Its Use in the Three Stages of the Trivium
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
What Does Aristotle Have to Do With Your Staff Meeting? Educational Leadership in the Classical Christian Tradition
workshop for grammar school teachers
The Curriculum Tie That Binds: The Value of Laying the Foundation in Grammar School
workshop for everyone
Joel Beeke-Track Plenary-How Men Should Lead Their Families
2:55–3:50
Plenary-George Grant-When Foundations Are Undermined
3:50–4:00
Closing Ceremony
4:00–4:30
Vendor Time
5:00
Suggested: Team Building Dinners, Activities, Sightseeing, or Attendee-created Gatherings

Our President, Mr. Goodwin, was in Louisville for several days:

I’m impressed after spending a few days in this city. Our convention hotel may have the best facilities of anywhere we’ve been for what we do. And, the surrounding area has food and beverage (of all types) that will please our crowd. In fact, I expect this to be one of the best locations for networking, fellowship, and getting to know your fellow classical educators. If you love horses, baseball, bourbon, or classical Christian education, you’ll find a host of things to do!

~ David Goodwin

Quotes from 2019 Conference Attendees

There were several options–I had a hard time choosing between in workshops. Great problem to have!!!

Loved the inclusion of STEM workshops, P.E. workshops, preschool workshops and workshops on helping students with disabilities! These are the areas where we needed guidance and we are excited to listen to them with our faculty. It is so encouraging to be inspired by the speakers! … This year my daughter who is a senior at Vanderbilt joined me at the conference. She loved it and learned so much that she will carry forward as she has her own classroom!

I truly think the variety of offerings met diverse needs.

I always enjoy getting to put my hands on the actual curriculum materials I am considering.

No suggestions…it was wonderful. Please keep the coffee coming. Thanks!