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WORKSHOPS

Choose custom workshops tailored to specific audiences.

June 18 – 19, 2020

We look forward to bringing the best of this year’s conference to you wherever you are.

“Leader’s Day” tracks are included in the Workshops. Look for the workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff Administration symbol.

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 Foundation Track

WORKSHOPS 1
Thursday, June 18, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT)
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
The Nature and Vision of Classical Christian Education – (All) – Douglas Wilson
workshop for grammar school teachers
Biblical Worldview in the Grammar School – Terri Covil
workshop for grammar school teachers
Shepherding Hearts or Behavior Modification – Pierce & Geverdt
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Joyful Music Literacy: A Practical Model for Training Worshippers – Jarrod Richey
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
A Virtual Connection with Medieval Times – Karen Moore
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Engaging Students in a Meaningful Mathematics Harkness – Sandra Schinetsky
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Christ-Like Characters – Andrew Stapleton
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
The Art of Classical Rhetoric and Its Use in the Three Stages of the Trivium – Andrew Kern
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
How to Start and Operate a CC, Shared-Instruction Model School – Alan Marshall
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
Building the Board Pipleline – Keith Nix
workshop for everyone
The History of Grades and Practice of Grading – Brian Williams
workshop for everyone
COVID-19: The Heart of the Matter – Panel Discussion

WORKSHOPS 2
Thursday, June 18, 1:00 – 1:45 PM (EDT)
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
The Shema and the Paideia of God – (All) – George Grant
workshop for grammar school teachers
Filling an Unforgiving Class Period w/ 50 Minutes Worth of Distance Run – James Waldy
workshop for grammar school teachers
Implementing Narration in the Classical Classroom – Jason Barney
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Socratic Learning: How to Lead Discussions – Tim Dernlan
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
On the Integration of the Liberal, Fine, and Common Arts – Chris Hall
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Integrating the Sciences into a Classical Curriculum – Marie Minniear
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
How Literature Springs Into Music – Carol Reynolds
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Basic Drawing – Ken Spirduso
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
From Good to Great: The Path to Healthy Board Governance – Keith Nix
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
How to Use ERB Standardized Tests in Your School – Kevin Thames
workshop for everyone
Education as the Cultivation of Love – David Diener
workshop for everyone
COVID-19: Enrollment, Schedules, & Plans for Next Year – Panel Discussion
workshop for everyone
The FOCUS Group – Vendor Workshop
workshop for everyone
Veritas Press – Lenow & Vanderhoof – Vendor Workshop
workshop for everyone
Memoria Press – Vendor Workshop

WORKSHOPS 3
Thursday, June 18, 4:15 – 5:15 PM (EDT)
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
Beauty Matters: Creating a High Aesthetic in School Culture – (All) – Steve Turley
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
The Seven Laws of Teaching – (All) – Christie Wright
workshop for grammar school teachers
God Is in the Details: Making Every Moment Count in the Classroom – Diana Meadowcroft
workshop for grammar school teachers
COVID-19: Grammar Teacher Roundtable – Panel Discussion
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Silver Lies or Lining Silver? How Myths and Fairy Tales Enchant the Soul – Sam Koenen
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Inspiring Student Engagement in Upper-School Mathematics . . . – Maylon Jones
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Latin: Getting Students to Pay Attention to Endings – Tim Griffith
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
COVID-19: Secondary Teacher Roundtable – Panel Discussion
workshop for everyone
From Earth To Sky: Online Classical Christian Education – Tom Garfield
workshop for everyone
Building Missionaries at Your School – Tracy Robinson
workshop for everyone
Bringing the Gospel Story to Life: Truth and Beauty in “The Chosen” – Alex & Louis Markos
workshop for everyone
Classical Education Unplugged – Panel Discussion Livestream

WORKSHOPS 4
Friday, June 19, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT)
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
Practical Trivium Teaching in the Grammar School – (Grammar) – Covil & Gardner
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
Effective Classroom Discussion – (Secondary) – Chris Schlect
workshop for grammar school teachers
Primary Sources in the Grammar School History Class – Wendy Phillips
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Milton, Muhammed Ali, and the Method of Upholding God’s Justice – Ty Fischer
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
Emergency Preparedness: Lessons from a Storm – Michael Sabo
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
Building Strong Collaboration with Parents, Month-by-Month – Bret Billman
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
Strategic Planning: The Rise and Fall of Leadership – Dan Petersen
workshop for everyone
Four-Fold Beholding: The Quadrivium – Chris Hall
workshop for everyone
Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly: Using Songs for Scripture Memorization – Denlinger & Kochie
workshop for everyone
Living Latin in the Elementary and Secondary Classroom – Joshua Smith
workshop for everyone
The Siren Song of Mission Drift – Track Plenary – Douglas Wilson

WORKSHOPS 5
Friday, June 19, 1:00 – 1:45 PM (EDT)
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
Making It Stick (Grammar Methods and Tools) – (Grammar) – Lysa Lytikainen
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
A Vision for the Everday Classroom – (Secondary) – Chris Schlect
workshop for grammar school teachers
Creating a Classical Aesthetic – Yvette Cavender
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Truth and Beauty: The Heart of Mathematics – Dale Siegenthaler
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
St. Patrick’s Confession – Karen Moore
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
The Grammar of Art and Visual Storytelling – Ken Spiriduso
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Silent But Ceaseless Questions: Harnessing the Power of Questions to Awaken Wonder – David Bryant
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Socratic Discussion: Philosophy and Practice in the Classical Christian School – Amanda Patchin
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
The Story of our Early Christian Music and How to Teach It – Carol Reynolds
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
Towards an Apologetic for Classical Christian Athletics – Matt Hopkins
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
Cardus Study: Great Result! What Do I Do with This? – Howe Whitman
workshop for everyone
The FOCUS Group – Panel
workshop for everyone
How Can I Lead My Students?: The Christian Teacher as Office-Bearer – Track Plenary – Joel Beeke

WORKSHOPS 6
Friday, June 19, 4:15 – 5:15 PM (EDT)
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
The First Two Weeks of Grammar – (Grammar) – Brooke Voelp
ACCS Foundation of Classical Christian Excellence in Education
Hands-on Formative Assessment – (Secondary) – Bryan Lynch
workshop for grammar school teachers
Hidden Curriculum: Cultivating Ordered Loves through Ordered Classrooms – Johnnie-Ann Campbell
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Teaching Grammar in Context: The Beauty of the Five-Minute Lesson – Christine Norvell
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Street-Fighting Logic – Brian Daigle
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
From Natural Philosophy to Science, a Descent into the Ditch – Joel Dowers
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Difficult and Delightful Dialectic Students – Ralph Janikowsky
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Latin: Deep Vocabulary – Tim Griffith
workshop for logic and rhetoric teachers
Choir in the Classrooms: How to Integrate Music Throughout School Culture – Steve Turley
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
The Adventure of Grant Writing – Sindy Beckerle
workshop for school administrators, principals, board members, and other staff
Shared Instruction and Five-Day Model Under One Roof (?!) – David Nees
workshop for everyone
Teaching in the Form of Christ: How to Teach Anything to Anybody – Andrew Kern
workshop for everyone
Classical Christian Education Explained – Panel Discussion Livestream

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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!