2018 Schedule



Logic/Rhetoric    Grammar    Foundations Track    Everyone    Administrators

Thursday Morning, June 21
8:00–8:30
Welcome & Opening (Grand Ballroom)
8:30–9:30
John MacArthur – Plenary: Reformation from the Roots Up
9:50–10:50
Workshops
Classical Pre-K and Kindergarten: What Sets Us Apart?
Hands-On Science in the Grammar School: Core Practices
The Nature and Vision of Classical Christian Education
Teaching Latin That Good Old Way in the Twenty-First Century
Red-Haired StepChild: Modern Literature in the Classical School
Testing Strategies for the Upper Rhetoric Phase
Reflecting on Matthew’s Use of the Old Testament
Matt Whitling-Track Plenary: Boys and Classical Education
11:10–12:10
Workshops
Students Struggling to Learn and Schools Struggling to Know What to Do
Part I: Strengthening Your Grammar School through Drama, Poetry
The Paideia of God
Mathematics among the Liberal Arts
Four Houses, One Community
Cultivating Exceptional Faculty: Flourishing through Formative Evaluations
Assessing for Virtue
Joseph Clair-Track Plenary: The Lost Purpose of Learning: St. Augustine and the Soul of Education

Thursday Afternoon, June 21
12:10-1:25
Lunch and Vendor Time
12:15-1:00
Lunch Meeting for Heads of ACCS-Accredited Schools
1:25–1:45
Announcements and Introduction (Grand Ballroom)
1:45–2:35
George Grant – Plenary: Lifetime Learning: Following in the Footsteps of Isaac Watts
2:55–3:55
Workshops
Part II: Strengthening Your Grammar School through Drama, Poetry
Feminine Faithfulness in the Christian School
Beauty Matters: Creating a High Aesthetic in School Culture
Upper School Electives: Navigating between Scylla and Charybdis
Hiding God’s Word in Their Heart
Learning to Read at a Higher Level through Logic and Rhetoric
Teach Them Diligently What They Are Learning
Keith McCurdy-Track Plenary: Raising Sturdy Children
4:15–5:15
Workshops
Meet Peers for Kindergarten & First Grade Teachers
Meet Peers for Second & Third Grade Teachers
Meet Peers for Fourth & Fifth Grade Teachers
Meet Peers for Sixth Grade Teachers
Re-Narrating your Biology Curriculum
Assessing Teachers, Assessing Ourselves
Music: Giving Shape to the School Day and Students’ Hearts
Louis Markos-Track Plenary: What Can Classical Christian Educators Learn from Narnia?

Thursday Evening, June 21
7:00-8:30
90 Minutes to Promote Your School!: We’ve created 3 talks you can use to promote classical Christian education. You’re invited to be our audience! Brooke Hempell from Barna Research talks Gen-Z trends that point us to the need for classical Christian education. Davies Owens shows “Big E vs. Little E education” (a new version of his Q talk). And, Tom Velasco will speak on virtue in education. He’s the engaging speaker you probably have never heard of! And, see the finished version of Geronimo! Amen.

Friday Morning, June 22
8:00–8:20
Announcements & Introduction (Grand Ballroom)
8:20–8:40
Second Prize, 2018 Chrysostom Oratory Contest
8:40–9:30
Alistair Begg – Plenary
9:50–10:50
Workshops
Memory in the Grammar Stage
From the Heart to the Mouth: Developing Discussion in the Secondary Classroom
From Standards to Structure: Building a Secondary Schedule
From Wonder to Wisdom: Natural Science in the Liberal Arts Tradition
Latin as the True Liberal Art
Education Should Be Free
Everyone Can Sing: Recovering Music Literacy in Christian Education
George Grant-Track Plenary: Florilegium: A De-Digitized Guide to Journaling, Zibaldoning, and Common …
11:10–12:10
Workshops
Meaningful Reading, Grades 3–6
Covenant Discipline
Dostoevsky in the School of Logic
Charlotte Mason and the Trivium: A Lesson Plan Format for Training Students
The Importance of Critique in an Art Classroom
Cultivating Joy: Analyzing and Improving School Culture
The Case for Classical Astronomy
Joseph Clair-Track Plenary: Education and the Order of Love

Friday Afternoon, June 22
12:10–1:30
Lunch and Vendor Time
12:15–1:00
ACCS Membership Meeting
1:30–1:35
Singing & Announcements (Grand Ballroom)
1:35–1:55
First Prize, 2018 Chrysostom Oratory Contest
1:55–2:45
Douglas Wilson – Plenary: Biblical Authority: Crisis and Challenge
3:10–4:10
Workshops
Training Your Students’ Affections through Catechisms
Living Learning in the Grammar School Classroom
The Value of Debate in the Classical Christian School
All Things Vile and Vicious: Seeing God’s Glory in the Horrors of Nature
Hands-on Formative Assessment
The Formative Power of Educational Metaphors
Redeeming the Senses: How to Start an Aesthetics Class in Your School
Grant Horner-Track Plenary: Socratic Socratics: How to Lead a Socratic Discussion
4:30–5:30
Workshops
TBD
Filling an Unforgiving Class Period with 50 Minutes Worth of Distance Run
A Vision for the Everyday Classroom
Math Practice: More than Bookwork and Worksheets
Cultivating Wonder: The Integration of Art and Science
Teach Your Logic Student to Fall in Love with the Bible
In Humane Gentleness: Integrating the Humanities through Shakespeare
Louis Markos-Track Plenary: What Can Classical Christian Educators Learn from The Space Trilogy

Friday Evening, June 22
7:30-8:30

Saturday Morning, June 23
8:00–8:45
Grant Horner – Plenary: Footnotes from Italy: The End of Classical Christian Education
9:00–9:30
Announcements & School Accreditation Presentations
9:30–10:30
Matt Whitling – Plenary: Naming Disciplines
11:00–Noon
Vendor Time