2018 Schedule

Logic/Rhetoric    Grammar    Foundations Track    Everyone    Administrators

Thursday Morning, June 21
Welcome & Opening (Grand Ballroom)
John MacArthur – Plenary: Reformation from the Roots Up
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
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
Lunch and Vendor Time
Lunch Meeting for Heads of ACCS-Accredited Schools
Announcements and Introduction (Grand Ballroom)
George Grant – Plenary: Lifetime Learning: Following in the Footsteps of Isaac Watts
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
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
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
Announcements & Introduction (Grand Ballroom)
Second Prize, 2018 Chrysostom Oratory Contest
Alistair Begg – Plenary
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 …
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
Lunch and Vendor Time
ACCS Membership Meeting
Singing & Announcements (Grand Ballroom)
First Prize, 2018 Chrysostom Oratory Contest
Douglas Wilson – Plenary: Biblical Authority: Crisis and Challenge
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
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

Saturday Morning, June 23
Grant Horner – Plenary: Footnotes from Italy: The End of Classical Christian Education
Announcements & School Accreditation Presentations
Matt Whitling – Plenary: Naming Disciplines
Vendor Time