The Paideia Fellowship Classical Teaching Conference
Saturday, June 24th, 2017 | Mooresville, NC | St. Luke’s Greek Orthodox Church
The Paideia Fellowship Classical Teaching Conference prepares moms and mentors for the next school year by modeling how to think about and teach the language liberal arts, theater, and natural history, how to create helpful routines and liturgies for their homes and classrooms, and how to think about literature in the context of a good and great books program, situated within a historical theme; for this year, that emphasis is on the Ancient Greeks and Romans.
More specifically, conference participants will have the opportunity to learn…
- how to think about and plan the flow of their days and weeks in their homeschool and classes so that it is restful, respectful, and responsible and supports the study of the classical liberal arts.
- how to teach the language liberal arts by seeing how to teach an integrative humanities class, which includes the content of literature and history and the skills of reading, writing, discussion, and listening.
- what it looks like to study science through the lens of natural history and where nature study fits into that. Participants will also learn how to teach a community-based natural history class with a focus on the tools and content of object lessons, nature study, nature walks, and nature journaling and the skills of observation, attention, and drawing.
- how to use the beautiful and timeless content of Shakespeare, poetry, song, and fables to teach the skills of recitation, memory, and oration (how to say something so it communicates truth) and then use those new ideas and skills to produce a lovely end-of -year theater performance.
Lastly, conference participants will experience plenty of question and answer time during their afternoon breakout sessions, encouraging fellowship throughout the conference, catered lunch, snacks, and coffee, and access to valuable giveaways and resources.