Phoenix

3 days / 28 speakers
21 seminars, workshops, and panels
National Classical Education Symposium

Arizona State University’s BEUS Center for Law and Society
February 25-27, 2019
Conference

Agenda

The National Classical Education Symposium is designed to enrich our understanding of the classical, liberal arts in both the theoretical and practical dimensions of curriculum and pedagogy.


Day 1 (K-12)

Mon, Feb 25


Registration and Breakfast

7:30 AM

Robert L. Jackson

Welcome and Introduction

8:00 AM

Keynote: Daniel Willingham

Keynote: “Cognitive Psychology and the Art of Reading”
by Daniel Willingham

8:30 AM

Jeannette DeCelles-Zwerneman

Talk: “From the Inside Out: Rethinking How to Teach Fiction”

10:00 AM


Lunch

12:00 PM

Seminar on essay by Flannery O’Connor:

“The Nature and Aims of Fiction”

1:00 PM

Poetic Interludes

“Food for the Soul” with Christine Perrin (Messiah College), David Rothman (Jackson Hole Center for the Arts), and Pano Kanelos (St. John’s College)

2:30 PM

Reflections from Day 1

3:45 PM

Panel of University/College Programs

“Teacher Training for Classical Education” with Matt Post (University of Dallas), Brian Williams (Eastern University, Templeton Honors College), Paul Carrese (Arizona State University, School for Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership), Pano Kanelos (St. John’s College), and Dan Coupland (Hillsdale College)

4:00 PM

Panel of Publishers and Providers

“Reading and Literature Resources for Classical Educators” with Chris Perrin (Classical Academic Press), Martin Cothran (Memoria Press), Andrew and Jeannete Zwerneman (Cana Academy), Andrew Pudewa (Institute for Excellence in Writing), Michael Van Hecke (Institute for Catholic Liberal Education), Brandon LeBlanc (Circe Institute), and Gerald Terrell (Core Knowledge)

4:00 PM


Reception

5:00 PM


Public Talk: “How Do Digital Technologies Affect Reading?” by Daniel Willingham

6:00 PM

Day 2 (Elementary Grades)

Tues, Feb 26


Arrival and Breakfast

7:30 AM

Robert L. Jackson

Welcome and Introductions

8:00 AM

Jerilyn Olson

The Classical Approach to Elementary Reading

8:15 AM

Susan Hall

Keynote: “The Code-Based Approach to Language: The Research and Framework”

9:00 AM

Workshop for Great Hearts Working Teams

“Putting It Into Practice, Part 1”

10:30 AM

Panel of Scholars (A)

“Reading and the Development of the Moral Imagination” with Vigen Guroian (author of Tending the Heart of Virtue), David Diener (Hillsdale College and Hillsdale Academy), and John Briggs (University of California-Riverside)

10:30 AM

Panel of Scholars (B)

“Great Literature as a Humanizing Influence” with Catherine Zuckert (University of Notre Dame), Greg Roper (University of Dallas) and Brian Williams (Eastern University)

10:30 AM


Lunch

12:00 PM

Susan Hall

“Teaching Practices Resulting from the Research”

1:00 PM

Workshop for Great Hearts Working Teams

“Putting It Into Practice, Part 2”

2:30 PM

Panel of Scholars (A)

“Why the Selection of Children’s Literature Matters So Much” with Barbara Davidson (StandardsWork), Mark Bauerlein (Emory University), and Dan Coupland (Hillsdale College)

2:30 PM

Panel of Scholars (B)

“Great Literature as a Humanizing Influence” with Matt Post (University of Dallas), Pano Kanelos (St. John’s College) and David Rothman (Jackson Hole Center for the Arts)

2:30 PM

Panel of Publishers and Providers

“Reading and Literature Resources for Classical Educators” with Chris Perrin (Classical Academic Press), Martin Cothran (Memoria Press), Andrew and Jeannete Zwerneman (Cana Academy), Andrew Pudewa (Institute for Excellence in Writing), Brandon LeBlanc (Circe Institute), Gerald Terrell (Core Knowledge), and Michael Van Hecke (Institute for Catholic Liberal Education)

4:00 PM

Panel of University/College Programs

“Teacher Training for Classical Education” with Matt Post (University of Dallas), Brian Williams (Eastern University), Adam Seagrave (Arizona State University), Pano Kanelos (St. John’s College), and Dan Coupland (Hillsdale College)

4:00 PM

Reflections from Day 2

5:00 PM


Networking

5:10 PM

Day 3 (Middle and Secondary Grades)

Wed, Feb 27


Arrival and Breakfast

7:30 AM

Robert L. Jackson and Andrew Ellison

Welcome and Introductions

8:00 AM

Jeanette DeCelles-Zwerneman

“Conversations that Matter: Rethinking Seminars”

8:30 AM

Seminar

“A Lively Kind of Learning: Mastering the Seminar Method”

10:00 AM

Panel of Scholars

“Fostering Good Conversations Over Great Books” with David Bobb (Bill of Rights Institute), Jon Balsbaugh (Trinity Schools, Inc.), and Carol Reynolds (Southern Methodist University, retired)

10:00 PM


Lunch

12:00 PM

Andrew Zwerneman

“What It Says and Why It Matters: Rethinking How to Teach Expository Literature”

1:00 PM

Workshop for GH Working Teams with Andrew Zwerneman

“Asking the Wrong Question: Rethinking How to Ask Questions in a Seminar”

2:00 PM

Panel of Scholars

“How Reading Great Texts Prepares Minds for Liberal Education—and a Life of Leisure” with Mark Bauerlein (Emory University), Bernhardt Trout (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Carol McNamara (Arizona State University)

2:00 PM

PANEL OF SCHOLARS

“Developing Masterful Teachers for Classical Education” with Matt Post (University of Dallas), Brian Williams (Eastern University), Adam Seagrave (Arizona State University), and Dan Coupland (Hillsdale College)

3:45 PM


Reflections on the Symposium

4:45 PM

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