Meet me in St. Louis–for CCLE conference

The Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education will be holding its annual conference July 15-17 in St. Louis on the beautiful, historic gothic campus of Concordia Seminary.  This year there will even be child care!

I’ll be there–talking about George Herbert, the Christian poet whom I’ve been featuring here lately–along with many others (check out the list along with links to registration details after the break).  Show up and we can have a Cranach summit meeting! [Read more...]

A handbook for Classical Lutheran Education

I’m at the Consortium for Classical & Lutheran Education conference in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  To add to the organization’s school accreditation program, we announced a process for teacher certification in this approach.  Also announced was a new resource:  A Handbook for Classical Lutheran Education.

Edited by Cheryl Swope, Steven Hein, Paul Cain, and Tom Strickland, and with a foreword by me, the book began as a “best of” publication drawn from the CCLE’s journal over the years.  But the articles were selected so as to provide a handbook showing what classical education entails, what is distinctive about a Lutheran approach, and how to implement it, whether in a classroom or at home. [Read more...]

Classical education in the news

Nice sympathetic piece at the CNN education blog about the Classical Christian education movement.  From Julia Duin:

In Maryland, a group of students ponder which depiction of the Nativity shows true beauty: A 14th-century Giotto, a 16th-century Barocci or a 20th-century William Congdon. The students are in seventh grade.

Outside Houston, second-graders learn Latin amid the Doric columns, Romanesque arches and the golden Renaissance hues of a gracious brick building. [Read more...]

Classical Lutheran Education conference

The Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education (CCLE) will hold its annual conference at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, on July 16-18.  I’ll be there!  The conference will kick off a teacher certification program and will feature extended teacher-training seminars just for that purpose, in addition to sessions on all kinds of topics.  (See them after the jump.)

For more details and to register, go here. [Read more...]

More Classical Lutheran Education online

I told you about Wittenberg Academy, offering an entire classical Lutheran high school curriculum online.  Those are asynchronous courses, which means they are self-contained and may be taken whenever the student wants to fire up the computer, though there is personal interaction with the teacher and other students built in.   Now Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas, which has an excellent classical Lutheran high school, is making some of its courses available to homeschoolers live.  Pastor Woelmer of Faith, Plano, sent me this notice:

Faith Lutheran High School is a classical high school in Plano, Texas. Faith will now offer classes live using two-way HD-Video streaming through the Internet. The student will see the teacher on their home computer or lap-top, see the notes the teacher puts on the e-board, listen to the lecture, participate in live discussions with other students, and the teacher will be able to see the student as well.

Faith will offer the Omnibus 1 and Omnibus 3 classes taught from a Lutheran perspective. The Omnibus class consists of English, Theology, and History (3 credits) and is taught by a professional Lutheran school teacher with many years of classroom experience. Classes will start August 22, 2012.For more information, including cost and other details, call 972-423-7448 or send an email to: school@faithplanoschool.org.

Classical Lutheran education conference

Come to  The Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education conference, July 17-19, 2012, at Memorial Lutheran Church & School in Houston, Texas.    I’ll be there!   Here is a summary of what’s on tap:

Plenary Speakers
Rev. Todd Wilken of Issues, Etc., for discussions on essential matters of Lutheran education
Dr. Gene Edward Veith for insights and commentary on classical education

Session Leaders include…

Dr. E. Christian Kopff with a discussion of Milton’s essay, “On Education”

Rev. Dr. Steven Hein on matters of apologetics and Lutheran theology

Rev. Mark Preus on teaching Latin

Tim Merritt on teaching the Great Books

Dr. James Tallmon on the Trivium

Mrs. Jackie Veith on the Quadrivium

Dr. Gene Edward Veith in a session on the Family and Vocation from his new book

Janet Muth on Teaching Music Classically

Cheryl Swope on Classical and Lutheran Education with the Special-Needs Child

Rev. Stephen Kieser on Teaching History and Literature in the Home School

Kelly Rottmann on Efficiency in the Home School

Rev. Mark Grunst, Praying the Catechism with Children

Rev. Dan Praeuner with a cost-effective homeschool/school hybrid approach to
classical and Lutheran education

Jocelyn Benson from Wittenberg Academy

and more….

Registration covers sessions from noon 7/17 – noon 7/19, as well as membership
in CCLE, the Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education.

For more information, please visit www.ccle.org,

 

HT:  Cheryl Swope


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