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2019 Schedule


Main Conference (June 13 – 15)

Schedule Detail | Workshop Synopses | Speaker Bios

Pre-conference and Practicums (June 12 – 13)

Leaders Day Pre-conference | Literature Colloquium | Grammar Reading Practicum | Fundraising Practicum

Additional Options

Foundation Track | Gatherings (coming soon)


Grammar    Logic/Rhetoric    Foundation Track    Administrators    Everyone

Thursday Morning, June 13
8:00–8:30
Welcome & Opening (Centennial I & II)
8:30–9:30
Douglas Wilson-Plenary-Arrogance and Humility: Worlds in Collision (Centennial I & II)
9:50–10:50
Workshops
Incorporating “Station Rotation” in Your Pre-Polly or Grammar Classroom
Stage or Subject?: Embracing Dialectic to Make Sense of Logic
Lifetime Learning: The Nature and Vision of Classical Christian Education
Talk Matters: Stewarding the Tools of Persuasion from K–12
Singing the Lord’s Song: What Shall We Sing?
“What Happens in the Halls” vs. “What’s on the Wall”
Jumpstart Athletics in Your Small Christian School
Daniel Coupland-Track Plenary-“A Wardrobe of Images”: Classic Literature and the Moral Imagination
11:10–12:10
Workshops
Pre-School, Kindergarten, and School Readiness in Classical Christian Education
Parental Tools for Shaping T, G, and B: Cultivating a Deut. 4:10 Culture
Including and Supporting Students with Disabilities in the CC Classroom
The Paideia of God
Cultivating an Affection for Commonplacing in Students Using Tolkien and the Great Ideas
Hugh of St. Victor and Philip Melanchthon on the Moral Formation of the Intellectual Appetite
Creating and Running a Premier Student Ambassador Program
Mitch Stokes-Track Plenary-Is There Really Such a Thing as Christian STEM?

Thursday Afternoon, June 13
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 (Centennial I & II)
1:45–2:35
Plenary: TBD
2:55–3:55
Workshops
Pre-K and Kindergarten: Shepherding Hearts or Behavior Modification
Chants, Songs, and Sound-Offs, Now What?
Beauty Matters: Creating a High Aesthetic in School Culture
Building On the Foundation of Shurley Grammar with Daily Grammar Practice
Music is Core; Especially in Small Schools
The Power of Christian Paradox to Make Teachable Moments Transformational
Daniel Coupland-Track Plenary-Tales as Old as Time: On the Origin, Structure, and Use of Fairy Tale
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
Calculus for Everyone?
God’s Garden: Cultivating and Growing Schools
Louis Markos-Track Plenary-How to Escape from the Dark Cave of Relativism and Nominalism

Thursday Evening, June 13
5:30-6:30
Gathering for Music Teachers
6:15-8:15
National Honor Choir Practice (closed to public)


Friday Morning, June 14
8:00–8:20
Announcements & Introduction (Centennial I & II)
8:20–8:40
First Prize, 2019 Chrysostom Oratory Contest
8:40–9:30
George Grant-Plenary-On Stranger Tides: Maintaining Balance in an Unbalanced Culture
9:50–10:50
Workshops
Memory in the Grammar Stage
Primary Sources in the Grammar School History Class
Effective Classroom Discussion
A Model for Physical Education
Teaching History through Masterpieces of Art
Noble & Free: the Powerful Purpose of Classical Education
AlerT–Best Practice Active Shooter Defense Training for K–12
Keith McCurdy-Track Plenary-Perception and What Shapes It
11:10–12:10
Workshops
The Beauty of Order in the Grammar School Classroom
Training Your Students’ Affections through Catechisms
Debate for Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric Stages
Hands-On Formative Assessment
Climate Change and the Christian
Like a Star Disorbed
Intentionality and The Legacy of Truth: Succession Planning Among ACCS Schools
Douglas Wilson-Track Plenary-Dealing With Bitterness in a Christian School

Friday Afternoon, June 14
12:10–1:30
Lunch and Vendor Time
12:15–1:00
ACCS Membership Meeting (Learning Center)
1:30–1:35
Singing & Announcements (Centennial I & II)
1:35–2:25
Abdu Murray-Plenary-Saving Truth: Clarity in a Culture of Confusion
2:50–3:50
Workshops
Student Reading Difficulties: Identification, Causes, Prevention, and Solutions
Music in the Grammar School Classroom
Practical Trivium Teaching
Colloquium: Teaching Latin in Latin
A Vision for the Everyday Classroom
Instructing for Impact: Taking your Lesson Delivery from Good to Great
The Vision Template–Strategic Planning for Mission Directed Organizations
Brian Williams-Track Plenary-The History of Grades and Practice of Grading
4:10–5:10
Workshops
Enriching Your Classroom Environment Using Your God-Given Gifts and Abilities
Story-based Learning in Early Classical Education
Raising Study Children
The Protestant Powerhouse Behind Classical Education
Reepicheep on Pragmatism or The Dangers of a Very Practical Education
Integrated Harmony in the Quadrivium: How Music Makes Us More Classical
The Cosmic Consequences of Christ’s Crosswork
Louis Markos-Track Plenary-More Moral Than God?

Friday Evening, June 14
7:30-8:30

Saturday Morning, June 15
8:00–8:45
Morning Plenary
9:00–9:30
Announcements & School Accreditation Presentations
9:30–10:30
Final Plenary
11:00–Noon
Vendor Time