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Snapshots of the Literary Tradition: 1984

$12

with Mark Signorelli

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm

This series of classes will examine important works in the literary tradition, and focus on ways to bring each text alive in the classroom.  Each sixty minute session will cover the core themes in the work, along with ideas for classroom presentation and assessment.  In this session, we will consider the ways that  1984 provides students with a template for understanding the modern state.  Orwell’s concern for the degradation of language, and its political effects, will be discussed.  It will be helpful for participants to have a copy of the novel at hand during the session for reference and for notes; no particular edition is required.

Who: Literature teachers and home educators searching for new ways to teach a classic text

What: One hour workshop which will cover central themes of the text, and present ideas for teaching and assessing the work in class.

Requirements: Zoom app (courses are LIVE and not recorded) Participation is necessary for a classical experience. Zoom link will be provided prior to the class.

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Time: 6 PM to 7 PM CST Central Time

Cost: $12, register today! (non-refundable)

Recording Access: A recording will be made available 48 hours after the course. A YouTube link will be emailed to paid registrants to access for 2 months. After 2 months, the video will not be available. This is to protect the intellectual property of the instructor. 

About the Teacher

Mark Signorelli currently serves as Headmaster at Lumen Gentium Academy, a classical Catholic high school located in Boonton, NJ.  Prior to occupying this position, he was the Director for a Classical Studies program within the Chesterton Network of Schools.  In addition to over twenty years of experience as an educator, Mark has also written extensively for a wide variety of journals, including the Imaginative Conservative, Arion, Modern Age, Public Discourse, the University Bookman, and Front Porch Republic.  He currently writes at his own site, The Classical Corner, and has authored several books.  

Snapshots of the Great Conversation: C.S. Lewis's Abolition of Man

$12

with Lindsey Pedersen

Calendar Mar 23, 2024 at 10 am

Snapshots of the Great Conversation

Session Six: C.S. Lewis's Abolition of Man

This class is an eight-part series which seeks to build a picture of the Great Conversation surrounding the means and ends of education. The classes can be taken individually as stand-alone courses or taken together as a cohesive whole that will trace a thread of educational philosophy from Plato to the present. 

Who: Classroom and Home educators of all levels seeking a more robust knowledge of the Great Conversation as it pertains to classical education.

What: This series of classes will cover significant voices in the Great Conversation from ancient times to the present. Each 60-minute session will cover one seminal work on the philosophy of education. Participants will engage in Socratic dialogue and narration. Registrants will gain a deeper knowledge of the influential ideas behind the classical education movement as well as direct experience with classical methodology. Participants’ prior familiarity with the text being discussed is not required. Session six will cover C.S. Lewis's Aboltion of Man.

Upcoming Spring 2024 Sessions: Stratford Caldecott, Kevin Clark and Ravi Scott Jain

Requirements:

  • 60 minutes of LIVE interactive time
  • Zoom app
  • Participation is necessary for a classical experience; plan to have your camera on. Zoom link will be provided prior to the class.

Date & Time:

Session Six:

Saturday, March 23rd 10:00am-11:00am CST (CENTRAL TIME)

Recording Access: A recording will be made available 48 hours after the course. A YouTube link will be emailed to paid registrants to access for 2 months. After 2 months, the video will not be available. This is to protect the intellectual property of the instructor. 

About the Instructor:

Lindsey was among the first generation of classically educated students when the movement first saw its resurgence in the United States. She has since taught at the grammar and high school levels in multiple Dallas-area classical schools, homeschooled her own children, and been instrumental in founding a Charlotte Mason-based homeschool co-op. Lindsey has a M.A. in Classical Education from the University of Dallas. While studying, she interned with Dr. Angel Parham, working to integrate the black intellectual tradition into the classical canon. As part of that project, she helped formalize and develop multi-ethnic virtue-based classical curriculum. Lindsey and her family have recently started the LLF Library, a private, living-books library which offers the very best children’s literature to the Dallas-area community. Lindsey currently teaches high school level English and Literature at Providence Academy in Rockwall, TX, where she also serves as the Principal of the Upper School. Lindsey’s passions include educational philosophy, habit formation within the classroom, and the beauty of cross-curricular integration.

Snapshots of the Great Conversation: Stratford Caldecott on the Liberal Arts

$12

with Lindsey Pedersen

Calendar Apr 13, 2024 at 10 am

Snapshots of the Great Conversation

Session Seven: Stratford Caldecott on the Liberal Arts

This class is an eight-part series which seeks to build a picture of the Great Conversation surrounding the means and ends of education. The classes can be taken individually as stand-alone courses or taken together as a cohesive whole that will trace a thread of educational philosophy from Plato to the present. 

Who: Classroom and Home educators of all levels seeking a more robust knowledge of the Great Conversation as it pertains to classical education.

What: This series of classes will cover significant voices in the Great Conversation from ancient times to the present. Each 60-minute session will cover one seminal work on the philosophy of education. Participants will engage in Socratic dialogue and narration. Registrants will gain a deeper knowledge of the influential ideas behind the classical education movement as well as direct experience with classical methodology. Participants’ prior familiarity with the text being discussed is not required. Session seven will cover Stratford Caldecott's Beauty in the Word and Beauty for Truth's Sake.

Upcoming Spring 2024 Sessions: Kevin Clark and Ravi Scott Jain

Requirements:

  • 60 minutes of LIVE interactive time
  • Zoom app
  • Participation is necessary for a classical experience; plan to have your camera on. Zoom link will be provided prior to the class.

 Date & Time:

Session Seven:

Saturday, April 13th 10:00am-11:00am CST (CENTRAL TIME)

Recording Access: A recording will be made available 48 hours after the course. A YouTube link will be emailed to paid registrants to access for 2 months. After 2 months, the video will not be available. This is to protect the intellectual property of the instructor. 

About the Instructor:

Lindsey was among the first generation of classically educated students when the movement first saw its resurgence in the United States. She has since taught at the grammar and high school levels in multiple Dallas-area classical schools, homeschooled her own children, and been instrumental in founding a Charlotte Mason-based homeschool co-op. Lindsey has a M.A. in Classical Education from the University of Dallas. While studying, she interned with Dr. Angel Parham, working to integrate the black intellectual tradition into the classical canon. As part of that project, she helped formalize and develop multi-ethnic virtue-based classical curriculum. Lindsey and her family have recently started the LLF Library, a private, living-books library which offers the very best children’s literature to the Dallas-area community. Lindsey currently teaches high school level English and Literature at Providence Academy in Rockwall, TX, where she also serves as the Principal of the Upper School. Lindsey’s passions include educational philosophy, habit formation within the classroom, and the beauty of cross-curricular integration.

Snapshots of the Great Conversation: Clark and Jain's The Liberal Arts Tradition

$12

with Lindsey Pedersen

Calendar May 11, 2024 at 10 am

Snapshots of the Great Conversation

Session Eight: Clark and Jain's The Liberal Arts Tradition

This class is an eight-part series which seeks to build a picture of the Great Conversation surrounding the means and ends of education. The classes can be taken individually as stand-alone courses or taken together as a cohesive whole that will trace a thread of educational philosophy from Plato to the present. 

Who: Classroom and Home educators of all levels seeking a more robust knowledge of the Great Conversation as it pertains to classical education.

What: This series of classes will cover significant voices in the Great Conversation from ancient times to the present. Each 60-minute session will cover one seminal work on the philosophy of education. Participants will engage in Socratic dialogue and narration. Registrants will gain a deeper knowledge of the influential ideas behind the classical education movement as well as direct experience with classical methodology. Participants’ prior familiarity with the text being discussed is not required. Session eight will cover Clark and Jain's The Liberal Arts Tradition.

Upcoming Fall 2024 Sessions: Plato, Augustine, Rousseau

Requirements:

  • 60 minutes of LIVE interactive time
  • Zoom app
  • Participation is necessary for a classical experience; plan to have your camera on. Zoom link will be provided prior to the class.

Date & Time:

Session Eight:

Saturday, May 11th 10:00am-11:00am CST (CENTRAL TIME)

Recording Access: A recording will be made available 48 hours after the course. A YouTube link will be emailed to paid registrants to access for 2 months. After 2 months, the video will not be available. This is to protect the intellectual property of the instructor. 

About the Instructor:

Lindsey was among the first generation of classically educated students when the movement first saw its resurgence in the United States. She has since taught at the grammar and high school levels in multiple Dallas-area classical schools, homeschooled her own children, and been instrumental in founding a Charlotte Mason-based homeschool co-op. Lindsey has a M.A. in Classical Education from the University of Dallas. While studying, she interned with Dr. Angel Parham, working to integrate the black intellectual tradition into the classical canon. As part of that project, she helped formalize and develop multi-ethnic virtue-based classical curriculum. Lindsey and her family have recently started the LLF Library, a private, living-books library which offers the very best children’s literature to the Dallas-area community. Lindsey currently teaches high school level English and Literature at Providence Academy in Rockwall, TX, where she also serves as the Principal of the Upper School. Lindsey’s passions include educational philosophy, habit formation within the classroom, and the beauty of cross-curricular integration.

2024 Beautiful Teaching Conference

$69

with Beautiful Teaching Team

Calendar Jun 28, 2024

Beautiful Teaching Presents

An ONLINE Classical Education Conference 

EARLY BIRD PRICE $69 till April 1. On April 2 the full-price is $89.

 

Join the Beautiful Teaching Team for our first conference. 

Collectively we are experts in the Liberal Arts for both classical home schooling and classroom instruction. Our experiences range in many classical school models, from home schools to classical charters to private Christian schools.

Who: This is for parents (with kids in classical schools), home educators, classroom teachers, and school leaders

Theme: Vital Ideas (Because they are living and helps us reflect on the good, the true, and the beautiful.) 

Main Session Speakers: Karen Glass, Benjamin Lyda, & Adrienne Freas

Breakout Session Presenters: Kiernan Fiore, John Heitzenrater, Mariah Martinez, Dr. Steve Mittwede, Lindsey Pedersen, Sarah Schrag, Mark Signorelli, and Peach Smith

COST: $89/per person* EARLY BIRD PRICE $69 till April 1. 

NON-REFUNDABLE.

DATES & TIMES (CENTRAL TIME ZONE)

  • Online Cocktail Hour Meet & Greet: June 27th from 7-8:30 PM CENTRAL
  • Conference: June 28th AND 29th from 9AM till 3:30 PM CENTRAL

ALL SESSIONS RECORDED (come and go as needed)

Additional Information:

  • Parents of kids who attend classical schools, Home Educators, Classroom Teachers, & School Leaders are all welcome! We have sessions for all of you! 
  • The program guide with schedules & topics will be available on the Beautiful Teaching Website in mid-March (an email will be sent to alert you when it is available to view). The topics that we are planning are amazing! 
  • Zoom links for the sessions will be sent the week before the conference. 
  • Meet the Team and read about their areas of expertise here: https://www.beautifulteaching.com/about
  • Recordings of the conference will be made available within 2 weeks after the conference. 

*If you are a parent you only need one ticket per household. For schools, tickets are per teacher.  Thank you. 

 





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