Governance, Socrates, and Evaluating Teachers

Location:
beautiful

Lakewood,
Colorado

Geared towards heads of school, board members, and upper school teachers, this in-depth, socratic-style mini-conference will boost your leadership abilities and give you tools to conquer your school’s challenges.

Early Bird: $195

After Feb 29: $245

Early Bird: $245

After Feb 29: $295

Plenary Speakers

DR. DONALD SWEETING

The Landscape of Christian Higher Education


Chancellor, Colorado Christian University

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DR. GRANT HORNER

Ancient Lessons for Leaders and Teachers


Professor of English, Renaissance, and Reformation; Founder & Director of the Master’s University in Italy;
Director, Classical Liberal Arts Program

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Heads of School

DR. CHRIS SCHLECT


New Saint Andrews College – Head of humanities and director of the graduate program in classical and Christian studies

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How to See a Lesson: Dr. Schlect will lead the Head of School track in the observation, evaluation, and coaching of several abbreviated lessons taught by current ACCS teachers. Each of the three sessions in this track will last 90-minutes and allow for learning through observation and Socratic discussion.

Open to educational leaders and teachers.

Boards

DAVID GOODWIN


President, ACCS, and author of Battle for the American Mind

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DR. SCOTT YENOR


Professor of Political Science at Boise State University, Washington Fellow at the Claremont Institute

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DR. TIM DERNLAN


VP of Consulting and Advancement, ACCS

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DAVID GOODWIN

Pitfalls Plaguing Good Hearted Boards: During his tenure as ACCS President, David Goodwin has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of board governance in classical Christian schools. This 90-minute session will lead you to understand how to identify and avoid common mistakes that well intended board members often make.

DR. SCOTT YENOR

The Ambrose School Governing Documents: Dr. Yenor will share and walk through the governing documents used by the school board of The Ambrose School in Meridian, ID. During this 90-minute session there will be roundtable discussions and Q and A to ensure school leaders learn, grow, and go home as stronger leaders.

DR. TIMOTHY DERNLAN

Seven Responsibilities of a Christian School Board: Master the foundational responsibilities of a school board through lessons, roundtable discussions, and self-evaluation worksheets. The practical learning and discussions during this 90-minute session can be easily followed and reviewed with your board every year to strengthen your board and give your school a firm foundation.

Open to board members and educational leaders.

Logic and Rhetoric Teachers

DR. GRANT HORNER


Professor of English, Renaissance, and Reformation; Founder & Director of the Master’s University in Italy;
Director, Classical Liberal Arts Program

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Socratic Teaching and Discussion: Dive into the world of socratic teaching. Attendees will engage in the Socratic Dialog process in all three of the 90 minute sessions in the track. Learn lessons, engage in learning discussion, and participate in “meta-discussions” about the Socratic discussions. These three 90-minute sessions are sure to be a transformational experience.

Open to teachers and educational leaders.

This conference is in partnership with Colorado Christian University, College of Undergraduate Studies, School of Education, and Dean Dr. Debora Scheffel, and is supported by a Grant from the Daniels Fund.

Dr. Debora Scheffel


Colorado Christian University Dean, School of Education

Consider bringing your spouse and staying through the weekend to enjoy
the nearby mountains, churches, restaurants, and other recreation.

Current Agenda

Thursday, March 14

5:45 pm         Check-in

6:00 pm         Evening Social – Hors D’oeuvres Provided

Friday, March 15

8:00 am         Check-in – Coffee and Tea Provided

8:45 am         Welcome, Announcements, & Song

9:00 am         Plenary       (Dr. Sweeting)

10:00 am         Break

10:15 am         Workshops

12:00 pm         Break

12:15 pm         Lunch

1:45 pm         Welcome, Announcements, & Song – Coffee and Tea Provided

2:00 pm         Plenary       (Dr. Horner)

3:00 pm         Workshops

4:45 pm         Break

5:30 pm         Dinner

Saturday, March 16

8:45 am         Welcome, Announcements, Devotion & Song

9:05 am         Break – Coffee and Tea Provided

9:15 am         Workshops

11:00 am        Conclusion

Colorado Christian University

8787 W Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226
ACCS: 208-882-6101
Questions: [email protected]


Suggested Hotel: Hyatt House Denver/Lakewood

7310 West Alaska Drive
Lakewood, CO 80226
Phone: 303-922-2511
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140 S Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 844-207-5816
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