Looking for info on homeschooling? Want to learn ways to give your children the tools they need to be successful academically? Have a desire to instill a love for learning and wisdom in your kids? If your answer is yes to any of those questions, you won’t want to miss the 2010 Classical Conversations Parent Practicums. Classical Conversations seeks to “lead the home-centered education movement by equipping parents and students with the classical tools of learning needed to discover the order and beauty of God’s creation and to inspire others to do the same”. The community supports parents in the process of educating their children by providing once-a-week classes, where children receive instruction from trained tutors in the classical model of education. Learn more about Classical Conversations by clicking here.
Classical Conversations is holding its annual parent practicum June 28-30, 2010 at Bonsack Baptist Church in Roanoke, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. each day. It is free for adults, and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The practicum will show parents how the classical model of learning can provide families with the tools for learning. There will be two sessions each day, one from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a one hour break for lunch from 12-1 p.m., and then another session from 2-4 p.m. Morning speakers will focus on how the classical model moves beyond traditional textbook learning to an education that both transforms and inspires. Facilitators in the afternoon provide teaching on how to instill a love for words and language, which is the key for opening other doors to learning.
Children can participate in camps at the same location, for about $30-40 for the entire three days. The camps are set up for children to have fun in a group learning environment. The following camps are available:
- Nursery for 0-2 year olds
- Play Camp for 3-5 year olds (which includes crafts, art, science, and snacks)
- Geo Camp for 6-8 year olds (combines the fun of art with geography, with a focus on Europe)
- Logic Camp for 9-12 year olds (where they will learn the basics of logic through problem solving, critical thinking games, and solving mysteries)
- Debate Camp for 13-17 year olds (theme for Debate Camp: “Let’s talk it out”)
Every child camp is staffed by adult and teen helpers. Parents must pick their children up for lunch, which is from 12-1 p.m. Families have the option of bringing their lunches and eating in the fellowship hall at the church, or going to a restaurant of their choice.
To register for the camp, visit classicalconversations.com. Whether you are simply considering homeschooling, wanting to learn more about the Classical Conversations community, or just needing some inspiration to help you make learning a transformational experience for your children, the Classical Conversations Parent Practicum needs to be on your summer calendar!
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