Education for School Founders

Education for School Founders

Many new school leaders who recognize the need for classical education for our nation’s youth did not themselves have such an education in their school days. Our charter school initiative team holds seminars each summer to help our school founders and prospective founding groups gain greater understanding of the study of the liberal arts in a K-12 setting.

A selection of lectures from these seminars have been recorded and made available below.

The First Year of School
2015 Seminar

“A Special Education Primer”
Mrs. Dorothy Kardatzke, Access Literacy

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“The Desired Culture”
Dr. Terrence Moore, Atlanta Classical Academy

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“Regulation from the State”
Mr. David Hull, Mason Classical Academy, and Mr. Benjamin Payne, Savannah Classical Academy

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“What the Board Encounters the First Year”
Mrs. Kelly Lichter, Mason Classical Academy, and Mr. Matthew Kirby, Atlanta Classical Academy

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“Actual Students: How to Help Them”
Dr. Robert Garrow, Golden View Classical Academy; Mr. David Hull, Mason Classical Academy; Mr. Timm Peterson, Founders Academy of Las Vegas

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“How to Talk to Parents”
Dr. Kathleen O’Toole, Founders Classical Academy of Leander, and Mr. Jason Caros, Founders Classical Academy of Lewisville

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“Free Market Economics Education”
Dr. Gary Wolfram, Hillsdale College

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“Financial Challenges”
Mrs. Kelly Lichter, Mason Classical Academy, and Mr. Timm Peterson, Founders Academy of Las Vegas

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Founding Your Classical Charter School
2014 Seminar

“Defining the Mission”
Dr. Terrence Moore, Atlanta Classical Academy

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“Forming and Educating Your Board”
Mr. Matthew Kirby, Atlanta Classical Academy

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“Preparing the Charter Application”
Mr. Phillip Kilgore, Hillsdale College

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“Balancing the Financial Equation”
Mr. Patrick Flannery, Hillsdale College

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“A Primer on Latin”
Dr. Joseph Garnjobst, Hillsdale College

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“A Walk Through the School”
Dr. Terrence Moore, Atlanta Classical Academy

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“Promoting the School’s Mission in the Community”
Mrs. Kelly Lichter, Mason Classical Academy

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“Recruiting and Hiring a Principal and Teachers”
Dr. Daniel Coupland, Hillsdale College, and Dr. Terrence Moore, Atlanta Classical Academy

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“Developing a Great School Culture”
Mr. Jason Caros, Founders Classical Academy—Lewisville, TX

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“Careers and Liberal Learning”
Mr. Cleves Delp, TDC Companies

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Back to School: Classical Education in the Classroom
2013 Seminar

“A History Lesson”
Dr. Terrence Moore, Hillsdale College

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“A Math Lesson”
Dr. Thomas Treloar, Hillsdale College

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“A Literature Lesson”
Dr. Stephen Smith, Hillsdale College

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“A Music Lesson”
Professor Robert Livingston, Hillsdale College

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“Education and Self-Government”
Dr. Larry P. Arnn, Hillsdale College

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“A Phonics Lesson”
Dorothy Kardatzke, Just Literacy

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“A Science Lesson”
Dr. Matthew Young, Hillsdale College

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“A Grammar Lesson”
Dr. Daniel Coupland, Hillsdale College

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“Challenges of a First-Year School”
Mr. Phillip Kilgore and Dr. Terrence Moore, Hillsdale College

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“Reasons to Study War”
Dr. Bruce Thornton, California State University, Fresno

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What Makes Classical Education Different?
2012 Seminar

“Undoing Dewey”
Dr. Terrence Moore, Hillsdale College

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“Rising to Self-Government: The Purpose of Civic Education”
Dr. John Grant, Hillsdale College

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“Why Shakespeare Matters”
Dr. Stephen Smith, Hillsdale College

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“Classical Math: Euclid, Pythagoras, and Newton”
Dr. Thomas Treloar, Hillsdale College

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“Why is the Classical World Still Relevant?”
Dr. J. Rufus Fears, University of Oklahoma

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“Teacher Colleges and Teacher Certification in America”
Dr. Jon Fennell, Hillsdale College

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“Grammar, the First Liberal Art”
Dr. Daniel Coupland, Hillsdale College

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“School Culture and the Student’s Formation”
Dr. Kenneth Calvert, Hillsdale Academy

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Panel Q&A
Mr. Phillip Kilgore, Dr. Kenneth Calvert, Hillsdale Academy; Dr. Daniel Coupland, Hillsdale College; Dr. Jon Fennell, Hillsdale College; Dr. Terrence Moore, Hillsdale College

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Classical Schools, Liberal Learning, and Civic Education
2011 Seminar

“Hillsdale’s Approach to Classical Education”
Dr. Terrence Moore, Hillsdale College

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“John Dewey and the War of Ideas in American Education”
Dr. Jon Fennell, Hillsdale College

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“Why Still Teach Latin?”
Dr. E. Christian Kopff, University of Colorado

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“Science vs. the Humanities? An Historical Perspective”
Dr. Mark Kalthoff, Hillsdale College

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“The American Founders on Civic Education”
Dr. Larry P. Arnn, Hillsdale College

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“Having a Conversation Through Literature”
Dr. David Whalen, Hillsdale College

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“The Teaching of Reading in a Classical School”
Dr. Daniel Coupland, Hillsdale College

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“A Perspective on Fine Arts, Electives, and Extracurricular Activities”
Dr. Ken Calvert, Hillsdale Academy

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“Classical Charter School Education Panel”
Dr. Terrence Moore, Dr. Jon Fennell, Dr. Kenneth Calvert, and Dr. Daniel Coupland

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“Teaching History for Character Formation”
Lt. Gen. Josiah Bunting III, The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

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