2020 National Conference:
From Wonder to Wisdom
Call for Proposals
Deadline: January 15, 2020
As this promising renewal continues to spread, we invite pioneering educators across the country with experience in Catholic classical liberal arts education at to share their insights by submitting proposals for breakout sessions. Breakout sessions will be chosen to cover a range of topics, including–but not limited to–those listed below. Please plan on 50 minutes, incorporating ample time for Q&A. Preference will be given to practitioners who are able to demonstrate the connections between the philosophy and practice of Catholic classical liberal arts education. Feel free to showcase student work, sample assessments, or even short video clips if appropriate.
Suggested categories, themes, and topics:
Share your passion for a certain period of history, a particular work of literature or art, a poem or two, or the glories of a particular approach to mathematics or science. Help us imagine new ways to teach these important lessons.
Teach a mimetic lesson, and then explain how you went about it.
Discuss and demonstrate ways in which you use imitation, integration, imagination, and/or inquiry with students.
Theology and Salvation history – How, when, and where to make them integral?
Mathematics – How to incorporate a classical liberal arts approach?
Pick one element of the Trivium or Quadrivium and share your insights on how to teach it.
Share innovative ways of assessment that reflect a Catholic classical liberal arts philosophy.
Music and Fine Arts/Art History – enlighten us!
K-5 Teachers – We always need individual classroom teachers to share how they integrate a self-contained classroom.
Practical concerns – How to relate to standardized testing, college admissions, etc.?
School Leaders – How to form a school community in this vision? Transition advice?
Please note that breakout presenters are expected to be registered conference participants; conference registration is not waived. Deadline: January 15, 2020. Notification by March 16, 2020.