Classes for Parents

Parent Education: What Is a Classical Liberal Arts Education and What Current Research Supports It?

In this session, parents will learn basic terminology and how the pedagogy of the liberal arts looks in the classroom as it is backed by current research for student success.
1 Hour

Parent Education: Come and See: A Glimpse into a Classical Classroom

In this parent-focused session, UD presenters demonstrate some of the key teaching approaches we show teachers. We will have parents experience lessons that include narration and picture study and walk them through what happens, what they can do at home to support their child’s formation, and why this approach to teaching is important, formative, and joyful.

Parent Education: How Can I Support My Student at Home?

This class is customized to campus needs. It is designed to equip parents to help their students at home. Parents often struggle with supporting a classical liberal arts education because they have never experienced it. In this session, parents will experience basic lessons and learn about the benefits of liberal arts pedagogy in areas such as: oral reading strategies, copywork, recitation, and narration.
1-1.5 Hours

Parent Education: The Importance of Beauty

Why do we emphasize and incorporate the “extras” such as art literacy, music appreciation, nature study, and penmanship?
In this day of technology and data reports, we must not forget the ultimate purpose of education is the formation of the whole person: body and soul; mind, will, and affections. Discover how the contemplation of beauty cultivates the soul. Charlotte Mason asserts that we refresh students by offering opportunities “to train the seeing eye, the hearing ear, and to drop seeds of truth into the open soul of the child, which shall germinate, blossom, and bear fruit…”
1 hour

Parent Education: Classical Liberal Arts and Current Research

In this session, we will review current trends in research that support a classical liberal arts educational philosophy in areas such as cognitive functions, habit formation, reading comprehension, and nature study. We will also discuss how methods of the classical liberal arts support children who need accommodations.
1 hour