KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

“Finding Home in a Modern World”

Speaker: Alecia J. Rolling

What is a home and what is it good for?  This lecture explores the wonderful potential of the home as the basis for culture, as the domestic church, and as a school.  Rather than seeing home schooling as a means merely of escaping all that is wrong with the world, we need to understand it as the refocusing of our attention and effort in the place where we can best learn the most important lessons and effect the greatest change in society. As the classics of literature teaches us, it is the quest for home that compels man more than any other love.

“Building Blocks to Castles: Christian Communities in the Modern World”

Speaker: T. Matthew Meyer

How can families help each other to rebuild Christian culture in a post-Christian West?  This lecture, using the metaphor of the medieval castle built of the stones of family culture, explores the ways in which families can strengthen communities while establishing distinctly Christian culture through intentional and authentic living informed by the traditions of the past.

SPEAKERS

Kenneth & Alecia Rolling

Kenneth and Alecia founded R.A.S. in 2011.  Kenneth is an instructor in philosophy, trivium and quadrivium studies, as well as a moderator for Traditio Nostra.  He received a Masters Degree in Classics with an emphasis on Greek from the University of Nebraska and has completed all but his thesis and dissertation for a Masters in Divinity and PhD in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America.  He taught previously in home schooler basements, some colleges, and other online institutions. Alecia is an instructor in Latin, French, and German; as well as chief author and co-director of the Schola Rosa program.  She received a Masters Degree in Classics with an emphasis in Latin from the University of Nebraska.

T. Matthew Meyer

Mr. Meyer is an instructor in Latin, Greek, trivium and quadrivium studies, as well as a moderator for Traditio Nostra.  He received a Masters Degree in Classics with an emphasis in Greek and Latin from the University of Nebraska and taught previously in the public school system in Nebraska.  He joined R.A.S. in 2014.

SCHEDULE

8:00am ​Mass at St. Martin’s Chapel, Sturgis
8:45​am Coffee/Snack/check-in/registration
9:15am​ Welcome & Keynote Address: “Finding Home in a Modern World” – Alecia J. Rolling
10:15am​ Break
10:30am​ Breakout Session I
11:15​am Break
11:35am ​Breakout Session II
12:20pm ​Lunch
1:30pm Breakout Session III
2:15pm ​Break
2:45pm Round Tables
3:30pm Rosary
4:00pm Closing Address: “Building Blocks to Castles: Christian Communities in the Modern World” -T. Matthew Meyer
4:45pm Wrap Up and closing prayer

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

More information coming soon!

Breakout Session I

Virtue-Training: The Nuts & Bolts of Building Saints 
Alecia Rolling, Rolling Acres School

Progress Marked: Record Keeping for the Homeschool Family
Peggy Sue Mutchler

Learning Styles and Personalities and How They Affect Learning
Susan Safford

The World as Your Classroom: Teaching through Travel
Cecilia Lang

Breakout Session II

Homeschool 101: Where do I start, How do I begin, Is this even legal?
Gail Wingert

Dinner With Socrates: How to make the Table a Place of Discussion
Kenneth J. Rolling and T. Matthew Meyer, Rolling Acres School

The 5 Love Languages and the Homeschool
Annie Daniel

Homeschooling When It’s Hard
Angela Bucholz

Breakout Session III

Managing Middle School Monsters
Kenneth J. Rolling, Rolling Acres School

The Stewardship of Time: How to Prioritize your Time
Shawna Hanson

Teaching Children to Pray
Karen Gebes

Getting Off the Conveyor Belt – Creating a Culture of Learning in Your Home
Jacques Daniel

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