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“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.
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.
8:00am Mass at St. Martin’s Chapel, Sturgis
9:15am Welcome & Keynote Address: “Finding Home in a Modern World” – Alecia J. Rolling
10:30am Breakout Session I
11:35am Breakout Session II
1:30pm Breakout Session III
2:45pm Round Tables
4:00pm Closing Address: “Building Blocks to Castles: Christian Communities in the Modern World” -T. Matthew Meyer
4:45pm Wrap Up and closing prayer
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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
The World as Your Classroom: Teaching through Travel
Breakout Session II
Homeschool 101: Where do I start, How do I begin, Is this even legal?
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
Homeschooling When It’s Hard
Breakout Session III
Managing Middle School Monsters
Kenneth J. Rolling, Rolling Acres School
The Stewardship of Time: How to Prioritize your Time
Teaching Children to Pray
Getting Off the Conveyor Belt – Creating a Culture of Learning in Your Home