NCCSC 2018 Conference Resources

Breakout Sessions – Block C

The Modern Era
Denis Teti 

The Baring of Standards
Elisabeth Sullivan

The Student’s Soul
Matt Bianco

Partnering with Parents, the Primary Educators 
Rich Moss & Michael Moynihan

Restoring the Quadrivium
Peter Orlowski

The Place of Classical Languages in the Curriculum 
Dr. Lionel Yaceczko 

STEM Through the Looking Glass
Michelle Orhan & Dr. Merrill Roberts 

Making Classical Education Accessible
Richard Beall & Meghan Waters 

Mimetic Instruction
Danielle Bennette-Dukes 

Enrollment Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
Chris Currie 

Breakout Sessions – Block B

The Catholic Millenium
Dr. Andrew Seeley

Christ & Reason
Dr. Brian Phillips

Panel Discussion: Virtuous Assessment
Nary Pat Donoghue, Stephanie McGann, and Dr. Jake Noland 

To Teach Like Christ, The Vocation of Teaching
Rosemary Vander Weele

Moral Instruction in an Age of Relativism 
Dr. Arthur Hippler
Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4

Narration as the Foundation to Writing Well 
Michelle Trudeau

Reaching the Reluctant Writer
Beth O’Connor

Teaching Fiction from the Inside Out
Jeanneatte DeCelles-Zwerneman

Euclidean Geometry
Patrick Storey

A Classical Approach to Music Education
Amy Zuberbueler

Breakout Sessions – Block A

The Ancient World
Dr. Arthur Hippler

Poetry’s Education at the Heart of the Church
Christine Perrin

Roundtable Discussion – Natural Philosophy vs. Science
Dr. Andrew Seeley

Classical High Schools and College Admissions
Dr. Jake Noland 

Grade Level Presentations – Integrating the Curriculum 

Heather Campos
Handout 1
Handout 2

Grade 1
Sue Mattina

Grade 2
Mary K. Robertson

Grade 3
Alejandro Lado

Grade 4
Mary Defilipis

Grade 5
Amy Clayton

Seminar Readings

Our seminars are a highlight of the conference, offering a small-group setting to ponder and discuss meaningful texts and to further develop our ability to guide conversation in the classroom. Each seminar is limited to 15 participants. Advanced sign-ups are now closed. Participants will have the opportunity to choose among remaining options during check-in. If you have your heart set on a particular seminar, be sure to check-in early before space fills up! If you’re dying to ensure you don’t miss out, feel free to email and we’ll do our best to add your name to the list. 

Euthyphro, by Plato 
Matt Bianco, Director of Curriculum, CiRCE Institute

“After Rain,” by William Trevor 
Jeannette DeCelles-Zwerneman, Director of Instruction, Cana Academy, Falls Church, VA

“The Nightingale and the Rose,” by Oscar Wilde 
Mary Pat Donoghue, Director of School Services, Institute for Catholic Liberal Education 

“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” by Mark Twain 
Danny Flynn, Principal, St. Jerome Academy, Hyattsville, MD

“An Experiment in Criticism,” by C.S. Lewis 
Dr. Arthur Hippler, Religion Department Chairman, Providence Academy, Plymouth, MN

“Lyceum Address,” by Abraham Lincoln 
John Lyle, Fifth Grade Teacher, St. John Bosco Schools, Rochester, NY

“Regensberg Address,” by Pope Benedict XVI 
Michael Moynihan, Head of the Upper School, The Heights School, Potomac, MD

The Love of Learning and the Desire for God, Chapter 3, by Jean Leclercq, O.S.B. 
Diana Philpott, St. John the Baptist Catholic School, South Bend, IN

Didascalicon, by Hugh of St. Victor 
Dr. Matthew Post, Assistant Professor of Humanities, Graduate Director of Classical Education,
Assistant Dean of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts at the University of Dallas

“The Gifts of the Christ Child,” by George MacDonald 
Colleen Richards, Headmaster of St. John Bosco Schools ~ Chesterton Academy of Rochester

“The Abolition of Man,” by C.S. Lewis 
Dr. Merrill Roberts, Nature Studies Teacher, St. Jerome Academy, Hyattsville, MD

The Republic, Book VIII, by Plato (on oligarchy) 
Dr. Andrew Seeley, Director of Advanced Formation, Institute for Catholic Liberal Education

“Lilies that Fester,” by C.S. Lewis 
Michael Van Hecke, Founder & President, Institute for Catholic Liberal Education

“What is America?” by G.K. Chesterton 
Chris Weir, Vice President, Institute for Catholic Liberal Education

“A Consolatory Letter to His Wife,” by Plutarch 
Mo Woltering, Headmaster, Holy Family Academy, Manassas, VA

Selected Poems 
Andrew Zwerneman, Founding President, Cana Academy, Falls Church, VA