Pudewa & Kern to visit Oklahoma

The Two Andrews: On Writing and Teaching Writing:
A Special One-day Event with Andrew Kern and Andrew Pudewa—together!
For Teachers, Teaching Parents, College & High School Students

Date: 11/10/2010
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Host: Institute for Excellene in Writing

Contact: info@excellenceinwriting | 1.800.856.5815

Heritage Presbyterian Church
14500 North Western Avenue
Edmond, Oklahoma 73013

$59.00/person, second family member ½ price


Event Notes:

Note: We will be video recording this seminar for future product development.

Andrew Kern is the president of the Circe Institute, a leading provider of inspiration, information, and insight to classical educators throughout the world. He is creator of the Tools of Writing™ Workshops and materials, and consults on board development, school leadership, and establishing classical schools. Circe’s annual conference is the premier event (www.circeinstitute.org) for educators seeking to use classical education to nurture wisdom and virtue.

Andrew Pudewa is the director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a homeschooling father of seven. Presenting throughout North America, he addresses issues relating to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity and insight, practical experience and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve communication skills.

Sessions Include:

The four language arts: listening, reading, speaking, and writing – Pudewa
Nurture excellent communication skills even more effectively by understanding the relationship between these four critical skills.

The distinctives of classical rhetoric – Kern
The three canons as solutions to the three problems; the place of rhetoric as the “deep logic” of the entire curriculum and therefore as the natural ordering principle of the student’s studies. Indeed, what was classical rhetoric and what happened to it?

The five methods everybody must practice to become a great writer – Kern
Theoretical: understanding the science of writing;
Literary: studying the great masterpieces of literature as models;
Critical: learning the details of good usage;
Practical: practicing the art of writing;
Linguistic: translating great works of literature into and out of English.

Developing the essayist: a natural approach – Pudewa
How can a student move from simply reporting facts to the more sophisticated skill of using facts to support an opinion? Learn several different essay models, and discover a gradual method of building the analytical writer, starting even at the elementary level!

Assessment – Pudewa/Kern
Marking and grading; objectivity, motivation, and sanity. How to keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and planting seeds of doubt.