–Wisdom from Cicero
Live Learning Events
Upcoming Live Learning Events
with Kristen Rudd
August 25, 8:00EST
“But in reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself.” -C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism
Join Us for A Great Books Education for All!
Kristen Rudd will discuss the importance of a Great Books education for all!
Stay tuned for more details.
Join us for this special event!
August 25, 8:00EST
One time learning event, via Zoom
Kristen Rudd lives in Cary, NC and has been homeschooling her children for twelve years. Both her children are now high school students and continue to enjoy homeschooling.
She offers online high school literature and writing classes and gives talks and workshops on teaching, literature, and writing whenever she gets a chance.
Kristen is the founder and director of the Piedmont Classical Forum; a regular contributor to The Circe Institute; and the brains/heart behind #100daysofDante, #everydayOvid, and #ThisIsEpic—Facebook groups to help people read classics in community.
Kristen also recently taught for three years at Sola Gratia Classical Academy. Over the course of her tenure there, she taught formal logic to high school students; and literature, poetics, and grammar to upper elementary school students. Prior to that, she taught Lost Tools of Writing to middle school students online.
Kristen graduated from the Circe Institute Apprenticeship program in 2019 and is a Circe-certified master classical teacher. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching in Classical Education through the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University.
In her spare time (ha!), she writes fiction and poetry, lifts heavy weights, eats tacos, and defends Dido, Queen of Carthage, to anyone who dares smack-talk her, may her memory be eternal.
Stay Tuned for More Live Events with Our Faculty and Guests
Each month we feature a Live Learning Event featuring either one of our faculty or an invited guest. All may attend free of charge.
Archived Learning Events
Teaching Latin Part II: Upper-level Latin
Join Us for Latin Part II !
Join Karen Moore for this second event, an upper level reading seminar on St. Patrick’s Confession! Karen will be bringing us this event from Scotland and infuse the setting and her shared Celtic heritage! Engage your students, plant the seed, and lead them to the wonder and beauty of Latin! Karen will also introduce you to a few Latin tools and teaching tips for you, your students, and for your classroom practices!
Join us & reawaken your love of Latin and wonder of Scotland!
Teaching Latin Part I: Lower and Mid-level Latin
Join Karen Moore for an introduction to teaching and learning lower and mid-level Latin. Engage your students, plant the seed, and lead them to the wonder and beauty of Latin! Karen will also introduce you to a few Latin tools and teaching tips for you, your students, and for your classroom practices!
Join us & reawaken your love of Latin!
S.D. Smith: Book Launch! Prince Lander and the Dragon War
Blood calls. Oathbreakers attack. Allies fracture. Legends end.
We are celebrating the book launch with this special Q&A session in tandem with the release of, Prince Lander and the Dragon War, the 10th Green Ember book!
S.D. Smith answers your burning questions and discusses the history, themes and world of The Green Ember series!
Rediscover wonder in reading!
Layered Reading: Providing Answers to the Questions our Minds are Already Asking
When we read, our minds seek answers to questions with a predictable order. By permitting our minds the space to answer these questions early, our minds are calm, receptive, and intrigued. Answering these questions irrigates our minds so the seeds of the story may grow our imaginations. What questions do our minds need answered first so that we can perceive the author’s story?
Andrea will also introduce you to a few reading tools. Reading according to our nature puts our minds at peace and enables us to attend to the story, know the characters, and make new friends.
Rediscover wonder in reading!
Classroom Catechisms—Creating to Implementing
What is a class catechism? Why should you have one? How is one crafted?
Joshua Gibbs has written much about and is enthusiastic about class catechisms! He will address the authoring of a catechism, the purpose of it, the implementation, and other related topics.
Watch this amazing event!
The Common Arts-Created to Create with Renee Mathis
You’ve heard about the 7 liberal arts, but what about the 7 mechanical arts? Often referred to as the “servile” arts, what are we as classical educators to make of these? Renee will guide us in exploring our nature as created beings who create, and why the liberal arts can make us better creators. Classical education can bear all kinds of fruit, including the fruit of love and service to our neighbor.
The Classic Learning Test Synthesis with Alec Bianco
We are pleased to feature Classic Learning Test with Alec Bianco (College & Homeschool Outreach Specialist) as he unpacks the unique way CLT has created an exam that brings out your student’s unique strengths and offers a more satisfying and meaningful test experience to prepare them for the next step of their learning journey.
Tips for Using ClassicalU as a Home Educator with Dr. Christopher Perrin & Lisa Mayeux
Join Dr. Christopher Perrin (CEO of ClassicalU) and Lisa Mayeux (Director of Scholé Groups) as they discuss the practical ways that classical homeschool educators can best use the courses and offerings on ClassicalU to help them grow as classical educators. Dr. Perrin and Lisa will discuss: • Identifying relevant courses for home educators • Utilizing classical teacher-training for individual, small-group, and large-group purposes • Forming nuclear groups to chat and connect …and more!
On Writing and Story with S.D. Smith
Enjoy an enchanted adventure in writing and storytelling, with our bard S.D. Smith! S.D. Smith is the author of the Green Ember series, a bestselling middle-grade adventure saga. The Green Ember has reached hundreds of thousands of readers and spent time as the number one bestselling audiobook on Audible. Smith’s stories are captivating readers across the globe who are hungry for “new stories with an old soul.”
Early Christian Music with Professor Carol
Professor Carol leads us in securing our liturgical roots through the Story of Our Early Christian Music and offers ideas for its practice in our home, classroom, and community!
Shakespeare & Scholé with Tim McIntosh
Tim McIntosh, playwright, screenwriter, and actor, will engage us in a discussion of Shakespeare, his importance, and how to host a Shakespeare Showcase in your community and school.
Teaching Science Classically with John Mays
Join veteran science teacher and authorJohn Mays as he shares how to teach science classically in a way that inspires wonder and that leads to mastery of scientific ideas, knowledge and skill.
–Wisdom from David Hicks