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The Liberal Arts Tradition Reading Club (Summer)

Term: Summer 2020, June 30–August 4
Target Grade Levels: Adult
Schedule: 1x / week, 60 min.
Price: $150.00

Course Sections
Section 1:
Tues. 8:00 p.m. ET with Kevin Clark and Ravi Jain (Section Full: Join Waiting List)
Section 2:
Tues. 6:45 p.m. ET with Kevin Clark and Ravi Jain (Section Full: Join Waiting List)

Joint Enrollment: This course is offered as a joint-enrollment class between Scholé Academy and St. Raphael School.

Dr. Kevin Clark and Ravi Jain have offered to host our Liberal Arts Tradition summer reading club! We’re thrilled and honored that they are joining us to read through their newly revised edition of The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Philosophy of Christian Classical Education, published by Classical Academic Press.

This reading club is for current teachers, aspiring teachers, parents, grandparents, school administrators, board members, clergy, and anyone else who wants to more deeply understand the philosophy of classical education. While we will spend some discussion time unpacking the concepts presented in the book, we hope to spend most of our meetings considering the ways in which schools, parents, and teachers can more fully embody the foundational principles articulated in The Liberal Arts Tradition. Join us!

Required Materials*

The Liberal Arts Tradition

*Required materials are not included in the purchase of the course.

 

Adam Lockridge, Academic Director and Mentor Teacher, is an experienced classical educator who was raised in Olathe, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. It was there that he met his wife, Rachel, who continues to be his greatest blessing and encouragement. They met in high school and were married as students at the University of Kansas, where Adam studied philosophy and Rachel studied art education. While at KU, Adam was first exposed to many of the writers who would later inspire his teaching—especially Plato and the other Greek philosophers. In addition to studying together at KU, Rachel and Adam spent their second year of marriage as Fellows at the Trinity Forum Academy in Maryland. Adam later taught upper-school humanities for 7 years at a classical school in Tennessee and went on to complete his master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Memphis. E-mail: alockridge@scholeacademy.com

 

Red checkmarkComputer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.

Red checkmarkHigh-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.

Red checkmarkWebcam: You may use an external webcam or one that is built in to the computer.

Red checkmarkHeadset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class.

Red checkmarkZoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. unnamed-e1455142229376 To download Zoom:

 

  1. Visit zoom.us/download.
  2. Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
  3. Open and run the installer on your computer.
  4. In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.

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