2020 Conventions

GHC Virtual Convention

We’re going virtual! Memoria Press is excited to be participating in a virtual Classical Conference taking place this Thursday-Saturday, March 26-28. You will have the opportunity to hear speakers, chat with knowledgeable MP representatives, and place orders with free shipping. This event is FREE and all are welcome!

Virtual booth hours will be:

Thursday, March 26 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT

Friday, March 27 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT

Saturday, March 28 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT

Convention Talks

Thursday

March 26 @ 4:00 p.m. EDT

Teaching Mathematics as Language (What Gets Lost in the Translation)
Tom Clark

Did you know that Mathematics has parts of speech and sentence structure, just as does any spoken language? Did you know that understanding the “grammar” of Mathematics greatly helps student understanding of problem-solving and applications? In this workshop, Tom Clark, founder of VideoText Interactive, and author of “Algebra: A Complete Course”, and “Geometry: A Complete Course”, clearly and humorously demonstrates this quality of mathematical language. At last, you will truly understand the roles of all types of mathematical symbols, and you will see how easy it is to translate between Mathematics and English, enabling you to improve your understanding, and teaching, of “story problems”, at all levels.

March 26 @ 5:30 p.m. EDT

Classical Christian Education: Beautifully Defined
Cheryl Swope

For all of its popularity, there must be more than stages, rote memory, and the ancients, right? Have you ever heard what is at the heart of a classical education? Hear simple explanations to unpack key words that will delight the newcomer, challenge the skeptic, and remind those in classical education why you began doing this in the first place.

Friday

March 27 @ 10:00 a.m. EDT

Literary Formation: Twelve Great Christian Novels and Why You Should Read Them
Martin Cothran

Two Russians, two Englishmen, two Frenchmen, three Americans, a South African, and a Norwegian … walk into a bar. Not really. But they do come together in this list of the greatest Christian literary works of the last two centuries. It is a list that includes two Learn why these books are great and how it can be that, as someone once said, the worst Christians write the best Christian books. Learn which are the best translations and why it is okay to listen to them as well as read them (along with who are the best readers).

See Martin’s list of books here!

March 27 @ 11:30 a.m. EDT

10 Reasons Your Homeschool May be the Best Place for a Child With Special Needs
Cheryl Swope

Homeschooling offers key advantages to struggling students and children with special needs. Discover why your home school may be the best possible choice for your child. Learn how to make your homeschool even stronger.

March 27 @ 1:00 p.m. EDT

Classical Education in an Age of STEM: Why a Curriculum That Spurns Practicality is the Most Practical Curriculum
Martin Cothran

An increased focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is now seen as the way out of the education crisis by many educational policymakers. It is only the most recent manifestation of the stress on vocationalism in our schools. But is the narrowing of the focus of our curricula really the answer to our educational woes? And is the abandonment of a focus on the arts and humanities the best way to accomplish even the goals of the STEM movement? Learn why classical education’s focus on the liberal arts and the traditional humanities not only makes for better human beings, but provides the best foundation for any career. And learn how best to articulate this vision to your parents and your community.

March 27 @ 5:30 p.m. EDT

Classical Education Unhinged!
Martin Cothran, Andrew Pudewa, Christopher Perrin, Carol Reynolds, Andrew Kern

A lively panel discussion about classical education.

Saturday

March 28 @ 8:30 a.m. EDT

Classical Education for Special Needs & Struggling Learners
Cheryl Swope

We often think of classical education for highly verbal children, but what about children with dyslexia, autism, adhd, or intellectual disability? Does a classical education have anything to offer such children? Hear answers from a mother with a master’s degree in special education, who homeschooled her adopted twins (autism, specific learning disabilities, and mental illness) “K-12” with a classical education.

March 28 @ 10:00 a.m. EDT

Simplifying Algebra for the Hesitant Learner!  (When Are We Ever Going to Use this Stuff Anyway?)
Tom Clark

Algebra is the study of relations (equations and inequalities). It is therefore essential that students completely and conceptually understand the basic concepts necessary to solve them. In this workshop, Tom Clark, founder of VideoText Interactive, and author of “Algebra: A Complete Course”, and “Geometry: A Complete Course”, will help you to develop an inquiry approach which is applicable to all basic relations. You will discover the analytical questions students need to ask, in order to “undo” all of the complications they may encounter, when solving equations and inequalities.

March 28 @ 11:30 a.m. EDT

In Defense of Western Civilization
Martin Cothran

One of the chief purposes of education is to pass on our cultural heritage. American culture is the product of the cultures it grew out of: those of Athens, Rome, and Jerusalem, which were completed and transformed by Christianity. This is the cultural heritage we mean when we say “Western civilization.” But Western civilization has come under increasing attack from modern political ideologies that claim they have something better to offer. Learn why the arguments against Western civilization fail, why it is important, and how we can pass it on to our own children.

March 28 @ 1:00 p.m. EDT

Classical Education Unhinged!
Martin Cothran, Andrew Pudewa, Christopher Perrin, Carol Reynolds, Andrew Kern

A lively panel discussion about classical education.

March 28 @ 4:00 p.m. EDT

What Good Are Labels? Unraveling the Puzzle of Your Struggling Child
Cheryl Swope

Learn how to unravel the mystery of your child’s difficulties. Hear why an accurate, thorough diagnosis and treatment plan can change everything for your child. Time for Q&A will be provided.

Conventions

The Memoria Press staff feels it is important to get out and meet our customers. We are excited to hit the road this year! Check out our 2020 Conventions Calendar below to see where we will be exhibiting.

Come visit the Memoria Press booth:

DATE CONVENTION CITY
May 15-16 Teaching Parents Association of Kansas Wichita, KS
May 21-23 Florida Parent Educators Association Orlando, FL
May 28-30 Teach Them Diligently Columbus, OH
June 11-13 Home Educators Association of Virginia  Richmond, VA
June 18-20 Great Homeschool Conventions Ontario, CA
June 25-27 Great Homeschool Conventions Jacksonville, FL
June 25-27 Rocky Mountain Homeschool Conference Denver, CO
July 6-10 Memoria Press Sodalitas Homeschool Conference Louisville, KY
July 10-11 Arizona Families for Home Education Phoenix, AZ
July 24-25 Southeast Homeschool Expo Atlanta, GA


Memoria Press hopes to see you there!

(list and dates subject to change)