March 4-5, 2022
College of the Ozarks
100 Opportunity Avenue, Point Lookout, MO 65726
After canceling the 2021 Conference due to COVID, School of the Ozarks and The Classical Thistle are excited to announce that we will once again join together on March 4-5, 2022, to host our annual Classical Christian Education Conference. Our conference explores the practical aspects of teaching classically within today’s classrooms. Through practical workshops that include ideas and tips from seasoned classical educators and that allow time for Q&A and discussion, this conference aims to equip teachers with tools to apply immediately in their classrooms. The conference is designed around three plenary lectures and over 35 workshops spread out over six breakout sessions. This year we are excited to add sample lessons as part of our workshop offerings so attendees can see classical education in action. Video of the breakout sessions and audio of the plenary sessions will be available in the months following the conference and can be accessed at no cost! Although we aim to provide audio and video resources of this and future conferences, nothing can replace the great interaction with other classical Christian educators available at the conference.
This year, we are excited to welcome Kevin Clark, founder and President of The Ecclesial Schools Initiative, Inc. and co-author or The Liberal Arts Tradition, who will be delivering two plenary lectures and a pre-conference workshop, which all registered attendees are welcome to attend at no additional cost.
We are also excited to welcome Cheryl Swope, author of Simply Classical and creator of the Simply Classical Curriculum, both designed to help parents and educators classically educate all students, even those with disabilities. Cheryl will be presenting four workshops, two focused on teaching struggling students and/or those with special needs, one for administrators, and a Q&A session.