Educational Opportunities

Free lecture—Ecclesiastes: What the Strangest Book in the Bible Teaches Us About Education

Scholé Academy Lecture Hall Presents
Ecclesiastes: What the Strangest Book in the Bible Teaches Us About Education
with Author/Teacher/Consultant Josh Gibbs

Monday, December 6, 2021  |  7:30pm ET

This lecture might interest some of our friends and members of Greater Pittsburgh Christian Schools Network.

From Scholé Academy: No book in the Bible offers a more glum assessment of this life, or inspires deeper yearning for the life to come, than Ecclesiastes. This glum assessment is a caution for those who believe that classical education can “change the world” or that reading old books can help students “get ahead in the world.” And yet, Ecclesiastes also insists that refusing to “love the world or the things of the world” will actually make a man’s life tolerable, joyful, and spiritually fruitful.

This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register for this Lecture Hall event. (Nota bene: Personal information provided in the registration process will be shared with Josh Gibbs, owner of Gibbs Classical.)

Parenting Seminar hosted by our friends at City Reformed Presbyterian Church

Parenting Seminar hosted by City Reformed Friday, February 5; 7-9 pm & Saturday, February 6; 9 am – noon | Attend live in-person @ Winchester Thurston School auditorium or virtually via livestream.  Julie Lowe will teach on how to know, love, and disciple your children using biblical principles and practical wisdom.  Register here.  For more information on Julie Lowe, her books, and articles, click here.

Fall Conference Recommendation

The CiRCE Institute is hosting Restoring The Likeness, a virtual conference Thursday, October 15, 2020 – 11:00AM to Saturday, October 17, 2020 – 5:30PM. I have attended their conferences in real life, and nothing beats those, but I did attend their Summer virtual conference and found it to be as good as it gets as far as virtual seminars go! I highly recommend this conference for Christian teachers and Christian parents who are interested in Christian thinking about culture and education, or those who enjoy contemplating “the importance of paying attention to the right things (the True, the Good, and the Beautiful).” You do not need to be a teacher to enjoy this conference!

This Fall Virtual Conference is available with a donation of whatever size you feel you can make. You can go here to register and I hope to “see” some GPCSN faces on the zoom screen!

Take a look at the currently confirmed talk titles by Christian thinkers and educators to see if there are any topics that interest you!

• Andrew Kern: On Earth as it is in Heaven
• Matthew Bianco: Becoming Future Kings: How T.H. White and Homer Teach us to Grow
• Heidi White: How Where We Live Makes Us Who We Are
• Dr. Zena Hitz: Images of Learning
• Jessica Hooten Wilson: As Humans
• Dr. Hans Boersma: Learning by Heart? Restoring the Likeness through Memory
• Josh Leland: 10,000 times, and then begins understanding
• Dr. Anika Prather: The Great Books: A Polaris for the African American People
• Dr. Carol Reynolds: The Creation of Art from Chaos to Form
• Joshua Gibbs: The Classical Christian War on Competence
• Martin Cothran: Narrative Wars: The Battle to Determine What Story We’re In