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Mr. Adam Andrews:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Andrews, Adam

The Center for Literary Education
3350 Beck Road
Rice, Washington (WA)  99167
United States of America (US)

Keynote Presentations2010 Coastal Florida Curriculum Fair (CFCF) (2010, FL)
Featured Presentations2013 Southeast Homeschool Convention (2013, SC)
2012 California Great Homschool Convention (2012, CA)
2012 Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators Conference (MACHE) (2012, MN)
2011 Valley Home Educators 18th Annual Home Education Convention (2011, CA)
2010 FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention (2010, FL)
2010 Interior Distance Education of Alaska (IDEA) Curriculum Fair - Juneau (2010, AK)
2010 Interior Distance Education of Alaska (IDEA) Curriculum Fair - Anchorage (2010, AK)
2010 Interior Distance Education of Alaska (IDEA) Curriculum Fair - Soldotna (2010, AK)
2010 Interior Distance Education of Alaska (IDEA) Curriculum Fair - Fairbanks (2010, AK)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Asking the Right Questions – Teaching Literature with Socratic Discussion
Adam shows aspiring classroom leaders five ways to lead students naturally and effortlessly into quality discussions of any book. He demonstrates each of these techniques through live discussion of a beloved American classic, and teaches audience members how to try them at home immediately.

Building the Perfect Reading List – How to Find Great Books for Students of All Ages
In an engaging presentation that is as much class discussion as lecture, Adam involves the audience in a lively debate on the definition of the classic. In the process, listeners are encouraged to consider the moral and ethical nature of reading, and invited to suggest candidates for a “class list” of all-time great books. This presentation teaches three important tests to apply to any book in order to determine whether it is worthy – and suggests some reasons why you should even care. So, which books belong on your student’s reading list? Come listen and find out!

Designing Your Own Lit Program – a Scope and Sequence Workshop
Many parents are dissatisfied with the books assigned in box curriculum sets – and yet, they feel inadequate to strike out on their own and create effective reading programs for their children. Adam puts these fears to rest with an inspiring lesson in scope and sequence development. Presenting a step-by-step procedure that is accessible to even the busiest teachers, Adam makes a powerful case that it’s not how many books you do, it’s how well you do them! Come listen and be set free from the "tyranny of the booklist."

“It’s Onomatopoeia, Mom!" – Using Children’s Stories to Teach Literary Devices
Juxtaposition, metaphor, symbolism, irony, foreshadowing – HELP! Parents often avoid the subject of literature because of the intimidating vocabulary of literary analysis. The truth is, you don’t need a college degree in literature to understand this vocabulary; what you need is a well written children’s story. Adam takes the audience on a guided tour of literary devices, making discerning literary analysts out of each and every audience member. Doing the same with your own children couldn’t be easier, but beware: soon, they will be finding onomatopoeia everywhere they look.

Literary Keys – Unlocking the Meaning of Classic Books
Come listen to the story of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his famous poem Paul Revere’s Ride. In the process, you will discover the surprising power of two literary elements – setting and context – to deepen your understanding of classic books. Based on the idea that every book is product of a certain time and place, Adam shows how to use these details as keys for unlocking the meaning and significance of any work of literature. Even if you’ve read the poem a thousand times, you might come away with a new perspective – and new vision for your work as a teacher.

Teaching the Classics from Seuss to Socrates – Literary Analysis for Everyone
Does the subject of literature seem like a mystery? Are you a loss about how to understand it yourself, much less teach it to your kids? This inspiring lecture demonstrates that everything you need to know about understanding and teaching literature is present in your second grader’s bedtime story. Adam reads a classics children’s story out loud and then leads the audience into a discussion of eternal literary themes. Along the way, he shows how you can do the same at home by following five simple steps. Your literature curriculum – to say nothing of family story time – will come alive automatically. You’ll never put the kids to bed the same way again!

Homeschooling’s Highest Goal—Lessons from the Story of Job
Education is not an object we can possess; it’s a state of the heart, mind and soul.  All great leaders share certain attributes in these areas, and Job was one of the greatest! Adam’s unique perspective on Job’s life inspires parents to prepare their own students for leadership.  This lecture will give parents renewed vision for the liberal arts and practical suggestions for applying this vision through homeschooling.

Adam's Achievements

•Homeschooling father of six children
•Founder and Director: The Center for Literary Education
•Founding board member: Westover Academy, a Classical Christian school in Colville, Washington
•Assistant director of the American Council for Accredited Certification
•Presenter: Teaching the Classics (DVD and 97-page Syllabus)
•Henry Salvatori Fellow of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute
•B.A. in Political Economy and Christian Studies from Hillsdale College in southern Michigan
•M.A. in History from the University of Washington

Andrews's Bio
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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Adam Andrews and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

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