Friday, May 30, 2014
I attended the Grand Rapids, MI Classical Conversations Practicum, and it was fantastic! If you are able to attend a CC Practicum this summer, I highly recommend it. Practicum is open to all parents, and it is free for parents to attend (just be sure to register through the website: www.classicalconversations.com -> Event Calendar -> 3 Day Practicums). Need a place for the kids? CC offers kid camps during the 3 Day Practicum, for around $35 per child, but includes a full day of educational childcare (the childcare camps have a CC theme, such as Geo Draw). This year's theme is Rhetoric. Some of these rhetoric tools can be applied to other subjects - I was very inspired when I realized this. I met so many wonderful families and had a great time. In the afternoons, I attended Challenge A training. I'm so impressed with the program! It is more than just a curriculum - it's the way the curriculum that is mentored, taught, and discussed that sets this program apart.