“A Renaissance (in?) Education”

Would a “Renaissance Education” help bring about a renaissance in education? What sort of training and life did a young Shakespeare or DaVinci have? What elements of that can we recapture and apply in our modern, tech-driven world? We will contemplate Craft, Attentiveness, Stock, Imitation, Constraint, Freedom, and more!

Andrew Pudewa is the founder and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and equip educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills.

Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.” He and his heroic wife, Robin, have homeschooled their seven children and are now proud grandparents of sixteen, making their home in northeastern Oklahoma’s beautiful green country.

Keynote Meal tickets may be purchased online for $15. All tickets must be purchased in advance, so that we can provide accurate numbers to the caterers. (See last purchase date below.) The purchase price is the same for IDEA and non-IDEA attendees. Keynote Meal does not include general Fair admission. The meals in every location cost far more than $15 each and are subsidized by IDEA so that more homeschoolers can be encouraged and inspired! Since there is limited seating in most locations, anyone taking a seat must purchase a ticket, including small children. No charge for nursing babies.