Join us for an encouraging and inspiring kick-off breakfast at each of our IDEA Curriculum Fair events. Our 2022 Keynote, featuring Adam Andrews, is generously sponsored by Rainbow Resource Room.
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 year’s inspiring keynote 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!
Adam Andrews is the director of the Center for Literary Education and a homeschooling father of six. Since 2003, he has traveled throughout the United States and Canada presenting an innovative method for teaching the crucial skills of literary analysis. Adam’s dynamic presentations enable students to enjoy great literature as never before, while his fresh insights inspire parents and teachers with new vision for their task as educators.
Adam earned his B.A. from Hillsdale College in southern Michigan and his M.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he is currently a candidate for the Ph.D. He is a Henry Salvatori Fellow of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and a founding board member of Westover Academy in Colville Washington. He and his wife Missy, a Hillsdale graduate and accomplished educator in her own right, teach their children at home in Rice, Washington.
Purchase Tickets Early!
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.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 8:00-10:00 am
Thursday, April 21, 2022, 8:00-10:00 am
Monday, April 25, 2022, 8:00-10:00 am
Thursday, April 28, 2022, 8:30-10:30 am