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Coming up soon: 

ORIENTATION Session for Students

11:00 am EST

Thursday, August 21st 

 

For an ideal experience with the Wiziq classroom, students should have a earphones and microphone in a headset. The use of the wiziq program is free for students and there are many helpful tutorials at their site. Explore there if you would like to investigate this before the orientation session. Remember, there is no need to purchase a membership at wiziq--a student's wiziq membership is free.

 

Please contact us with the request form below, if you'd like more information.

 

News! Changing our text for Latin III:

This year Dr. Grote will be using Latin Alive 3 with a small group of Latin III students who had mostly used Latin Alive previously. Read more about this course here.

"Great Issues" Webinar: Drawing Matters

Ron Adair, Artist

Thursday, July 24th

1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT

 

Come on over to this discussion and meet our new tutor, Ron Adair, a professional illustrator and portrait artist. He will be talking about why learning to draw is so important. And he will also gladly answer any questions you have about how his classes work. This summer and coming school year he is offering an online studio course in drawing. Yes, you heard it right, an online studio drawing course! Using the latest computer technology, we are going to 'get creative' in how students can study drawing. They will have live feedback from the tutor regarding their own drawing, and he will also demonstrate his own techniques live!

 

Go to the Summer Classes or Courses of Study page for more details.  

 

Please fill out the form below to request a link to the "Drawing Matters" webinar on July 24th. 

Our New Latin Curriculum.....

Latin I is being offered both in the Summer and the Fall!


We have been looking at this for a couple of years and have finally decided that it is worth the trouble and expense of switching. In our Latin I and II courses we are now using a new textbook series that has beautifully balanced the grammar approach with a reading approach to the language! Each chapter also introduces some conversational Latin. And last, but not least, it is very pleasing to the eye. 

 

Download a brochure all about this new textbook!
LatNewMBrochure2012.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.7 MB]

A Little About Us....

The Harvey Center offers workshops and courses in Latin, Greek, Logic, Poetry, and much more.  They are led by tutors, who are passionate about their subject and committed to being there for your student. Even though one of our purposes is to bring together experienced tutors, who can support the homeschooling family with some of the courses of study, this is not our only raison d’etre.

 

We realize that if we are committed to a true education, cultivating the mind, rather than the transcript--it will require a radical and creative new place. We seek to cultivate the mind in all of us: the parents, teachers, and children. With our collective years of experience in “reinventing a form of classical education” we recognize that the most important factor in developing the minds of our young people is to provide them an atmosphere of learning in humility to God. It is a life that must be modeled and passed on with love and care. This best happens in a place like a family, or a small school, where the student is known and loved as a whole person. 

 

For this reason we hope to encourage the parents and other members of the family to study along with their young students, by hosting intensive workshops in the subjects of the trivium - and more. By joining the "Conversatio" we can inspire each other to read and discuss great literature.

 

"Diliges Dominum Deum tuum ex toto corde tuo, et in tota anima tua, et in tota mente tua." Matthew 22: 37

 

"The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while conditions are still unfavourable. Favourable conditions never come." ~ C.S. Lewis

 

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Q&A Online Sessions

Some of the tutors will be holding
Q&A sessions online for both prospective and enrolled students

August 20th 11:00 am ET
Ron Adair on Drawing Classes 
 
August 20th  2:00 pm ET   
Beth Harvey on Latin Classes
 
August 22nd 11:00 am ET
Tina Maclennan on the Logic Classes
 
Please send us an email to register for any of the above sessions 
 
If you know of someone who has questions about the way our classes will work, please let them know about these opportunities. Thanks for your interest in our endeavor here!!

"Great Issues" Discussions

Throughout the year we host online discussions on cultural and educational issues relevant to homeschoolers. These "Great Issues" discussions are free--but you must register since there are only 25 seats in each webinar.  Each tutor (and sometimes a guest) will host a discussion on one of their favorite issues. Information on the latest one is found over to the right (on Home Page).

Recordings of Past Discussions Available

TOWARDS A VIGOROUS EDUCATION

 

May 28th...

"Let us go then, you and I, when evening is spread out against the sky... *  to discuss a vigorous approach to education and find out how it compares to a rigorous one. Many ask, "What is the difference?" The word rigorous comes from the Latin noun rigor, which means "stiffness" as in rigor mortis. Vigorous comes from the Latin noun vigor, which means "full of life." Come on out Wednesday night to explore these ideas with us.

 

*Do you know which famous poem starts with these lines? (Find out under the description of Grace's Poetry Matters Summer Workshop.) 

May: Poetry Matters 

Grace Kosloski, Ph.D. discussed poetry in a response to our April Celebration of Poetry. And in April we set up a Student Poetry Blog.  You may still enjoy this, and students may still submit their poems. 

 

March: Ancient Greek 

Dale Grote, Ph.D. discussed the different types of Greek study. Along with teaching and studying ancient Greek and Latin at UNCC, Dr. Grote leads tours to Greece and speaks modern Greek. He answered such questions as... What approach should we have to the study of these languages? What are the main differences between ancient, medieval, and modern Greek? Should one study Latin or Greek first?

February: Logic

Tina Maclennan hosted our discussion on "What is logic, anyway?" What in the world is the difference between “formal logic” and “informal logic” and “material logic”? Where should you (or your students) begin in their study of logic, and why?

 

 

Would you like to view the recording of these events? Send your request here:

info@harveycenter.org

 

To participate in any of these free online discussions you must register by filling out the form to the right...

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