Introducing Kepler Education

Dear friends of Roman Roads Press, For the last five years we have offered classes through Roman Roads Classroom, a small online live-class service where we used the flipped-classroom model of lecture + live recitation. Many of you used this service and expressed how much you loved the model. Additionally, teachers loved this model. That is why last year we founded Kepler Education, building on the foundation so many of you loved with Roman Roads Classroom. What has changed? The biggest change in the transition from Roman Roads Classroom to Kepler Education is the quantity of teachers who have joined … Continue Reading “Introducing Kepler Education”

Introduction to Online Teaching: The Tools and Basics with Scott Postma

Part I: Introduction to Online Classes: The Tools and Basics, Thurs. March 19th, at 2pm PST Join us for a 4-part Webinar offered by Kepler Education, helping teachers transition to online classrooms.  Webinar #2:  Lecturing Online- Brian Daigle on Monday 23rd, 2pm PST (Sign up here: https://buff.ly/2Qu7gVX) Webinar #3: Online Recitations and Flipped Classrooms – Scott Postma Thursday 26th, 2pm PST (Sign up here: https://buff.ly/33w8Prz) Webinar #4: Online Workshopping and Languages- Tim Griffith Monday 30th, 2pm PST (Sign up here: https://buff.ly/3b5XFfL) Learn more about Kepler at https://kepler.education

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Covid-19 Financial Help for Homeschooling

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The Coronavirus is creating new challenges and needs for parents every day. Here are some ways Roman Roads Press can help. Has the Coronavirus created a need for homeschool curriculum in the midst of economic hardship? If so, we would like to help! Please email info@romanroadsmedia.com, and let us know what curriculum would be an immediate blessing but financial hardship to purchase. If we publish it directly we can provide a full scholarship covering the curriculum. In other cases, we can extend a deep discount. This is not reserved for extreme cases – we want parents who would otherwise … Continue Reading “Covid-19 Financial Help for Homeschooling”

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Introducing Kepler Education

I am very excited to announce the launch of Kepler Education, a new initiative of Roman Roads! Kepler is a consortium of independent teachers unified by a shared vision and innovative online platform to bring classical Christian education to junior high and high school students. What does this mean for you and your kids? A wide choice of instructors and teaching styles (curricula and methods), and fascinating courses options! With course offerings ranging from Algebra 2 to Monsters as Metaphors, Kepler classes are taught by passionate instructors who have the freedom to teach to their strengths and the subjects they … Continue Reading “Introducing Kepler Education”

A Christmas Poem

A Christmas Poem, by Christian Hale. For countless years, the Dragon roared And men would fight in vain with sword. Though many sought with might to slay, The Serpent’s strength grew day by day. In darker days, this Dragon’s breath Enslaved our fathers unto death. They thought to worship stones and beasts While on their souls the Dragon feasts. A Greater Might, a Hero bold, Came thundering down the halls of gold. He came with shouts as soft as cries. He came with virgin’s lullabies. He fought with weapons yet unknown. The Dragon scoffed to see this Foe. A MAN? … Continue Reading “A Christmas Poem”

Difficult Relatives on Thanksgiving

Dear Friends, Thanksgiving is a holiday dedicated to gratitude, but often involves people that are difficult to be grateful for. That aunt or uncle of a radically different political persuasion, that sibling you haven’t seen for an awkward amount of time. And if it weren’t for Thanksgiving, you might not naturally gather with these people. Meals, especially feasts, bring people together. Think of how many stories or movies end at the table. History will culminate with the Supper of the Lamb. And we fellowship over a meal in the Eucharist. And yet how do we deal with difficult relationships in the … Continue Reading “Difficult Relatives on Thanksgiving”

Old Western Culture in the 18th year of homeschooling (a review)

It is always a pleasure to hear how our courses have blessed homeschool parents. I wanted to share this review from a veteran homeschool mom who has kids with very different learning styles. My family is in the process of wrapping up our 18th year of homeschooling. I was blessed to stumble upon the Old Western Culture series this year. I had heard the name Wes Callihan before, but for the past few years, I was surprisingly content with my repertoire of homeschooling materials. However, my mildly autistic 15 year old son presented me with a new challenge: how to … Continue Reading “Old Western Culture in the 18th year of homeschooling (a review)”

St. Patrick’s Confession

“There is no other God, nor will there ever be, nor was there ever, except God the Father. He is the one who was not begotten, the one without a beginning, the one from whom all beginnings come, the one who holds all things in being – this is our teaching. And his son, Jesus Christ, whom we testify has always been, since before the beginning of this age, with the father in a spiritual way. He was begotten in an indescribable way before every beginning. Everything we can see, and everything beyond our sight, was made through him. He … Continue Reading “St. Patrick’s Confession”

Remembering a Speech – 78 Years Later

78 years ago today, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and tomorrow marks the 78th anniversary of one of the most significant orations in American history: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Declaration of War Upon Japan. The speech is significant for several reasons. It reminds us of the nation we once lived in. We hear the dignified tone of a great American leader, confident in his country, confident in his God. We are reminded that the President is a man under authority himself, as Roosevelt asks Congress to declare war rather than taking unilateral executive action. It shows us that a great speech can be written at the simple … Continue Reading “Remembering a Speech – 78 Years Later”