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Leigh Bortins

Featured Speaker

Leigh Bortins is an internationally acclaimed educator, perhaps best known for her ability to demystify the fundamental tools of learning. As a teacher, entrepreneur, author, and international speaker, Leigh helped launch the “home-centered learning” education movement. Leigh is the chief visionary officer of Classical Conversations (CC), which she founded in 1997. CC supports classical, Christian homeschoolers in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries. In addition to earning a BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, Leigh wrote her Doctor of Ministry thesis on

church-based global education for Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She has written several books, including The Core: The Foundations of a Classical Education, The Question: The Essentials of a Classical Education, and The Conversation: The Challenge of a Classical Education, a series that explores the classical trivium from a parent’s perspective. She has also authored curriculum and guides for parents and students, including The Math Map, a complete math curriculum for classical students of all ages. Leigh and her husband, Rob, homeschooled their four sons from North Carolina when they weren’t traveling the globe on field trips. They enjoy watching their grandchildren becoming lifelong learners with their parents.


Session 3

Tools to Help Your Child Learn Anything

Come and hear about how you can help your child acquire the essential habits to learn anything. This talk will model these 15 tools, allowing you to experience them yourself!

Sessions 5

Experience the Classical Education Model

Experience Classical Education in action! We will model and practice the three arts of the trivium: grammar, dialectic (logic), and rhetoric. This interactive session will demonstrate how learning progresses throughout a student’s life.

Session 6

Am I Doing Enough – Panel