IEW’s 2022 Fall Conference: Inspiration and Encouragement for Teachers and Parents

Sep 12, 2022 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team

When we take time to invest in ourselves as educators, we benefit not only ourselves but also our students. To that end, we are delighted to invite you to join us at IEW’s upcoming Fall Conference on Friday, October 14. This day-long online event for teachers, parents, and tutors will offer inspiration and encouragement while educating attendees on topics related to teaching English language arts.

Not only is the event completely free to attend, but there will be plenty of great prize drawings sprinkled throughout the day. Attendees joining from all around the world will enjoy the collaboration and conversation with others who are interested in learning about the Structure and Style writing method.

All sessions will be recorded, and registrants will receive links afterward to the recordings and resources shared during the presentations.

Below is the schedule for the day. All times indicated are in the Central Time Zone (CT).


Time (CT)



8:30 AM

Nurturing Competent Communicators

Many teachers and parents think that good readers will naturally become good writers. Others think that writing talent is just that—a natural ability. Some have it. Others don’t. Both are myths. History and modern research show quite clearly how good writers develop and demonstrate the two most critical skills needed for a high level of aptitude in writing. With humor and insight, Andrew will share the two easy but unbelievably powerful things you can do to build language patterns and nurture competent communicators in your classroom or family.

Andrew Pudewa

10:00 AM

From Copywork to Composition

Come consider the underestimated value of simple copywork, discover the power of text reconstruction, experience the delight of author imitation, and learn the surprising relationship between text analysis and creativity.

Andrew Pudewa

11:30 AM

By Heart – The Goodness of Memory

Join Andrew in a contemplation of the fundamental human faculty of memory, examining some of the history and biology of memory and its impacts on language, imagination, joy, and virtue.

Andrew Pudewa


Lunch Break


1:30 PM

Fairy Tales and the Moral Imagination

Are fairy tales good, even important, for Christian students? Where did they come from, what can they teach our children, and should we spend our valuable time reading them? In this session Andrew will discuss several basic themes in fairy tales and traditional children’s literature (goodness, truth, beauty, hope, honesty, wishes) as well as key archetypes of literature and their importance to the moral imagination. With the confusion surrounding modern fantasy writing, many parents feel uncertain in discerning good and important literature from misleading and confusing books, stories, and movies.

Andrew Pudewa

3:00 PM

Preparation for Persecution: A Curriculum Proposal

At some time in our future is it imaginable that freedom of speech and freedom of religion could be suppressed where we live? History would indicate so. How do we prepare ourselves and our families for such a contingency? What curriculum might best prepare us for persecution, even martyrdom? How do we cultivate necessary virtues without sparking burdensome fears? This may not be a pleasant subject to contemplate, but perhaps it will be an important one.

Andrew Pudewa


We hope you will join us for this special day. To register for the conference, click here.

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