Equipping Schools and Parents To Partner Together (During The Pandemic)

Davies and Keith now offer custom-designed webinars for the needs of your school community.

These online interactive sessions allow your staff or parents to remotely join and learn together from two experts in the field of education and families. Keith McCurdy’s expertise in counseling and Davies Owens’ expertise in leading Classical Christian Schools provide practical and inspirational content and direction during the webinar.

A typical format might include an hour-long presentation by Keith and Davies on one of our focused topics followed by an interactive Q & A with your participants. Here you might find PowerPoint presentations, video, links to resources introduced during the webinar, and related resources.

For more information, email Davies at info@basecamplive.com.

Live Webinars for Your School Community: (examples of topics)

Series 1: Parenting Encouragement (customized for your school)
Surviving and Thriving At Home During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Creating the Right Environment For Your K-12 Child at Home
Reintegration of The College Student Into Your Home
Series 2: Staff Encouragement (customized for your school)
Healthy Staff and Administration
How To Form Habits and Affections In An Online Classroom
Drawing The Line Between Home and Work…When You Work From Home
Series 3: Head of School Encouragement (customized for school leaders)
How to Help Your Staff Not Burn Out As They Teach Online
Drawing The Line Between Home and Work…When You Work From Home
Reminding Your Parents About Your School’s Distinctive Value and Ensuring Retention
For more information, email Davies at info@basecamplive.com.

 

Davies Owens

Davies has always been interested in combining media, ministry, and education. As an undergraduate at Furman University, Davies co-hosted a Christian radio show called Against The Grain. He later earned an M.Div. at Duke Divinity School and a doctorate at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary focusing on online interaction and community. After serving as an Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian in Orlando, Florida, he moved to the Silicon Valley to work with Christianity.com. In 2001, Davies moved back to his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, where he co-founded Blue Sky Ministries, an innovation lab for churches and non-profits.

Along the way, and thanks to his three school-aged children, he realized that schools serve as one of the greatest influencers in raising up the next generation. After serving seven years as the Head of School at Heritage Preparatory in Atlanta, he became the Dean of the Upper School and later Head of Vision and Advancement at The Ambrose School in Meridian, Idaho, where he has lived since 2011.

As the host of BaseCamp Live, Davies translates classical Christian education for the everyday person. In 2014, Davies delivered a talk on Ancient Future Education at Q, a Christian learning community for advancing the gospel in the context of culture. He is a featured speaker at various classical Christian conferences, including the Society for Classical Learning (SCL) and the Association of Classical Christian Schools.

He and his wife, Holly, have three amazing children, including a daughter in college and two teenaged sons. When he is not behind the microphone or consulting, he enjoys traveling to Rwanda to support Africa Bright Future School, or recharging at home restoring and showing vintage Volvos.

 

Keith McCurdy

Keith has worked with families, children, parents, and individuals for over 30 years in the field of mental health, working with more than 15,000 individuals and families. He received his Master of Arts and Education Specialist degrees from James Madison University. He is currently the President and CEO of Total Life Counseling, Inc., and is licensed in the state of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Keith provides counseling and consulting services as well as a variety of workshops on improving parenting skills, building strong marriages, and maintaining healthy relationships. He has developed and regularly offers parenting retreats entitled “Raising Sturdy Kids” to help parents operate from the correct paradigm with their children and has extended and customized this powerful program for schools and students.

For many years Keith has been a consultant and speaker nationally to businesses, churches, and schools both within and outside of the world of Classical Education.

He previously served as Chairman of the Board at Faith Christian School, a Christian classical school in Roanoke, VA. Keith has been a regular contributor to The Roanoke Star with articles on children, parenting, and marriage. Keith has been featured on the Circe Institute’s podcast “The Commons”, “BaseCamp Live”, and “Crosspolitic” podcasts respectively, discussing topics related to raising sturdy kids. His primary focus is helping others better understand how a Christian worldview, not psychology, should be the primary influence in parenting and relationships today.

A significant part of his work has been helping parents understand the needed benefit of allowing their children to struggle to learn to do hard things. Keith is an avid outdoorsman and has been actively involved with Boy Scouts of America and coaching high school basketball. He and his wife Lynnie have been married for 25 years with two adult children, both classically educated.