The Spirit & Craft of Teaching

in the Catholic Liberal Arts Tradition
Summer 2023
Aquinas College, Nashville, TN


To be notified when registration for next year’s Spirit & Craft of Teaching program becomes available, please click the “Register” button at the top of this page.

Our most hands-on, sequential program immerses teachers in the theory and practice of classical liberal arts pedagogy. Designed for both new and veteran teachers who are unfamiliar with Catholic liberal arts education. The program size is limited to 36 and designed for maximum personal attention; participants prepare and present lessons and receive feedback. Teachers are encouraged to bring a current unit or lesson planning project to work on during the week with guidance from seasoned classical educators.

Due to the limited size of the program, the number of registrants from each school will be limited to three.

SCHEDULE: The program begins on a Monday at 3 pm, with check in beginning at 1 pm.  The program ends on the following Friday around noon. Food and lodging is included in the registration fee for Monday dinner through Friday breakfast. Participants are expected to be present for all sessions, as the program is cumulative.

COST (conference registration, meals, and dorm room):

  • Member School Rate: $1,750.00
  • Non-Member School Rate: $1,850.00

Cancellation policy: For all programs, cancellations received at least 60 days in advance of the event will be honored with a full refund. Cancellations received at least 30 days in advance will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received less than 30 days in advance will receive no refund. Please allow up to 30 days for a refund to be processed.

What Past Participants Say

“The workshop was incredible. It challenged me in so many ways. With the information I received, I was able to expand my mind in ways that I didn’t realize it could stretch in such a small amount of time. My heart and soul–and mind–grew this week! Thank you!”

"I felt every presentation was outstanding–there was variety, time for reflection, and always something included that I could relate to and do.”

“Excellent and eye-opening. I can’t thank you enough for introducing Catholic liberal arts education to my co-worker and me. This was the best professional development I’ve ever attended!”

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