Our most hands-on, sequential event, Spirit & Craft of Teaching in the Liberal Arts Tradition immerses teachers in the theory and practice of Catholic liberal arts pedagogy. The program is designed for both new and veteran teachers who are unfamiliar with Catholic liberal arts education, but it is open to all who desire to learn more. The program size is limited to allow for maximum personal attention; participants prepare and present lessons and receive feedback. Due to the limited size of the program, the number of registrants from each school is limited to three.
The program begins on Monday with check-in beginning at 1 p.m. and the opening session beginning at 3 p.m. The program concludes on Friday around noon. Please note: By registering, participants confirm that they will attend this program in its entirety. Since the content provided is integrated and sequential, it is important to not arrive late, depart early, or skip sessions.
COST FOR 2024:
$1,975 per person
The cost includes overnight lodging at Siena Hall Conference Center on the Aquinas College campus. The cost also includes meals beginning with dinner on Monday and concluding with breakfast on Friday, with the exception of dinner on Wednesday, when participants have the option to explore Nashville on their own.
Title funds (federal monies administered by your Local Educational Agency) may be available to help offset participant costs related to this event. Past participants in this event have successfully secured title funding. Please review some helpful information here.
A limited number of partial, needs-based scholarships are available for priests and vowed religious interested in participating in this program. To apply for a scholarship, please complete this scholarship request form.
TRAVEL & LODGING:
Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from the Siena Hall Conference Center. Nashville International Airport (BNA) is about 20 minutes by car from the Aquinas College campus (4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205). Sleeping rooms at Siena Hall Conference Center are private; there is a shared bathroom for every two rooms.
An elevator is available in the Siena Hall Conference Center to provide access to all of the floors of the building. Occasionally, daily Mass may be held at Ascension Saint Thomas West Hospital instead of on the Aquinas College campus. The walk from the conference center to the hospital is a 6-min, .2 mile walk. Please email Program Manager Megan Fassero at email@example.com to make alternate arrangements to travel to daily Mass.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE:
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are granted for participation in ICLE workshops, programs, and events. You may request a certificate of attendance for a previous event HERE.
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.
Please contact Program Manager Megan Fassero with questions: mfassero@CatholicLiberalEducation.org.