School Leaders Forum
November 14-16, 2019
St. Jerome Academy – Hyattsville, MD
Come visit the school that started it all! This fall, the Institute will host its next “School Leaders Forum” at St. Jerome Academy in Hyattsville, MD, home of The Educational Plan that has helped launch a number of other transitions around the country throughout the course of the last decade. The School Leaders Forum allows educators from around the country to see first hand what Catholic liberal arts education looks like at the elementary level. The forum will include a welcome and introductory talk on Thursday evening, followed by a full day of classroom observation. Participants will tour the school, visit classes in session, and speak with faculty members about their experience of teaching in a Catholic classical liberal arts school. Saturday features seminars and workshops on various aspects of transitioning to and running a Catholic classical liberal arts school with special emphasis on curriculum and pedagogy.
Cost: $750 per person (includes school visit, seminars, workshops, and all lunches, dinners, and snacks during the course of the program). Space is limited. Participants are responsible for their own accommodations; a list of nearby hotels will be furnished upon registration.
Contact: Chris Weir
“I thought teacher and classroom observations and discussions with the teachers were most helpful. Seeing the pedagogy used in a classical school was amazing and the teachers were so knowledgable in their presentations and discussions.”
“We came in with a lot of questions and will now be leaving with answers to take back to our school.”
“It was wonderful to observe the teachers drawing the students into the lessons.”
“I feel like it has been helpful to strengthen my commitment and desire to have a classical liberal arts academy. Also, I have a renewed interest to continue my own learning, growth, and development.”
“It is clear that ICLE has been doing this a while. There was either a structured talk or a Q&A opportunity to address all of my questions.”