The Spirit & Craft of Teaching in the Catholic Liberal Arts Tradition
June 22-26, 2020
Aquinas College – Nashville, TN
Our most hands-on, sequential program immerses teachers in the theory and practice of classical liberal arts pedagogy. The program is designed for both new and veteran teachers who are unfamiliar with Catholic liberal arts education. Participants will explore seven pedagogical principles that can be integrated across the curriculum for any subject and any grade level.
The program size is limited to 30 and designed for maximum personal attention; participants prepare and present lessons and receive feedback. With this in mind, teachers are encouraged to bring a current unit or lesson planning project to work on during the week with guidance from seasoned classical educators.
The 2020 program will be led by Elisabeth Sullivan, Executive Director of ICLE, Colleen Richards, ICLE’s Director of School Services, and Dr. Merrill Roberts, Nature Studies teacher at St. Jerome Academy, Catholic University of America professor, and NASA researcher.
Here’s what past participants have had to say:
Space is limited to 30 total participants and has sold out the last three years.
2020 Early Bird Registration Options (until March 31 – fees increase by $100 April 1)
– Early Bird Member rate: $1300
– Early Bird Non-Member rate: $1400
Registration includes all program sessions and materials, meals, and housing.
SCHOOL LEADERS: Be aware that many schools are able to fund program participation via Federal Title funding. Importantly, see here for a recent policy letter from Secretary DeVos indicating that such funding for secular services from religious organizations does not violate the Establishment clause. If you have questions regarding Title funding, please feel free to contact us for guidance.
For more information, contact Colleen Richards at email@example.com or 844-425-3832 x704.
Spirit & Craft of Teaching Registration Form
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the size of the program, the maximum number of participants from a single school is 3. If the program is not full by May 25, additional participants will be eligible to register at that time.
PLEASE NOTE: For all ICLE 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.