2018 NPC National Conference

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Make plans now to attend the 2018 National Paideia Conference! Come to Chattanooga in late October to spend time with other Paideia educators from across the country to explore this year’s theme, “How to Speak, How to Listen.”

Our time together will feature the teaching and learning of these untaught skills as described in  Mortimer Adler’s book by the same title: “the two generally untaught skills, speaking and listening, [which] are much more difficult to acquire and more difficult to teach than the parallel skills of writing and reading.” This theme grew out of the many inquiries we receive regarding how educators can help their students—and themselves—listen better. Of equal importance, these ideas flow directly from the core of the Paideia philosophy.

Over the course of two days, the National Conference will feature several key speakers, a number of breakout sessions focusing on ideas related to the overall theme and, of course, a Conference seminar. We are also excited to offer site visits to the Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts (CSLA) and the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS), two schools that are exemplary models of how the Paideia philosophy transforms students, educators, and schools.

What: National Paideia Center 2018 National Conference
Where: Chattanooga, Tennessee; Conference sessions at the Chattanooga Convention Center and site visits at CSLA and CSAS
When: Site Visits — Wednesday morning, October 24; Conference — Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26