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Hybrid Introduction to Paideia Seminar for Schools

image of laptop computer, pen, and notebookWe have developed a hybrid training as the solution to a number of challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. By incorporating our basic asynchronous “Introduction to the Paideia Seminar” online modules with synchronous interactive follow-up instruction, schools can use this training to provide much-needed professional development to administrators, teachers, and teacher assistants who need seminar training but can't meet face-to-face or can’t host trainers on site.

The asynchronous training consists of eight 25-30 minute modules recorded by NPC Director Dr. Terry Roberts. They introduce the theory and practice of facilitating seminars, along with sessions on text selection, question writing, and integrating the seminar cycle into the life of your school or classroom. These sessions can be accessed 24 hours a day, allowing great flexibility. In addition to the module component, participants will engage in a virtual Paideia Seminar (via Zoom or a similar platform) with an experienced seminar leader as well as participate in two follow-up synchronous question-and-answer periods designed to extend their learning. Each participant also receives access to the online Seminar Plan Library, which will enable them to start using seminars with students as soon as possible.

We can also follow this virtual schoolwide training with technical support (virtual or on-site) to create a fully functional contractual partnership with a school community.

If you have questions about this offering and/or would like to inquire about rates for this hybrid training, contact Director Dr. Terry Roberts or Assistant Director Jeremy Spielman.