Professional Development for Teachers

unnamedBecome a great Socratic Seminar teacher!

Paideia teachers change lives by teaching students how to think critically and creatively. The Paideia approach integrates Socratic Seminar into current state standards, improving students’ reading, speaking and listening, and writing skills.

Paideia offers two kinds of professional development for teachers. Join a training event (see our current schedule below) or arrange on-site training at your school.

UPCOMING EVENTS:


  • Advanced Paideia Institute

    The Advanced Paideia Institute is appropriate for continuing practitioners. This is a two-day course to be held at WCU in Asheville, Biltmore Square Town Park, on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Early bird pricing expires on Jan. 1, 2019; register a group of 5 or more to receive an automatic additional discount of $25 per person. Registration fee includes light breakfast and coffee on Day 1 only; lunch is not included, nor is lodging. There are many restaurants within walking distance of the facility.

    Registration fee: $375.00
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  • Introduction to Paideia Coached Project

    This training applies the Paideia philosophy to real-world projects. This is a two-day course to be held at WCU in Asheville, Biltmore Square Town Park, Jan 31 and Feb 1. Note that early bird pricing expires on Jan. 1, 2019. Register a group of 5 or more for an additional automatic $25 discount per person. Registration fee includes light breakfast and coffee on Day 1; lunch is not included, nor is lodging. There are many restaurants within walking distance of the facility.

    Registration fee: $375.00
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  • Introduction to Paideia Seminar Institute

    The Introduction to Paideia Seminar Institute is appropriate for new practitioners. This is a two-day offering to be held at WCU in Asheville, Biltmore Square Town Park, on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Early bird pricing expires on Jan. 1, 2019; register 5 or more to receive an automatic additional discount of $25 per person. Registration fee includes light breakfast and coffee on Day 1 only; lunch is not included, nor is lodging. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance of the facility.

    Registration fee: $375.00
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  • Introduction to the Seminar Plan Collection

    A 20-minute introduction webinar and distribution of login credentials to access the Paideia Seminar Plan collection.

    Registration fee: $25.00
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You can also contact us about upcoming opportunities: [email protected] or (828) 575-5592.

We hold training events across the United States. Options may include:

  • Workshops on how to lead Paideia Seminars
  • Seminars for adults on topics in education
  • Biannual two-day Paideia education conference

Bring a Paideia training to your school

We’ll come to you! We offer on-site professional development for teachers that is customized to your school’s goals and needs. On-site training is a cost-effective way to invest in multiple teachers—or your whole faculty. On-site training can result in school-wide improvements, re-energized teachers, newly motivated students, and increased success meeting state standards. Learn more.

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