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 the Common Core curriculum, 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 three-day course. Registration is now open for the summer event to be held at the Schiff Conference Center on the campus of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 11-13.

    Registration fee: $575.00
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  • Introduction to Paideia Coached Project

    This training applies the Paideia philosophy to real-world projects. This is a three-day course. Registration is now open for the summer event to be held at the Schiff Conference Center on the campus of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 11-13.

    Registration fee: $575.00
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  • Introduction to Paideia Seminar Institute

    The Introduction to Paideia Seminar Institute is appropriate for new practitioners. This is a three-day course. Registration is now open for the summer event to be held at the Schiff Conference Center on the campus of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 11-13.

    Registration fee: $575.00
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  • Summer Leadership Institute

    The Summer Leadership Institute is a three-day session for school-based Paideia leadership teams, to be held July 23-25 at the Harris Center in Charlotte, NC. Register your school's team now; space is limited.

    Registration fee: $575.00
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  • Teaching Thomas Wolfe

    Teaching Thomas Wolfe is a free 2-day event for middle and high school teachers; registration is limited to 35 participants.

    Registration fee: Free
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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 Common Core standards. Learn more.

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