Professional Development for Teachers

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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 or arrange on-site training at your school.



Join a Paideia training event for teachers

Event Phone: 828-575-5592

Price Qty
Regular Registrationshow details +$400.00 (USD)  Goes On Sale
November 1, 2017
Early Bird Registrationshow details +$350.00 (USD)  

  • Introduction to Paideia Seminar Institute
    November 13, 2017 - November 14, 2017
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Paideia Seminar is an integrated literacy event built around formal whole class dialogue. The purpose for doing Paideia Seminar is to support students’ ability to think conceptually and communicate collaboratively. During these two days of professional development, teachers will participate in an adult Paideia Seminar and learn the key components for planning. We will (more…)

Event Phone: 828-575-5592

Price Qty
Early Bird Registrationshow details +$550.00 (USD)  
Regular Price Registrationshow details +$600.00 (USD)  Goes On Sale
November 1, 2017

  • Advanced Paideia Institute
    November 13, 2017 - November 15, 2017
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This training is designed for educators with previous Paideia training who are interested in furthering implementation of the philosophy and practices (with students and adults).  We’ll invite you to reflect on your past Paideia Seminars while highlighting important nuances of text selection, question development, facilitation, and participation.  We’ll share our newest tools for your application (more…)

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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
  • Six-week hybrid online / in-person course on Paideia Seminar
  • 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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