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 or arrange on-site training at your school.

 


 

Join a Paideia training event for teachers

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Free Ticketshow details +$0.00 (USD)  

  • June 29, 2017 - June 30, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This institute is for middle and high school English Language Arts teachers who are interested in learning how to use the Paideia Seminar to teach the works of American author Thomas Wolfe. In addition to studying appropriate works by Wolfe, you will enjoy a special tour of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, Riverside Cemetery, and the (more…)

Event Phone: 828-575-5592

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Early Bird Registrationshow details +$550.00 (USD)  Expired
Regular Price Registrationshow details +$600.00 (USD)  

  • Advanced Paideia Institute
    July 10, 2017 - July 12, 2017
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm

 For educators with previous Paideia training 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. If you are ready, we will (more…)

Event Phone: 828-575-5592

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Regular Registrationshow details +$400.00 (USD)  
Early Bird Registrationshow details +$350.00 (USD)  Expired

  • Introduction to Paideia Seminar Institute
    July 10, 2017 - July 11, 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…)

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Early Bird Registrationshow details +$550.00 (USD)  Expired
Regular Price Registrationshow details +$600.00 (USD)  

  • July 10, 2017 - July 12, 2017
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us for an in-depth exploration of the Paideia Coached Project–a planning process that builds authentic units of study that culminate in quality student performance for a real-world audience. During these three days, we will examine multiple examples of successful projects and start you on the road to creating your own powerful and memorable student (more…)

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Early Bird Registrationshow details +$550.00 (USD)  Expired
Regular Registrationshow details +$600.00 (USD)  

  • July 19, 2017 - July 21, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Leadership is the key to quality.  Experience has taught us that an effective, sustainable implementation of the Paideia Program is based on strong, collaborative leadership at the school and district level.  Join us for a three day Paideia Leadership Institute in which we work together on what it means to be an instructional leader of (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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