Academy for Classical Teachers

Explore the tradition of classical liberal arts education and study under expert scholars and practitioners.

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About the Academy

The Academy for Classical Teachers (ACT) provides online enrichment for classical teachers who seek to teach in their classrooms according to the principles of a traditional Liberal Arts Education.   ACT is a collaborative initiative of Great Hearts Academies and our partner institutions in both higher education and classical K-12.  This year’s courses are designed to help teachers dive deeply into content, with an eye toward both theory and practice. Faculty are drawn from our friends in higher education, expert teachers, and scholars who have chosen to teach within the public K-12 arena because of the unique opportunities it affords.

For further questions, please email the Academy Director, Paul Weinhold at pweinhold@greatheartsamerica.org

 


Principles of Classical Pedagogy

Leader:Dr. Christopher Perrin, Chief Executive Officer, Classical Academic Press

When: Asynchronous course available from September 1 – December 31, 2022

Where: Online

Cost: $125

In this course, Dr. Christopher Perrin presents the essential principles of classical pedagogy that have been part of the classical tradition of education and explains how each of them can enable one to teach with great effectiveness and impact. Dr. Perrin has given this training to many classical schools and homeschooling teachers across the country, receiving great reviews that have led to great demand for this training.

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This course is made available to the Academy for Classical Teachers through a generous partnership with Classical U, an online teacher-training platform that provides a clear path toward mastery for classical educators seeking to understand the classical tradition of education and teach with excellence.

 


Awakening the Moral Imagination Through Fairy Tales and Stories

Leader: Dr.Vigen Guroian, Professor of Theology at Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland and the University of Virginia.  Guroian is the author of Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classical Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination and many other books.

When: Asynchronous course available from June 1 – August 31, 2022

Where: Online

Cost: $125

In this course, Dr. Vigen Guroian presents three lectures on the ways that classic literature awakens the moral imagination. He also leads several live discussions with three classical educators in which they discuss six classical stories and explore the ways these stories awaken the moral imagination and thus cultivate virtue.

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This course is made available to the Academy for Classical Teachers through a generous partnership with Classical U, an online teacher-training platform that provides a clear path toward mastery for classical educators seeking to understand the classical tradition of education and teach with excellence.

 

 


Math for Every Teacher

Leader: Jake Tawney, Chief Academic Officer, Great Hearts Academies

When: Asynchronous course available from June 1 – August 31, 2022

Where: Online

Cost: $125

In this course, veteran mathematics teacher and leader Jake Tawney provides a clear and engaging introduction to the beauty of Mathematics. This course does not propose a specific curriculum. It does, however, present a list of “those things from mathematics you should have learned but probably didn’t.” In the opening lessons of the course you will hear that truth is effusive. Upon its discovery truth demands to be shared, and the mathematical proof is the medium through which mathematical truth is communicated. There are certainly no results in this course that Jake Tawney claims as his own, and many of the mathematical proofs are centuries old. These proofs represent, in a small way, some of the best that has been said within the discipline of mathematics.

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This course is made available to the Academy for Classical Teachers through a generous partnership with Classical U, an online teacher-training platform that provides a clear path toward mastery for classical educators seeking to understand the classical tradition of education and teach with excellence.