The National Classical Education Symposium Held in Phoenix Facebook Twitter Email This Post Great Hearts Academies February 27, 2020 PHOENIX – The Institute for Classical Education and the Great Hearts Foundation is proud to present the second annual National Classical Education Symposium from Monday, March 2 to Wednesday, March 4 at the ASU Beus Center for Law and Society in downtown Phoenix. The Symposium features scholars and master teachers looking closely at the study and teaching of history in K-12 schools across the country. This year’s gathering includes public, private, and homeschool educators who will learn more about classical, liberal arts, both in theoretical and practical terms. Attendees will be included in discussion forums and curated presentations on how to revitalize teaching with exemplary content and exceptional pedagogy “This year’s symposium will highlight the nature of history and its relationship to the other academic disciplines,” said Robert Jackson, the chief academic officer for Great Hearts Academies and the founder of the Institute for Classical Education. “Those attending this event will better understand how history and memory shape individuals and their communities. What’s more, teaching history is an art: carefully reading the sources to discern the narrative; remembering great (and ignoble) deeds that reflect human nature; and interpreting the past with humility and gratitude for what we have received. Studying history and effectively teaching history will make us all a little wiser.” Established in 2018, by the Great Hearts Foundation, The Institute for Classical Education is supporting and encouraging the expansion of classical, liberal arts studies across the country. This type of instruction encompasses the development of the whole person—intellect and character. The mission of Great Hearts is to develop young men and women who are prepared to live with meaning and purpose, in pursuit of the common good. Registration tickets are available to all educators. Single tickets and group tickets can be purchased at https://ncesymposium.org/registration/. Great Hearts is a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools dedicated to improving education nationwide through classical preparatory K-12 academies. There are 22 schools and 14,000 students throughout Phoenix. More information can be found at greatheartsamerica.org. About Great Hearts Academies Great Hearts is a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools dedicated to improving education nationwide through classical preparatory K-12 academies. As the largest provider of liberal arts classical education campuses in the country, Great Hearts Academies serve more than 18,000 students at 30 tuition-free public schools in greater Phoenix, Arizona, as well as San Antonio and Irving, Texas, with waitlists that typically exceed enrollment. Great Hearts provides a robust liberal arts curriculum incorporating advanced math and science, a focus on the arts and foreign language, and a range of extra-curricular activities and athletics. Learn more at www.greatheartsamerica.org.