Upcoming Events for Teachers

Teachers have always been an important audience for the Graduate Institute. We began the Graduate Institute with teachers in mind. Now we’re expanding our summer Teacher’s Institute to include shorter, weekend events throughout the year. 

The St. John’s College Teachers Institute provides a place for educators to reinvigorate themselves and return to their classrooms refreshed. Every year, our Teachers Institute provides opportunities for educators to read great books, experience the collaborative discussion-based learning at St. John’s, and exchange ideas with a network of educators who value the life of the mind as much as you. 

As with all instruction at St. John’s, the Teachers Institute explores readings from original texts with all classes as seminar-style discussions. Our online classes are led by St. John’s faculty, include fewer than 20 students, and are interactive conversations. 

Upcoming Virtual Programs 

PLATO’S MENO: RETHINKING WHAT IT MEANS TO TEACH AND TO LEARN 

Online Saturday Seminar: Saturday, April 10, 2021 
Apply: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and space is limited. 

This one-day seminar will explore Plato’s dialogue, Meno. What does one expect to get out of their education? How would you know whether your education is a good one, if the ultimate purpose of your education remains deeply ambiguous? Return to the foundational questions and ideas of your profession, and explore, along with your peers, what it means to teach and to learn. There is no cost

REFLECTIONS ON INEQUALITY 

Online Seminar Series: July 26–29, 2021 
Apply: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and space is limited. 

This program features readings from the works of the American Founders, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, WEB DuBois, and Zora Neale Hurston. Classes will meet in July at selected times on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to wrestle with this challenging issue in small, interactive classes led by St. John’s faculty. There is no cost

HOW TO APPLY TO THE TEACHERS INSTITUTE 

St. John’s accepts applications from all high school educators for the teachers Institute. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and space is limited. 

COMPLETE APPLICATION FORM 

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