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CiRCE Summer Course – Fundamentals of Classical Education
Professional Development for Classical Educators
June 24
- June 28, 2024
CiRCE Institute

The CiRCE Institute’s Summer Course is designed to provide additional professional development to new teachers or teachers new to classical education. Educators who attend this intensive study under a CiRCE Head Mentor for five days in Kannapolis, NC in the new beautiful facility of the CiRCE Institute.

Participants begin the week with an extensive overview of the history, form, and purpose of classical eduation. The next four days guide teachers through the activites of teaching, planning, reading, writing, and assessing essential to the classical educator. The day is divided by an instructional morning session followed by lunch at the institute. Participants spend the afternoons reading and discussing the selected texts for the intensive. Texts should be read by participants before the first day of the course. Participants should use evenings to review texts scheduled the following day.

By the end of the week, each participant will have attended to the fundamentals every classical educator must come to understand and exercise in the classroom, through every lesson, with his students. 

* Participants can acquire lodging along highway 85. CiRCE’s new facility is located off of exit 63.

Literature: Norms and Nobility; Shakespeare’s Hamlet; Plato’s Meno; Lost Tools of Writing

Meals: Lunch is provided (breakfast and dinner not included)

Registration Fee

Individual: $597

Early-bird: $547 (register by May 1st)

3-5 teachers: $527 ea

6-9 teachers: $497 ea

10 + teachers: $477 ea

Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Matthew Bianco


CiRCE Institute

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June 24

Survey of Classical Education - Meno - History of Education, Elements of Classical education, 7 liberal arts & 4 sciences 

June 25

Teaching - Norms and Nobility Chapters 1-4 - The Mimetic Form and Socratic Discourse 

June 26

Planning - Norms and Nobility Chapters 5-8 - Logocentric lesson and Three Columns 

June 27

Reading - Norms and Nobility Chapters 9-12 - Highlighting / Layered reading and Commonplace / Florilegium 

June 28

Writing - Hamlet - Lost Tools of Writing and Assessment