First Session: June 24 - 27, 2019
Second Session: Summer of 2020 (tbd)
Reconnect with your passion for teaching and wrestle with "big questions" in education at the Intellectual Virtues Institute. Learn the "principles and practices" of educating for the qualities of a creative and critical learner -- such as curiosity, open-mindedness, and intellectual humility -- from leading researchers and expert practitioners. IVI will give you an opportunity to reflect on your teaching practice and provide you with practical tools on teaching for thinking in the 21st century.
IVI aims to provide interested educators with extended exposure in the theory and practice of intellectual character education and an opportunity to experience this approach in action.
IVI registration is limited to thirty educators. Groups of two or more teachers from the same school site are encouraged to apply. Submit your application by the March 22, 2019 deadline to be included. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into IVI by mid-April.
Tuition, and Stipend
Tuition for the Institute will be covered by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation and participants will receive $1,000 stipend for attending the entire series. Through their generous gift, each participant will receive $150 for each full day attendance at the First Session (June 24-27, 2019) and $200 for each full day attendance at the Second Session (Summer 202, exact dates TBD). Tuition will be covered for partial day attendance, but no stipend will be provided.
Who Should Attend?
The IVI is designed to give all educators -- in public and independent schools -- an opportunity to reflect on their teaching practice and provide practical tools on teaching for thinking in the 21st century. This professional development institute is designed for teachers and school administrators to connect with other educators from across the county and the world who are interested and committed to teaching for thinking.
The First Session runs from June 24-27, 2019. Acceptance into, and completion of, the First Session automatically provides attendees to the Second Session in the Summer of 2020 (exact dates TBD). There will be additional opportunities to reconnect and visit sites between the First and Second Sessions, and free online access to all materials/curricula.
The IVI includes seminars, break-out sessions, studies of the most recent research, and activities led by researchers and practitioners alike. Participants will engage in small-group dialogue sessions with attendees from different educational roles and professional positions, as well as different locations. Time will be spent each day on reflecting on character education and implementation strategies. Participants will also connect over informal breakfast, lunch, and optional after-hours activities.