Teacher Training: July 16-19, 2024


Thank you to the more than 50 attendees who traveled from Minnesota, Florida, New Jersey, Texas, and more to make the Mars Hill Academy's 2023 Summer Teacher Training a success!

Details and Registration: Coming February 2024

WHAT: A practical training intensive for all who desire to acquire or improve their skills as classical and Christian educators and administrators. Led by Mars Hill Academy teachers and administrators, attendees will delve into the classic methodology and leave prepared to meet the challenges of the upcoming school year.

WHO: Current CCE teachers, college students, MHA parents, and anyone wanting to learn more about classical, Christian education are invited to attend.

WHERE: Mars Hill Academy, 4230 Aero Drive, Mason, OH
Mars Hill Academy is conveniently located in Mason, Ohio with quick access to I-71 and I-75 and both the Cincinnati and Dayton airports.

Plenary

  • Classical Christian Education: What's It All About?
  • Male and Female He Created Them: Teaching Boys and Girls in Today's Culture
  • Seven Laws of Teaching: Practically Speaking
  • The Gospel and Grades
  • The Heart of the Matter

Sessions

  • Are You a Conductor or a Performer? What we look for in effective lessons.
  • Astronomy: The Capstone of the Quadrivium
  • Beyond the Book: Breathing Life into Your Reading Program through Book Clubs
  • Classroom Management in the Lower Grammar (K-3)
  • Connective Community & Parent-Teacher Partnerships
  • Decorating Do's & Don'ts
  • Developing Your Classroom Management Plan
  • Dialectic Assessments
  • Every Room's a Stage
  • Evil: A Problem in Every Worldview
  • Filling the Unforgiving Class Period with 50 Minutes Worth of Distance Run
  • First Two Weeks of Upper School
  • For the Love of Grammar
  • From the Outside in: Transitioning to CCE from the "Other Side of the Fence"
  • Get Organized
  • Homer's Odyssey for Christian Students, Part 1*
  • How to Read Latin or Greek like a Roman
  • Imperative of Beauty
  • Laying a Foundation for Practical Perfection: Insisting That It Is Done Correctly in the First Two Weeks
  • Learning & Loving Latin (or any other subject for that matter)
  • Lesson Planning: Applying the Seven Laws
  • Math and Science: Seeing the Creator in the World Around Us
  • Nuts & Bolts: The Tactical and the Practical
  • Phonics Instruction at MHA: Developing a Love for Reading from the Start
  • Science on a Cart – Your Mobile Classroom
  • Shepherding Hearts (Grammar)
  • Shepherding Hearts (Upper School)
  • Teaching Bible for the Big Picture
  • Teaching Biblical Hermeneutics as a Historical Journey
  • Teaching Classical Languages to a Diverse Classroom
  • Why Humans Need Humanities

 

What Attendees are Saying


"Well done, Mars Hill! I sense a genuine Christian presence here. Thank you for doing all the hard work to make this week a possibility for other schools."
"This event was done beautifully. I am richly blessed by the knowledge and wisdom gleaned by such seasoned educators. May God receive all the glory!"
"To assemble this high level of quality speakers from one school is highly impressive. You are attracting and developing extraordinary teachers."
"The speakers were very focused and helpful. I so appreciate the kindness and generosity of your staff in sharing both knowledge and resources."
"It was hard to decide which sessions to skip. They were all amazing, and I wanted to attend all of them."
"In addition to being extremely informative, this training was upbeat, encouraging, inspiring, and well run."

 

Highlights from 2023