Led by distinguished scholars, our Teacher Seminars are designed to give participants access to current scholarship and university resources in a variety of fields, to introduce them to innovative approaches to traditional ideas and subjects, to explore new pedagogical and curricular possibilities, and to provide a variety of cultural, social, and imaginative experiences, all in three of the cultural capitals of the world: Cambridge, Paris, and Oxford.
The seminars involve plenary sessions given by outstanding academics and intellectuals, regular discussions on more focused educational themes, a comprehensive schedule of cultural events and outings, historical tours, museum and gallery visits, and free time for individual research and relaxation.
At the heart of the Teacher Seminars are elective Study Groups, each designed to provide an academic focus for the participan's experience, and to take advantage of the expertise of the Study Group leader.
The Boston Teacher Seminar, Late June to early July 2017, Dates TBA, is held in North Hall, a residence of Harvard Law School, perhaps the most famous of its kind in the world. Participants are immersed in all that Harvard, Cambridge, and indeed Boston have to offer, including their great museums and collections; laboratories where, each day, scientists push at new frontiers; and, above all, a vibrant and eclectic academic community.
The Cambridge Teacher Seminar, July 2017, Dates TBA, is held in Westcott House, one of Cambridge university's most intimate and picturesque institutions. Here, teachers find an inspiring setting for intellectual reflection and cultural enrichment. The diverse program of plenary speakers and cultural events makes accessible much of the scholarly wealth and intellectual history of the university.
The Paris Teacher Seminar, July 2017, Dates TBA, is held in FIAP Jean Monnet, a clean and comfortable Foyer, lived in by students during the year, and situated in the 14th arrondissement, close to Paris’s famous catacombs, the Observatoire, the quirky, bohemian village of la Butte aux Cailles, and Montparnasse Cemetery. Just a brief walk or short metro ride away are most of the magnificent sights for which Paris is justly famous: the Eiffel Tower, the Jardins du Luxembourg, the Sainte-Chapelle, Louvre, Notre Dame, Ile de la Cité, Ile Saint-Louis, and many more.
The Oxford Teacher Seminar, July 2017, Dates TBA, is held in Mansfield College, Oxford university. Participants have the unique opportunity to share in the academic and cultural traditions of this famous university. Teachers meet Rhodes Scholars, visit colleges, libraries and historic sites, and gain an insider's feeling for the deeper resources behind the beauty and tradition of "the city of dreaming spires."