We have released several new courses in 2021 and are planning several more. Here they are, below. Please note that you can also view a timeline of our new courses and features on our ClassicalU Roadmap.
Graduate Course: The Art of Poetry with Christine Perrin, MFA and Kathryn Smith, PhD.
This course features poet and Messiah University literature professor Christine Perrin and Templeton Honors College literature professor, Kathryn Smith.
Subscribers will study with Christine Perrin as she presents lectures and teaches students while using her book The Art of Poetry. Kathryn Smith is a co-presenter and will also shepherd students of this course through various assignments and provide feedback and evaluation to students throughout the course. Students who successfully complete the course will receive three transferable graduate credits from the Templeton Honors College and Eastern University.
Graduate Course: How to Teach the Bible Classically with Fred Putnam, PhD.
This course features biblical studies professor Dr. Fred Putnam of the Templeton Honors College. Dr. Putnam is not only a scholar of the scriptures but a gifted and seasoned pedagogue. This course will provide training to teachers who wish to learn how teach the scriptures in ways that are keeping with the best principles of classical pedagogy. Recorded in his home library, this course is engaging, inspiring, and a blend of philosophy and practical application.
Students who successfully complete the course will receive three transferable graduate credits from the Templeton Honors College and Eastern University.
PLANNED AND COMING IN 2021:
The Black Intellectual Tradition with Dr. Angel Parham and Dr. Anika Prather.
The Black Intellectual Tradition is a course developed by Dr. Angel Parham of Loyola College and Dr. Anika Prather of Howard University. This course is based on the forthcoming book on the Black Intellectual Tradition that these two professors are writing. The course will feature lectures by both professors but also several panel discussions that will include other teachers and professors such as Dr. Brian Williams of the Templeton Honors College and Dr. Jim LaGrand of Messiah University.
Building Strong Culture in the Classroom and Home with Robyn Burlew
This course features Robyn Burlew who has served as the Academic Dean and Upper School Principal (here current role) at the Veritas School in Richmond, VA. Robyn’s ClassicalU course Essentials of Effective Teaching is one of the most popular on ClassicalU–this course is sure to feature her pithy, meaningful, practical wisdom for which she is known.
The Seven Laws of Teaching with Robyn Burlew
This course features Robyn Burlew who has served as the Academic Dean and Upper School Principal (here current role) at the Veritas School in Richmond, VA. This course will serve as an encore to her popular course, Essentials of Effective Teaching. Robyn will present on each of the seven laws of teaching in John Milton Gregory’s book The Seven Laws of Teaching. More than just repeating what is in this text, Robyn will blend it with other classical pedagogical principles and suggest ways of practically implementing Milton’s advice in today’s classical schools and homeschools.
Math Every Teacher Should Know with Jake Tawney
This course is presented by Jake Tawney, the Vice President of Curriculum with the Great Hearts Academies network of schools. Jake has a masters degree in mathematics and is passionate about the teaching of math. In this course, he surveys some the most important mathematical ideas every classical teacher should know, inspiring all kinds of classical teachers to love and enjoy math and integrate mathematical ideas across the curriculum.
The Teachers Playbook with Jerilyn Olson
Jerilyn Olson is the Vice President of Faculty Development with the Great Hearts Academies network of schools. She is a veteran teacher and a veteran trainer of teachers. In this course, Jerilyn will provide the principle based pedagogical training that has made the teachers of Great Hearts schools so effective. You will find her presentations a blend of the philosophical and the practical as she demonstrates how the right thinking about what teaching is leads us to effective teaching practices.
Literature for Virtue with Dr. Kathryn Smith
Dr. Kathryn Smith teaches literature at the Templeton Honors College of Eastern University. This course is will equip teachers to ensure that the teaching of literature is the cultivation of virtue and wisdom. This course is a graduate course offered via the Templeton Honors College and subscribers who successfully complete this course will earn three transferable graduate credits.
The Integrated Liberal Arts Approach: Education as a Whole-Life Endeavor with Danielle Bennette Dukes
Danielle Bennette Dukes has been bring classical education to her own children and many others in the city of New Orleans for nearly two decades. After having been trained as a master classical teacher in the Apprentice Program at the Circe Institute, she has developed a robust approach for integrating the liberal arts in homeschool settings. In this course she explains how and even will show how as she will teacher her own children on camera in several exhibition sessions.