Coram Deo Academy faculty are lifetime learners who desire to kindle the flame of learning in their students' hearts. To inspire this love of learning authentically, the academy is committed to providing our teachers with quality continuing education opportunities and experiences. These opportunities may take the form of conferences, excellent speakers at our own Classical Educator's Training, summer institutes at universities, curriculum training sessions, or book study small groups. This year's needs are outlined below. Thank you for investing in our teachers!

2014 Professional Development Opportunities

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  • Periodical Subscriptions

    • Mars Hill Subscription
    • Touchstone Magazine Subscription
  • Book Study Costs

    CDA is launching a book study program in the Spring of 2014. Books will need to be provided for teachers. The first five books selected to be studied are:
    • Norms & Nobility (a mature philosophy of classical education)
    • Tending the Heart of Virtue (How great children's literature can assist in forming the soul)
    • Socratic Circles (practical ways to foster discussion in the classroom)
    • The Great Tradition (Reading the source documents for classical and Christian education)
    • Desiring the Kingdom (Why how we teach is as important as what we teach)
  • President's Day In-Service

    • Richard Byrne - Presentation on Discovery, Discussion, Demonstration - A Framework for Using Educational Technology
    • Brenda Bird - Love and Logic - training and support on classroom management
  • Summer Conferences

    • CiRCE Institute
    • NAUMS - National Association of University-Model® Schools
    • ACCS - Association of Classical and Christian Schools
    • NCTM - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    • CAMT - Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching

Professional Development Provided in 2012 & 2013

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  • Classical Educator's Training, 2013

    • Dr. Bryan Smith, Biblical Worldview speaker
    • Mrs. Cheryl Lowe, Classical Education and importance of Latin
  • Classical Educator's Training, 2012

    Carol Simpson, Copyright Training
    • NAUMS Conference (National Association of University-Model Schools)
    • ACCS Conference (Association of Classical Christian Schools)
    • NCTM Conference (National Council for Teachers of Mathematics)
    • Texas Bandmaster's Conference
    • Administrative Assistants Training
    • ACT Symposium
    • Herff Jones Physical Science Training
    • Great Gatsby Discussion through the Dallas Institute of Humanities
    • AP Environmental Science Summer Institute
    • AP Chemistry Summer Institute
    • AP Training at SMU
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- Socrates

Let him who would move the world first move himself.
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- Einstein , On Education, 1950

Knowledge of truth alone does not suffice; on the contrary, this knowledge must continually be renewed by ceaseless effort, if it is not to be lost. It resembles a statue of marble which stands in the desert and is continually threatened with burial by the shifting sand. The hands of service must ever be at work, in order that the marble continue to lastingly shine in the sun. To these serving hands mine shall also belong.