Shady Hill's Central Subject Institute

November 14–16, 2019

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  • The Central Subject Institute Experience

    This is a three-day, immersive, hands-on conference to provide a robust understanding of Shady Hill’s experiential, project-based Central Subject (CS) methodology for public and independent school teachers of grades K-8.
  • Program

    Educators will:

    1. Explore CS as methodology and project-based teaching practice.
    2. Participate in key CS foundational experiences that promote differentiation, creativity, multicultural teaching, student voice, and child development.
    3. Develop an understanding of the relationship between skills and assessment within CS.
    4. Create personalized curriculum in collaboration with expert CS practitioners.
    Led by Shady Hill master teachers, the workshops and seminars will immerse you in the structure and implementation of this methodology and let you experience the power of an approach that has given generations of Shady Hill students a profound start in their intellectual, civic, and cultural journeys.

  • Faculty

    • Katherine Hesko, Central Subject Teacher Master Teacher and Institute Co-Director
    • Dr. Kim Parker, Assistant Director, Teacher Training Center and Institute Co-Director
    • Aneesa Sen, Central Subject Master Teacher and Institute Co-Director
  • Logistics

    The Institute will be held on the Shady Hill campus and will be capped at 28 participants. The fee is $649/person and $600 per person for a team of three or more (e.g., $1800 for three). This covers the cost of materials and breakfast and lunch each day.

    • Accommodations: Participants must make their own arrangements.
    • Grade 5 Central Subject: Ancient & Modern China

    • Grade 6 Central Subject: Africa

More about Shady Hill’s Central Subject Methodology

Central Subject's yearlong studies let teachers focus their work in history, literature, geography, and writing in ways that are contextualized, meaningful to students, flexible, and inclusive. As it connects subject matter to authentic human issues, CS taps students’ emotions, creativity, and intelligence in ways that are meaningful, relevant, and enduring. 
  • Shady Hill’s fall 2019 MagazineThis issue is devoted to exploring how Central Subject teachers use through-lines and essential questions to explore the human condition.
    • Grade 4 Central Subject: Ancient Greece

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