Seminar Weeks

Robyn Burlew June 25, 2012

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2012


Annual "Summer Weeks" at Covenant Christian Academy give upper school students the opportunity to learn beyond the typical classroom format and have become beloved tradition. The faculty chooses a topic, normal class schedules are suspended, and students work in mixed-grade groups for the week. An unforeseen benefit is the camaraderie and team-building that Seminar Week planning and implementation brings to the faculty. The theme for Seminar Week 2012 at CCA was the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and resulted in the entire school community learning more about the issue. This workshop will focus on an overview of what the CCA faculty has done as well as what has been learned for designing meaningful Seminar Weeks.


Classical Education Classroom Faculty Upper School


Robyn Burlew
Robyn just completed her first year as Upper School Principal and Academic Dean at Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia, after serving for fifteen years at Covenant Christian Academy in Harrisburg, PA. She earned a BA in Biology from Houghton College and a M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum and Instruction from Covenant College.

Other Contributions by Robyn Burlew

Education as Formation

Article - SCL Conference 2016

Mission Aligned Planning, Assignments, and Assessments

Article - SCL Summer Conference 2017

Poetic Knowledge: Horse Sense in Our Classrooms

Article - 2018 SCL Annual Conference

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