WHAT ARE PARTICIPANTS SAYING?
About the workshop
This Equipping Workshop is for school heads or board members of collaborative schools. The collaborative (hybrid, university-model, etc.) terminology is shorthand for schools that are programmed as a mixture of homeschooling and private education. Whether you are thinking of starting a school like this, have just started one, have been running one for years, or have just been hired on to an existing one, this cohort is for you. This group will work through all the principles and strategies that are essential to building and sustaining a collaborative model school. If you are currently sustaining a healthy school, this workshop would benefit you as you compare notes and refine processes.
As a six session intensive, it will meet weekly beginning the first week of February, 2022.
Meet Your Leader
Head of School,
Trinity Classical School
Neil Anderson has been the head of school at Trinity Classical School (Houston) since June 2010. The school was founded in 2009 and Mr. Anderson was hired as the first head of school. TCS is a PreK-12th Christian, classical, and collaborative school with 700 students. Mr. Anderson has a genuine passion for education to the glory of God, through the liberal arts. After graduating from Wheaton College with a degree in Biblical Studies, he served as an associate pastor at churches in the Midwest. With a growing family of four children, he moved back to his hometown of Houston. Prior to joining Trinity Classical School, Neil worked at Baytown Christian Academy, serving as a teacher, department chair, and Dean of Students. During these years, Neil developed a great zeal for classical education and completed a Master’s of Liberal Arts degree at Houston Baptist University. Neil is passionate about leadership, family life, investing in students, poetry, classical literature, theology, carpentry, coffee, hiking, running. He also has a dog that he is not passionate about.
Introductions and Orientation to Distinctives/Challenges of the Collaborative Model
For the first week we will get oriented to each other, we will work to identify the common elements of our value for the model. We will look at the words we use and why we use them. We will identify and clarify why we are choosing to do school this way. We will then identify the most common obstacles to the collaborative model and why facing these obstacles are worth it. This will result in a guiding document for the building or the re-fortification of your mission and vision.
HYBRID HEADS WORKSHOP
$679 Regular Price
Meeting Length: 60-90 min
Homework: 20-30 min per week
Duration: 6 Weeks
Max Enrollment: 12
Dates: February - March 2022
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