2018 Teacher Training



For more detailed information, see below.

*The “Advanced” tracks are for those that have attended this conference twice in prior years. They may be combined into “Primary” and “Grammar” levels depending on registration numbers.

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Presented by Memoria Press and the Classical Latin School Association, the 2018 Teacher Training Conference is the perfect opportunity to enrich your classical classroom. On the campus of Highlands Latin School, this year’s conference will feature plenary sessions led by Tracy Lee Simmons, Andrew Pudewa, Rev. Chad Lawrence, Martin Cothran, and Jessica Phillips. The remainder of the two days will be jam-packed with workshops detailing curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom discipline.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on Thursday and Friday.

The Classical Latin School Association (CLSA) is a group of classical schools working to promote the transmission of the culture of the Christian West through the Classical Core Curriculum. CLSA member schools are eligible for a discount on registration to the 2018 Teacher Training Conference.

*While at the conference, Memoria Press will have their full line of curriculum on display and dedicated staffers will be on hand to answer any questions or place any review copy orders.


Tracy Simmons

Tracy Lee Simmons

Author of Climbing Parnassus

Writer & Journalist


Andrew Pudewa

Director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing

Chad Lawrence

Rev. Chad Lawrence

Headmaster of Holy Trinity Classical School

Martin Cothran

Martin Cothran

Director of the Classical Latin School Association

Jessica Phillips

Jessica Phillips

Co-Director of Highlands Latin Nashville

July 11 – 13, 2018

Highlands Latin School, Spring Meadows Campus
10901 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40243
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$210 per person
Early Bird Special: $185 until March 31
CLSA Members receive a discount. Contact your CLSA representative to register.

Ask for the Memoria Press block at these hotels:

Country Inn and Suites
1241 Kentucky Mills Drive
Louisville, KY 40299
Rate: $119 per night + tax (Must call to make reservations at block rates.)
Call: 502-261-9434
Free breakfast, internet access, and indoor pool

Quality Inn
1301 Kentucky Mills Dr.
Louisville, KY 40299
Rate: $99 a night + tax (Must call to make a reservation by June 17th to receive the block rate.)
Call: 502-267-8100 or 502-267-8951

(OPTIONAL on Wednesday, July 11):

The optional pre-conference tracks are on the first day of the CLSA Teacher Training Conference. These workshops are subject-specific, and geared towards teachers who want additional direction or specific help in certain subjects. There is a separate registration process and additional fee of $50 for full-day tracks or $25 for half-day tracks. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

(Select the track you would like to attend during checkout)

  • Literature – Mr. Janke’s Book Discussion on Jane Eyre
  • Latina Christiana
  • First Form Latin
  • Second Form Latin
  • Third Form Latin
  • Fourth Form Latin
  • Beyond Fourth Form
  • Classical Composition
  • New American Cursive Teacher Certification (half day)
  • IEW Writing Workshop: Andrew Pudewa Unbridled
  • Novare Science (half day)
  • Cottage Schools, Hybrids, & Tutorials (half day)
  • Formation Through Literature (half day)

(Select your track during checkout)

  • Jr. Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten
  • Advanced Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade
  • Advanced 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • Advanced 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • Advanced 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • Advanced 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • Advanced 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • Advanced 6th Grade
  • Upper: Classical Composition/Logic & Rhetoric
  • Upper: Literature/History & Geography
  • Upper: Latin & Greek/Epics
  • Upper: Math & Science
  • Administrative

“The Fruits by Which We’ll Know Them”
by Tracy Lee Simmons

Many know what a classical education consists of by now–the rigorous reading, the drills, the slow progress that often doesn’t feel like progress while it’s happening. And we know the frustration–and sometimes tears–accompanying a classical training of the hard, honest kind. But what might the product of that training in excellence look like clothed on young people a few years later when they stand on the brink of adulthood? Which virtues are they likely to practice, which vices to avoid? Such are the themes Tracy will take up in his lecture.

Wednesday, July 11
6:00 p.m. Reception | 6:30 p.m. Lecture
Admission is free to the public.

Highlands Latin School Gymnasium
10901 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, Kentucky, 40243