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Rockbridge Academy Summer Teacher Training, July 16-19, 2024

"Our school couldn’t afford to travel to the national conference, so we sent our teachers to the Rockbridge training. Our teachers stated that this was 'hands down' the training to attend for practical impact, especially for new teachers. We are sending all of our new teachers to this training!"


“The humble sharing of practical knowledge/experience/best practices as well as the encouragement to carry on in the strength of the Lord are as valuable as I go into my 5th year as it was going into my 3rd year of teaching.”


Program Distinctives Include: 

  • 38 Vision casting plenaries and seminar-style workshops. 
  • 3 ½ days of training.
  • Lunch is included (continental breakfast on Friday).
  • Access to Rockbridge Academy faculty and administrative staff. 
  • Endorsed by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools. 




  • Classical Christian Education, The Counter Culture, Roy Griffith, Headmaster
  • Seven Laws of Teaching, Revisited, Jerry Keehner, Rhetoric and History Faculty
  • Quadrivium in the Trivium, Classical Math & Science, Robyn Kennedy, Science Faculty
  • The Power of Story, J.D. Head, Literature Faculty
  • The Power of Story & the Emerging Reader, Gretchen Geverdt, Kindergarten Teacher
  • Every Bush Afire—The Imperative of Beauty, Heidi Stevens, Art Faculty (emeritus)

Featured Speakers

Plenary: Authority and the Christian School

Dr. Jonathan Leeman, Author and Editorial Director, 9Marks Ministries.

Plenary: Christian Ethics—Equipping for Life’s Hardest Questions

Dr. Marc LiVecche, Author, Research Fellow, Podcaster and the McDonald Distinguished Scholar of Ethics, War, and Public Life at the Institute on Religion and Democracy 

Plenary: Alcuin, Classical Education for Soul and Society

Pastor Stephen Unthank, Senior Pastor at Greenbelt Baptist Church in Greenbelt, MD

90-Minute Workshops


  • Lesson Planning and Teaching Habits
  • Teaching Reading Effectively
  • Reading with Notice & Note
  • Laying an Integrated Foundation


  • Teaching Beyond the Lesson Plan
  • Training in Discussion
  • Technical Writing and Speaking
  • Building an Intentionally Integrated Worldview



  • Student Discipleship—Shaping Hearts
  • The Sights and Sounds of the Grammar School
  • Science Wonder
  • Number Sense for Algebra Readiness
  • The First Two Weeks of Grammar School
  • The Latin Curriculum
  • Managing Learning Differences
  • Teaching History in Grammar School
  • Teaching Bible in the Grammar Stage
  • Communicating with Parents


  • Student Discipleship—Relational Wisdom
  • Lesson Planning for Upper School
  • Teaching Beyond the Lesson Plan
  • Logic—The Need of the Hour
  • The Latin Curriculum
  • Teaching Math Classically
  • Managing Learning Differences
  • City of God, City of Man
  • Shaping Theologians for Life (Upper School Bible)
  • Study Skills Training in the Dialectic Years
  • Crafting Field Trips That Count

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Country Inn & Suites of Annapolis (2600 Housley Road, Annapolis, 21401). 

Click HERE to reserve a room. Rooms historically fill up quickly; please book these early for the best options. 


Job Opportunities

We have openings at Rockbridge Academy and are looking for faculty and staff to join our team who love the Lord first and foremost, love children, and desire to be a part of our classical Christian education mission. 

Click here for more information.