Through beautiful narratives and vivid characters, children's stories prepare young minds to receive the truth and encourage them to fall in love with virtue.

Join us for a conference on teaching children’s literature, featuring talks by professors at Hillsdale College and leaders in our affiliated classical schools. Leave inspired and ready to re-enter the classroom with joy and purpose.

This program is entirely free of charge and includes an evening reception and dinner, continental breakfast, and lunch. Participants receive a certificate that may count towards professional development hours for certification.

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The Art of Teaching: Children's Literature

September 28-29, 2023 | Welcome reception and dinner September 28 | Seminar September 29

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 S Huron St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197


  • Julie Apel, Assistant Headmaster, Hillsdale Academy
  • Dr. Benjamin Beier, Associate Professor of Education, Hillsdale College
  • Dr. Daniel Coupland, Professor of Education, Hillsdale College
  • Dr. Jonathan Gregg, Assistant Professor of Education, Hillsdale College
  • Dr. Benedict Whalen, Associate Professor of English, Hillsdale College
  • Dr. David Whalen, Associate Vice President for Curriculum, Hillsdale College

Accommodations are not included, but may be booked online.

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