Join us for a conference on teaching the sciences, 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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Conference Information

The Art of Teaching: The Sciences

February 29-March 1, 2024
Welcome reception and dinner February 29 | Seminar March 1

JW Mariott Grand Rapids
235 Louis St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Accommodations are not included, but may be booked at:
JW Marriott Grand Rapids
235 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Book Accommodations

Room rate is $249/night plus tax and fees
Reservations Toll Free: (877)901-6632
Reservations Local Phone: (506)474-2009


  • Julie Apel, Assistant Headmaster at Hillsdale Academy
  • Michael Berndt, Assistant Director of Curriculum at Hillsdale College
  • Dr. Daniel Coupland, Dean of the Graduate School of Classical Education and Professor of Education at Hillsdale College
  • Dr. David Diener, Assistant Professor of Education at Hillsdale College
  • Dr. Jonathan Gregg, Assistant Professor of Education at Hillsdale College
  • Tari Thiery, High School Science Teacher at Hózhó Academy
  • Dr. Matthew Young, Dean of the Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry at Hillsdale College

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