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The Summer Institute

Teacher preparation is essential to success in the classroom. Nothing drives academic progress as much as well-prepared and knowledgeable teachers.

The FTI experience begins with our Summer Institute, where our cohort gets its introduction to the essentials of why we teach (to create thinking people of character), principles of classroom management, lesson planning, and how to promote virtue among their students.

We have collaborated with leaders from ResponsiveEd, the Bill of Rights Institute, Houston Christian University, University of Dallas, the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom and other organizations committed to promoting knowledge, virtue and liberty through education.

Our summer institute runs for two weeks, preceded by pre-training studies. We hold our two weeks of on-site workshops at Founders Classical Academy in Lewisville. Following the FTI summer institute, teachers participate in additional campus-specific training related to school culture and practices.