Every year, we host an annual workshop in partnership with the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) where we invite educators from independent schools across the state to experience one of Yale’s most popular undergraduate courses, “Life Worth Living.”
By the end of the workshop, educators will design their own adaptation of the course. In training teachers and expanding this curriculum to reach secondary schools, we aim to help you bring critical questions and new approaches to thinking to their many students who will grow into our next generation of leaders.
During the first day, participants experience a session of the Life Worth Living course, learn about its history and impact, and connect with other members of the cohort. On the second day, educators from each school work together during rigorous workshops to create a unique curriculum that best fits their school. Working within a thematic template, teams select and discuss appropriate texts from an archive of philosophical and religious traditions.
At the conclusion of the workshop, each school will have created curriculum of their own to pilot.