Board Meetings: 

  • April 15th (Buckhead)
  • August 5th (Foxfire Center)
  • December 5th (UGA Russell Library)
PERC Conference (March 24th, 2018)               More information to come!                  

The Foxfire Approach


The Foxfire Approach is not a “method.” It is not a template nor is it a recipe for classroom success. Each practitioner adapts the approach to his/her own subject areas, student constituencies, and curricular requirements. The Foxfire Core Practices, developed over time by distilling the practices of highly successful teachers, provide both a starting point for instruction and a life-long set of referents for improvement. Deep engagement in John Dewey’s Experience & Education, 60th Anniversary Edition, helps participants develop a better understanding of the pedagogical principles embedded within the Foxfire Approach.

Accommodations Choose from one of the week-long courses - 06/04 - 06/10 OR 06/11 - 06/17. The course will meet at the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center in Rabun County, Georgia. Accommodations at the museum are rustic, but comfortable. Breakfast fare and lunch are provided as part of the fee. Evening meals are on your own. Spending downtime with teachers from different disciplines, grade levels, and experiences tends to stimulate participants to look at their own situations in a new light. Plus, being at the Foxfire Center on the side of Black Rock Mountain is like having a vacation to accompany the learning experience. $706 On Campus Lodging - Includes conference registration, stay, and 2 meals (Breakfast and Lunch) *Dinner is on your own*

The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center

 98 Foxfire Lane, Mountain City, GA 30562


For questions regarding facilities and meals, call 706-746-5828 or email

For questions regarding the course, email


Hilton Smith, Ph.D, Professor of Education, Piedmont College (Demorest) Sara Alice Tucker, Ed.D., Chair Early Childhood Education Dept., Piedmont College

Jan Buley, Ph.D, Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada Wilma Hutcheson-Williams, Professor of Education, Piedmont College (Athens)

David Forker, Ed.S., K-12 ESOL Specialist, Clarke County Schools Alicia Kilby, Teacher, Rabun County Schools

John KIlby, Teacher, Rabun County Schools



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The Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center Events

Weaving 101

Friday, April 21, 9:00 Am

Planting By the Signs

Saturday, April 29th @ 1 pm

Foxfire Heritage Day

Saturday, May 13, 9:00 Am

Foxfire Summer Heritage

Days (1,2, &3)

June 23 and 24th, 9:00 Am

July 7 and 8, 9:00 Am

July 21 and 22, 9:00 Am

Weaving 101

Friday, July 21, 9:00 Am