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Monday, July 18, 2016 - Thursday, July 21, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, New York, New York

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This July, Teachers College, Columbia University is launching a new Summer Institute to address the most salient issues facing educational institutions in our increasingly diverse society.

The Reimagining Education: Teaching and Learning in Racially Diverse Schools 4-day Institute offers multi-media presentations and panel discussions, dialogue sessions and a wide array of hands-on workshops. Participants will be given the tools they need to foster schools that tap into the educational benefits of racial and socio-economic diversity.


Educators, Policy-Makers and Parents who can…

It’s time to Reimagine Education for the next generation…

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Participants in the Institute can either earn:

 3 Professional Development Credits (CEUs)


 3 Graduate Course Credits


To register for graduate credit, please contact the Office of the Registrar at, or register through the my TC portal. To register for Professional Development Credits (CEUs), please visit Continuing Professional Studies or click on the 3 Professional Development Credits button above.

Earn 3 graduate course credits by enrolling in one of three TC Summer B courses listed below:


C&T 4199 002 Issues: Exploring Racial Diversity in Children’s Literature

  Detra Price-Dennis, Teachers College, Columbia University

As a complement to the Summer Institute, this course will explore the ways in which children’s literature serves a powerful cultural artifact that can be read to mediate conversations about important topics in our society. We will take an in-depth look at culturally diverse literature with a specific focus on race, exploring how children’s literature can function as a tool to develop racial literacy, cultural competence, and critical consciousness. Participants in the course will learn how to select, evaluate and analyze depictions and aspects of racial diversity in children’s literature, as well as strategies for developing multimodal responses to the literature in K-6 classrooms.

C&T 4199 004 Issues: Equity, Race, and Pedagogical Practice

  Michelle Knight-Manuel, Teachers College, Columbia University

This course will give graduate students a unique opportunity to engage with and listen to their peers, major speakers in ths field, student performers and facilitators committed to addressing equity, race, and pedagogy. In addition to participating in the Institute on Reimagining Education, students will meet once before the Institute begins to discuss their class- specific readings and assignments. The course seeks to connect student’s understandings of their racial autobiography to current/future equity pedagogies and/or research within culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse PreK-12 contexts.

EDP 4199 001 Issues: Reimagining Education for Teaching and Learning in Diverse Schools: A Policy Perspective

  Amy Stuart Wells, Teachers College, Columbia University

This course provides graduate students studying education policy a unique opportunity to listen to and engage the Summer Institute speakers and participants. Students will also meet once before (6/23 3-4:40 OR 6/29 2:30 to 5) and once after (7/28 5-7) the Institute to discuss their class-specific readings and assignments related to the central themes of the Institute that inform a graduate course in the multidisciplinary field of education policy.

For more information, contact: Tracy Vadakumchery,; or Amy Greenstein, or at (212) 678-3108.

To register, please contact the Office of the Registrar at, or register through myTC portal.

View the Summer Institute on the Continuing Professional Studies site.