Teaching and Learning in Racially Diverse Schools

July 17th - 20th


American public schools have entered a new demographic era. Today more than half of all children enrolled in K-12 public schools are students of color. Schools, both urban and suburban, are becoming increasingly diverse. But diversity alone does not lead to integration.

To create truly integrated schools, educators need to embrace new and innovative ways to engage students and prepare them for a global society. We need to reimagine teaching and learning.

Designed for educators, policy makers, parents, and all stakeholders in K-12 schools, the Reimagining Education Summer Institute will explore the opportunities and challenges of creating and sustaining racially, ethnically and socio-economically integrated schools. The institute will feature presentations and panels, interactive workshops, and deep dialogue sessions led by curriculum and pedagogy experts from Teachers College and around the nation.

In the safe, supportive environment of the institute, you’ll connect with people from all across the country who are committed to integrated schools and classrooms. And you’ll come away with strategies, resources, and an action plan uniquely tailored to your school.


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By The Numbers


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Agreed major speakers were knowledgable and engaging


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Testimonials & Highlights

  • Reimagining Education was one of the best conferences I've attended in 23 years in education. I wish it could be part of every teacher's and administrator's experience, no matter what demographic they will serve. Without exaggerating, it changed my life, the way I view my students, and gave me a way to start some conversations at my school and district.

  • The range of expert speakers, presenters, and facilitators was tremendous. Being exposed to such thoughtful and intelligent people was inspiring and exhilarating.

  • Overall, this was an incredible experience. I left inspired and ready to put into practice what I learned during those 4 days.

  • This institute was so engaging and so well put together. I will absolutely attend it again in the coming years.