Teaching and Learning in Racially Diverse Schools

July 16th - 19th 2018

Overview

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 a supportive environment of the Institute, you will connect with people from across the country and the world who are committed to integrated schools and classrooms. And you can come away with strategies and resources for implementation in your local schools and context.

 


2017 Video Highlights

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2018 Featured Keynote

 

portrait of doctor Angela Valenzuela

Dr. Angela Valenzuela, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas-Austin, will present the Gordon Lecture: "Liberating Ways of Knowing: The Struggle for Ethnic Studies and the Educators We Need." Dr. Valenzuela is a leader of grassroots efforts to develop ethnic studies curriculum, provide professional development and inspire young people to teach.

Dr. Valenzuela has written and edited several books, including Growing Critically Conscious Teachers: A Social Justice Curriculum for Educators of Latino/a Youth (2016), Subtractive Schooling: U.S. - Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring (2010), and Leaving Children Behind: How "Texas-style" Accountability Fails Latino Youth (2004).

Growing Critically Conscious Teachers: A Social Justice Curriculum for Educators of Latino/a Youth (2016)
Growing Critically Conscious Teachers: A Social Justice Curriculum for Educators of Latino/a Youth (2016)

Leaving Children Behind: How
Leaving Children Behind: How "Texas-style" Accountability Fails Latino Youth (2004)

Subtractive Schooling: U.S. - Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring (2010)
Subtractive Schooling: U.S. - Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring (2010)

 

Scholars have called her work "thoughtful and thorough" (Harvard Educational Review) and "powerfully documented work of scholarship, but wonderfully accessible" (Jonathan Kozol). And students and teachers have said that Dr. Valenzuela's research is "interesting and insightful," "compelling," and "powerful."

For more on Dr. Valenzuela's work, visit her website: http://www.angelavalenzuela.com/

By The Numbers 2017

90%

Would recommend the Institute to a friend or colleague

88%

Were impressed with the invited speakers

88%

Were impressed with the quantity and variety of workshops

93%

Would return to the Institute in 2018.

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