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.
2017 Video Highlights
Satisfied with Summer Institute
Would recommend to a friend or colleague
Agreed major speakers were knowledgable and engaging
Impressed with quantity and variety of workshops
Interested in returning in 2018
The plenary sessions from every day - they were all OUTSTANDING…all the speakers were inspirational!
The collective experiences of all the sessions has impacted me in ways that I am continuing to process and share with others.
It felt like an environment built on the promise of abolition, imagination, and education.
The themes spoke to the work I'm doing in my school and that we need in our district.
There were honestly too many to name. The trajectory of the entire four days was the star.
A chance to reflect individually AND collaborate with other educators.
The range of research and practice presented.
Practicable, implementable strategies.
To see and hear student’s voice
recognized in these issues that affect them.