What Makes This Program Special
In 2020 and 2021, we adapted the Summer Institute from a face-to-face program to a fully online program as a result of the covid pandemic. At the end of the week, participants told us:
FROM 2021 PARTICIPANTS:
"The flexibility and variety of the workshops offered"
"Putting us in the middle of the work"
"Connecting with so many people in breakout groups"
"I liked that the program itself modeled many of the practices that we were being encouraged to incorporate into our teaching practices."
"So many new ideas for analyzing and creating media!"
"A lot of emphasis on connecting, being vulnerable, talking through challenges. It's a great way to promote a culture of collaboration and innovation!"
"Very well organized, rich in content, and the teaching team was both very competent and positively spirited.This was a very good educational deal for the price!"
FROM 2020 PARTICIPANTS:
"I liked the many options (workshops and conversations) that could be completed anytime or in real-time. This allows me to work through this material at my own pace and practice on my computer while learning."
"I appreciated the variety of ways to engage. I enjoyed flexible time for any time learning and found that to be more valuable than I expected."
"I felt encouraged to jump in and get creating. I appreciated the values of learning from everyone and acknowledging our humanity."
"Let me count the ways: meeting passionate, like-minded educators; learning new strategies and tools, but learning those tools within the context of a broader idea -- not just "here's a cool tool to use."