Summer Educator Academy 2021

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Welcome to the Summer Educator Academy 2021 information page!

It has been over a year since we have all had to pivot to online teaching, learning, communicating, and seeing one another. And once again, we are faced with decisions about whether to hold our usual summer events face to face or virtually. Given the times which remain, we have decided to keep Summer Educator Academy 2021 virtual. The Educational Issues professional development team along with AFT’s national trainers, have been designing online train the trainer versions of offerings. We will continue to help your local build internal capacity to lead the professional development your members need and deserve. As in the past, the local leader or designee must recommend participants for the Train-the-Trainer sessions.

See Course Descriptions for more details on these Train-the-Trainer courses:

Pre-requisite: Developing Effective Professional Development

  • Beginning Reading Instruction
  • Creating a Supportive Learning Environment Through Social Emotional Learning
  • ELL 101 Special Virtual Edition: Planning for the Success of English Language Learners
  • Foundations of Effective Teaching: Organizing the Classroom Environment for Teaching and Learning
  • Instructional Strategies That Work with All Disciplines
  • Managing Behavior in School Communities
  • Reclaiming Assessment: Using a Balanced Classroom Assessment System to Strengthen Student Learning
  • Strategies for Student Success (SSS): From the 'New Normal' to the 'New Future'
    • Dimensions to a Better Life
    • Navigating the Journey Between Stress and SEL
    • Electrifying Online Teaching and Learning
    • The Game Factor
    • Roundtables
      • Culturally Responsiveness, Inquiry, Problem, Project-based Learning: A Pathway to Equity
      • The Mental and Emotional Health of Educators and Students
  • Thinking Mathematics 3-5
  • Transforming Your Teacher Identity: Who am I as an Educator?

Participant Only Courses:

  • 10 Trauma-Informed Strategies to Help Students Heal
  • Managing Behavior in School Communities for Support Staff


Click here to register now