Summer workshops at Calvin provide an engaging opportunity to deepen your competency in a salient topic currently impacting classrooms and culture.

Offered for graduate level credit, state of Michigan SCECH continuing education credit, or simply for your own professional development, our summer workshops will equip you with best practices to bring to your school community.

Summer 2022 Teaching about Racism: Challenges and Opportunities, Strategies and Foundations

This workshop is designed for educators who desire to grow in their capacity to teach about race in our current context. We will address issues and questions related to: 

  • What resources are available for use with students of various ages and in different content areas?
  • Why is teaching about race so vital in contemporary society?
  • How can educational leaders promote racial equity in our schools?
  • What is critical race theory and how might teachers respond to complaints about what we are teaching in our schools?
  • What do we mean by anti-racist education?
  • What are effective ways to facilitate tough conversations in our classrooms?

The workshop will draw on the expertise and experience of teachers and scholars and will include space for participants to share from their experience and to collaborate with other participants.

John+Walcottcircle.jpgLed by John Walcott, an Associate Professor of Education at Calvin University. In his teaching and research, he incorporates a strong focus on the social context of education, issues of social justice and equity, and urban education. He pushes current and future educators to think critically and to engage with challenging questions about education, society, and our responses to injustice and equity. John's current research focuses on what it means to teach for justice and how to support educators in effectively engaging in this work.

  • July 11-15, on-campus, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • For two graduate credits: $780
  • Workshop plus SCECH credits: $285
  • Workshop for your own professional development but no credit: $225
Register for Graduate Credit
Register for SCECH/No Credit