July 9 – August 28, 2021
Registration opens June 7th.
Join us for Summer Sessions 2021!
Each week, your students will complete a set a of self-guided challenges and activities at their desired pace between Monday and Thursday.
On Friday, groups of students will participate in a virtual webinar to play games and discuss the social science content they explored all week! These workshops are designed to empower children ages 8 to 12 to ask and answer questions about the social world through a radical Black feminist lens.
Last year, students from across the country researched topics like media propaganda, freedom, impoverishment, and gender inequality. This year, we will include those themes as we explore connections between the Indigenous civilizations of Turtle Island and the African people who were enslaved to build America.
We aim to have a classroom that is at least 75% children of color. In this way, the students most affected by false historical narratives can build the skills needed to rewrite those narratives and transform history.
What’s the workshop size?
Up to 15 children with one teacher.
Do you support children with learning or physical disabilities?
Most of my classroom teaching experience (10 years) has been leading Integrated Co-Teaching classrooms, supporting a range of learners. As a result, the workshops were planned with learning disabilities in mind.
Although I do not have as much experience supporting physical disabilities, I am committed to accommodating those needs as well. Please be specific about your student’s needs as well as strategies you and other teachers have used to support their learning.
How much caregiver support is required?
Your students should be working mostly independently. Some of their challenges will require family and friend support (for example, in one assignment, students will interview members of their family). After initial setup, parent support is expected to be minimal during the virtual webinar.
Are there assignments between workshops?
Yes, there will be 2-3 assignments for students to work on between Monday and Thursday. They are designed to take about 2-3 hours altogether. Some assignments will be completed independently, and others will require adult support.