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SCOE Summer Institute 2018:
The Power of Connection

The Sonoma County Office of Educationís 2018 Summer Institute is a five-day collaborative learning experience designed to challenge school teams to cultivate ecosystems where each and every student thrives. This summer, educators are invited to explore how a Universal Design for Learning mindset nurtures the socio-emotional and cognitive connections that our students need in order to own their own learning. Together, teams will deepen their understanding of how the latest neuroscience research informs our urgent equity imperative to ensure that each and every student becomes an expert learner.

The 2018 Summer Institute kicks off on June 8th with the 2018 ieSonoma event featuring Todd Rose, the director of Harvardís Mind, Brain and Education program, whose research and recent book, The End of Average, challenges how American schools and businesses have obscured and under-tapped the powerful and unique potential of individuals for too long.

The June 11th - June 14th Summer Institute session offers opportunities to explore how a Universal Design for Learning mindset examines and amplifies the powerful learning connections between student identity, student autonomy, and student ownership that allow each every student to reach their full academic potential.

If you're ready to courageously explore the connective learning that you and your students are on the verge of, consider joining other curious K-12 innovators from across Sonoma County for the 2018 Summer Institute: The Power of Connection.

Institute Schedule
Orientation Meeting: May 2018 (exact date TBD)
Friday, June 8: ieSonoma (8:30am - 12:30pm)
Monday-Thursday, June 11-14: Institute Days (8:30am - 3:30pm)

The Application Window Has Now Closed.

When Friday, June 8, 2018 & Monday-Thursday, June 11-14, 2018
Time - See schedule posted above
Location Orientation Meeting: Location TBD
Friday, June 8: Jackson Theater at Sonoma Country Day School
Monday-Thursday, June 11-14: Location TBD
Presenter The Summer Institute will be led by presenters from SCOE and CAST
Cost Free Ė $700 stipend for each participating teacher from Sonoma County
Audience Sonoma County educator teams, selected via application process
Registration Connie Anderson, (707) 524-2823,
Questions Sarah Lundy, (707) 522-3069,

Online Registration is not available.