Join one of the nation’s legendary educators on a 5-day, interdisciplinary professional development experience designed to ensure that students, parents, and employees of African descent thrive.
Who Should Attend:
Any campus or district personnel committed to the success of people of African descent (e.g., Classified, Certificated, and Administrative)
The Dr. Daniel E. Walker Summer Learning Institute is designed give educational professionals the skills, insight, and wisdom needed to create a learning and work environment where students, parents, and employees of African descent thrive.
Contextualized by the victory of the American Civil Rights Movement and the expressive culture of the American South, the five-day learning experience combines vibrant lectures, historic site visits, and deep cultural immersions.
This conscious engagement of multiple learning styles and an emphasis on experiential learning are key points in the Dr. Walker pedogical model.
In addition to a full day devoted to STEM, an institute band and choir (show us what you got Visual and Performing Arts folk), and one-of-a-kind excursions, the institute is designed to re-energize seasoned educational professionals and to give new teachers the support needed to be great!
The Rosa Parks Museum-Located in downtown Montgomery, the site is the nation's only museum dedicated American icon Rosa Parks. In addition to primary source materials and artifacts related to Ms. Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the Civil Rights Movement, the museum also provides educational programs and scholarly resources for K-12, adult, and lifelong learners.
BLU Educational Foundation is one of the nation's leading educational non-profits specializing in college access for traditionally underrepresented students and parent/community engagement.
During the Summer Learning Institute BLU will actively engage site leaders and district administrators administrators on best practices in parent and community engagement while also offering insight on successful public policy efforts that have helped connect parents to the educational process and to become active partners in the educational mission.
Dr. Daniel E. Walker serves as the board chair of the BLU Educational Foundation.
* Includes 8 meals, excursions, bus tours, and all conference materials.
* Lodging is not included in registration.
Regular Registration Deadline: June 1, 2023 ($4,599)
Late Registration Deadline June 15, 2023 ($4,999)
The Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center (201 Tallapoosa St. Montgomery, AL) is the official site of the Dr. Daniel E. Walker Summer Learning Institute.
We encourage participants seeking lodging to shop major travel sites for the best rates at the Renaissance Montgomery and/or other hotels in proximity.
3711 Long Beach Blvd., Suite #4123
Long Beach, CA 90807