In this 10th annual Summer Institute we will explore, together, the contemporary challenges educators face in their classrooms and institutions. This three day workshop provides the opportunity to slow down, deeply reflect on and delve into experiential practices, such as peer-to-peer learning and reconnection with the larger natural world, as we build capacity for uncertainty and change and find the balance required to keep creative energy and learning alive.
The educators with whom we work in our Academy programs talk about the challenges they face daily in their classrooms and in their institutions as they strive to find balance and keep their own creative energy alive.
This year’s Summer Institute has two primary intentions:
- To provide educators with the opportunity to slow down and deeply reflect on the impact of this last year, to identify and explore what new understandings may be emerging from their experience and to consider how this informs their next steps
- To delve deeply into the felt experience of disorientation that is the result of living with uncertainty and change, and through experiential and didactic work to reframe and build capacity for this as an opportunity for learning ourselves forward
The Academy for the Love of Learning seeks to awaken, enliven, nurture, and sustain the natural love of learning in people of all ages. We hold learning to be an on-going process that can be embraced as a life-long practice. A necessary aspect of learning is disorientation – the questioning of, and sometimes letting go of, beliefs and assumptions as new circumstances, information and insight emerge and are explored. Far from being only a negative state, disorientation can be embraced as an opportunity to awaken to new possibility and agency.
During their three days together, Summer Institute participants will be guided by Academy faculty in an experiential journey that includes time for solo reflection and renewal, peer-to-peer learning and opportunities to reconnect with the larger natural world in which we are embedded. When we engage deeply with, re-inspire and reanimate teaching and learning, we are revitalized and drawn to express more naturally our creativity, our joy, and our capacity for productive collaboration.
Many of us are in educator roles, both inside and outside of the traditional school setting. Whether you are an administrator, a teacher, a nurse, a counselor, an artist who teaches, or any other kind of educator, we welcome you. We find that bringing together people with different roles and from different contexts can be especially enlivening and enriching. We hope you will join us at our beautiful campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where we recognize teaching and learning as profound and sacred practices.
Summer Institute for Educators
- 133 Seton Village Road
- Santa Fe, 87508
- Academy for the Love of Learning
- General Registration is $150 and Santa Fe Public School Registration is $75