Summer Institute for k-12 Teachers
June 26 - 28, 2019
California's 2011 FAIR Education Act changed the state's education code to include the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful portrayal of the contributions and experiences of people with disabilities and people in the LGBT community in California and United States history and social studies courses. The 2019 ORIAS Summer Institute for k-12 teachers seeks to provide a global context within which to consider these topics.
Body & Identity will explore disability and sexuality in World History, Art, Literature, and other disciplines. Participants will learn about current research and scholarship in these areas, as well as developing a deeper understanding of the diverse and changing experiences, roles, and identities of people in the disability and LGBT communities. This exploration will also generate new ways to think and teach about diverse topics – from portraiture, to gender roles, to industrialization.
Teachers who wish to receive professional development credit will be expected to attend an extended afternoon session, during which they will work to modify an existing classroom unit to incorporate new content. Teams of teachers are encouraged to attend and build curriculum together.
This institute is open to k-12 teachers across disciplines. There is no cost to attend. Space is limited.