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Announcing the Doors to the World 2017 Summer Institute: East Asia!

We welcome PreK-3 teachers, librarians, and literacy coaches nationwide to apply now. Priority application deadline is April 3, 2017. For more information, click here.

Doors to the World offers professional development experiences and accessible resources that PreK to grade 3 educators can use to promote global literacy through critical engagement with culture as represented in children's literature. Through imagination books can become doors that allow children to be part of the world created by the text’s words and images, expanding their view of the world and affirming, diversifying and recasting their social experiences within a global context.

For more information, contact Marla Solomon.

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Third Annual Education Dialogue, March 30, 2017

Head, Heart, Guts: A Method for Listening and Talking Across Difference

Register here!

K-12 teachers & pre-service teachers, K-12 administrators, teacher educators, college students interested in teaching, and high school students are warmly invited to join a conversation circle and working groups to advance institutional change for social and racial justice. Together, we will:

  • Explore how to center students’ voices as we work across difference in educational settings
  • Try out a model for conversations
  • Connect with each other for on-going support to our work


Kerrita K. Mayfield, PhD Biology Teacher, Holyoke High School, and Holyoke High School Grade 9 Academy students


Thursday, March 30, 2017, 4:30-7:30 pm


The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow St, Holyoke, MA 01040

See the flyer below or, for further information, email Marla Solomon.

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