Teaching Cleveland Institute

Dates: Mon. June 24 - Wed. June 26, 2024

Times: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $100

Each summer, educators have an opportunity to learn more about Cleveland History, its current challenges and opportunities, and ways to effectively engage students in their community.

Program Overview

When hundreds of thousands of European immigrants and Black migrants came to Cleveland in the late 19th and early 20th century – what did they experience? How did these individuals change Cleveland forever?

If you are an educator or an education professional who wants to explore race and identity, Cleveland’s social history, and the legacies of systemic inequities, this professional development experience is for you.

Join us for the 2024 Teaching Cleveland Institute, June 24-26th at the main branch of the Cleveland Public Library. 

Participants receive CEUs/PDUs and for an extra fee can earn graduate credit hours through Ashland University.

Day 1

Identity and Race

Participants will explore their own identities through a racial lens, learn pedagogy to engage their students in similar conversations, and discuss their personal experiences through a series of activities, media, and presentations.

Day 2

Cleveland’s Social History

The second day will concentrate on Cleveland’s history through the lens of immigration, the Great Migration, and suburbanization, all of which led to conflict and violence in the 1960s during the Hough Riots and the Glenville Shootout.  Past TCI participants will present their lessons and activities about these topics.

Day 3

The Legacies of Systemic Inequities

The third day will explore the legacies of systemic inequities in Greater Cleveland today.  Participants will meet community leaders who are engaged in addressing these challenges and engage in conversations to help them make connections for their students and for their work.

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“I so appreciate the opportunity to collaborate and learn from colleagues from different schools. I'm also excited to have a new stock of resources and teaching strategies to draw from!”

~ TCI participant, 2017


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