Summer Diversity Institute

Intended Audience: Pre-K-12 Teachers, Guidance Counselors & Administrators

Registration Details 

May 30 & 31, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Course Information

Our Summer Diversity Institute is a newly developed annual initiative designed to become a model for providing educators all resources necessary to create a safe environment for students to appreciate that a healthy respect for diversity and inclusion is not only a way of thinking—but also, more importantly, a way of being. While developing skills to teach their students the importance of safely standing up for victims of bullying and discrimination, educators learn that anti-bias education is not a linear, one-way delivery of knowledge, but an interactive process that requires adapting to shifting contexts, demands of content and student input.

Based upon feedback from the past Summer Diversity Institute and the guidance counselor’s workshop, Embracing Our Differences is inviting teams from Sarasota County Schools who will receive resources and access to experts to assist them in developing a plan for bullying intervention in their school. Plans will include strategies for addressing bullying situations, activities to prevent bullying situations and resources that are aligned to FSA reading and writing, used in a variety of courses including reading, ELA and social studies. 14 continuing education credits will be awarded.

In order to participate, please contact Dr. Bernadette Bennett, Curriculum and Instruction, at 941-927-9000 x34108 or by EMAIL.

Past participants had the following to say:

"I have been to other workshops but I must say that this tops them all!"

"This was one of the best PD courses I’ve taken in my 14 years of teaching."

"This was an excellent workshop with multiple ideas and practical lessons and strategies."



Dr. Bernadette Bennett
Program Specialist, Social Studies 9-12
Sarasota County School District
941-927-9000  x34108