Last Month's Summer Institute 2020 a Resounding Success: Visit Conference Site and District Hub for Resources!
On August 4th through 6th, ECLC held its annual Summer Institute virtually for the first time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Also for the first time, we brought together ECLC Cohorts 1 and 2, along with special guests from other districts and partner organizations. Participants were invited to engage around this year’s theme, "Cultivating Belonging and Resilience in Uncertain Times,” which was developed with the challenging pandemic conditions before us and a new virtual world in mind. We want to thank our partners, guest expert faculty, participants, and the ECLC project team for an amazing professional development event full of learning and growth across all three days of Summer Institute. Your contributions allowed us to foster community in new ways on a virtual platform, and this collaboration would not otherwise have been possible without you. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from your evaluations, and we look forward to following up and incorporating your insights from the virtual Summer Institute into our fall lineup of professional development offerings!
If you have not done so already, please visit ECLC’s Summer Institute Conference Website and our District Hub for all Summer Institute resources. Conference-related readings, including recent articles by our guest expert faculty on teaching/learning topics are available through the Conference Website. Slide decks, handouts, and foundational workshop session recordings/transcripts can be found on the District Hub, which is password protected. We ask that you do not share slides outside of ECLC districts without permission from presenters, in order to protect the intellectual property of our guest expert faculty. If you need a password to access the District Hub, please reach out to Emily Wilson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Last but not least, we invite you to visit the Virtual Goody Bag section of the Summer Institute Conference Website for some curated fun we hope you will enjoy!