Minnesota Humanities Center

BIPOC Educator Institute

Navigating & Thriving

You’re Invited! Come join other early career teachers of color and American Indian teachers (TOCAIT) from across Minnesota for an intensive Educator Institute experience that is designed to engage participants in navigating education systems with Resistance, Resilience and Reimagination.

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Corey China

BIPOC Educator Institute: Navigating & Thriving

This professional development experience is intentionally designed to center the experiences, impacts and perspectives of educators and community members who live in socially constructed identities as Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color (BIPOC).  

This work will be grounded in liberatory education which prioritizes “individual and collective human potential and promise,” (Raphael Randall, 2018) through the lenses of resistance, resilience, and reimagination. Participants will gain support in sustaining themselves and thriving as educators.

Participants will spend time reading, reflecting, and renewing both personally and professionally while learning from diverse community members and scholars about narratives and approaches that focus on historically impactful movements and current efforts to support the success of BIPOC students in a variety of educational settings. 

Deadline to register is May 1, 2023

Benefits Include

  • Access to MHC’s full calendar of events (free of charge)
  • Access to MHC resource collection (free of charge)
  • Earn 4 graduate credits from Metro State University at no cost
  • All books for the course will be provided at no cost
  • Complimentary meals provided during course sessions
  • Being in an affinity space and develop a professional network with other TOCAIT educators
  • Access and learning from experts in the field 
  • Design an action to amplify the voices of students, staff, and families of color
  • Personal coaching throughout and beyond the completion of the Institute


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  • Teachers of color and American Indian teachers (TOCAIT) who are in their first five years of teaching in their current district*
  • Teachers from any districts who received a FY23 PELSB Teacher Mentorship and Retention of Effective Teachers Grant are ineligible to participate in this program. View a complete listing of ineligible entities.
Teachers in the following districts are NOT eligible to participate in this program: 

Anoka-Hennepin Schools, Brooklyn Center Schools, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools, Columbia Heights Public Schools, Eden Prairie Public Schools, ISD 287, ISD 916, Mahtomedi Public Schools, Mankato Area Public Schools

Minneapolis Public Schools, Monticello Public Schools, Nevis Public Schools, Osseo Area Schools, Pine City Public Schools, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools, Robbinsdale Area Schools, Rochester Public Schools

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Schools, Roseville Area Schools, South Washington County Schools, St. Cloud Public Schools, St. Paul Public Schools, Wabasha-Kellogg Public Schools, Wayzata Public Schools

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