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Summer Learning Academy

Summer Learning Academy Registration

Registration for the Summer Learning Academy.


The VCU Summer Learning Academy explores critical topics in education, preparing educators to create a culture of educational excellence and equity in schools through innovative and practical techniques. This summer, we are offering over 50 different sessions covering 23 topics, with a variety of formats to suit everyone's schedule. View the 2021 session offerings listed below. For questions or more information, please email Leslie LaBrie, Program Operations Coordinator, at labrielu@vcu.edu.

Summer Learning Academy 2021 Sessions

This summer we are pleased to offer 4 different session formats.  Please note that all formats and sessions are virtual, so you will need to ensure that you have an internet connection, and a computer with sound and microphone capabilities during each session, in order to participate.  

All sessions require a $50 deposit upon registration,and payment for the remaining balance for each session is due the Friday before the week of the session(s) you registered for​.  Session deposits can be made here: https://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/ipay/SOE/IPayment.aspx?ipayEvent=126 

Session format options:

Explore Sessions are week-long and take place Monday-Friday between 8am-4:30pm, with 4 hours synchronous + 4 hours asynchronous per day.  Participants who complete each session will earn a total of 40 professional development hours. Cost per Explore Session is $250.

Navigate Sessions are offered once a week for 6 weeks between 6pm-8:30pm, with 2 hours synchronous + 3 hours asynchronous per week. Participants who complete a Navigate Session will earn a total of 30 professional development hours. Cost per Navigate Session is $190.

Accelerate Sessions are offered during a one week period Monday-Thursday, 6pm-8pm, with 2 hours synchronous + 2 hours asynchronous per day. Participants who complete an Accelerate Session will earn a total of 16 professional development hours. Cost per Accelerate Session is $100.

Investigate Sessions are offered over a 4-week period during a designated day, from 6pm-8pm, with 2 synchronous + 2 asynchronous per week.  Participants who complete an Investigate Session will earn a total of 16 professional development hours. Cost per Investigate Session is $100.

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Virginia Commonwealth University

Office of Strategic Engagement
VCU School of Education
Oliver Hall - 1015 West Main St.
Box 842020
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2020

(804) 828-6727

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