2020 VCU Summer Learning Academy

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NEW: There is now a 50% COST REDUCTION for each session in the Summer Learning Academy due to the change to an online format and in respect to the current financial impact COVID-19 is having on our educators.


Registration ends June 5, 2020. Seating is limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early!


All sessions take place Monday-Friday in an online format. Each session is uniquely designed by the facilitator(s) to balance face-to-face (Zoom) instruction, collaboration and independent work.


Each session costs $250. You will be required to submit a ​non-refundable $50 deposit​ for each session you register for via this Google form​. The remaining $200 payment for each session is due the Friday before the week of the session(s) you register for​.​ An email confirming your registration with a link to pay your remaining $200 will be sent to you prior to the week of your session(s). If you do not pay your remaining $200 balance for the session(s) you register for by the Friday before your session(s) begins, you will be withdrawn from the session and will not be refunded your $50 deposit.


Any ​qualified​ applicant who registers for and submits a $50 deposit/session can possibly receive a $200 scholarship/session to offset the remaining cost of each $250 session. Designated grant funds are provided through VCU’s Minority Educators Recruitment, Retention, & Equity Center (MERREC) to increase professional development for educators of color. Please contact Dr. Faith Wilkerson, MERREC program director, at fawilker@vcu.edu to find out if you are qualified for their scholarship funds.


Participants earn a certificate of 40 hours of professional learning that can be submitted for recertification points per your school district's discretion.

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