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It's time to get serious about teacher burnout.

Welcome to Summer Institutes

For more than three decades, Summer Institutes has provided relationship-based education for teachers, with a focus on alleviating teacher burnout. From a single site in Washington State in 1987, our conferences today include live workshops throughout the United States, as well as several convenient online options. We’re extremely proud that our holistic approach to education has withstood the test of time as an effective, stress-free, and rejuvenating experience. Join us this year and be part of our 21,000 member alumni. We look forward to serving you!

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Experience the Summer Institutes Difference

Attending a Summer Institutes Conference, whether live or virtual, provides more than just a way to earn additional teaching certification credits, opportunities to earn salary advancement credits, or obtaining professional clock hours. We want to be your partner throughout your continuing education journey. Whether it’s listening to one of our engaging presenters, attending a PBE (Place Based Education) workshop, sharing peer expertise in PLC’s, or participating in a wellness activity or stress reduction class,  we’re committed to providing you with the maximum return on your investment. You’ll leave our conferences feeling refreshed, replenished, and rejuvenated. Bottom line: We care about you!

What we're all about

“Your classes helped to bring me hope and energy and a positive outlook to face each day in education.  Take heart in knowing that you have impacted the lives of so many through your Summer Institutes.”

Don Johnson

Washington Teacher

“I have been to hundreds of conferences and Summer Institutes sits at the very top of that list. As both a presenter and alumni of SI, I can unequivocally say that it opens the door to being your best!”

Pat Ruel

Author/World Champion Seattle Seahawks Coach

“I came expecting to be recharged and inspired – I didn’t expect to be changed! No other education classes than these with Summer Institutes have focused primarily on changing the teacher so that he/she can be unleashed to make the most powerful impact possible in the world and in individual lives!”

Angela Schneider

Michigan Teacher