Summer Institutes - Salem, OR
University of the Pacific

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Course Title

PDSI 9964 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Education for the Path Forward

1 – 5 Credits Available

Course Information

Date: June 8, 2019
Time: 8AM – 6PM
Salem Oregon Education Association Office
2540 Coral Avenue NE
Salem, Oregon 97305
Coordinator: Scott Ricardo & SKEA President Mindy Merritt

Earn continuing education credits with Summer Institutes.

One Day Recharge: Salem, OR

The antidote to educator burnout and supplement for educator performance!

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The Summer Institutes Difference

Attending a Summer Institutes Conference 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!

Salary Advancement Credits Teaching Certification Credits Wellness Options Stress Education Place-Based Education

What Makes Summer Institutes Unique?

Featured Presenter: Dr. Johnny Lake

Spend a day with world renown Equity & Diversity Expert, Dr. Johnny Lake.

A message from Dr. Johnny Lake

Join Dr. Johnny Lake for this one-day experience, including the following:

  1. This is an interactive and experiential learning session to help participants to identify, develop and improve an effective foundation of knowledge and skills for individuals and institutions to understand and effectively work with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and develop a practical framework of resources and strategies. This session will also help develop and enhance leadership skills in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work, engaging a rewarding process of learning, unlearning and relearning.
  2. This session will help educators to stay engaged in addressing individual and institutional challenges. Continue to learn and use assets, resources and skills in your institution and community, remain sensitive to individual differences and diverse cultures, and encourage and support the participation of others different from us. We will work together to be continual learners and recognize that a process of learning and real change takes time and effort. We all deserve respect and the opportunity to process and to learn. Addressing diversity, inclusion and equity issues is not rocket science. With knowledge, practice and support, we will improve our skills and be more successful in the work related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  3. Understand and apply accurate definitions of diversity, equity and inclusion, and social constructs such as race, culture, ethnicity in individual and institutional settings. Identify personal (individual) and professional (institutional) knowledge, beliefs and practices that impact our perceptions, understanding and skills related to diversity, inclusion, equity and identity issues. Recognize and respect our own and others racial and cultural identity, cultural patterns and expectations that operate in an institution and community setting.

“The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you can alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change the world.”

James Baldwin

Dr. Johnny Lake is a nationally certified and internationally recognized educator and speaker in programs focused on equity, inclusion, leadership, diversity, community-building, cross-cultural interactions skills and ethics. He has worked as a teacher, lecturer, and storyteller in the US and internationally in Europe, Turkey, Australia and Canada. Dr. Lake has served as a facilitator and trainer for law firms, court and justice systems, community service organizations, universities and communities. He has also developed strategies and curriculum to disrupt bullying behaviors in school. Dr. Lake graduated from Willamette University with a BS in History, is a member of Mortar Board, and was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa designation. He holds a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership: Policy, Management and Organization from the University of Oregon. He also is currently serving as an administrator on special assignment in the 4J schools in Eugene. He is a former member and chairman for the State of Oregon Commission on Black Affairs and former Education Chair for the NAACP.

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University of the Pacific

Nationally Certified

Summer Institutes partners with the University College at the University of the Pacific to offer professional development programming where students can earn graduate-level professional development units (PDUs) for successful completion of applicable coursework. Learn more

Site Coordinator:  Scott Ricardo

Scott Ricardo, President/Founder of Summer Institutes

Scott Ricardo


Scott Ricardo, Summer Institutes President/Founder 1987, will be personally facilitating this One Day SI Recharge Conference.

Scott will be covering the follow topics during the conference:

  •     Relationship building based on care, hope & trust
  •     Mindfulness practices to decrease stress
  •     Social & Emotional Wellness
  •     Subject/Grade level PLC Facilitator
  •     Place Based Education
  •     Wellness Education


Luncheon will be provided courtesy of VALIC.


VALIC knows and cares about K12! Visit valic.com for more information.

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Conference Syllabus

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Location & Directions

This event will take place at SKEA – Salem OEA Office, 2540 Coral Ave NE Salem, OR 97305.

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