Join the Fred Rogers Institute’s Educators’ Symposium (a part of the Symposium Series) to gather online and learn from the life and work of Fred Rogers and find ways to apply the Fred Rogers Institute’s learning into practice with children, families, and educators.

This two-day learning experience, anchored in archival and community resources of the Fred Rogers Institute, will be full of collaboration, stories, inspiration, and joy. This will include:

  • An opening keynote by Dr. Aisha White, Program Director of P.R.I.D.E. (Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education)
  • Sessions on topics connecting Fred Rogers and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to a variety of learning contexts, including breakout sessions from our Educators’ Neighborhood Inquiry group
  • The Fred Rogers Institute’s newest statement on Play
  • Playing with Cory Hills, Gretsch Fellow for Children’s Music, a percussionist and storyteller
  • Learning more about mental health in youth and how we can help with Becky Zill, PhD
  • Optional small group discussions and viewings of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood episodes
  • A closing keynote by Brad Montague, creator of Kid President

The symposium is open to all educators (formal and informal), educational leaders, care providers, and any others who work in the service of children, families, and educators.

The cost is $143 to attend both days and $75 to attend one day. With conference registration, attendees will receive access to session recordings and a certificate of attendance. Registration closes on July 18.