logo for the Genius, Joy, and Love Summer Institute

How can we put racial justice and equity into practice? How do we create curricular involvements that center love and kindness? How can we elevate genius in and with students and ourselves? How do we foster curiosity as we create, play, and make?

Genius, Joy, and Love: Liberating Educators’ Creative Capacities for Change is an five-day intensive summer institute with pre- and follow-up sessions that will bring together educators to explore these questions. This institute, a partnership between the Pitt School of Education and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, will take place from 9am-4pm on July 24-28 2023, primarily at MuseumLab. An orientation meeting and follow-up activities will be scheduled based on participants’ availability.

During the institute, selected Fellows will reflect on their identities, lives, and literacies; center their hopes, desires, dreams, and themselves as significant in our movement toward freedom; critically examine meanings of equity in learning; and lovingly understand the valuable role played by our very own creativities—through poetry, spoken word, art, and song.