Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 5:30pm

The Summer Learning Institute (SLI) is an intensive retreat designed for Umoja Community program staff. The training focuses on immersing attendees in the philosophy, pedagogy, theoretical foundations, and best practices based on the Umoja Community model. Educators from California Community Colleges have the opportunity to engage in courageous and bold discussions with other Umoja Community program staff. Participants are encouraged to attend as a college team, as they are given the opportunity to discuss and refine their programs based on information learned at the institute. Examples of content presented at the SLI include program structure and implementation, elements of African customs and rituals, and cultural applications for teaching English, math, and college success/guidance courses.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration:  The registration is $650 per person and covers all meals [Monday lunch and dinner; Tuesday through Thursday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Friday breakfast and bagged lunch], all materials, internet in meeting space and internet in sleeping room, and resort fee.  

Travel Information: You are responsible for your flight and other travel arrangements for this event.  The closest airport is the San Diego International Airport.  

Attire:  Attendees are encourage to dress comfortably.  In addition, please bring a white outfit for the White Ceremony on Friday.    

Groung Transportation: Loews Coronado Bay Resort does not offer an airport shuttle service therefore you should secure Super Shuttle ($18 per person) which is located across the street from the Airport Baggage Claim. There are also taxi service, Uber, and Lyft available to travel to the hotel resort.  If possible, we encourage you to share rides.  

Hotel Reservations:  Lodging is not included in the registration fee and you are responsible for making your own room reservations.  There are two ways to make reservations.  You can make reservations online via https://book.passkey.com/go/UmojaSLI or you can call the hotel reservation line at 800-235-6397.  When calling you will need to provide the agent with the group name -- Umoja Community Education Foundation.  The room rates are as follows:  $175 ++ single and double, $195++, and $215++ Quad.  

Hotel Parking:  $19 daily/overnight parking and $33 valet parking.  

Scholarship Requirements (limited number available): 

1.   Scholarship will cover only Registration
2.   Have not attended an SLI 
3.   Full time or Adjunct
4.   Core Umoja Team member
5.   Statement from Scholarship recipients 30  days following SLI explaining how their SLI experience impacted them professionally and/or personally.
6.   Send requests to info@umojacommunity.org

 

PRESENTATION MATERIALS

Breakout Time: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:55pm

PROGRAM

Schedule Description: 

Preliminary Program

“I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I’m
changing the things I cannot accept.” Angela Davis

Day 1 – Monday, June 11, 2018

11:00 am - 11:45 am              Welcome to SLI  

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm              Lunch

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm                  Ritual #1-- Middle Passage Begins

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm                  Quiet Pass time

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm                  Group Debrief Sessions

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm                  Break  

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm                  Entire Group Wrap-up

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm                  Dinner
 

Day 2 – Tuesday, June 12, 2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am                  Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:30 am                  Ritual #2 -- What is A Ritual? Learn Specific Definitions of Elements and Meaning

9:30 am - 10:00 am                Orientation for the Week

10:00 am - 10:45 am              Guided Pathways:  Umoja Practices

10:45 am - 11:00 am              Break  

11:00 am - 12:00 pm              Guided Pathways:  Umoja Practices (cont.)              

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm              Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm                  Case Study #1 – Apply Umoja Practices to Study

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm                  Guided Pathways:  Program Basics/Models and Budgeting

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm                  Break

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm                  Guided Pathways:  Program Basics/Models and Budgeting (cont.)

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm                  Team Time

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm                  Case Study #2: Tapping into Funding, Budgeting, and Resources

6:00 pm - 7:00pm                   Dinner

7:00 pm - 9:00pm                   Evening Activities

  • Transfer Time:  HBCU’s, CSUs, UCs
  • Getting on the Porch
  • How to put on an Umoja Event/ Activity

Day 3 – Wednesday, June 13, 2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am                  Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:30 am                  Ritual #3

9:30 am - 10:30 am                Case Study #3 – Team Scenario

10:30 am - 11:00 am              Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm              Case Study #3 – Team Scenario (cont.)

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm             Lunch

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm                 Resource Lounges

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm                 Break

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm                 Guided Pathways:  Discipline Meet-ups (English, Counseling, Math, Social Sciences)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm                 Dinner

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm                 Evening Activity                     

Day 4 – Thursday, June 14, 2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am                  Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:30 am                  Ritual

9:30 am - 10:30 am                Student Leadership, Adopt a High School and Recruitment

10:30 am - 11:00 am              Break time

11:00 am - 12:00 pm              Team Time

12:00 pm - 1:00pm                 Lunch

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm                  CRM (MIS Reporting, Data, Capturing Umoja Touches)

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm                  Case Study #4

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm                  Umoja and Guided Pathways

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm                  Dinner

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm                  Evening Activity

Day 5 – Friday, June 15, 2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am                  Breakfast

9:00 am - 11:30 am                White Ceremony/Closing Ritual

11:30 am                                 Conclusion

Download paper copy of preliminary program here

LOCATION

Hotel:  Loews Coronado Bay Resort, 4000 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado, CA 92118

Hotel Reservations:  Lodging is not included in the registration fee and you are responsible for making your own room reservations.  There are two ways to make reservations.  You can make reservations online via https://book.passkey.com/go/UmojaSLI or you can call the hotel reservation line at 800-235-6397.  When calling you will need to provide the agent with the group name -- Umoja Community Education Foundation.  The room rates are as follows:  $175 ++ single and double, $195++, and $215++ Quad.  

Travel Information: You are responsible for your flight and other travel arrangements for this event.  The closest airport is the San Diego International Airport.  

Groung Transportation: Loews Coronado Bay Resort does not offer an airport shuttle service therefore you should secure Super Shuttle ($18 per person) which is located across the street from the Airport Baggage Claim. There are also taxi service, Uber, and Lyft available to travel to the hotel resort.  If possible, we encourage you to share rides.  

Hotel Parking:  $19 daily/overnight parking and $33 valet parking.  

Summer Learning Institute

Date: 
Monday, June 11, 2018 to Friday, June 15, 2018
This year, the Summer Learning Institute will be held at the beautiful Loews Coronado Bay  Resort and Spa in Southern California.  The Summer Learning Institute is an important step in becoming affiliated with the Umoja Community.  Umoja practitioners around the state are invited to participate in this intensive week long training in Umoja practices and pedagogy.  Current affiliated colleges are also encouraged to bring new team members to the training.