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July 18, 2022 @ 9:00 am July 21, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series: 2022 Summer Literacy Institute

Bringing Antibias and Antiracist Practices to Life in Classrooms and School Communities

Join us for this four-day Summer Literacy Institute, featuring Liz Kleinrock and the CRRLC literacy trainers.

July 18-21, 2022
8:30-11:30am & 12:30-3:30pm (EST)
Number of Days:
4 days
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual
Grade Levels:
  • Classroom Teachers, Interventionists & Specialists
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
  • District & School Leaders
Non-credit; graduate credit available
$895 (includes professional text)
  • Additional fees for graduate credit
  • Group discounts available! Email to inquire.
Institute Overview
Meet Liz Kleinrock
Learn About the Complete Series
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual & Registration Policies


Bringing Antibias and Antiracist Practices to Life in Classrooms and School Communities featuring Liz Kleinrock

In this session, participants will explore inquiry as a student-centered and anti-bias approach to engage learners, and look at strategies to concretize anti-bias and anti-racist ideas into curriculum, lesson design, and building relationships with students and caregivers.

You’ll earn 24 professional development hours in this institute. There is also an option to complete this institute for graduate credits (2 or 3 credits).

Headshot of Liz KleinrockLiz Kleinrock

Liz Kleinrock (she/her) is an anti-bias and anti-racist educator of both children and adults, and creates curriculum for K-12 students, specializing in designing inquiry-based units of study. In addition to her work as a classroom teacher, Liz also works with schools and companies to facilitate learning for adults that supports antibias and antiracist practices. In 2018, Liz received theTeaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2019 delivered her TED Talk, “How to teach kids to talk about taboo topics.” In the spring of 2021, Liz released her first book, Start Here, Start Now: A Guide to Antibias and Antiracist Work in Your School Community with Heinemann Publishing and is excited to announce the publication of two upcoming picture books with Harper Collins. She currently teaches and resides in Washington DC with her partner and two bunnies.


This workshop is part of a larger series designed to confront social injustices that contribute to the race- and poverty-related opportunity gap by promoting access and equity for all children through literacy. You may register for this individual workshop or all of the series.

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series

Friday, March 18, 2022
From Talk to Action: Supporting Students to Become Real Agents of Change with Chris Hass
Click here for details.

Friday, May 6, 2022
Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy with Gholdy Muhammad
Click here for details.

July 18 – 21, 2022 (Summer Literacy Institute)
Bringing Antibias and Antiracist Practices to Life in Classrooms and School Communities featuring Liz Kleinrock

Click here for the complete Kids, Books & Anti-Racism series.

Transition from In-Person to Virtual:

In-person training is currently available to a limited number of participants and you may choose that option. You will be required to follow the Lesley safety protocol.

Should any of the conditions change and it is determined the training can be offered online only, you will be notified as soon as possible. We recommend that you email us at before reserving travel and lodging.

At this point in time, participants who have opted to come to Lesley University for the in-person format of professional learning must be prepared to:

  • Send proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 upon registration to
  • Send a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival on-campus to
  • Submit a COVID Self-Assessment Visitor Form within 48 hours before arrival on-campus.
  • Wear a mask at all times indoors in the presence of others. Bandanas and neck gaiters are not acceptable face coverings.
  • Maintain physical distance when eating during breaks. Consume your meal in designated areas when on-campus and immediately mask up when done.
  • Stay at home and attend the professional learning virtually if you are feeling sick or symptomatic—even just a runny nose or coughing. Please notify us immediately if you are switching from in-person to virtual.
  • For Lesley University’s COVID-19 policies, click here.

Cancellation Deadline & Refund Policies

You must cancel in writing two weeks before the start of the course to get a refund, minus a $50 processing fee. Email to cancel. Regardless of conditions, if the event is held but you cannot attend, you will be billed for the full amount.

Graduate credit

Review the university’s cancellation and refund policies for credit-bearing courses.

Registration Deadline

The registration portal closes two business days before the first day of training to allow the minimum amount of time to ship training materials.

If you register within two weeks before the registration portal closes, you may incur additional fees for expedited shipping. You may still experience delays in receiving your materials.

Certificates of Attendance

Only registered participants will receive a certificate of attendance for their participation by completing an insight form, which will be provided to participants at the end of the event. Please allow our team at least 1 week to process your certificate.

Graduate Credit Costs

  • 2 graduate credit option: $1,340 ($650/credit* + $40 registration fee), plus cost of required texts ($75)
  • 3 graduate credit option: $1,990 ($650/credit* + $40 registration fee), plus cost of required texts ($75)
  • Tuition discounts

*Fees subject to change

Share a flyer about the series with your colleagues!

“The training last year at the Summer Institute was easily the most impactful professional learning of my 13-year teaching career…this training transformed my teaching. I am even more hopeful that this will transform our school. Other teachers are implementing the work from last summer, and our school is sending a different set of teachers this summer to learn, grow, and be inspired.”

Kristina Becker, Primary Teacher, Council Bluffs, Iowa