School of Education Summer Institute on Education Equity & Justice (SIEEJ)

June 25-27, 2020

American University Summer Institute on Education Equity and Justice (SIEEJ)

American University's School of Education (SOE) is committed to equity and excellence in education. Our vision is to create meaningful impact by advocating for inclusive learning environments through our research, teaching, service and community outreach.

SOE established the Summer Institute on Education Equity and Justice (SIEEJ, pronounced "seej") in 2018 to provide professional development opportunities for community members, particularly educators, who want to learn promising practices that lead to equitable educational outcomes for underserved students, families, and communities.

The institute's workshops, conducted by experts in the field, focus on educational, legal, and health implications for young people of color. Sessions are designed to change both mindsets and practices (i.e. alternatives to suspension/punishment; strategies to instill a culture of engagement). The overall goal of SIEEJ is to build a community of practice singularly focused on the strengths, challenges, and opportunities in the lives of young people of color and the communities in which they live.

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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers will be announced shortly.

Schedule at a glance

Event Dates

June 25-27, 2020


Washington College of Law (WCL)
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

The full schedule of events will be released shortly.

American University
Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

The Washington College of Law (WCL) is a short walking distance from the Tenlytown/AU Metro Station (Red Line).

For drivers, WCL has a parking structure located on it campus.

For lodging, there numerous hotels located near the Washington College of Law.

Call for Proposals

Information on call for proposals will be released soon.


Ticket information will be announced soon.