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CSUB's KIE Announce Summer Institute for Local Teachers

The Kegley Institute of Ethics and Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Bakersfield are collaborating to launch the SEEDE (Social- Emotional, Ethics, and Democratic Education) Summer Institute for local K-4 educators.

The SEEDE Institute, which will be held July 23-25 and July 27, will feature interactive and practice-based sessions for K-4 educators on topics in ethics education, social-emotional learning (SEL), and democratic pedagogy. Participating teachers will receive a $1,000 stipend and, at the conclusion of the Institute, will present on their plans to introduce ethics, SEL, and democratic pedagogy in their classrooms at the California Teacher's Summit on July 27.

In addition, at the conclusion of the Summer Institute, participating teachers will become “SEEDE Ambassadors.” In this role, teachers will commit to incorporating ethics, SEL, anddemocratic pedagogy in their classrooms and schools. Follow-up consultation sessions will be scheduled with Ambassadors to support their work in the following school year. As a result, this Institute will produce a committed community and network of structured support for teachers in Bakersfield-region schools.

Drs. Michael D. Burroughs of the Kegley Institute of Ethics and Brittney Beck of CSUB’s Department of Teacher Education are co-directing the SEEDE Institute.

Describing the SEEDE Institute, Dr. Beck said, “Our shared vision is for Kern County to be a national model of excellence in cultivating students who are emotionally intelligent and socially aware, who are able to think through the complex problems of our community, and who are able to engage in deliberative dialogue with diverse viewpoints in order to collaboratively solve problems.”

More information on SEEDE and the SEEDE application is available at the following link:

The application deadline is May 8, 2018.
Questions can be directed to Dr. Michael D. Burroughs at and Dr. Brittney Beck at

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