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: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 8:17am
Breakout Time: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:45am
Breakout Time: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:45am
Breakout Time: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:45am
Breakout Time: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 8:30am
Breakout Time: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:00am
Breakout Time: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:00am
Breakout Time: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 8:30am
Breakout Time: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:00am
Breakout Time: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:29am

PROGRAM

Schedule Description: 

Final Program

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

 

Day One 6/11

11:00 AM WELCOME AND LUNCH  
Avalon  
 
12:30 PM OPENING RITUAL AND MIDDLE PASSAGE PRESENTATION  
Avalon  
  
2:00 PM MIDDLE PASSAGE EXPERIENCE 
Constellation Ballroom  
                                                     
3:30 PM QUIET PASS TIME  
3:40 PM GROUP DEBRIEF SESSIONS  
> Constellation Ballroom (Groups 1 - 4) 
> Constellation Terrace (Group 5)  
> Reliance (Group 6) 
> Avalon (Groups 7 – 9)  
 
4:45 PM BREAK   
 
5:00 PM ENTIRE GROUP WRAP-UP 
Constellation Ballroom 
  
6:30 PM DINNER 
Avalon  
  

Day Two 6/12 

8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 
Constellation Ballroom Foyer 
  
9:00 AM MORNING ACTIVITIES 
Constellation Ballroom 
> What is a Ritual?  
> Orientation for the Week    
  
9:45 AM UMOJA PRACTICES/GUIDED PATHWAYS  
Marina Terrace 
  
10:45 AM BREAK  
  
11:00 AM UMOJA PRACTICES /GUIDED PATHWAYS II 
Marina Terrace  
  
12:00 PM LUNCH 
Avalon  
  
1:00 PM AFTERNOON SESSION I 
Constellation Ballroom 
> Guided Pathways:  Program Basics 
> bell hooks  
6/12 CONTINUED 
  
3:00 PM BREAK 
  
3:30 PM AFTERNOON SESSION II 
Constellation Ballroom 
> Guided Pathways:  Program Development  and Teamwork 
> School Team Time: Build your Community  
  
6:00 PM  DINNER  
Avalon  
  
7:00 PM EVENING ACTIVITIES 
Constellation Ballroom 
> Transfer Time:  HBCU’s, CSUs, UCs 
> Getting on the Porch 
> How to put on an Umoja Event/Activity  
  

Day Three 6/ 13 

8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 
Constellation Ballroom Foyer 
  
9:00 AM MORNING ACTIVITIES 
Constellation Ballroom 
> Ritual 
> The Umoja Classroom 
  
10:30 AM BREAK 
  
11:00 AM GUIDED PATHWAYS “UMOJA STYLE” 
Constellation Ballroom 
  
12:00 PM LUNCH 
Avalon 
  
1:00 PM RESOURCE LOUNGES 
Constellation Ballroom 
  
3:00 PM BREAK 
  
3:30 PM DEBRIEF 
Constellation Ballroom 
  
4:00 PM GUIDED PATHWAYS: DISCIPLINE MEET-UPS 
> Counseling – Constellation Ballroom 
> English – Sovereign 
> Math – Reliance 
> Social Sciences – Lenore 
  
6:00 PM DINNER 
Avalon 
 
7:00 PM EVENING ACTIVITY 
Constellation Ballroom 
  

Day Four 6/14 

8:00 AM BREAKFAST 
Constellation Ballroom 
  
9:00 AM MORNING SESSION I 
Constellation Ballroom 
> Ritual 
> Student Leadership, Adopt a High School, and Recruitment 
  
10:30 AM BREAK TIME 
  
11:00 AM TEAM TIME  
Constellation Ballroom 
  
12:00 PM LUNCH  
Avalon 
  
1:00 PM AFTERNOON SESSION I 
Constellation Ballroom 
> CRM (MIS Reporting, Data, Capturing Umoja Touches) 
> Accelerated Math: Jammin’ with Rob 
  
3:00 PM BREAK 
  
3:30 PM AFTERNOON SESSION II 
Constellation Ballroom 
> English: Umoja responses to AB705 
> Designing Umoja Programming 
  
6:00 PM DINNER 
Avalon 
  
7:00 PM WHITE CEREMONY 
Constellation Ballroom 
  
  

Final Day 6/15 

8:00 AM BREAKFAST 
Constellation Ballroom Foyer 
  
9:00 AM MKUTANO WA WATU—KNOWLEDGE SHARING 
Constellation Ballroom 
  
11:00 AM CONCLUSION 

 

Download paper copy of the final 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.